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White-Coat Gun Grabbers Want More Money


Thursday March 15th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:50am PDT   •   0 Comments

“Our country is infuriated by the lack of action taken by Congress to combat the gun violence epidemic in America,” says Sen. Martin Heinrich, New Mexico Democrat, who is calling for “repeal of the Dickey Amendment,” a 1996 measure that restricted the federal Centers for Disease Control from spending public funds to research what…
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Government Junkie Economics


Wednesday February 21st, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 1:09pm PST   •   0 Comments

As we noted, California assemblyman Ian Calderon has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for restaurant staff to give customers a plastic straw unless they ask for one. Unrequested straws would draw a fine of $1,000 or even jail time. For all his zeal, the assemblyman seems to have ignored the tons…
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Beware CDC Mission Creep


Tuesday December 29th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:16am PST   •   0 Comments

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention draws a budget of more than $11 billion for the purpose of, as the name implies, controlling and preventing diseases. The mammoth CDC, however, is always eager for mission creep. In the 1990s it spent $2.6 million to study “gun violence,” which is not, strictly speaking,…
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