Fascism

Articles involving crony-capitalism and tyrannical government.

Total Unfunded Liabilities Now Reach 99 Trillion: New Reading of Obamacare Finds 17 Trillion Additional Debt

ZeroHedge reports: Two years ago, when introducing then promptly enacting Obamacare, the president stated that healthcare law reform would not cost a penny over $1 trillion ($900 billion to be precise), and that it would not add ‘one dime’ to the debt. It appears that this estimate may have been slightly optimistic… by a factor of…

The Tale of My Father’s Escape From Communist Hungary

My father was 6 years old when the Russian tanks rolled into his village.  The year was 1956, and the Hungarian Revolution was underway.  The Hungarian Revolution or Uprising of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People’s Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. The revolt began as a student…

Government Investment Generates Huge Returns…

…for politically connected crony private business partners. For the rest of us, it has cost us rather dearly.  I present to you some recent and not-so-recent failures of bureaucratic investments. Clean Energy Projects In Bankruptcy: Solyndra, total cost to you: $535 million Abound Solar, total cost to you: $400 million Nevada Geothermal Power (NGP), total cost to…

No Permit? Oh, Well I’m Going To have To Step On Your Neck

A dispensary in Long Beach was recently attacked by armed thugs for not having a city permit, even though they were operating in compliance with state law. During the attack, criminals smashed and destroyed tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment and merchandise.  Of course, the thugs’ bloodlust was not satisfied by simply breaking things. NBC…

Obama Rejects Supreme Court Ruling On Obamacare

back in 2009. Forbes explains the recent ruling:  The 5-4 decision found the individual mandate at the heart of the law was a tax and therefore allowable under Congress’ constitutional power to levy taxes. Roberts joined the conservative wing in finding the law otherwise would have violated the Commerce Clause, however, by exceeding the power…

This Could Be You: The Jericho Police State

A Reddit poster tells us of his ordeal: This started over a year ago. I was pulled over in Jericho, two hours from where I live in Ravenloft, an other city. I was told the reason for the stop was that I wasn’t wearing a seat belt, even though the officer noted that I was…