Alex, Adrian, Loring, and Danielle talk about Marco Rubio’s speech where he recommends increasing the national debt to go for more foreign aid, we discuss the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would strip all rights from corporations and the effect that will have on individual rights, we discuss CISPA and how it’s may be worse and farther reaching that SOPA and PIPA, Desk of Brian gives our our weekly dose of weird news, and we ask if America has time left before the total collapse to elect another Democrat or establishment Republican.Read more »
Insane Sex Laws Inspired by Republicans
As Republican lawmakers have pushed ever more intrusive and expansive uterus-related legislation, some of their colleagues across the aisle have fired back with intentionally and equally ridiculous counterproposals. From mandatory rectal exams for guys seeking Viagra to prohibitions on sperm-stifling vasectomies, most of these male-only provisions have, unsurprisingly, flopped. But they've scored big as symbolic gestures, spotlighting the inherent sexism of laws that regulate only lady parts.Read more »
Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch [D-FL19] with Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who caucuses with the Democrats, has cosponsored an amendment that would be a drastic and fundamental change to the US Constitution. Last week in Washinton, several congressmen and senators held a forum to draw attention to their attempt to nullify constitutional right of entrepreneurs and corporations. The Sanders-Deutch Amendment says the government can ignore constitutional rights.Read more »
A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.Read more »
Steve Cooksey never thought he'd wind up in hot water with the North Carolina Board of Dietetics for merely running a blog documenting his personal successes in combating diabetes with a paleo diet, but now he's facing fines, loss of his domain name, and 120 days in jail. Why? Because he passed out business cards with his URL at a talk which advocated the diet that previously kept Cooksey dependent upon drugs—a talk given someone who had been licensed by the state.Read more »
when the Sowers earned over $10,000 in February, and learned they’d have to fill out paperwork at the bank for such large deposits, they simply rolled the deposits over to keep them below that amount, rather than waste time on bureaucratic red tape.
Structuring explains Overlawyered.com, is the federal criminal offense of splitting up bank deposits so as to keep them under a threshold such as $10,000 above which banks have to report transactions to the government.
Will ObamaCare turn us into a nation of part-time employees?
As the Supreme Court ponders whether the Obama administration can constitutionally take over the private sector when it comes to health care – and then order all Americans to buy health insurance—an unintended consequence is lurking in the government’s unemployment figures. Plagued by fears of explosive costs from mandated healthcare, companies are quietly transitioning much of the American workforce into a nation of part-time employees.Read more »
Stupidity at the GSA: It Gets Even Worse
Yesterday I wrote about the incredible stupidity behind the $823,000 Las Vegas conference that has landed the General Services Administration at the center of criticism and hearings on Capitol Hill. It’s clear from the April 2 report filed by the GSA’s Inspector General, Brian Miller, that a culture of abuse had taken hold at the agency, where those planning the conference flouted federal procurement rules, ignored the GSA’s own regulations, and overpaid for everything from a $2,700 room party to $44 breakfasts.Read more »
GSA scandal: Is Congress engaged in hearing overkill?
(CBS News) Congress is holding a pair of hearings today on spending by the General Services Administration (GSA), the federal procurement agency that has come under fire for a 2010 fundraiser that cost taxpayers more than $822,000. Those two hearings follow two other hearings earlier this week into the GSA scandal.Read more »
Repeal the Drinking Age
Somehow, and no one seems to even imagine how, this country managed to survive and thrive before 1984 without a national minimum drinking age. Before that, the drinking question was left to the states.Read more »
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