The government is the world's most successful mafia.Read more »
The right to bare all in San Francisco might soon come with some restrictions under proposed legislation. Supervisor Scott Wiener (not a joke) introduced legislation requiring those going nude to cover public seating before sitting down and put on clothes before entering restaurants. He said it would ensure that public health standards are maintained by requiring nudists to put a towel or other item between their body and a public seat.Read more »
A bill now being considered for approval by the California State Senate could cost families and people who hire others to help around the house. Called the "Domestic Workers Bill of Rights", the point of the bill is to "extend basic, humane labor protections to thousands of nannies, caregivers, and housecleaners. This legislation helps us to bring a critical workforce out of the shadows and into the light of day."
[No word on the estimated amount of "tax revenue" would be collected.]
In the last decade, New York drastically reduced its prison population and at the same time experienced a huge drop in crime. Indiana, on the other hand, drastically increased its prison population — and consequently the burden to taxpayers — while seeing a much smaller drop in crime than the national average.Read more »
Mark Zandi, an economist, called from the airport in Orlando with news: “The fundamentals of the U.S. economy are better than they have been in 15 to 20 years.” As Zandi was delivering his ebullient tidings, the stock market was crashing for the third time in a week, on this day an awful 520 points. Proximity to Mickey Mouse can induce an undue feeling of cheeriness, but Zandi showed me the figures. American households have pared their debt—significantly. Corporations are rolling in cash. Banks are profitable and far better capitalized.Read more »
The last continuing resolution expired Tuesday. With that expiration, the F.A.A. lost its ability to charge the 7.5% tax on airline tickets, which funds most of the agency’s functions. That means the agency is losing $200 million a week, according to the American Association of Airport Executives, money that is normally used to pay safety inspectors and improve airport facilities.
The agency also lost its ability to write checks or pay its credit card bills. Which leaves the inspectors to pay their own expenses.Read more »
A judge has ruled that barking and hissing are not protected by the First Amendment. Mason, Ohio, Judge Andrew Batsche ruled Friday that when Ryan Stephens barked and hissed at a police dog in April, he was not protected by a constitutional right. Stephens was petitioning for the dismissal of a charge that he had abused a police dog, claiming the law violates free speech and is too vague.Read more »
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Buffeted by high taxes, strict regulations and uncertain state budgets, a growing number of California companies are seeking friendlier business environments outside of the Golden State.Read more »
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