Monthly Archives: August 2011

What Republican Would Say Such Things?

FOUR Congressional action items that no leading GOPer would advocate, and a word to the simple-minded who think we’re “in the pockets of the Koch brothers.” Hint: They’ve never given us a dime.

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Patriot Act Deployed Against Wikileaks

The State hates those who expose wrongdoing.

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Now Playing At Security Theater: The Sting

Most terrorist plots are concocted by the FBI.

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New improvements to Your Toolbox!

And more coming

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Statism means always having to pay other people’s bills

Did the politicians steal $103 million to give you broadband cable?

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Shocking Evidence: Balanced Budget Amendment Is a Ruse

Several leading Republicans would have us believe that a Balanced Budget Amendment is a good idea because 49 states have such a requirement. As Dr. Phil might say, “How’s that working out?”

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I rage against cuts that don’t cut

I point out to Congress that I know they didn’t really cut anything.

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Set the Terms of Debate

Frequently, we let our Statist opponents frame the debate. They choose the terms, and we fight on their ground.

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NEW at the Downsize DC Foundation: “OUR LEXICON: Dragnets vs. Safety Nets”

We have no social safety net. Instead, we have dragnets.

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Our Lexicon: Dragnets vs. Safety Nets

This idea comes from economist and investment writer Mark Skousen: “Government welfare programs — if they should exist at all — should be limited to helping those who really need assistance. They should be safety nets, not dragnets that capture everyone.” — Mark Skousen, “Econopower,” page 55

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