The ($50 Billion) Road to Serfdom

The cornerstone of Obama's Labor Day speech before a union audience was a $50 billion transfer of wealth from taxpayers to Big Labor. Porkulus 3.0 will not create jobs for years (if at all), but it will raise gasoline prices Aside from taking time to feel sorry for himself, Obama unveiled a proposal to spend $50 billion on roads and infrastructure, which he promised "will not only create jobs … [Read more...]

Malkin, Fox Discuss Obama’s Spying on Your Trash

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Last Thursday, this reporter noted that the Obama administration gave half-a-million dollars in stimulus funds to place microchips in recycling bins in Dayton, Ohio. If news since then is any indication, Big Mother is coming to a trash can near you. Last Friday, the Drudge Report linked to a story from the Cleveland Plain Dealer indicating the … [Read more...]

100 Ways Obama is Wasting Your Money

Conservatives often see the government as an Orwellian apparatus hungrily devouring our God-given rights. Liberals in power (three of the scariest words ever written) often given them ample reason to think so. But just as often, the government is less a sleek tiger than a bloated pig gorging on everything available, reveling in filth, and unintentionally destroying everything it touches in … [Read more...]

Obama’s Stimulus Put Microchips in Your Trash

A new Senate report reveals the Obama administration spent nearly half-a-million dollars in stimulus funds to purchase recycling bins implanted with microchips, designed to monitor private citizens' recycling levels. Republican Senators Tom Coburn, R-OK, and John McCain, R-AZ, tracked 100 misuses of stimulus funds in a publication entitled "Summertime Blues," released just weeks ago. (It is far … [Read more...]

Costly Shibboleths

Barack Obama set out a few modest goals in his address to both chambers of Congress last night: cure cancer, reform Social Security and Medicare, destroy al-Qaeda, end our dependence on foreign oil, promise education to every American "from the day they are born" to the day they begin work, and "save our planet from the ravages of climate change." The few prescriptions for accomplishing these … [Read more...]