File: Legislation

Via The Weekly Standard concerning a new report from The Government Accountability Office (tell me that isn’t a fucking oxymoron) and Medicare fraud: In a newly released report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that, in fiscal year 2010, $48 billion in taxpayer money was squandered on fraudulent or improper Medicare claims. Meanwhile, the nation’s […]

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Progressive Statist: The Citizen’s United decision is the beginning of the end of our democracy! It allows corporations and stuff to say things about my fellow progressives. That is except when my side does it.


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Ron Paul in his response to the TSA’s new protocol of sexual assault and molestation: My legislation is simple. It establishes that airport security screeners are not immune from any US law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another […]

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One of the prominent and infinitely fucking annoying libertarded memes of the last few weeks is the idea that the elections are being hijacked by “outside groups” that are able to anonymously fund political speech because of a nefarious SCOTUS decision (Citizens United v Federal Election Commission (PDF)) which enables these groups to spend unlimited […]

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2010-10-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Legislation + War on Drugs
Here’s an Idea

Let’s continue to support the arrest hundreds of thousands of people a year, SWAT raids, and puppycide with our immoral War on Drugs so that we can maintain artificially high pot prices for a few people who operate in the dark. NPR: Another grower named Jay doesn’t want to use his last name because part […]

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The New York Times concerning Obama’s begging of plea to Hispanic voters: In a radio interview that aired on Univision on Monday, Mr. Obama sought to assure Hispanics that he would push an immigration overhaul after the midterm elections, even though he has not been able to attract Republican support. This should certainly be thought […]

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2010-10-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Legislation + Military + POTUS
From Request to Lawsuit

Last week a federal judge declared the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy unconstitutional. The next day, Obama asked that she put a stay on the decision. The judge denied the request. But rather than allow the ban die a merciful death, Obama will be filing a lawsuit to force a moratorium on the ban. […]

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2010-09-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Government + health care + Legislation
Dude Kinda Has a Point

Though his rhetoric is the decisively pro-Republitard bullshit that keeps getting those fuckers elected, this dude kinda has a a point when discussing the Demotarded “blame it on Bush” meme it has hatched and nurtured over the past two years: So in that context, let’s just see what Bush and Republicans are to blame for… […]

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2010-09-23 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + health care + Legislation
A Note Worth Remembering

From The American Spectator: While ObamaCare supporters may be on the defensive right now, it’s important to remember that advocates of government-run health care will use any angle to build on their gains — even if it means exploiting the failures of government health care. We should look at Obamacare as the first step towards […]

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Delaware Online concerning the nomination of Christine O’Donnell over the Republican establishment favorite Mike Castle: Castle said parts of the health care law make strides in improving access to medical care in a more cost-efficient manner. He said he would support repeal, but only if the bill was replaced with a Republican version that cuts […]

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2010-08-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Legislation
Please, Sir, Can I Have Some More?

Is there anything that could make Senator Baucus’ disdain for the American people more clear than openly admitting he isn’t even slightly interested in doing his goddamn job?

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Though it shouldn’t be taken as an overt sign that they are abandoning their pro-Obama point of view, the Times has, once again, exposed one of the many kinks in Obama’s armor: A more national, outward-looking strategy for creating a “postpartisan” dynamic might have included White House partnerships with Republican governors or even with conservative […]

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2010-08-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Legislation
A Finger Left Over

Reason: That’s right. A hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars spending bill made its way through Congress, and no one even noticed that the damn thing didn’t have a name. Which also means you can probably count on one hand the number of lawmakers who actually know what’s in the bill—and still have a finger left over to let them […]

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2010-08-11 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + Legislation
Dangle It, and They Will Cave

All the federal government needs to do is dangle “free” cash for long enough, and eventually, states, even those who vowed not to accept more cash, will cave in. Los Times: Mr. Sanford joined several other governors who had initially expressed hesitation about the money but later relented, including Dave Heineman of Nebraska and Sonny […]

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2010-08-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + Legislation + Regulation + Uncategorized
As I Said Before

The day the new financial sector overhaul passed, I wrote Though one should notice that they didn’t figure a way to deal with government excesses “that tipped the nation into the worst recession since the Great Depression.” And it appears that I was right. Via Minyanville: The financial services reforms of the Dodd-Frank Act were […]

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2010-07-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + Legislation
Goose and the Gander

I find this kind of shit insanely annoying. We banned online gambling For the Children™, but congresscritters can revive it again when government needs cash. It’s not okay for adults to gamble, but it’s okay for the government to make money from it when needs additional revenue streams. Fuck you, you hypocritical fuckers.

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2010-07-27 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Legislation + SCOTUS + Stimulus
Evidence Cast Aside

N. Gregory Mankiw, a Harvard economist, in a piece titled “Crisis Economics” at National Affairs concerning the reliance on Keneysian economic theories by the Obama administration while administering economic stimulus (and its current insistence on yet more stimulus cash being thrown in to the economy): The administration’s second assumption, meanwhile, is a matter of academic […]

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2010-07-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Legislation
The Party of ‘No’

Due to the fact that the only way we don’t have exponential growth of government is during stalemate, I know I want them to say no. Then I want the next minority to say no. And the one after that too. The less we have congresscritters Doing Something™, the better.

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2010-07-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Government + Legislation + POTUS
Admission of Failure

Without question, one should draw the conclusion that Obama’s pandering of jobless folk during his speech in the Rose Garden is a full admission of his failed $1,000,000,000,000 stimulus bill.  An opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal: Sure, Mr. Obama’s ostensible purpose was to lobby Congress for the eighth extension of jobless benefits since […]

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2010-07-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Legislation
Phrase of the Day

Political Expediency. Republicans back away from their (correct) stance of withholding further unemployment extensions which are not paid for by equivalent spending cuts elsewhere in the budget, rather than adding yet another $100 billion or so to the public national debt.  Only so long can a party be publicly accused of hating the unfortunate before […]

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