Tag: government and politics
State Employment Development Department Empowers “Biggest Fraud on Taxpayers in California History”

California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) doesn’t develop much employment beyond those who work there. On the other hand, as Katy Grimes shows in the California Globe, EDD performs well at perpetrating fraud on California taxpayers. Since Gov. Newsom ordered a lockdown in March, “millions and quite possibly billions of dollars has been sent to...
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Gov. Newsom Launders COVID-19 Restrictions

On October 9, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued “Guidance for Private Gatherings,” which restricted the number of families attending the same non-public event, recommended a time limit of two hours, and demanded masks and social distancing. Any singing or chanting should be done in a low voice, wind instruments are banned, and the host is...
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Stem Cell Boondoggle Bloats by $5.5 Billion

Proposition 14, California’s $5.5 billion Stem Cell Research Institute Bond Initiative, was declared a victor last week by a margin of 51-49 percent. How much post-election ballot harvesting contributed to the margin is unknown, and voters have cause to wonder how the measure landed on the ballot. As we noted, backers Americans for Cures needed more...
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Populism Is Far From Over

Many people overseas infer from President Trump’s electoral defeat that most Americans are finally fed up with populism. They miss the fact that populism is just as powerful in the Democratic Party as it is in the Republican Party and that Trump got some 70 million votes. Populism has been a defining trait of...
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Celebrities Cash In on COVID-Relief Fraud

To borrow a line from the movie Taken, the U.S. government has a “particular set of skills.” It borrows trillions of dollars and it spends trillions of dollars. Unlike Liam Neeson’s character in Taken, Uncle Sam isn’t particularly good at either of these skills. After state and local governments shuttered businesses and mandated residents...
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Will Pillage People Triumph Over Working People?

California’s Proposition 15, the “Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Educational and Local Government Funding Initiative,” has lost 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent. This measure would have taxed commercial and industrial property on their market value rather than purchase price. Residential properties would have still been taxed based on purchase price, with annual...
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The Presidential Election: Biden Didn’t Win; Trump Lost

In national elections, the U.S. president’s party normally picks up seats in the House of Representatives as they ride the president’s coattails to victory, and the president’s party typically loses House seats in mid-term elections, when the president is not on the ballot. Election results in the House can be seen as an indicator...
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Aiders and Abettors in Election Fraud?

Appalachian Trail hikers often call Pennsylvania “Rocksylvania” because of the rocky terrain along the trail. With all the shenanigans related to the 2020 election, “Fraudsylvania” is perhaps the most appropriate moniker. Things are a mess. According to this article from The Epoch Times: More than 20,000 absentee ballots in Pennsylvania have impossible return dates...
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Victory Over Systemic Racism Still Requires Clarification

“California voters have rejected Proposition 16, which if passed would have restored affirmative action in the state,” reads the CBS News headline, typical of many and misleading, just like the name of the proposition. The official title of Proposition 16 is “Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment.” This name ignores the reality that the...
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Tyler Cowen Is Wrong About Great Barrington Declaration on Lockdown Policies

George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen is attacking the Great Barrington Declaration again today on Marginal Revolution. He writes: If you are still pondering the Great Barrington Declaration and related matters, let us try a simple empirical test about predictions.

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