Students Create Salt and Sugar “Black Market” in Response to Michelle’s Food Rules

If you force kids to eat old, outdated, or bland food for lunch at school, don’t be surprised to find that they’ve created a black market for substances that enhance, or in many cases mask, the flavor of the food. The Washington Free Beacon reported: During a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R., Ind.), a school administrator told Congress of the “unintended consequences” of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Read more […]

High Taxes Lead to Cigarette Black Market

Liberals and other big government types think that by heavily taxing certain things, it’ll serve as a disincentive for people to buy those particular things. Like gasoline. The feds want higher gas taxes to “wean” people off dirty fossil fuels and on to cleaner forms of energy, like mass transit. Cigarettes are the same way. Politicians want to “do something” about all the smokers out there. How do they get people to stop smoking? They impose heavy taxes on cigarettes, hoping that that Read more […]

Video: New York Cops Choke Asthmatic to Death for Selling Untaxed Cigarettes

Eric Garner was a 400-pound man with several ailments, including asthma, which made it difficult for him to find work. Being a father of six, he had to find other ways to make money, which apparently included selling untaxed cigarettes. I can’t imagine being able to make much money at all doing something like that in my home state of Georgia. But up in New York, a pack of smokes can cost you $14.50, because the state tobacco tax is $4.35, and New York City’s local tax is $1.60. With taxes Read more […]

Obamacare Preview: Teachers Funding School Supplies Out Of Their Own Pockets

I know from personal experience, that in addition to the public school teachers who spend hundreds of their own dollars on classroom supplies, parents are also being asked to pay for such items. As USA Today reports: “Hannah Martin is in her second year as a pre-kindergarten teacher at Salem Elementary School in Apex, N.C. The 23-year-old makes about $34,000 a year and in her spare time takes as many babysitting jobs as she can get. Martin, who rents a room in a house she shares with four other Read more […]