The Lobbying Problem and How We Can Fix It

We have a lobbying problem in Congress. Beginning in the early 2000s, the amount of money being spent to lobby Congress exceeded the amount of money taxpayers were spending to fund Congress: Corporations now spend about $2.6 billion a year on reported lobbying expenditures – more than the $2 billion we spend to fund the House ($1.18 billion) and Senate ($860 million). It’s a gap that has been widening since corporate lobbying began to regularly exceed the combined House-Senate budget in the Read more […]

A Real Schock … GOP Rep Resigns After Fraud Investigation

Aaron Schock, a House Republican from Illinois, has resigned effective March 31 after an investigation into his requests for federal reimbursement uncovered multiple discrepancies, especially concerning his mileage expenses: Schock billed the federal government and his campaign for logging roughly 170,000 miles on his personal car from January 2010 through July 2014. But when he sold that Chevrolet Tahoe in July 2014, it had roughly 80,000 miles on the odometer, according to public records obtained Read more […]

The Direct Line Between Lobbying the DHS and Getting Defense Contracts

The top five contractors for the DHS, in terms of the value of defense contracts, spent millions on lobbying and political contributions to receive almost $9 billion worth of DHS contracts: MapLight looked into the contracts awarded by the DHS to the top 5 contractors and these contractors’ political spending. These companies were chosen because they were the top recipients of DHS contracts between fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2014 according to USA Spending. The top 5 DHS contractors, between Read more […]

A Rock and a Hard Place: Civil Corruption and Crony Capitalism

Should corporations be allowed to operate freely without government interference? Or do they need to be regulated by government to make sure corporations treat people fairly? Nope. Neither of these options are possible right now. We’re between a rock and a hard place: between civil corruption and crony capitalism. As you might surmise, neither is desirable. What we have now in the conservative and liberal establishment is not an argument between freedom on one hand and tyranny on the other. Read more […]

Was Obama’s Real Job to Destroy America’s Moral & Ethical Foundations?

It should be obvious to everyone that Barack Hussein Obama’s sudden rise to power had to be orchestrated by some very powerful and wealthy people.  We can speculate who some of them are, but needless to say, Obama was not capable of pulling off political victories on his own. So what was the purpose behind Obama’s push to power?  What was his real job that his puppet masters gave him? After five years in office, I believe that the real job the power tycoons gave Obama was to destroy the Read more […]

Republican Leadership As Corrupt As Obama

Our national pride has never been as low as it is today. All three branches of our federal government have been lost to self-interest. Our laws are ignored and new unconstitutional restrictions and mandates imposed. Americans are no longer free to worship, think critically, or petition their government for redress. Dissent carries devastating consequences. The constitution is no longer the law. It is just a piece of paper tourists gawk at in an expensive museum. Well not for me. America does Read more […]

America Is Suffering Political Blood Poisoning With The IRS Scandal

Charles Caleb Colton said: “Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling, it must increase.” Corruption is a dereliction of duty. There is only one expectation to which I hold a politician; and it is that they must have the interest of the people upon their minds at all times. Once an elected official suspends their interest in the people, and allows self-interest to take over, they are no longer trustworthy. That is simple moral and social law, in my book. Just as Colton said, Read more […]

The “District Of Corruption” Is Having A Beauty Contest

Alert: America’s struggling retirees might want to consider investing in Botox stock. Just about the time you thought Washington D.C. —the epicenter of avarice, greed and vanity—could not get any worse, up pops another head shaking elite society indulgence. “The Hill,” a publication I read regularly is once again sponsoring a government beauty contest to determine “the 50 most beautiful people” in government. I wonder if Janet Napolitano will—if nominated—participate in the swimwear Read more […]

Evidence Suggests Obama Directly Involved In IRS Scandal

Emma Bull said: “Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys.” In our modern society, we take so much for granted. We sit back on our couches, watching The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and act as if we are informed regarding what’s going on in the world. Even when we watch legitimate news, we accept everything at face value. We no longer care to dig for information; to understand why things are the way they are. We take in what we are told by CNN, regurgitate, Read more […]

Liberal Bias & IRS Criminals

No matter if it’s where you work; where you go to school; or where you hang out, there is always that one person in your life that you just can’t stand. Their very presence in your vicinity makes your skin crawl, as you force back the daggers from your eyes at the very sight of them. No matter what that person does, they are wrong, and you want them to be wrong. Oh–is that just me? Well, regardless, if you would look at them objectively, you may see them in a different light. But your negative Read more […]

State Department Invites China To Invest In U.S. Infrastructure Projects

These days the only “shovel ready” project in America is the BS clean-up needed in Washington. Last week, President Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry, was busy meeting with Chinese government representatives to promote US recommendations for China’s investment in U.S. infrastructure projects.  John Kerry is now touting Chinese investment in US infrastructure as a “win, win, win” for the growing Obama economy and a recovering US labor force. While Kerry was busy begging for Chinese Read more […]

Food Stamp Profits Are A State Secret

The most important strategy to protect government corruption is keeping the details hidden. There is no way to hide the fact or corruption, but as long as the nation’s lords of corruption can keep the details hidden, they will always have some level of plausible deniability. They will almost always be able to escape real consequences from accountability if they can keep specifics out of public awareness. Thus, the AllGov website reported yesterday: “Unlike those in charge of other federal Read more […]