No one ever made America great again by making her indebted again. Elderly Trumpists, in particular, are simply burdening future generations out of their support for Trump. They’ll not have to repair the damage of his profligacy. #deficit https://t.co/Ziidvtrig0 — John Adams (@DailyAdams) January 29, 2020
BREAKING: The U.S. budget deficit surpassed $1 trillion in the first 11 months of the fiscal year through August, according to data from the Treasury Department https://t.co/cVndXhFyxh — Bloomberg (@business) September 12, 2019
At least with our homes we have some reasonable ways to know whether or not a government agent has entered it. With our technology, however, they could enter our computers, phones, tablets, etc., take whatever they want, and we would never know unless they decided to tell us. And there have been too many instances of that happening for the American people to feel comfortable giving the government even more tools to access our technology.
Perhaps if the government had behaved more responsibly with our civil liberties to date, this wouldn’t be much of an issue.
One for the road –
This new budget bill is merely a continuation of what Washington has been doing for years…more spending money that we don’t have on things don’t need while promising that some future politicians will cut spending to “pay” for it. Further down the rabbit hole…
“I’ve always found it a bit odd that we Americans choose to honor a man who hated the banking system, who sent thousands of Native Americans to their deaths by taking their land by force and who introduced the system of pork barrel spending and patronage to our political system with a spot on some…
I’ll save you the trouble of watching that clip. The reason is that women are “important” and it’s “important” for “women and men” to know that women are “important.” Now, just picture a smarmy smile on a bureaucrat and you’ve got it.
“How much phone metadata does the government (and soon the phone companies) actually collect?… What other kinds of data does the government gather in bulk?… What are the costs of collecting all this data?…” Via “Three Big Questions About the N.S.A.’s Patriot Act Powers.” @ Althouse.
“The Obama administration is expected in the coming days to announce a major clean water regulation that would restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands. Environmentalists have praised the new rule, calling it an important step that would lead to significantly cleaner natural bodies of water…
Via Federal Fraud? No Problem!! @ Dad29.
U.S. Senator Orin Hatch (R-Utah) offered an unusual comment in last week’s confirmation hearings for the proposed new attorney general of the United States, Loretta Lynch. Hatch suggested the nominee read a book: Sidney Powell’s Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice (Brown Books Publishing Group, 2014). Hatch is right. Via US…
In this private transaction, Jefferson doesn’t deny that the hotelier has the right to refuse service to a farmer; Jefferson simply rejects the establishment’s class bias. (The hotel didn’t ask if a supposed, ordinary farmer could pay, but instead rejected a prospective guest for reasons other than an ability to pay.) Now consider a similar…
Via Did JPMorgan Thank You? @ Dad29.
Via “All who planned, all who implemented, all who carried out the torture should be criminally prosecuted. How else do we as a society express our outrage?” @ Althouse.