"If the U.S. Congress Were Seated by Campaign Cash"
More than 30 administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law are now on K Street. ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside.
I didn’t see this coming at all.
The Obama administration wants to make the streaming of copyrighted works a felony.
Barack Obama: Tireless Protector of Corporate Interests.
The French government is working on a law to stop Amazon from discounting book prices and giving free shipping to customers.
We can’t have people saving too much money now can we.
I don’t have to look into the particulars to know that Amazon’s competitors (local booksellers and other domestic businesses) are behind this protectionist folly.
If you were wondering why the new House bill on bank bailouts seemed like it was written by Citigroup, it’s because it was literally written by Citigroup.
“Citigroup’s recommendations were reflected in more than 70 lines of the House committee’s 85-line bill.”
It’s nothing more than fascists trying to protect their favored constituents by attacking their competition.
Between March 20 and March 31, according to the FEC’s most recent filings, he received at least $41,000 from PACs run by supporters of the Internet sales tax:
- $9,000 from Home Depot, March 31
- $5,000 from AutoZone, March 31
- $5,000 from the Retail Industry Leaders Association PAC, March 26
- $3,500 from the PAC of lobbying firm Patton Boggs (which represents Amazon and other clients that support the proposal), March 20
- $2,500 from Best Buy, March 26
- $2,500 from Lowes, March 20
- $2,500 from JC Penney, March 26
- $2,500 from Target, March 26
- $2,500 from Walmart, March 31
- $2,000 from Amazon, March 26
- $2,000 from Lowes, March 26
- $2,000 from Safeway, March 31
|—||Isabel Paterson (via laliberty)|
Leading candidate for Commerce Secretary, billionaire Penny Prisker raised over $800 million for Obama.
Later, he clarified:
The more appropriate term he’s looking for is probably corporatism or crony capitalism. But the thing is: he’s not wrong calling it fascism, particularly as differentiated from socialism. As I’ve previously noted: “Crony capitalism (aka ‘state capitalism’ or ‘corporatism’)… is the economic framework of fascism. Free market capitalism, on the other hand, is the economic framework of liberty.”