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Is it really so bad to pay Federal workers for doing nothing?

 
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Is it really so bad to pay Federal workers for doing nothing?

The Washington Post reports that the US Government has spent millions of taxpayer dollars paying tens of thousands of federal workers to do nothing. These workers have been charged with some type of misbehavior, and thus have been placed on “administrative leave.” The workers remain at home–collecting a pay check and accumulating sick leave and vacation […]


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What do Obamacare and the war on ISIS have in common?

The Obama Administration has not been honest with the American people about the costs of either. When he was in Congress, Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul ignored the ten year cost estimates (“scores”) of legislation, he was only interested in how much the bill would cost in the first year. The reason Dr. Paul had […]


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Hey FDA want to help Ebola (and other) patients? Listen to Ron Paul!

Reason.com editor Nick Gillespie has an article at the The Daily Beast speculating that public focus on Ebola may increase support for the “right to try” movement. This movement supports passage of laws allowing patients with terminal diseases to use “drugs, devices, and treatments” that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. […]


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English, IRS. Do you speak it?

Maybe not…according to a Federal Audit of the IRS by the Treasury Department’s Inspector General, not only did the IRS fail to keep a full list of all the messages it sent to taxpayers, but about half of the messages and two-thirds of the notices the Inspector General examined “where” flawed. These messages either did […]


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Leonard Liggio: R.I.P.

Leonard Liggio, one of the founders of the modern libertarian movement, passed away on Tuesday. A student of Ludwig Von Mises and friend and colleague of Murray Rothbard, Leonard was involved in almost every major organization in the liberty movement. Leonard worked tireless to build a movement and spread the ideas of liberty. Today, thanks […]


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