Like every other aspect of health care, organ transplants are heavily regulated by state, local, and federal governments, as well as by a “private” organization that contracts with the federal government to set rules for the donor matching system. Because these rules restrict the ability of children under 12 to get adult organs, and because […]
Before leaving DC for their Memorial Day “District Work Period,” the Senate began consideration of a $955 billion renewal of federal agricultural programs. These programs distort the marketplace by providing subsidies to growers of certain commodities, thus encouraging their over-production. Much of the Farm Bill can acutely be described as “corporate welfare,” as the payments […]
Tim Carney provides a useful look at how the unholy alliance of Big Business and Big Government lobbyists convinced many supposedly “free-market” senators to abandon their alleged principles and vote for the National Internet Tax Mandate: When do 21 Republican senators vote for higher taxes? Answer: When the biggest businesses and local politicians hire top […]
Here is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul’s latest Texas Straight Talk on President Obama’s attempt to nationalize K-12 education via the “Common Core” initiative. As Dr. Paul points out, the Obama Administration is building on the the Bush Administration’s massive expansion of the (unconstitutional) federal education bureaucracy via “No Child Left Behind.” As the […]
In case you missed it, here is Senator Rand Paul’s column on the National ID scheme contained in the “Gang of Eight” Immigration Reform Bill: I will fight to remove the photo tool from this legislation because I think it will become a national ID. We already know the federal government is rife with false […]
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