One of the big concerns we've had over politicians trying to regulate technology, is how gleefully ignorant they often seem to be about the technology they seek to regulate. It's no different with the cybersecurity bill CISPA. We've been asking for months for some actual evidence that shows that we really need a cybersecurity bill, […]
During a recent hearing in the Joint Economic Committee, Senator Lee questioned Dr. Kevin Hassett about how increased taxation, no matter whom they're intended to target, in the end always affects the little guy — the 99%, if you will. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWbiuXS9TZA Since yesterday was Tax Day, many of you will appreciate hearing Dr. Hassett say that […]
In the wake of the General Services Administration scandal, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is asking House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa to investigate President Barack Obama’s administration’s choice to allow government employees to hold conferences in Las Vegas. Paul specifically asked Issa to investigate “how many government agency conferences, from any agency throughout government, […]
This morning, Senator Paul took to the Senate floor and again called for a vote on an amendment that would cut off all foreign aid to Egypt until they immediately cease the prosecution of American citiziens who were arrested while working for pro-democracy NGOs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuSwa3rKJkk The full transcript is available here. As a side note, the […]
A new program in Houston will place undercover TSA agents and police officers on buses whose job it will be to perform bag searches, watch for “suspicious activity” and interrogate passengers in order to ‘curb crime and terrorism’. Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee unveiled the program, labeled Bus Safe, during a press conference on Friday. […]
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