Big Government

Battling Big-Government Republicans

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2016
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Da Tech Guy Pete Ingemi joins us to discuss Republican Primary candidates and the conservative battle against big government (Republicans) before the TEA Party. You can find this and past programs on any of these platforms – and please share!

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Notable Quote – Kerry Jackson

by Skip January 24, 2016

The REAL greedy ones are not the capitalists but the politicians: Like most on his side of the political spectrum, Sanders doesn’t know how to use the word. Greed is not a company or a person working hard to make more money, and then working just as hard to keep what they have earned, what […]

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Data Point – Majority believe that Big Govt is biggest threat to the United States

by Skip December 27, 2015

Can’t say I blame them: (H/T: Townhall, more narrative at the link)

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A reflection of Gov. Sununu? Or on his judgment?

by Skip November 2, 2015

After all, this: I have no feeling for the electorate anymore. It is not responding the way it used to. Their priorities are so different that if I tried to analyze it I’d be making it up. And John E Sununu is out in the hustings hustling for John Kasich; it is clear that the Sununus […]

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Bringing the Retribution: see what happens when you opt out of Michelle’s school lunch program?

by Skip October 20, 2015

It’s Hunger Games from DC.  After all, don’t they know what is BEST for us all – even if the lunch programs are losing money, food is just thrown away, and kids opt out by brown bagging it, scampering out to the closes fast food joint, or go into a homegrown “food black market”.  We’ve […]

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“Tax me! Tax the **** out of me!”

by Skip September 30, 2015

Dave Matthews would be happy with being called a socialist and would be most happy if Bernie Sanders was elected President and folks like him would be forced to pay more in taxes. “Someone could call me a liberal, and I’d say, ‘Thank you.’ Someone could call me a socialist, and I’d say, “I wish […]

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Love Gov

by Steve MacDonald September 26, 2015
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Via AoSHQ: Love Gov is a very well-produced, five-part Youtube comedy series that uses a Fatal Attraction-type boyfriend as a metaphor for big government. It makes big issues understandable for those who might not spend much time thinking about government, and it’s funny for political junkies. Watch all of them.  

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Smart guy

by Susan Olsen June 15, 2015

“A tyranny based on … deception and maintained by terror must inevitably perish from the poison it generates within itself.” – Albert Einstein

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It is futile to resist…

by Susan Olsen June 13, 2015

‘American freedom is being gutted. Whether we are trying to run a business, practice a vocation, raise our families, cooperate with our neighbors, or follow our religious beliefs, we run afoul of the government—not because we are doing anything wrong but because the government has decided it knows better. When we object, that government can […]

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Ben & Jerry – You Might Be an Inheritence ‘Flight Risk’

by Steve MacDonald April 27, 2015
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Being on the email list is the gift that keeps on giving. Email Title: “Sign the petition: Tell Congress to keep the estate tax.” It’s Ben and Jerry—the co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream—and we need your help. We want to pay our fair share of taxes, but Republicans in Congress are trying […]

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Hitler Reacts To Denied #GayWeddingCake

by Don April 8, 2015


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Jack Flanagan anecdote – Part 1

by Skip January 8, 2015

Remember, it was the erstwhile NH House “Majority” Leader Jack Flanagan who invited us to this game.   This was just sent in speaking to I was on a committee where Flanagan was for a while. He is very “moderate,” i.e. squishy. He admits that his district doesn’t like conservative Republicans (I don’t buy it, but […]

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Victors Want to Compromise? Fine. Do It The Right Way

by Scott Morales November 8, 2014
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I’ve been hearing a lot of noise regarding “working across the aisle” and the like from Tuesday’s victors and others in the new majority, like Ayotte, and it’s got me thinking. You want to work across the aisle, fine. Compromise can be good. Here are two distilled examples of compromise, acceptable and unacceptable. Here’s the […]

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“but whether it works” – Part “TV Trucks in Kabul” – Obama Federal Govt “working”?

by Skip October 25, 2014

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”            – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Works means it accomplished something worthwhile with little waste and […]

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Socialist Freedom Party – Only YOU ALL should pay that hourly rate (we pay less)

by Skip October 17, 2014

Seattle just raised its minimum wage to $15 / hour and that also include small biz – the Mom & Pop type operations – as well as the big ones.  One of the biggest yellers at the time was the Socialist Freedom Party that was jumping up and down demanding others pay more for goods […]

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Campaign Finance limitations – dumb idea; $$ for messaging still doesn’t translate to votes

by Skip October 15, 2014

There’s Larry Lessig’s PAC, the MayDay PAC, that is raising and spending millions of dollars this election cycle – to stop others from spending so much money.  So, too, is George Soro’s son.  The Left is as well.  Sorry, their stated of “taking the money out”, I believe, masks the real reason – stopping free […]

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Americans believe their #1 problem is Big Government and Politicians

by Skip August 19, 2014

Gallup: When you look at the most important non-economic issues identified by Americans….  …ask yourself – who or what controls those first 4 items?  Yes, that would be politicians and Government.  Dissatisfaction comes from when expectations are not met or basic functions are not performed well.  Yet, we keep hearing from the Left that Government […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip August 18, 2014

…Progressives say corporations using inversions are unpatriotic, which is amusing. When the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision stipulated that Americans do not forfeit their First Amendment right to political advocacy when they act together through corporations (including, and especially, incorporated nonprofit advocacy groups), progressives ridiculed the idea that corporations should be treated as people. Now, progressives charge that corporations resorting […]

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Is Modern Immigration Policy the Death Knell For Small Government?

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2014
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One of our upcoming guests this week is Ann Cocoran from the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog.  There are a number of excellent resources at the site, including the EAGLE Forum report on how mass legal immigration is certain doom for a Conservative Republican party.  (Phyllis Schlafly founded Eagle Forum, by the way.) Certain doom?  Yes, […]

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Big Government Serves Washington Insiders, Not You and Me

by Don June 25, 2014

President Obama gets the blame for the failures and deaths at the VA  because President Obama is the head of the Executive Branch of our Federal Government.  (Bush got the blame before, Obama gets it now.) The Executive branch is the only branch with the Constitutional authority to execute our laws, i.e., to manage our […]

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Let’s not forget about how Obama ‘forgot’ about the VA

by Steve MacDonald June 17, 2014
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Let’s not forget about how Obama ‘forgot’ about the VA. Obama knew the VA had issues, campaigned on his commitment to correct it, increased the VA  budget by 78% as proof that he meant it and…matters somehow declined anyway. “…the problems at the VA were so obvious that they became a campaign issue in 2007-8. […]

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Inconsistency of Government leads to Tyranny

by Skip April 15, 2014

When we see the armed might of the US Government arrayed against a single American rancher and not against illegal alien “invaders, why is it that those in Government wonder why “the consent of the governed” is being withdrawn from them? We see multiple episodes of those wishing to cede from their own States to form […]

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Feminist Cognitive Dissonance

by Skip April 13, 2014

“Finally, as libertarians we might want to challenge some of our feminist friends with the following consideration: if patriarchy is real and men have disproportionate power over all of society’s major institutions, why should a feminist trust the government to be the solution to problems like the gender wage gap? Even without assuming patriarchy, given […]

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The Bigger the Government, the smaller the citizen

by Skip March 21, 2014

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Locally ‘Grown’ – When You Keep The Political Power Local It’s Easier To Remove The Weeds.

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2014
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From Stephen Green: Green is remarking on how Japan’s “buy your way to prosperity binge” has failed miserably and what the real solution is… Deregulate. Simplify the tax code. Protect the value of your currency. Those three steps are all it takes to achieve prosperity, but as Glenn Reynolds like to say, politicians don’t like […]

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CPAC 2014 – “…our movement is being splintered by Big Government and Big Tent conservatism”

by Skip March 7, 2014

Words from Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center and he goes on to talk about that the Fiscal Conservatives, Foreign Policy Conservatives, and Traditional Values Conservatives have either been co-opted and redefined to be elsewise, or have given up.  These three legs are fracturing as the Big Government / Big Tent “conservatives”, as he […]

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The KRONIES! The evil intersection of Big Government, Big Politics, and the US Chamber of Commerce (aka Big Biz)

by Skip January 27, 2014

Sadly, this cartoon parody is true – Crony Capitalism is not capitalism at all, merely the collusion of politicians willing to “listen” to Big Biz’s / Special Interest Group’s lobbyists to influence legislation in rent-seeking “favors” that distorts the true marketplace and shift the advantages to themselves. Go over to for more and find […]

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Debt, Democrats and Detroit- A Losing Combination

by Scott Morales January 26, 2014
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Since we’re approaching the next push for raising the illusory Debt Limit, and the United States is currently over $17,000,000,000,000 in debt, I thought a post about a shining exemplar of Democrat management and debt might be illuminating.  Detroit, or Detroilet as it has come to be known since the Democrats placed their considerable seats […]

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World Health Organization wants Bigger Governments

by Don January 11, 2014

It should come as no surprise to anyone that politicians and bureaucrats want to increase their power and the amount of money they can control.  These are the true purposes of the World Health Organization’s ranking of nation’s healthcare systems. When people hear complaints about the US healthcare system based on the World Health Organization (WHO) rankings, they […]

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Happy New Year….. And Back To The Good Fight!

by Mike January 1, 2014

Happy New Year, readers, and what better illustration of why we fight to defeat all who believe big government is the answer. Join us in the battle to cut government down to size once more, where its function is “to preserve those rights”, and not much more: CHARGE!

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