Economy

Drain the Swamp by John Stossel

Drain the Swamp!
by John Stossel

President-elect Trump says he’s uniquely qualified to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C. He can do it, he said at one debate, because as a businessman, he understands American cronyism. “With Hillary Clinton, I said, ‘Be at my wedding,’ and she came to my wedding. You know why? She had no choice because I gave.”

He said that’s why he gives money to politicians from both parties. “When they call, I give. And when I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them. They are there for me!”

That’s crony capitalism. Ideally, laws are applied equally; no one gets a special break because he gives money. But today’s complex government allows the politically connected to corrupt … most everything.

originally posted November 30, 2016
http://townhall.com/columnists/johnstossel/2016/11/30/drain-the-swamp-n2252366

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Governor Mary Fallin Forms Task Force to Review Occupational Licensing Requirements

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the formation of a task force to perform a comprehensive review of occupational licensing in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Occupational Licensing Task Force will provide recommendations to the governor to remove unnecessary or burdensome regulations that are a barrier to potential workers.

“Occupational licensing often can be overly burdensome, which can hinder a person from earning a living and providing for their family,” said Fallin. “These unnecessary or outdated barriers make it harder for many Oklahomans, particularly those who may not have completed a formal education as well as some minorities. This can help them to obtain jobs and build new businesses that create jobs.”

The Oklahoma Department of Labor will provide administrative support for the task force, including necessary personnel.

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The year hasn’t been kind to the global elite. Curiously, that made many Americans ashamed of their country. They’re resorting to violence because they don’t accept Tuesday’s election results. The same election they feared Donald Trump wouldn’t honor if the results were reversed. To their credit, President Obama and Hillary Clinton gracefully accepted the voter mandate. Others, however, are embarrassed because people are

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Forbes defines a health insurance death spiral as “adverse selection” which happens when only high risk people buy insurance: If only people on their death beds buy life insurance, the insurance company would quickly go out of business. Equally, if only sick people buy health insurance, the math will not work… To reduce the risk of

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Rigged

During last night’s presidential debate, Chris Wallace asked about Trump’s recent accusation that the election is “rigged.” Clinton responded:


So that is not the way our democracy works. We’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them. And that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election.


Has the Gore v. Bush election of 2000 been completely forgotten? I still hear Democrats refer to it as a stolen election, or even a coup.

Al Gore recently spoke with HC at a rally in Florida. I found this in a NYT account of the event:

“Now, for those of you who are younger than 25, you might not remember the election of 2000 and what happened here in Florida,” [Gore] said, addressing students from Miami-Dade College, among others in attendance. “For those of you older than 25, I heard you murmuring just now.” 

Soon, a chant rang out: “You won!”

Some Thoughts on Oklahoma State Questions on the General Election Ballot 2016

In summary, I recommend the following votes on state questions on the ballot for the general election in November 2016:
SQ776 Yes, SQ 777 No, SQ 779 No, SQ 780 Yes, SQ 781 No, SQ 790 Yes, SQ 792 Yes. Read more to find out why.

I will be adding additional reference links on state questions for a few days — so please check back if this is of interest to you! Next up some thoughts on judicial retentions…

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Some Thoughts on Oklahoma State Questions on the General Election Ballot 2016

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf resigned on Wednesday and Elizabeth Warren finally got the scalp she wanted. Bank employees opened about two million unauthorized customer accounts on Chairman Stumpf’s watch. The scam led to bonuses for the employees and extra fees and overdraft charges for the unsuspecting customers. Stumpf will get no severance package and he has  forfeited $41 million in

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federal-revenue-by-type-1900-2020-by-gary-north-the-revolutions-wereRevolutions do not occur overnight. They build up over a long period of time, and they take place very rapidly. This phenomenon applies to many areas of life. The old story that Hemingway wrote about the man who described his bankruptcy went as follows: it went slowly, and then very fast.

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Finding Gems & Sharing Them – The Revolutions Were

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America’s Ruling Class – And the Perils o Revolution via The America Spectator