Happy birthday to that great defender of capitalism, Milton Friedman

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Economy, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

BIRTHDAY BOY: Milton Friedman was one of the most famous advocates for the power and merits of the free market.

Milton Friedman was one of the most famous advocates for the power and merits of the free market.

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The battle over wind farms, dead eagles and a rule by the federal government

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, New Mexico, News, State Government  /  No Comments

DANGEROUS FLIGHT: The federal government's decision to give wind energy companies up to a 30-year permit to escape punishment for the deaths of eagles has sparked controversy. Photo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The federal government’s decision to give wind farms up to a 30-year permit to escape penalties for the deaths of eagles has sparked controversy.

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U.S. food board: Bad to the bone

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Federal Government, National, News, Regulations, Virginia  /  No Comments

FOOD ORDER: Angela Tagtow is leading government efforts to direct American diets.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In search of “sustainable” food sources, a federal dietary panel is grazing the wrong pastures, critics warn.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is building a new food pyramid with fruits, plants and dairy as the prime ingredients.
Beef and poultry are nowhere to be found.
“This [...]

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FCC commissioner wants to end Obamaphone fraud

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Fraud, National, News, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

OBAMAPHONE: FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai wants to set limits on the agency's Lifeline phone program for low-income individuals to rein in the rampant fraud and abuse of the program.

 
By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A top federal regulator wants the Federal Communications Commission to rein in the so-called “Obamaphone” program.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai told an audience of right-leaning tech policy advocates Monday morning during an event organized by the nonprofit organization Citizens Against Government Waste that he wanted to reform the Lifeline [...]

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‘Healthy People’: Karl Marx wouldn’t recognize this 10-year plan

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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A federal program has designs on making Americans “Healthy People.” Amid rising obesity rates and a binge of political correctness, the government initiative is getting broader.

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Mr. Meadow Jumping Mouse goes to Washington

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

MOUSE MAELSTROM: Listing the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species has led to a battle between environmentalists and New Mexico ranchers that went all the way to Capitol Hill Thursday.

Listing the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species has led to a battle between environmentalists and New Mexico ranchers that went all the way to Capitol Hill Thursday.

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