tim_lebsack, a.k.a. That Damn Libertarian

"In other cities there’s cops who are actually committing sexual assaults on duty, So I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas!" — Austin, Texas Police Chief Art Acevedo reacting to the outrage with outrage of his own.

To argue against any breach of liberty from the ill use that may be made of it, is to argue against liberty itself, since all is capable of being abused.

George Lyttleton

(1709-1773)

Freedom is not worth living if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that previous right.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

(1869-1948)

antinwo:

National Liberty Federation
If you take all the solar panels and all the wind turbines in the world, they have (eliminated) less CO2 than what U.S. fracking managed to do.
Bjorn Lomborg
Dell Precision T3500 - Windows 7
WTF ??

Dell Precision T3500 - Windows 7

WTF ??

I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or to speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; — but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.
—William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison

deadbilly:

policygal:

redbloodedamerica:

stopobamunism:

A quick look at the extraordinary growth of taxation since the adoption of the income tax. It’s time to wake up, everyone.

If anything registered from Tax Day, I hope it’s the fact that our tax code is a joke.  The progressive tax system needs to be replaced and I rarely hear anyone bring it up in Washington.

Herman Cain brought it up, and ‘they’ had to ‘get rid’ of him.

74,000 pages of tax code? That is obscene.
Like I said yesterday, we should do away with confusing deductions and let the first $50K somebody makes me totally tax free. Tax income over that 10% and be done with it.
Tax the net income of corporations on a similar level.
If the government has to tighten their belt, even better!

"We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution." — Libertarian Party Platform, May 2012

deadbilly:

policygal:

redbloodedamerica:

stopobamunism:

A quick look at the extraordinary growth of taxation since the adoption of the income tax. It’s time to wake up, everyone.

If anything registered from Tax Day, I hope it’s the fact that our tax code is a joke.  The progressive tax system needs to be replaced and I rarely hear anyone bring it up in Washington.

Herman Cain brought it up, and ‘they’ had to ‘get rid’ of him.

74,000 pages of tax code? That is obscene.

Like I said yesterday, we should do away with confusing deductions and let the first $50K somebody makes me totally tax free. Tax income over that 10% and be done with it.

Tax the net income of corporations on a similar level.

If the government has to tighten their belt, even better!

"We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution." — Libertarian Party Platform, May 2012

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The very process of industrialization and development, of which sweatshops are part, is ultimately the cure for sweatshops. As capital accumulates, technology improves, and as workers build skills productivity rises. As firms compete with each other for the productive workers, total compensation gets bid up. This process raises wages and improves working conditions, and it occurred in virtually all of the wealthy countries of the world today.

I have studied sweatshops for the past ten years. In that time I have become convinced that many well-meaning people advocate actions that are detrimental to the lives of sweatshop workers because they do not understand the economic forces that govern the creation of sweatshops and their alternatives….

Rather than hold protests that risk cutting the process of development short by destroying sweatshop jobs, activists should instead buy products made in these factories and embrace the forces of economic development that will improve the lives of sweatshop workers.

Ben Powell