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Dead Wild Roses: How Not to Audit the Pentagon – William Hartung

I keep thinking about all of the rhetoric about how wasteful social spending is, and how programs for the poor are being taken advantage of, then I read something like this… then I get mad. “From spending $150 million on private villas for a handful of personnel in Afghanistan to blowing $2.7 billion on an […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: How Not to Audit the Pentagon – William Hartung

“Small Government” Conservatives to blow taxpayers’ money on meaningless debate

At a time when sane people are focused on important shit like the economy and jobs, this is how HarperGovInc wants to squander the money it’s paid to conduct the peoples’ business: with a debate to ostensibly decide “when a human being is a human being” (and by proxy, wedge a jackboot in the door . . . → Read More: “Small Government” Conservatives to blow taxpayers’ money on meaningless debate

Bill Longstaff: Americans prefer small government … or do they?

It is a practically a cliche that Americans prefer small government. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center would seem to confirm this. When asked if government regulation did more harm than good, 52 per cent of Americans agreed while only 40 per cent felt regulation was necessary for the public good. Cliche proved.

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Art Threat: Artist Profile: Interview with Michael D’Antuono – Artist challenges government’s monetary redistribution, and more

Michael D’Antuono’s work is striking. His background as an illustrator sets a foundation for a remarkable oil painting style – deep shadows all set among poignant messages. After years of being instructed what to draw, the contraction of severe tendonitis led him to lay down the pencils and pick up oil painting – a . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Artist Profile: Interview with Michael D’Antuono – Artist challenges government’s monetary redistribution, and more