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Tag: Government Waste
  • The Death Penalty – A Government Power Prone to Error and Abuse

    This week, Young Americans for Liberty welcomed Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty (CCATDP) as its newest Strategic Partner. CCATDP is a national network of conservatives and libertarians questioning the alignment of capital punishment with our principles. Those committed to limiting the power of government have every reason to reject the death penalty. After all, …

  • A Case against the NEA

    The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was established in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson and is hailed by liberals for promoting necessary art in America; when conservatives propose cutting it from the budget, all hell breaks loose. But the NEA should be one of the easiest things to cut! There is absolutely no reason …

  • Studying Politics

    Since I graduated from college in May 2009, I’ve gained some experience in studying America’s unique political system.  While I was in college, I was introduced to the American National Elections Studies, or ANES, from Michigan. I saw this graphic from ANES and imagined this picture has a great thing to tell us:   or …

  • Government-funded intimidation in NC

    I recently posted about Andrew Henson of the Civitas Institute’s expose of grossly wasteful spending by the North Carolina Child Care Services Association — an expose that garnered an angry response from the government-funded CCSA and its supporters.  And now, CCSA, without attempting to disprove anything written by the Civitas Institute, is threatening Civitas with …

  • Fighting government waste in NC

    Andrew Henson of the Raleigh-based Civitas Institute has been doing great work exposing government waste in the field of childcare in North Carolina.  In his first piece on the subject published in January, Henson wrote about how Child Care Services Association (CCSA) abruptly dropped 250 children who had been supported by Smart Start Scholarship, a program …

  • Pick an Agency, Any Agency: Amtrak

    As fiscal conservatives continue to seek avenues through which to derail the federal gravy train, it helps from time to time to take a look at the mind-numbingly long list of federal departments and agencies that are on board. Of course, this list is hardly exhaustive – just one that is publicly available – but …

  • Tax Day Ideas: National Debt Display

    Make a massive display on your campus of maybe the largest monkey on the legislators’ back — the national debt. Make the display on a large poster or a large piece of cardboard. Put an individual number on 14 seperate pieces of paper. Line them up and you should have a pretty big display. Hand …

  • Recount?

    Coincidentally, on the official “Census Day,” my household received a second 2010 Census form to fill out. Not a different one, the same form. I had already filled the original form out a few weeks ago and returned it; you know, because I didn’t want that fine. The Census Director explained why on his blog: …

  • Death and Taxes 2010

    This says it all (click for a larger image):

  • Government in the Snow Melting Business?

    Even in a blizzard D.C. can prove the government’s inefficiency…or should I say “insanity”?  The Wall Street Journal published a great piece about D.C.’s woes in regards to this storm. The best part: Earlier this decade, the D.C Department of Public Works bought an industrial snow melter, but it broke down and they haven’t been …