Posts Tagged ‘government-industrial-complex

20
Dec
09

mint.com’s take on unemployment stats

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17
Oct
09

another atlas shrugged moment

excerpt:

“We thought cash for clunkers was the ultimate waste of taxpayer money, but as usual we were too optimistic. Thanks to the federal tax credit to buy high-mileage cars that was part of President Obama’s stimulus plan, Uncle Sam is now paying Americans to buy that great necessity of modern life, the golf cart.

The federal credit provides from $4,200 to $5,500 for the purchase of an electric vehicle, and when it is combined with similar incentive plans in many states the tax credits can pay for nearly the entire cost of a golf cart. Even in states that don’t have their own tax rebate plans, the federal credit is generous enough to pay for half or even two-thirds of the average sticker price of a cart, which is typically in the range of $8,000 to $10,000. “The purchase of some models could be absolutely free,” Roger Gaddis of Ada Electric Cars in Oklahoma said earlier this year. “Is that about the coolest thing you’ve ever heard?””.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704107204574473724099542430.html

04
Sep
09

ally bank the new gmac (aka general motors) bank?

i’ve been seeing these ally bank ads carpet bombing the internet the last 3 months…i’ve wondered who has this kind of money to throw down on an ad campaign like this….sure enough ally bank is the rebranded face of GMAC bank, which is the financing wing of General Motors, which is now owned by the US Government…so Gov’ment subsidies are driving this ad buy..similar to every GM ad you see.

that said, the website seems pretty user-friendly…so they’ve got that going for them.

http://www.gmacbank.com/

31
Aug
09

the world needs more john stossels

great bit on the messy joke that is health care in this country.

08
Aug
09

who’s he talkin’ bout?

the bureaucrats in washington that created too-big-to-fail or the populist uprising against bailout-pa-looza?

07
Aug
09

peter schiff money bomb

just donated to peter schiff’s campaign fund..he’s trying to hit a million by end of day…already halfway there!

he’s another true outsider like ron paul…i love seeing these guys battle with the status-quo lawyers/beaurocrats from inside the beltway…

11
Jun
09

ever wonder why gas prices are still above $2.50 even in depths of recession?

I live in WA state where regular gas (as of 6/10/09) is $2.95 gallon…of which 56% is taxes, which = $1.62 gallon….

gas_tax

from http://moneyfeatures.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/gasoline_map_4_2009-for-6-9-2009.jpg




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