Solyndra Sequel: 'We're Back in Business' With $4 Billion Energy Loans

Wynton Hall Breitbart.com Big Government 17 Apr 2014

On Wednesday, the U.S. Energy Department announced it will begin doling out $4 billion in taxpayer-funded loan aid to renewable energy companies.

“We’re back in business,” Peter Davidson, executive director of the department’s loan programs office, told Reuters. “We really want to go back to … doing […]

Will Obama forgive student loans by executive order?

Joshua Cook BenSwann.com 2/1/2014

In President Obama’s State of the Union address, he mentioned plans to make higher education available for everyone.

Obama said, “We’re offering millions the opportunity to cap their monthly student loan payments to ten percent of their income, and I want to work with Congress to see how we […]

The Mower Gang: #Anarchy in Detroit, Part I

Zach Weissmueller Reason Magazine 9/23/2013

We all know Detroit’s in trouble: A bankrupt city full of crumbling houses, abandoned factory buildings, and a dwindling population.

But while politicians, unions, and investors slug it out in bankruptcy court and grasp for their share of what little cash is left, ordinary citizens are left to fend for […]

CFPB’s data-mining on consumer credit cards challenged in heated House hearing

Richard Pollock The Washington Examiner 9/13/2013

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials are seeking to monitor four out of every five U.S. consumer credit card transactions this year — up to 42 billion transactions – through a controversial data-mining program, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.

A CFPB strategic planning document for fiscal years […]

Stimulus-Backed Green Energy Company ECOtality May Declare Bankruptcy

DOE suspends stimulus payments after company’s SEC filings

Lachlan Markay The Washington Free Beacon 8/12/2013

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has suspended stimulus payments to a major green energy company after the company said it is having trouble finding financing and may have to declare bankruptcy.

ECOtality admitted that possibility in a filing with […]

The Downfall of Detroit

It took only six decades of “progressive” policies to bring a great city to its knees.

 

 

 

Mark Steyn National Review Online 7/19/2013

By the time Detroit declared bankruptcy, Americans were so inured to the throbbing dirge of Motown’s Greatest Hits — 40 percent of its streetlamps don’t work; 210 of its […]