9 Wasteful Programs From Massive Spending Bill That Can, And Should, Be Reversed

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Under the Impoundment Control Act, the president can propose that Congress rescind, or cancel, specific unspent budget authority from programs he has determined are unneeded. Pictured: President Donald Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dan Gable in the Oval Office on Dec. 7, 2020. (Photo: Doug Mill/ Pool/Getty Images)

By Matthew Dickerson ~

President Donald Trump is right: There’s a lot of ridiculous gimmicks and wasteful projects in the new massive spending bill.

And the good news is there’s something that Trump can do about it, even though he recently signed the huge COVID-19 stimulus and omnibus spending bill into law.

While signing the bill, the president released a statement announcing that he would use his authority to request that Congress rescind wasteful spending from the bill.

Under the Impoundment Control Act, the president can propose that Congress rescind, or cancel, specific unspent budget authority from programs…

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Green Buildings Are A Grinch That Will Steal More Than Just Christmas

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~

With the incoming Biden administration eager to unleash a regulatory reign of terror throughout the land, people should be prepared for their all-knowing betters in Washington to make more of their decisions for them, whether its in energy, healthcare, and what they do with their disposal income (assuming they have some).

But it won’t just be bureaucrats in Washington or in state capitals who will be throwing their weight around. Enlightened elements in the private sector have big plans for us, too, and what they’re cooking up will – surprise, surprise – also line their pockets.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) was founded in New York City in 1857 by a group of 13 architects to promote “the scientific and practical perfection of its members” and “elevate the standing of the profession.” For most of its existence, the AIA did just that, and its…

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Unsolved Mysteries

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By Burt Prelutsky ~

How healthy can an economy be if hundreds of thousands of small businesses are closed?

It strikes me that there is something very wrong when, thanks to politicians using the virus to shut down businesses and intentionally derail Trump’s economy, the Stock Market is booming. It actually crashed through the record-setting 30,000 mark recently, when early in the pandemic, it had dropped below 20,000.

How healthy can an economy be if hundreds of thousands of small businesses are closed, many doomed to never re-opening, and it’s mainly only Amazon and the social media giants that are actually making money?

And if things can get that far out of kilter, perhaps it’s time that people, including those on Fox Business, stopped using the Stock Market as a fiscal barometer.

As dumb as the Democrats are, it’s a mistake to think they don’t possess certain skills. One of…

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Did Dead Voters Tip The Election? 4 Things You Need To Know

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By Fred Lucas ~

Dead voters—or at least votes recorded in the name of someone who has died—have drawn much attention in the disputed outcome of the presidential election.

Ballots apparently cast by dead registered voters make up one of many fraud allegations lodged by President Donald Trump’s campaign legal team either in court or in press conferences.

Ballots apparently cast by dead registered voters, symbolized by “I voted” stickers on these gravestones, make up one of many fraud allegations from President Donald Trump’s campaign legal team. (Photo illustration: Getty Images)

As expected, former Vice President Joe Biden won the Electoral College vote Dec. 14 to choose the next president, exceeding the required 270 votes. However, the Trump campaign still disputes the outcome and Trump has not conceded the Nov. 3 election to Biden.

Congress is scheduled to certify the Electoral College outcome in a joint session next Wednesday.

Here…

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The Year In Favoritism Toward Liberal Bias

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By Tim Graham ~

The Poynter Institute is a Florida-based journalism group that runs PolitiFact. On Poynter.org, they run a daily media report by Tom Jones, who sounds like Brian Stelter’s identically thinking twin. They say they support “responsible news and fact-based information,” but their incessant party line of  liberal-media cheerleading and conservative-media loathing really came through when Jones made a list of the “best and worst news media” of 2020.

Take a look:

Best national news:  “ABC’s David Muir, with his steady presence behind the desk, is leading what has become the best network evening newscast.” But he loves CBS and NBC, too! “All, however, are good, and that includes the PBS NewsHour with outstanding anchor Judy Woodruff.”

Best Sunday morning interview program:Meet the Press. Chuck Todd “isn’t beloved by all viewers, and often is beat up in the Twitter world, but I will never understand that…

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Iran says killers of top general Soleimani, including Trump, ‘not safe on Earth’

Iran says killers of top general Soleimani, including Trump, ‘not safe on Earth’ warsclerotic.com/2021/01/01/ira
Iran says killers of top general Soleimani, including Trump, ‘not safe on Earth’
Successor to assassinated Quds force commander threatens ‘severe revenge’ which may come from within the United States By AFPToday, 2:26 pm  0Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi sp…

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Iran says killers of top general Soleimani, including Trump, ‘not safe on Earth’

Successor to assassinated Quds force commander threatens ‘severe revenge’ which may come from within the United States

Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a ceremony on the occasion of the first anniversary of death of former Quds force commander Qasem Soleimani in Tehran, on January 1, 2021. (STR / AFP)

By AFPToday, 2:26 pm  0Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a ceremony on the occasion of the first anniversary of death of former Quds force commander Qasem Soleimani in Tehran, on January 1, 2021. (STR / AFP)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s judiciary chief warned Friday that Qassem Soleimani’s killers will “not be safe on Earth,” as the Islamic Republic began marking the first anniversary of the top general’s assassination in a US strike.

Ebrahim Raisi, speaking at an event in Tehran to pay tribute to Soleimani, said not even US President Donald Trump, who ordered the strike, was “immune from justice.” Joseph Wouk’s waesclerotic read more

Hopes For 2021!

The Lone Cactus

Looking ahead, and looking back as we enter a new year is always exciting. There’s always hope that the new year brings with it some positives. Well, so much for 2020! I think most can agree that would be one of the weirdest, and strangest, and lousiest years that we’ve probably ever lived through. And as I look forward to 2021 and the many surprises it’s sure to hold, I’m wishing that these are some of them:

An End To COVID: Is there really ANYBODY out there that isn’t on board with this one? I mean, we’ve all had our lives totally thrown into chaos over the past nine months. I know I’m sick of wearing a mask in public, not shaking hands, staying six feet away from friends and neighbors, and all the other crap that goes along with it. I’d really like to take my wife out to…

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As Cali Goes…

The Lone Cactus

Think back for a little bit about the latest trends, the upcoming social moves, the various “new” things on the horizon. If you do a little research into them, you’ll see that most of the “new” things in our country originated in California. That is going to cause a problem going forward because Cali, while a trend-setter in the past, certainly isn’t doing it now. In fact, I’d say that most of the country would want to run as fast as they could away from California’s actions.

People in the Golden State are fleeing at an unheard of rate. This year alone they’ve lost over 150,000 residents to places like Texas, and Utah, and Nevada, and Arizona. I can tell you that here in the desert, housing prices have soared in the last year or two. My home has basically doubled in price. And it’s because people in California are…

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Random Observations

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How one thing leads to another … Our Bishop is going to do a presentation on the Nephilim in Bible study. I have a pretty good grasp of that topic but decided to do some research so I could ask salient questions. Once I got those questions squared away, I thought there’s always more information if you use other keywords in a search so I used ‘giants’. Which brought me to this fascinating video (A Race of Giants – YouTube) that (possibly) ties giants, American Indians, bigfoot, and religion. How’s that for a day’s research? Oh. That religion part? No, not Genesis 6; the video mentions St. Christopher (who used to be considered the Patron Saint of travelers). I thought to myself, “What???” Evidently, St. Christopher was a giant. He is credited with being seven and a half feet tall (Saint Christopher – Wikipedia). In my…

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Hopes and Fears for 2021

International Liberty

Yesterday was my review of the best and worst policy developments in 2020.

Today, I’ll share my hopes and fears for 2021.

These are not predictions (economists have a terrible track record when try to make forecasts). Instead, these are merely good and bad things that might plausibly happen.

We’ll start with the positives.

Gridlock – I don’t necessarily think Biden is a hard-core leftist, but his fiscal agenda is terrible. I want him to have an excuse to put those policies on the back burner, and that will happen if Republicans control the Senate and we have “gridlock.” Simply stated, I’d rather nothing happen in Washington than have bad things happen. By the way, I’ll openly admit to being a hypocrite on this issue. At some point, I hope there will be a White House and a Congress that want to reform the tax code

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