Chuck Schumer

Cunning, cunning bastards

The left wing likes to demonise the Koch brothers…especially some key Democrats.

But like all socialists who decry someone’s behaviour you find that upon closer inspection they are up to the same behaviour…even taking donations from the supposedly evil Koch brothers.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to turn the Koch Brothers into the modern face of political evil, having mentioned them in the senate at least 134 times on the senate floor during the past few weeks. What he hasn’t explained is if they are so evil why do so many Democratic Party members of congress take their money?

During the past five congressional campaigns (2006-14) Koch money went to President Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Mark Pryor, Chuck Schumer and other members of Congress. Read more »

Bludging Yoghurt making hippies

Create subsidies and politicians and others will find ways to rort the system. Now the rorts are extending to hippies making yoghurt.

Starting this month,?the United States Department of Agriculture has announced that it will test out a new product in school lunches?high-protein, a.k.a. Greek-style yogurt?in four different states. Yet, what seems like an innocuous, even reasonable addition to the menu of foods offered to American public school students upon inspection turns out to be the latest example of corrupt nanny-statism masquerading as ?for the kids? do-goodism.

The USDA argues that Greek-style yogurt is better for kids because it has more protein. And given Michelle Obama?s new National School Lunch program offerings required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a higher protein, lower-fat, and lower-sugar yogurt seems like it would be a good thing, full stop.

Here?s the trouble. ? Read more »

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