Friday, March 19, 2021

More Weekend Reading

'Quiet Part Out Loud': RNC Lawyer Admits GOP Cheats To WinTrump’s Dismal Record on the EconomyNot Another Rich Guy for SenatorElena Kagan Dismantled a Republican Lawyer and Might Have Saved Voting Rights Act in the ProcessLabor Law Is Broken, Economist SaysRaising the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 would lift the pay of 32 million workers

Suburban Socialism

This is a perfect example of the hypocritical capitalism Republicans preach.

New Great Lakes Water Diversion Request

They choose to live somewhere that is not sustainable. But then they whine, complain and bellow that they are entitled to <insert spoiled Republican entitlement demand here>.

When it comes to others, especially others that aren't white, others that don't believe in their god, others that don't live in their town, they need to go without. Getting things so easily makes others lazy. 

But when the SUV-crowd moves to the middle of nowhere and suddenly gas prices are high, they can't get water and/or any part of their utopia is disturbed, the know-nothing, big, bad government needs to come to their rescue.

And, is this case, the Village of Somers wants to have the State allow them to divert water to what is currently farmland so some well-connected land owner can make a killing off of future development.

As typical economics would have it, if you want a scarce resource delivered to an inconvenient location, the cost would obviously be extremely high. You know, to discourage such a ridiculous and wasteful allocation. Yet, the Wisconsin experience of those expecting their entitled water, outside of a location where it naturally occurs, is they complain and complain until the rest of us subsidize them being able to divert water. We subsidize them in that they don't have to pay the actual price the market would indicate. 

The same goes for the price of gas being subsidized below its market price. Really, the whole suburban mistake is a big subsidized wonderland for whites, where everybody else helps pay for their spoiled, wasteful, gas-guzzling lifestyle.

Weekend Reading

Republican lawmakers refuse to approve any building projects in Evers' $2.4 billion planKleefisch Spokesperson Compares Evers to DahmerNew Support for Friedman's Plucking ModelAnnouncer for high school basketball game uses racial slur after team kneels during anthemPrivate Schools Have Become Truly ObscenePelosi says GOP will vote against COVID-19 relief and then take credit for itA $60 billion surprise in the Covid relief bill: Tax hikesPandemic Bill Would Cut Taxes By An Average of $3,000, With Most Relief Going to Low- And Middle-Income Households.Helping Wisconsin Voters Would Be Harder—or Even a Criminal Act—in Some Republican ProposalsHere Are the 8 Democrats Who Just Joined GOP to Vote Down Sanders' $15 Minimum Wage Amendment