The GOP Loves the Federal Spending it Hates

The GOP Loves the Federal Spending it Hates

Whatever else you think about tea-party-infused Republican leaders in Congress, at least they’re consistent in their opposition to big government intrusion in the economy, right? Absolutely. Unless you count intrusions of taxpayer funds into corporate projects...
Solyndra’s Implosion Burned Taxpayers

Solyndra’s Implosion Burned Taxpayers

You may have heard about Solyndra, the solar start-up that went belly up in August. Solyndra received a $535 million loan guarantee in September of 2009 from the embattled Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Guarantee Program. Announced with much fanfare, it was the first...
Fukushima, USA

Fukushima, USA

Promoters say To have no fear; We know it couldn’t Happen here. Just to be sure we’re all on the same page, here are a few things we ought to acknowledge right off the bat about nuclear power: It’s the most costly form of electricity. It’s also...
Nuclear Power Rips off Taxpayers

Nuclear Power Rips off Taxpayers

We have all watched the nuclear emergency that followed Japan’s tragic earthquake and tsunami with fear and sympathy for those in the surrounding community and admiration for the brave crews working to reduce the harm and risks of radiation exposure. Meanwhile,...
Taxpayers Are Getting Nuked

Taxpayers Are Getting Nuked

Compulsive gamblers are perpetually looking for the big score. Always thinking that the next card will draw that inside straight or the last card will turn their garbage into gold. Casinos have a name for these people–suckers. Well, Uncle Sam has pushed more...