It seems the base congressional salary of $174,000 per year just isn’t enough to pay for basic necessities like haircuts. That would be why the taxpayers are subsidizing their Congressional Hair Salon to the tune of over $400,000 last year.
When budget cuts are brought up congress quickly pushes military healthcare and public services into the line of fire, all the while living fat off of our wallets with unnecessary privileges such as this. In the words of Queen Marie Antoinette, “Let them eat cake!”
Source: Dayton Daily News
Maybe Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has forgotten that America is still neck deep into two wars. I can only assume, since she is pushing to cut the Department of Veterans Affairs budget by $4.5 billion dollars – all while still even more injured service members are on their way home from Iraq and Afghanistan. This department is responsible for providing American veterans with healthcare related to injuries sustained during military service, along with other Veteran’s benefits. With these two ongoing wars we are only going to see more disabled Veterans returning home, and more resources will be needed to take care of these heroes. The Veterans of Foreign Wars came out immediately rebuking her plan, and calling her out on her vapidly arbitrary plan. Read more…
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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality
As a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
Manifesto by Josiah Warren
Josiah Warren, thought of as the first individualist anarchist in America, provides a statement outlining his philosophy of individual sovereignty and the practical implications of that philosophy compared to what one faces within an “artificial combination”—i.e., a society or state—which presumes to deny individual sovereignty ultimately at the expense of everyone. This version of Warren’s Manifesto is from a 1952 private printing. Read more…