Category Archives: Bidness

Contractors, Corporate Lobbyists, And Government Workers

Paul Glastris, in an article about government service, makes a good point about corruption (boldface mine): More broadly, the federal workforce, at 2.8 million employees, is the same size it was in the 1960s when Peters was part of it, … Continue reading

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Bannon, International Man Of…WTF?!?

We’ve discussed elite racist, presidential advisor, and possible tax fraud Steve Bannon before, but now he is under investigation for residency fraud, which is usually an attempt to claim residence in a low (or no-) tax state in order to … Continue reading

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Grabbing The REINS

So this bill, if passed by the Senate and signed by Il Trumpe, will be a disaster–and it went virtually unoticed (boldface mine): Last week, under the cover of a media bliss-out except among Koch funded right-wing channels, the House … Continue reading

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The Crime Is Worse Than The Cover Up

Whenever a politician gets in trouble, pundits will recite ‘Correlation is not causality’ ‘The cover up is worse than the crime.’ But other than the Clintons (where that does seem to be true*), the crime is always worse than the … Continue reading

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Is There Something In The West Coast Water?

Back when genetic testing company 23AndMe charged into a brick wall (the brick wall won, by the way), I noted the idiocy of believing they could beat the FDA: On the Twitterz, I wrote that 23andMe’s attorneys should be disbarred … Continue reading

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Trump Declares War On Your 401(k) Retirement Money

I’ve never been a fan of the shift from defined benefit pensions to 401(k) plans: they’re nothing more than a way for brokers to charge excessive fees, and to give wealthy people a tax cut for something they were already … Continue reading

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D.C., Snowstorms, And Graft

Oh my! Fortunately, D.C. hasn’t had much in the way of snow this year (boldface mine): D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s administration spent more than $40 million on snow removal for a single major storm last year, hiring contractors at … Continue reading

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