Unionization Will Kill Free Market Ride Sharing Like Uber and Lyft

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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If one were to look in an Encyclopedia (like Google for old folks) for the modern-day definition or explanation of free-market capitalism – beside the detailed explanation, might be the logos of the ride sharing services Uber and Lyft.

These services are the virtually unregulated, non-unionized, and much less expensive version of the taxi. This is the real free-market at work and it’s proving to work quite well without government and/or thuggish Union oversight.

Practically anyone can become a driver for one of these services. One must be at least 21 years of age, have a 4-door sedan or equivalent, have a valid driver’s license and insurance, a minimum of three years driving experience and pass a motor vehicle and criminal background check. Do that and you have yourself a part or full time job.

Uber is one of those “only in America” ideas that can only spawn in a free-market. In less than seven short years the company went from triumphantly tweeting that it had made its first $5 on March 27, 2010, less than four months after it began, to having a worth of almost $70 billion worldwide. read more

Real First Lady Ivanka Trump May be a Problem

Okay – this isn’t disturbing at all! The unelected, unaccountable liberal daughter of the president-elect, having the stones to call members of the United States Congress to begin to pressure them into “getting the ball rolling” on yet another unconstitutional and massive government program – her signature cause – freebie child care legislation. I can just see her saying: “If you don’t – I’ll tell my daddy.”

from the Blaze:

Ivanka Trump to Congress: Get the ball rolling on child care legislationIvanka Trump (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Socialist diner bitten by reality

A few years ago, young entrepreneur Ryan Cappelletti had an idea to open a restaurant. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, he opened the vegan and vegetarian Bartertown Diner. But Ryan was no ordinary restaurateur. He and his 16 eventual employees were socialists, collectivists, with a streak of anarchist. What a combo. In other words, don’t use capitalist terms like “entrepreneur,” to describe him – although it fits. That term is strictly reserved for the bourgeoisie, not him or his employees, who consider themselves Marxist proletariat.

MiBiz.com wrote that, “They eschew business plans and detailed financial projections in favor of vision and values. Above all, they take the old ‘benevolent dictator’ management model and turn it on its head, creating democratic workplaces where everyone is the CEO of something.” read more

Podcast – Surveillance Bill Rushed Through the House – Bring Back the Firing Squad

Late last week the House of Representatives, who represent no one anymore, ramrodded a Bill through the House to effectively mandate tracking devices for people with mental impairments. They broke their own rules and cancelled all debate – silencing any detractors to push this through. Before anyone has a chance to complain, the Bill will be rushed through and Senate and quickly signed into law by Obama. And it’s much worse than it sounds.

Complaints are mounting over the humane treatment of inmates being put to death by lethal injection. It seems the knock-out drug does not do an adequate job, leaving some to struggle and writhe on the gurney for extended periods. This can all be solved, cheaply, efficiently and effectively by bringing back the tried and true firing squad, which works every time. read more

Is the Trump Deal with Carrier a Good Thing

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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“The holidays came early this year for workers at a Carrier furnace plant in Indiana, who learned on Tuesday that 800 of their jobs would not be moving to Mexico after all,” wrote the New York Times.

Trump and VP-elect Mike Pence, who is still governor of Indiana, “cut a deal with Carrier, a division of United Technologies, to keep the jobs in the state.”

Although the deal has been widely publicized, the specific terms have not, beyond claiming that, “the State of Indiana has reportedly offered the company $7 million in tax breaks over 10 years to keep the jobs in the state.”

It’s interesting that, so far, no one on the right appears to be curious about the details of the meeting or the deal – just that Trump saved 800 or so American jobs, while those on the left, like the New York Times, are too busy trying to convince us that the jobs were saved by government.

Those on the right are correct. Without the Trump/Pence intervention, these 800 jobs would be lost. However, as much as it pains me to say that the New York Times is also correct, they write, “In making the deal, Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence have embraced the idea that the government does indeed have a role to play in the free market.” read more

Post-Racial Obama

from Michelle Malkin:

Here is what eight years of President Obama’s “post-racial” reign have wrought.

The weekend before Election Day, Hillary Clinton grinned from ear to ear at a Cleveland rally while reciting a verse from Jay-Z’s remix of Young Jeezy’s “My President is Black.” As the rapper and his Black Lives Matter-promoting wife, Beyonce, beamed on stage nearby, pandersuit-clad Clinton twanged with a stilted accent:

“Remember, Jay memorably said: ‘Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk, and Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run, and Barack Obama ran so all the children could fly.'” read more

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The left will never be satisfied with their candidate

It’s funny (not “ha ha” funny) that no matter how many years go by and how long the Democrats have run things in this country, the left is still not satisfied.

Jim Garrison, founder of Ubiquity University, like so many leftists, told us in 2013, five years into Obama’s presidency, that he believes “we are headed into a catastrophic system failure because of the collective refusal of our governments to deal adequately with climate change. I believe at the same time there is a huge, growing number of people who want fundamental change.” read more

The Hitler Youth of 2016

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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The Hitler Youth Movement, or Wandervögel, began in 1920 with few members. By the 1930’s its ranks had swelled into the millions.

The children were indoctrinated in the ways of the Arian Nation and brainwashed to believe only in teachings of the Führer – not their teachers, friends – not even their parents.

Today, the same appears to be happening to our young skulls full of mush (h/t: Rush), as they are being similarly indoctrinated and brainwashed to believe global warming is happening and mankind is the one and only cause.

The Weather Channel had long ago sold out to the global warming lobby, but the nation, and frankly the world, is no longer buying into their hysteria.

The United Nations publishes a poll each year ranking the concerns of millions throughout the globe. The most recent was released just a couple of weeks ago. Of the 10 million or so people who responded, global warming, or climate change, ranked dead last amongst the list of pressing issues – even below the need for “phone and internet access.” read more

The Left Accuses Republicans of trying to Rig the Court

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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I’ve stated before that if we wish to witness where the left really wants to take us – don’t read the Washington Post, the New York Times or even watch CNN. No – to get the true pulse of the left, we must look at off-the-wall leftist sites like ThinkProgress.

ThinkProgress makes no effort to soft sell its Marxist ideology – no veiled attempt at fairness. Every article written and all commentary is unvarnished progressivism. These are the views of all leftist statists, if they dared to be honest. But they cannot, for if they were to be, they would never win another election.

A couple of days ago, Ian Millhiser, the “Justice Editor” at ThinkProgress, penned a piece entitled, “We may be living in the final days of the Supreme Court of the United States – Constitution, meet crisis.”

Without even reading, we should be able to surmise that Mr. Millhiser is going to whine about the lack of a ninth supreme Court justice – that it is a crisis – that it’s just not fair, and that the republican Senate is shirking its Constitutionally mandated responsibility. read more

Podcast – Is the FBI for Real This Time – Outrage over a Letter

It’s everywhere! If you are following the goings on in the presidential campaign, you can’t help but have heard the news that FBI Director James Comey has reopened the case against Hillary Clinton regarding the use of emails. What we don’t know is why, at virtually the eleventh hour, has he decided this. I kick around a couple of theories.

I, the Common Constitutionalist, recently received a get acquainted letter from the new Superintendent of Public Schools in the district where I reside. I made the mistake of opening the email and was outraged at what I saw. read more