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Newly important congressman also proposes to “reform” Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid-

Simpson has long been thought of as Idaho’s “moderate” Republican, but now that he has moved into a position of real power his agenda is clear — boost welfare ranching, defund protection of the environment and public lands, gut programs to help the […]

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President Obama’s Deficit Commission is co-chaired by Alan Simpson, a Wyoming rancher, who has used some pretty strong language critical of social programs’ cost to tax-payers.

Bill Willers points out how Simpson’s own favored past-time enjoys the massive cash infusion of a significant wasteful government program that produces little to no public value at […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey