The federal government for years has been using Americans’ tax dollars to pay for its own PR through carefully coordinated marketing campaigns, to the tune of billions of dollars.
Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice asked the Legislature last week for more tax money, but afterwards declined to discuss why the judiciary exempted itself from state open records laws, including how her department spends the hundreds of millions of tax dollars it currently receives.
In the past academic year, nearly a full third of the professors at CU, Boulder did not teach at all.
In addition, the following agencies should be abolished: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Labor Relations Board, the EPA (which would save $9 bn per year), the BATFE, the US Institute of Peace, the Peace Corps, the Americorps, the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, the TSA (which should be replaced with private contractors), the Federal Transit Administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FAWS), the Government Printing Office, and the IRS (which would save over $10 bn per year).
Instead of seeing the military establishment as a threat to America’s civil liberties, its economy, or its prosperity, he called it “a vital element in keeping the peace” – which it is. Without a strong defense you cannot have peace.