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Early American Government Ran on Lotteries, Not Taxes

Louisana Lottery

The corrupt Louisiana State Lottery company, which issued this 1889 ticket (shown front and back), gave lotteries a bad name. In the late 19th century, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, the sixth Librarian of Congress, went looking through America’s early newspapers for the earliest notice of a lottery he could find. What …

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Trump’s Crusade Against “Archaic” Government Gridlock

Donald Trump

After more than 100 days in office, President Trump’s approval rating is at 42 percent, the lowest for any president in the post-WWII era. Trump criticizes the filibuster, claiming it forces the government to make bad decisions. Lacking any significant legislative accomplishments, and governing almost exclusively by executive order, Trump …

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History Is on the Side of Tax Cuts

cut taxes

Donald Trump is proving he has a mild grasp oft the economy killing nature of confiscatory tax rates. He cut taxes last week but raised taxes er… tariffs on Canadian Lumber killing 8600 jobs and slowing the American housing market. Ronald Reagan learned from his first hand experience. Tax and …

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The Judy Black Case – Exploitation Is Not Good

exploitation |ˌekˌsploiˈtāSH(ə)n| noun 1 the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work: the exploitation of migrant workers. 2 the action of making use of and benefiting from resources: the Bronze Age saw exploitation of gold deposits. 3 the fact of making use of a situation to gain unfair advantage for …

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Commissioners Meeting May 2nd – Deja vu all over again

Storey Count Seal

This recap of the Storey County Commissioner Meeting is from Nicole Barde of  bardeblog.com. Looks like Mike “Mission Critical” Nevin presence is so essential to county governance that he can’t be allowed to retire. He just signed a no bid contract that nets him $4500.00 a month. Um… Jason Van …

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Muth’s Truths and the Department of Good News

Conservative Blogger and newsletter generator Chuck Muth of Las Vegas postscripted this nugget at the bottom of his effort this week. Lance Gilman considers himself a big wheel and seeks praise at every turn. This is the kind of attention he is getting after polarizing our community and subjecting us …

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