Obama’s Not the Only Democrat Hearing Voices

He may not even be the first. Earlier this year the Democrat elite that runs Arlington County, VA (a DC suburb) heard the voices of all the voters too lazy to participate in a special election for the board.

So they refused to consider canceling their latest plan to use tax dollars to prop up a boutique transportation system from the past, even thought the anti candidate beat the establishment stooge.

Then came the November election where Swami Obama channeled the voices of non–voters and came to the conclusion all those Republicans were elected to work with him to pass legislation. (Unfortunately, establishment GOP leadership appears to agree.)

But in Arlington something amazing for democracy and taxpayers happened.

Read all about it in my Newsmax Insider column at:

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Taxpayers-Subsidize-Transportation-Vihstadt/2014/11/20/id/608616/

 

Halloween Hypocrisy Exposes Open Borders Elite.

They were almost ready to set up checkpoints and invite Sheriff Joe to supervise in Georgetown last week. The cause of the outrage? Children from outside the toney, elite neighborhoods had the audacity to invade and take candy intended for Buffy and Belgium.

Most of the time the elite Left is insulated by money from the baleful effects of their bad ideas, but this time it hit home.

Get all the details in my Newsmax column at:

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Border-Crossers-illegal-Halloween/2014/11/07/id/606072/

Tom Coburn Will Be Missed By Conservatives

This is Sen. Tom Coburn’s last year in the Senate. It would have been his last term anyway, because he’s an honorable man and adheres to his term limits promise.

He first ran for the congressional seat held by a buddy of mine from college: Mike Synar. I would not have supported Coburn because at that time I was a deluded Democrat. Fortunately I changed and he didn’t.

Complete details are in my latest Newsmax Insider column, link below.

Remember you don’t have to fall in love with the column to post a link on your Facebook page, like it or tweet about it. I can use the readers and Newsmax doesn’t make it easy to find me.

(Sometimes I’m just happy if readers don’t want to enter Ebola quarantine after finishing it.)

Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/ows3wob

Federal Bureaucrats Misbehave & Taxpayers Are Punished

Thousands of federal bureaucrats are home every day during working hours. They surf the web — although presumably not this column — shop, nap, drink or look for Lois Lerner’s lost email, all while collecting their paycheck at our expense.

It’s a continuing scandal and I have details in my Newsmax column, link below.

Incidentally, my column has been moved and I think it’s harder for the casual reader to find me. So I would ask that if you like the column please post a link on your Facebook page or send a tweet or tell people it contains the cure for Ebola. Anything to boost readership.

Thanks.

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Federal-Workers-Paid-Leave/2014/10/23/id/602641/

 

Ebola the Clown: A CDC Production

People in California claim to be terrorized by sinister clowns.

The rest of the country is worried about the danger from the clowns running the CDC.

Complete details in my Newsmax Insider column this week. If you like it, please recommend it and link to it.

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Ebola-CDC-Crisis-Frieden/2014/10/16/id/601121/

Doctors Bury Their Mistakes, Politicians Bury Taxpayers

Obamacare is a typical Democrat, Big Government program: It expands the scope of government, it’s expensive, it’s built on a foundation of lies and it does the exact opposite of what it promised.

A Republican takeover of the Senate this year is our only hope of stopping the hilariously named ACA in it’s tracks.

The latest update on the failures of Obamacare are in my Newsmax Insider column at: http://tinyurl.com/o89ub8x

 

USPS – Delivering Deficit Spending Since 2006

The last time I was really impressed with the United States Postal Service management they hired Lance Armstrong to be the USPS spokesman and we all know how that turned out.

If they had wanted a heart–warming individual with a life–changing story they should have taught Jared to ride a bike.

Now, in an effort to generate some revenue in an area where the post office allegedly has some competence, management wants to offer home grocery delivery. Hilarity ensues.

Read it all in my Newsmax.com Insider column:

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Congress-USPS-Groceries/2014/10/02/id/598213/

New ISIS Definition: Idiotic Spending Increases Substantially

Obama doesn’t like to use our military to advance the interests of the United States, but when Saudi Arabia needs a Foreign Legion, he’s happy to loan the Pentagon. If ISIS is an existential threat, then why don’t we see Saudi and Egyptian boots–on–the–ground?

The chopping block is much closer to Cairo and Riyadh than Washington, DC.

Sure ISIS has murdered a couple of journalists, but Putin’s minions in the Ukraine shot down a civilian airliner and Obama didn’t so much as send a bullet. Of course they didn’t post a YouTube video of the missile launch and that’s probably the difference.

The rest of the story is here:

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Spending-ISIS-Obama-weapons/2014/09/26/id/597091/

NIH Makes Monkey’s Uncles Out of Taxpayers

The National Institutes of Health has billions of tax dollars to give away each year in the form of research grants. I’m sure that senior bureaucrats have the really famous diseases and maladies already booked up.

That means the newbies have to identify their own causes and studies to make sure that every last penny is given away each year.

Which is why NIH is one of the world’s leading producers of party monkeys and alcoholic mice. Complete details in my Newsmax column. Read it, post it on Facebook or shout it from the rooftops! Thanks.

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Federal-Budget-NIH-National-Institutes-of-Health/2014/09/19/id/595707/

Obamacare Encourages Emergency Room Freeloaders

A rational healthcare system would discourage emergency room frequent flyers from abusing the system to make room for serious cases and those who pay their way.

But we live in 21st Century America, the Obamanation where dependency and irresponsibility are nothing of which to be ashamed.

Complete details are in my NEWSMAX column here:

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/Costs-Healthcare-Obamacare-Medibid/2014/08/22/id/590296/