Corporate Cronyism

Washington Cronyism Costs You – Big Time

Yesterday, the Charles Koch Institute hosted a panel discussion on the cost of government cronyism – and the numbers were truly astonishing. Yet, the consensus or “top takeaways” of the panel were that taxpayers have no idea what government cronyism really costs them, how pervasive it is and how it distorts the economy by using politics and political connections, instead of free markets, to pick winners and losers.

Crony Capitalism Pays Big For Democratic Donor Elon Musk

Billionaire tech mogul and pop technologist Elon Musk says none of the taxpayer incentives his businesses receive are necessary, "but they are all helpful." Helpful might be an understatement, with its lobbying expenses and Musk’s campaign contributions, SpaceX will enjoy more than a 3,000 percent return on its investment in Texas’ political process if it decides to build its new launch facilities in Brownsville – not bad in an environment where beating a 6% rate of return is considered very difficult for the average small business.

The New Congress and Crony Government

Senator Rand Paul is right – it is not the size of government or crony capitalists, but “crony government” that is the problem. Unless Republicans become the party of “limited government” there will be little to entice limited government constitutional conservatives to vote for them again in 2016.

2nd Vote – A New Tool For Conservatives

In a majority center-right nation, why do big companies donate large sums of money to organizations that advocate far-left policies? The answer is simple.  Conservatives have not held their dollars accountable when they shop, and 2nd Vote is the solution.