Federal agencies are denying Members of Congress access to information about illegal foreclosure practices. On April 10, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) sent a letter to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Ben Bernanke and Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry questioning …
The U.S. government is banning a standard, normal-smelling French cheese based on its own squeamishness. The cheese in question is Mimolette, a commonplace, orange French cheese so mild in flavor that I once confused it with cheddar when I visited my French relatives and ate …
"The crafting of legislation by Congress has always been like the making of sausage. But when the federal government did not have much to sell except contracts for roads, military equipment, and government buildings, the amount of energy devoted to scrambling for government spoils was commensurate with the size of the pot. The pot has grown, with hundreds of billions of dollars of goodies now up for grabs for whoever knows the right people, can convince the right committee chairman to insert a clause in the legislation, convince the right regulatory bureaucrat to word a ruling in a certain way, or secure the right appointment to a key government panel."
Charles Murray, political scientist and author
"Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you."
Henry J. Kaiser (1882-1967), US industrialist, president of Kaiser Industries
"Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress."
President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964)
"For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition - and winning."
Conrad Veidt (1893-1943), actor
"In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running, if you stand still, they will swallow you."
William S. Knudsen (1879–1948), US industrialist, president of General Motors