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Puerto Rico Bailout Highlights House Failures

Just look at the House of Representatives’ recent passage of a “reform” bill for Puerto Rico’s flailing economy. The Republican majority again failed to legislate fiscal responsibility, and the American public is getting sick and tired of the body’s double-speak.

DOJ Considers Looking the Other Way on Music Violations…Again

The latest instance of the industry’s recidivism was on display earlier this month when the DOJ announced that ASCAP was paying a $1.75 million fine for violating the terms of the consent decree. The DOJ found that ASCAP was engaging in anti-competitive behavior in violation of their consent decree by requiring exclusivity contracts that forbid content owners from engaging in free market negotiations to license their music outside of ASCAP.

What A Waste: HHS Throwing Away Billions on Medicare

A new report from the Inspector General for the Health and Human Services Department faults the agency for missing its target of keeping fraudulent Medicare payments below ten percent. I’m not sure what’s worse: the fact that HHS is wasting more than ten percent of taxpayer dollars, or that the goal was to waste only ten percent.