Category: The Good Old US of A

Apparently, It Doesn’t Take Much to be an Economic Analyst

Apparently, It Doesn’t Take Much to be an Economic Analyst

| November 30, 2010 | 1 Reply

I’m not a professional economist, but I don’t think you have to be one to see the glaring problem with this argument. If Congress lets unemployment benefits expire this week, the jobless won’t be the only ones to feel the pain: The overall economy would suffer, too. Unemployment benefits help drive the economy because the jobless tend to spend every dollar they get, […]

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When “I Can” Turns Into “You Must”.

When “I Can” Turns Into “You Must”.

| November 27, 2010 | 3 Replies

Breitbart’s news site has an interesting article about how nearly 2000 very rich people are lobbying the Democrats to raise taxes on “the rich”, defined as those people who make over $250,000 a year. Laying aside the issue of whether a small business owner who reports that income on an individual tax return (and there […]

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If Your Taxes Go Up on January 1, You’ll Know Who Did It.

If Your Taxes Go Up on January 1, You’ll Know Who Did It.

| November 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

There has been a lot of posturing on the Democratic side of Congress over whether or not they will substantially raise taxes on everyone on January 1. Harry Reid might well play “hardball” with Republicans but his comrades in the Senate are nowhere close to unanimity on the matter. Things are not much better in […]

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Is the TSA Really Listening to Us, Or Just Waiting Us Out?

Is the TSA Really Listening to Us, Or Just Waiting Us Out?

| November 21, 2010 | 4 Replies

The TSA has been under a lot of heat recently as travelers have told story after story of abuse — and there really is no other word to describe a system that leaves a cancer survivor weeping and soaked in his own urine — at the hands of those who work for us. TSA Administrator […]

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A Truce on Social Issues Makes Sense. America Said So.

A Truce on Social Issues Makes Sense. America Said So.

| November 15, 2010 | 4 Replies

Today, a number of Tea Party groups and the leading gay conservative group GOProud co-signed a letter to the GOP leadership with GOProud that urged the party to forge a truce among fiscal and social conservatives and present a focused front to deal with the urgent fiscal problems we’re facing right now. I’m with Glenn […]

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The TSA’s Arrogance Could Benefit Us Yet

The TSA’s Arrogance Could Benefit Us Yet

| November 15, 2010 | 8 Replies

tIf you have not been keeping up with the quickly-growing scandal over the Transportation Security Agency’s new security measures, you’ve missed quite a lot in the last week. Let me give you a quick summary. The TSA rolled out some shiny new machines that can scan through your clothes and give agents a good look […]

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The Fed’s QE2 Is Set to Go Down like The Titanic, and We’ll All Drown with It.

The Fed’s QE2 Is Set to Go Down like The Titanic, and We’ll All Drown with It.

| November 14, 2010 | 2 Replies

Is the Federal Reserve’s ambitious Quantitative Easing 2 plan, wherein the Fed is going to dump at least 600 billion dollars it created from unicorn farts and Keynesian dreams into the economy to spur borrowing that no one wants and control inflation that doesn’t exist, a good thing? Does pushing inflation and consumer prices higher […]

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Dear Anonymous TSA Agent: Get Stuffed

Dear Anonymous TSA Agent: Get Stuffed

| November 12, 2010 | 2 Replies

Here is my response to this anonymous TSA security mook who decided to lecture us on how we should act when we enter their little kingdoms. We’re sorry you have this job, but we didn’t actually force you to take it. We have no more sympathy for you than we do for the clerk at […]

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Dishonesty and Insults Are Not the Ways to Earn Our Trust, Senator Inhofe

Dishonesty and Insults Are Not the Ways to Earn Our Trust, Senator Inhofe

| November 12, 2010 | 7 Replies

Republican Senator and conservative icon James Inhofe has disgraced himself and his conservative beliefs today. In an op-ed that appeared at National Review’s The Corner blog he chose to defend earmarks not with principle and defensible logic but with half-truths, ridiculous assertions, and a main argument so risible that I find it hard to believe […]

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The Rich Have Gotten Richer…In the Federal Government

The Rich Have Gotten Richer…In the Federal Government

| November 10, 2010 | 2 Replies

I’d say that things are bad all over these days, except they’re not. If you work for the Federal Government, things are pretty darned sweet. The number of federal workers earning $150,000 or more a year has soared tenfold in the past five years and doubled since President Obama took office, a USA TODAY analysis […]

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