Category: The Economy and Your Money

Here's How It Is… (UPDATED: Done Deal, Friends)

Here's How It Is… (UPDATED: Done Deal, Friends)

| July 27, 2011 | 17 Replies

This is not only incredibly arrogant of Bill Kristol, it’s also completely wrong. To govern is to choose. To vote is to choose. To vote against John Boehner on the House floor this week in the biggest showdown of the current Congress is to choose to vote with Nancy Pelosi. To vote against Boehner is […]

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Dear New York Times: Dry Your Eyes. Your Salvation is At Hand.

Dear New York Times: Dry Your Eyes. Your Salvation is At Hand.

| July 26, 2011 | 3 Replies

Oh, dear. The Republicans have done it now. They’ve gone and made the effete left-wingers at the New York Times so miffed that they felt the need to write an editorial full of many harsh words. House Republicans have lost sight of the country’s welfare. It’s hard to conclude anything else from their latest actions, […]

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Oh What a Feeling, Dancing Around the Debt Ceiling.

Oh What a Feeling, Dancing Around the Debt Ceiling.

| July 25, 2011 | 5 Replies

Okay, so here’s the latest in the debt ceiling debate: 1) Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner, have offered a deal that will raise the debt ceiling, put a cap on spending for the next ten years that might cut spending at some point in the future, and empanel yet another commission to suggest some […]

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Tim Geithner, Liar.

Tim Geithner, Liar.

| July 24, 2011 | Reply

I’m sorry if the title of this post offended you, but it’s true. Tim Geithner went on national television today and accused Republicans of something he knows is not true. That makes him a bald-faced liar, by any definition of the word. The Treasury Department on Sunday accused House Republicans of “praying for default,” because […]

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The Mendacious Harry Reid Kills a Debt Ceiling Deal, Goes on Vacation

The Mendacious Harry Reid Kills a Debt Ceiling Deal, Goes on Vacation

| July 22, 2011 | 19 Replies

Senate Democrat Harry Reid, whose party controls all the scheduling for the Senate, had this to say yesterday: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday said House Republicans’ pending “cut, cap and balance” proposal is among the worst pieces of legislation to appear on the floor in Senate history. … “I think this piece […]

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The Scary Economic Chart of the Day and Tom Coburn's Puzzling Plans

The Scary Economic Chart of the Day and Tom Coburn's Puzzling Plans

| July 20, 2011 | 1 Reply

When we conservatives said that the President’s big government madness were sucking job-producing dollars out of the economy, even before we feel the full effects of programs like Obamacare next year and the year after and the year after, we really weren’t kidding.     Note that the much-ballyhooed Gang of 9 super-compromise plan does […]

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Cut, Cap, and Compromise

Cut, Cap, and Compromise

| July 18, 2011 | 2 Replies

The White House has chosen to take the low road today in the debt ceiling debate: [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/jaketapper/status/93015804483866625"]   Not only was it a low-class thing to say, it’s also an outright lie. The GOP’s “Cut, Cap, and Balance” plan isn’t a dodge or a duck (or a dip, dive, or dodge either). I honestly don’t know if Tapper challenged his […]

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BREAKING: Sarah Palin Painted a Bus! With Money! Cash Money!

BREAKING: Sarah Palin Painted a Bus! With Money! Cash Money!

| July 18, 2011 | 1 Reply

Really, left-wing media? That’s the story? Palin spent a lot of money to get a custom paint job on her tour bus? Well, okay, but as Stacy McCain notes, at least that money went to small businesses and other folks not employed by Big Poppa Government. Of course, I’m sure the guys employed by the […]

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"Go Ahead…Make My Day" and Other Bluff-Friendly Quotes The President Memorized Yesterday

"Go Ahead…Make My Day" and Other Bluff-Friendly Quotes The President Memorized Yesterday

| July 14, 2011 | 12 Replies

I’m no professional poker player, but I’m pretty sure that if I saw someone throw a hissy fit that ends in “Don’t call my bluff” at a table, I’d know two things: He’s bluffing. He’s about to get his bluff called by everyone at the table. That’s where we sit right now with the debt […]

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Oooh! That Evil Netflix! Why I'll Just…Wait. They're Going to Have to Pay How Much? Oh.

Oooh! That Evil Netflix! Why I'll Just…Wait. They're Going to Have to Pay How Much? Oh.

| July 13, 2011 | 15 Replies

I’ve seen a lot of sturm und drang on the ‘net over the announcement from Netflix that they’re going to split their DVD and streaming packages and charge a bit more for both. Since I don’t immediately buy into the notion that successful companies do things to anger their customers for no good reason, I […]

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