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Never let a good crisis go to waste

And if you have run low on crises, then create one. Let’s see how that might happen. Continue reading

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Can you comprehend the size of U.S. debt?

Let’s compare it to something we can visualize. First, what is the debt figure? Click on the thumbnail and get a good look at what $14 trillion looks like written out.  A “14” with TWELVE places after that! And 15 … Continue reading

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I cut my spending, bet you have, now how about “them?”

Read “them” as both state and federal legislators, but let’s talk about Congress now. There is much talk presently about reductions in federal spending, and much talk about not being able to get cuts through both houses and past the … Continue reading

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Keeping own property = benefit per Pelosi. The arrogance!

(edited to add a resource below detailing the changes) Firstly, about this “tax cut” bill.  It’s not a tax cut.  The fiscally responsible folks in Congress stopped a tax hike.  The irresponsible ones, those who have no idea of what … Continue reading

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Thanks … for the stim-u-lus … Oh, well, it was swell while it lasted

(To the tune of Bob Hope‘s “Thanks for the Memories” and apologies to him.)  By the way, you can subscribe to this blog in the box to your right. What are the consequences of federal policies, and what is the … Continue reading

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Time for a non-partisan attack to eliminate earmarks

Regardless of how you view the Nov. 2, 2010 election results, we still have the future to worry about; and one of the most worrisome features of Congress is the concept of “earmarks” a/k/a “pork barrel projects.”  I suggest that … Continue reading

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NOW he wants bipartisanship in Congress

The audacity of hope and change:  take a policy like Obama-care that 70% of the country rails against, cram it down the throats of Congress and the populace, have FORMER Speaker Polosi state “we have to pass it first and … Continue reading

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Making Everett Dirksen proud

Sen. Everett Dirksen, in the 1950’s on the floor of the U.S. Senate during budget debates, is said to have quipped “a billion here and a billion there and pretty soon it adds up to real money.” It is now … Continue reading

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545 vs. 300,000,000 – Politicians vs. We The People

This is great. Read the whole piece. It’s an adaptation from an article written in the 80’s but still quite relevant.  Perhaps even more so, embellished by Jon Stewart. 545 PEOPLE — By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people … Continue reading

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Soaring costs force Canada to reassess health model – Yahoo! News

TORONTO (Reuters) – Pressured by an aging population and the need to rein in budget deficits, Canada’s provinces are taking tough measures to curb healthcare costs, a trend that could erode the principles of the popular state-funded system. via Soaring … Continue reading

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