Tag Archives: federal budget

Wal-mart as the new head of state

(Plucked out of an email.  I cleaned this up a bit, but the factual points are quite intriguing.) 1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour  of every day.  2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The rest of the Shirley Sherrod (USDA) story?

If that title doesn’t catch your eye, how about a $1.25 BILLION payout by the federal government about which you’ve probably never heard? I’m not expressing any opinion about this matter but feel it deserves to be further promulgated. I’m … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry for me Argentina — America

Don’t Cry for me Argentina America … you have to watch this if you care about the fiscal disaster which America is rapidly becoming. Besides, the music alone is worth it. Argentina was once a thriving country and was driven … Continue reading

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FOXNews.com – Millions in Stimulus Spending Being Doled Out for Questionable Jobs

You’ll love this. Be sure to read the rest of the article (link below). Then thank your Congresspersons for the additional debt ceiling authorized today which amounts to $45,000 for every man, woman and child in the country! Federal agencies … Continue reading

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Washington: Get back to your constitutional duties — NOW!

Healthcare “reform” is not your job.  Raising an army and protecting the country — and its inherent sovereignty — IS your job. In none of the enumerated powers (Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution) do we find anything … Continue reading

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