Tag Archives: national debt

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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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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Scary: China holds our debt, the Cold War never ended, now — China, Russia quit dollar

China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday. via China, Russia quit dollar. What will … Continue reading

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It’s the spending, stupid

or How Congress Adjourned to Guarantee Your Tax Increase in 2011!

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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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Charles Krauthammer – Annals of executive overreach

A “must read” article. Krauthammer dissects the willful and ongoing overreaching by the executive branch — federal and state, by both D’s and R’s.  Constitution? What constitution?  Well into the article he makes the point: This contagion of executive willfulness … Continue reading

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