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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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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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Seek the truth and the truth … will scare you!

Here you have it. Additional taxes on everyone are coming in a form by which to provide plausible deniability in the face of the inevitable charge that income taxes were not to be raised except on the wealthy. “Volcker, answering … Continue reading

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Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act of 2009 — purloined from emails

This is just too “cute” and funny, while distressingly logical, not to post here for posterity. I defy anyone to defeat the logic of this analogy. Joe’s Fair Plumbing Act of 2009 Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, … Continue reading

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Change for the sake of change and this is what you get …

Let me get this straight. Obama’s health care plan will be written by a committee whose head says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a treasury … Continue reading

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American Thinker: The Top Ten Reasons Obamanomics Won’t Work

Following is an intro to an interesting piece on “obamanomics” that includes some very thoughtful analysis.  View this without a political agenda and just ask yourself whether there is economic reality in the current federal monetary policy and what is … Continue reading

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From a Republic to Oligarchy

Are we there? Note some definitions of an oligarchy: ol·i·gar·chy (ŏl’ĭ-gär’kē, ō’lĭ-) n. pl. ol·i·gar·chies Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families. “oligarchy.” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton … Continue reading

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