I’m not normally in the business of making arguments for politicians, but Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is getting some unfair criticism, and more than a few people are mischaracterizing the real tax burden Americans face. Fore example, on Meet the Press this weekend, David... »
The Fierce Incompetence of Central Planning
What if I told you you could get in on the ground floor (or low level) of a technology company. The company is a few years old, and has had increasing losses over it’s history: $27.2M three years ago, $114.1M two years ago, $232.2M... »
Stop Monetary Policy from Getting Progessively Worse
Progressives (née Liberals) far and wide are crying foul over a letter from the GOP Congressional leadership to the chair of the Federal Reserve Board. The letter has drawn charges of intentional sabotage and that the GOP wants America to fail. Dick Durbin even... »
Throw Money At It
Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton lamented that the green industry needs more money. A $1.4 trillion industry (2008) needs more money? That’s almost 6% of the global economy; larger than most major sectors, including construction, utilities, retail sales, wholesale trade, information, mining, agriculture, and... »
So many scandals to choose from
It has been said that, the more a scandal tends to prove the public’s perception about a politician, the more traction the scandal gets. A scandal involving Bill Clinton’s dalliances with women that are not his wife is far more believable than one involving... »
Why the House GOP Should Give Obama All He Asks For
The GOP seems perplexed by Obama’s “jobs plan,” which is really an attempt to hang the jobs problem around Congress’s neck. They seem to think that he is painting them into a corner. Today, South Carolina Senator, Jim DeMint, laid out his view of... »
Buying the Farm: At what point does an inherited mess become your mess?
Somewhere in the plains, a dilapidated farmhouse barely stands, braced before 60 acres of scorched and flooded farmland. John, a neighboring farmer approaches the owner of the ruined farm, Barry. John: “Hi Barry, how’s it going.” Barry: “This farm is a mess.” John: “Um... »
Rick Perry was for states rights before he was against them.
Yet another infuriating example of a GOP candidate having flexible principles. The reason Rick Perry has been so high in the polls is because he has not seen much scrutiny. When his alleged views on gay marriage (saying NY was in its rights to... »
Suppose you’re drowning: would you throw a life preserver back because it was too small?
Obama, Geithner and Reid have spent the last 6 months warning about a failure to increase the debt ceiling. They have foretold of the collapse of the economy (that’s like threatening to squish a pancake); social security and medicare recipients losing their benefits; China... »
The Debt Crisis Translated
This heavy handed AP article, which is more pro-Obama than the Socialist Party, does a very effective job at muddying the water. As difficult as it is to make Obama’s obstinance look reasonable, the AP is doing a pretty good job. So let me... »