Category Archives: News and politics

Tuesday Disappointment; what next Republicans?

Tuesday was a disappointment, but that is the way our system works; sometimes your guy wins, and sometimes he loses. Usually there is little downside to losing, but I think differently about this election, and that our collective decision to … Continue reading

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Of Course I Had Help

The President said, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” And then the expectedly predictable chatter of conservative commentators and talk show hosts. And both have it wrong. Of course I had help! … Continue reading

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Taxes and Tax Rates–give me a break

The debate on taxes and tax rates is mind numbingly stupid these days.  Take a look at Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; is there any doubt that taxes need to increase?  Not that I like paying more, not that I … Continue reading

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Taxing the rich – fallacious argument from the right

The White House and mostly left leaning pundits argue to raise taxes on the rich as a means of closing the budget deficit. And while my experience as an observer suggests in general that all tax increases do is feed … Continue reading

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Let’s make a deal: Fix Social Security and we’ll raise the debt limit

Keep it simple.  Republicans in Congress should agree to raise the debt limit under one condition:  fix Social Security. And I’ll offer the fix: Continue incrementing the retirement age 1/2 year each year until it reaches 70 years Index the … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform

What if Obama-care is rejected by the Supreme Court?  Where do we start?  My thoughts: Set a reasonably high deductible and make everyone responsible for say the first $10k of their annual medical care costs.  Index for inflation, and allow people … Continue reading

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The 2010 Midterm Elections – What happened last night?

Voters resoundingly voted for fiscal responsibility, undo the healthcare reform, and don’t even try cap & trade.  The Republicans ran unabashedly on this platform and won an astounding number of House seats.  And if you wish to challenge this assertion, … Continue reading

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