Less Than ZIRP
The justification for a moderately high rate of interest has been found hitherto in the necessity of providing a sufficient inducement to save. But we have shown that the extent of effective saving is necessarily determined by the scale of investment and that the scale of investment is promoted by a low rate of interest…Thus it is to our best advantage to reduce the rate | Read More »
Spencer Bachus And The Insidious Poison of Corruption
It is a rare and unpleasant day when I feel it is necessary to call for the destruction of a Republican politician’s career for the sake of the decency of The Conservative Movement. It is even more unpleasant when that individual represents a district in my own home state (when he isn’t representing only himself). Such is the sordid case of Representative Spencer Bachus (R-AL) | Read More »
Vote For Romney Because He’ll Owe Us?….Seriously?
There are actually some reasons to vote for Mitt Romney in this year’s GOP Primaries. I don’t personally find them compelling, and have endorsed one of Gov. Romney’s opponents. I admire the man’s ability to manage large projects and he does know how an executive office works. Voting for Mitt Romney may not be my personal predilection, but it isn’t quite as pointless as wearing | Read More »
Secretary Sebelius, Meet The Anti-Deficiency Act.
It is “unacceptable that HHS fails to maintain accurate financial records and fails to adhere to federal law designed to protect taxpayer dollars from mismanagement and waste,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., wrote in a Monday letter to the department’s secretary, Kathleen Sebelius. (HT:Federal Times) The USG may not appear to have a very tight wrap on how and where it’s | Read More »
The Wages Of Hope And Change
The people writing these essays described in the YouTube above are the future of our nation. Someone who believes that “As human beings, we are not really responsible for our own acts,…” may be the person performing open heart surgery on someone you care about in a not-so-pleasant future. Regrettably, the quote continued. “and so we need government to control those who don’t care about | Read More »
Mitt Had Better Worry About The Poor
WARNING: The YouTube Video below is not safe either for work or Mitt Romney. There’s a part of me that hopes that the Rap-Artist known as Chapter engaged in evil satire when she wrote and performed the song portrayed in the video above. I also hope that GOP Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney was engaging in satire when he made the following comment. “I’m in this | Read More »
My Endorsement This Year: Rick Santorum 2012
If you watch politics long enough, you’ll see a moment where the tragedy of a losing campaign gets so bad that you actually stop and laugh. It was the “Taliban Dan” ad back in 2010 that convinced me that Alan Grayson was off to his next stop on his professional career. Examples of this have abounded in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary. Who can forget | Read More »
The First Amendment And Obamacare
“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” James Madison Yet another aspect of the American Affordable Care Act has caused the Obama Administration to come-a-cropper with the United States Constitution. The act has already inspired a dense thicket of law suits over its individual mandate provision that forces people to buy insurance or pay a penalty tax for not so doing. Recently, Health and | Read More »
You Can Prevent Your School From Teaching Our Children To Fail
We as citizens have a duty to enforce standards on all levels of our political system. A fundamental truism of life states that we get what we tolerate. This is especially true of our local and muncipal governments who often operate in the shadows due to voter apathy. A recent, small-town courtroom drama gives us insight on why our nation’s underperforming school systems are a | Read More »
Un-Leadership and The State of The Union
“The 65% of our population who are imbeciles really love it, so it must be best!” – Brett Stevens (in full-metal sarcasm mode) (HT:Amerika.org) I’ll let Sir Charles Darwin explain why the entire premise of Barack Obama’s recent smug-fest campaign ad known as a State of The Union Address was an utter joke. Barack Obama thinks a welfare state with more tentacles than a sea | Read More »
Don’t Hate Mitt Romney’s Success
Mitt Romney offered a partial snapshot of his vast personal fortune late Monday, disclosing income of $21.7 million in 2010 and $20.9 million last year — virtually all of it profits, dividends or interest from investments. (HT: Washington Post) It’s not just official – it’s officially official. Mitt Romney isn’t just bad. Mitt Romney is E-VIL! You see, according to Pravda on The Potomac, Mitt | Read More »
Blow It All Up With “Nuke” Gingrich!
“The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue and the public will turn en masse against Barack Obama….Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea party hobbits could return to Middle-earth…This is the kind of crack political | Read More »
Romney and Faust
And that is called paying the Dane-geld; But we’ve proved it again and again, That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld You never get rid of the Dane. – Rudyard Kipling The Jeffersonian.com There are certain things you should never be willing to do just to get ahead. In the end, the short-term gains never justify the cost of having sold out your | Read More »
What We Can Learn From Newt Gingrich’s Shining Moment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ka0LMt5ciRc You know who was money at the last GOP debate; the Great Green Newt. You know why? ‘Cuz he just jumped all over Juan Williams like a cheap, polyester Disco outfit. If you haven’t watched the YouTube of this, feast your very eyes!
Hero or Villain? Romney Under The Microscope At Bain Capital
Mitt Romney has been depicted as a blood-sucking, Wall Street Vampire. If only that were the simple truth. Having an iniquitous personality would be better than the public persona he exudes right now. It would add a certain cache to his otherwise soporific blandwagon of a campaign. Newt Gingrich represents the anti-Romney persecution with a 28 minute political ad entitled “When Mitt Romney Came to | Read More »