Tag Archives: defecit

Are You Serious?

Taking a cursory glance at the Ryan Plan 3.0 I am reminded of the first retort my youngest grandchild learned, “Are you serious?”  It was cute, we all laughed and Olivia repeated it a time or two to get more … Continue reading

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A Challenge Issued

I’m a self-confessed political junkie; as such I almost never miss a State of the Union address.  I have to admit to some degree enjoying the pomp and circumstance however I am beyond being overwhelmed by it.  The several days … Continue reading

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If A Than B

Monday President Obama put forth the name of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.  What interested me was why and what does that tell us.  Hagel, the former Republican Senator from Nebraska, had been rumored to be in line for … Continue reading

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Finally Recognition Of The Problem

I do not often write about monetary policy simple because I am not as knowledgeable of it as I am of fiscal policy.  Today is an exception and I recognize an unprecedented move by the Federal Reserve when I see … Continue reading

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Least We Forget

Today is the anniversary of one of the darkest days in American military history.  It is the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  America’s greatest generation, (thanks Dad), rose from those ashes and defeated the mightiest foe it … Continue reading

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What Cliff?

Friday President Obama held his first meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss what has come to be known as the fiscal cliff.  The word cliff implies some danger and doom.  If there is imminent danger it is certainly not for … Continue reading

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Requiem Of The Not So Super Committee

Late Monday afternoon the Supercommittee announced it had failed to the surprise of almost no one who had been following it and the events that brought it into being.  Its genesis was the debt ceiling increase deal.  The Tea Party … Continue reading

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Whose Nickel Anyway?

Seventeen states support thirty two and one supports itself.  That is what the results of a 2007 study by the self-identified as non partisan, but generally considered conservative, The Tax Foundation using 2005 data tells us.  Unfortunately this seems to … Continue reading

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Chutzpah

My alma mater had a disproportionately large Jewish population in both the faculty and student body back when I attended classes there.  This was a case of cultural diversity contributing to my education.  One of the words I picked up … Continue reading

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Money Wins

There is an old expression, “Follow the money.”  If the Democrats are doing that they will realize that they are in the driver’s seat in the debt ceiling debate. There is no reason to make any major concessions to the … Continue reading

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