Tag Archives: Treasury

The Sins Of The Father

When I woke up this morning I had every intention of writing about something else.  Then I read the Washington Post and Marc Fisher’s story: Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts caught my eye. 

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Until Next Time

Very late Wednesday evening when the House finally approved a bill ending the government shutdown and averting breaching the debt ceiling I was not elated; relieved would have been a more accurate description of my feelings.  That we were at … Continue reading

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Same Agenda – Different Tactic

For nearly eighty years the Republican Party has fought Social Security.  For nearly fifty years they have fought Medicare and Medicaid.  Considering that I am in the sixth decade of my life, I anticipate that they will be fighting Obamacare … Continue reading

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The Snowstorm And The Hurricane

I have lived in three different metropolitan areas and two very different climatic zones.  I have lived through several major snowstorms and the periphery, (thankfully), of a few hurricanes.  Anyone who was in Western New York in January of 1977 … Continue reading

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A Liberal Crystal Ball

I make it clear that I am a political commentator not a news source.  In fact I have an almost parasitic relationship with real reporters.  Today I am going to go a step beyond them and predict what the major … Continue reading

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Shutdown?

Part of the modern Republican mantra appears to be: Never let a crisis go to waste and if a suitable one doesn’t exist, manufacture one.  As of this writing, (Thursday afternoon), the federal government is posed to run out of … Continue reading

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Reality Debunks Rhetoric

Now that John Kerry rescued Congress from having to take a stand on Syria, at least for the time being, expect the conversation to turn to raising the debt ceiling.  Simultaneously expect the Republican misinformation machine to shift into overdrive.  … Continue reading

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Moneyball

It is a classic good news/bad news situation in the news.  This week is opening week for the national pastime and my favorite sport – baseball.  Next week Congress returns from one of its many vacations.  Baseball will provide hours … Continue reading

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W III

The more the Republican presidential race unfolds one striking set of observations continue to haunt me.  Despite his name never being uttered, the leading candidates seem to be advocating a third George W. Bush term.  They are in complete denial … Continue reading

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The 9-2 Solution

There is an idiom of apparently untraceable English origin that says, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.”  Perhaps that best describes the 112th Congress’ actions, or more accurately lack thereof, on the economy.  A look at the numbers … Continue reading

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