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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
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
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
With six days left until the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is due to present its report to Congress it is a fair time to revisit my speculation. My concerns and predictions remain substantially unchanged from my August 13, … Continue reading
My subject matter today will be nerdy. Hopefully my style will make it more enjoyable and I would like all to keep in mind that it is important.
The President has publically stated he will be presenting a jobs package for Congress’ approval shortly after Labor Day. The rumor mill says that he is getting conflicting advice from his inner circle. One group is suggesting a modest package … Continue reading
With our political right wing winning the recent economic showdown over raising the debt ceiling it is becoming abundantly clear that we are going down the wrong economic path and missing an opportunity for economic recovery and simultaneously setting the … Continue reading
Republicans accuse Democrats of falsely blaming today’s economic woes on George W. Bush. Spurred by my own curiosity and multiple reader requests, I did some number crunching and the claim is substantially correct.