CRONIES TAXING YOU

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APRIL 2013   Politicians love to stand in front of cameras and microphones, pat themselves on the back and tell us tales of jobs creation and innovation when government and private business work together.  The phrase “public-private partnership” gets politicians more excited then a teenage boy at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.    The phrase “public-private partnership” is a narcotic … Read More

THE WATCHDOG’S ABSURDITY COLLECTION 5

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SEPTEMBER 2011 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs The Seventh Quarterly Report on the economic impact of the Obama administrations stimulus package shows what little the Keynesian effort accomplished in stimulating the economy. The White House’s Council of Economic Advisors, whose economists were appointed by President Obama, authored the report. The wizard of smart economists reported that using “mainstream estimates of economic multipliers … Read More

FORTUNATE SON

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JANUARY 2013 It ain’t me.  It ain’t me. I ain’t no fortunate son. Credence Clearwater Revival Once again, it pays to hire well-connected lobbyists; it pays to be a fortunate son.  The big winners in the fiscal cliff deal were those deep-pocketed special interests.  $76 billion in tax credits for the likes of General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Hollywood and even … Read More

SCARY STATISTICS

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DECEMBER 2012 Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming and Washington D.C. What do these states and district have in common? The number of people receiving food stamps in the United States exceeds the total population of … Read More

TIME TO GET MEDIEVAL

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NOVEMBER 2012   Marcellus Wallace, a character from the film Pulp Fiction, made in my opinion an excellent suggestion in dealing with a sadistic rapist.  He said to get “medieval” on him.  With most of the Wall Street con artists continuing to do no hard time, I decided to see what justice meant for financial crooks of the past.  Jason … Read More

DRUG PUSHER

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AUGUST 2012 In his 1935 State of the Union message, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed social security, unemployment insurance, and aid to dependent children to help the deserving poor, but he added an ominous warning…  “The lessons of history, confirmed by evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence on relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive … Read More

‘NO RISK’: MORE WORDS FOR GEITHNER TO EAT

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June, 2012 NEW YORK (TheStreet) — There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt. — John Adams Back in February, Senator Paul Ryan from Wisconsin challenged Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, asking why the Obama administration is not making any attempt to solve the long-term debt problem. Geithner’s response was a … Read More

MAN UP, POLITICOS, AND PAY YOUR CAMPAIGN DEBT

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MAY 2012 Newt Gingrich recently ended his bid for the White House. His unwillingness to depart reminded me of a scene from the original Wall Street film when Gordon Gecko dresses down the naive Bud Fox: “What are you, 12th man on the deal team, last to know?” Really Newt? You couldn’t have figured out that you had zero shot 10 states … Read More

THE FAIRNESS FALLACY

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APRIL 2012 The President of the United States has decided to take his traveling circus of illusion on the road to pitch his version of a Brave Fair World and the magic of his Buffet Tax that will make this all possible.  Every millionaire would be subject to the new rule and according to all the king’s horses and all … Read More