Category Archives: Economy

Going a Stealthy Green

Yesterday, the President stated his intention to protect the planet the best he can without pissing anyone off. Good luck with that. Actually we see this all of the time from politicians because often there are painful consequences from the … Continue reading

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Updated thoughts about this whole Coffee thing

First, I’m kind of liking this whole “Coffee Party”/”Occupy Wall Street” thing. I wrote a little about the nascent Coffee Party more than a year and a half ago, and thought it might be cute but not really practical. I’m … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Debt Rating Process

Maybe I understand what’s happening with our debt rating and maybe I don’t. It kind of sounds to me as though Standard & Poor’s, which I believe has benefited from our assistance in the not too distant past, has decided … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Balanced Budgets and National Debt

Let me say up front that I am not trying to turn over a new leaf by posting more often. It’s just that I’ve been pondering (that was for you, Maggie) the noise coming out of Washington about the Debt … Continue reading

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Here’s my take on the “compromise” tax bill

Here is why, in an up-or-down vote, I want Heath Shuler, Kay Hagan and Richard Burr to vote against what the President is trying to pass off as a bi-partisan “compromise” tax bill: it isn’t a compromise; it’s a capitulation.  … Continue reading

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