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Andrew Wilkow

Our Ever Shrinking Workforce

September 6, 2013

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 90,473,000 Americans weren’t working in August (the highest number ever), meaning that we have a meager 63.2% labor participation rate.  That’s the lowest it’s been since the years of Jimmy Carter.  Yet, using Washington math, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% — only in DC could it [...]

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Obama’s “Fair Share” Nearly the Same as Mine

April 14, 2013

If you believe “rich” is considered any household earning over $250,000 a year, and if you believe that the acceptable tax rate on the top earners is 39.6%, then wouldn’t you think someone pulling in $608,611 should pay their “fair share” of taxes?  Even if this person gave (and legitimately deducted) a substantial amount of [...]

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Misguided Gay Marriage Arguments?

March 27, 2013

Perhaps gay rights activists in this country are aiming too high.  Rather than create massive grassroots campaigns impacting local and state law, they’ve gone right to the top.  Listening to Andrew Wilkow this afternoon, he made an interesting argument about the gay marriage debate:  that the typical arguments in support of gay marriage don’t really [...]

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Obama Called Out on Vacations

April 13, 2012

As a public school teacher I have lots of time off, including this week which happens to be my Spring Break.  Some of my colleagues go on vacations to various destinations, some don’t.  Like nearly everyone else it’s all a matter of choice based on certain realities, mainly one’s ability to pay for one’s vacation. [...]

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Did You Get Your Obamacare Waiver Yet?

January 7, 2012

Numbers from a Friday afternoon document dump indicate that 543,812 labor union employees have received an Obamacare waiver since last June, while only 69,813 mostly small business private sector employees did.  When I read that I couldn’t help but think about Andrew Wilkow‘s notion that “socialism is for the people, not the socialists”. It all [...]

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A New Greek Oracle

February 28, 2010

The ancient Oracle of Delphi used to be a spot where ancient Greeks would go to breathe in various toxic fumes and listen to Pythia tell them about possible futures in cryptic phrases and symbols.  Well, millennia later, the Greeks still have some prophesying to do — this time on the eventual collapse of what [...]

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(un)Happy “Cost of Government Day!”

August 12, 2009

I did a lot of driving today.  So, I listened to a lot of radio from such people as Laura Ingraham, Andrew Wilkow and Rush Limbaugh.  Well, not everyone gets to listen to their shows regularly and a common thread seemed present throughout them all (of course fit in between the Town Hall/Health Care thing):  August [...]

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