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fiscal cliff

Sessions’ Debt Ceiling Solution: Pass a Budget!

January 8, 2013

In a startling move, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions suggested that the people ought to know how their trillions of dollars are being spent if we are to raise the nation’s credit card limit.  So, on the 1,350th day without a budget being passed by the Senate, Sessions suggested that Reid pass a budget, then talks [...]

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Happy 2013!!!

January 1, 2013

After that disastrous election, the uncertain fiscal cliff scenarios, and the impending Mayan apocalypse, we are still here! May your 2013 be a great year!

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Harry Reid is Cliff Jumping

December 27, 2012

While I’ve never been cliff diving from monstrous heights, I did jump off a bit of a cliff at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, RI, as a freshly minted high school graduate back in the day:  you get the guts, take the jump, float for a long second or two before smacking the water to loud [...]

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Ending the West’s Ponzi Scheme

December 26, 2012

Anyone who has been paying attention knows that the Western-style social welfare state which emerged after World War II is failing.  Simply, the problem is that Western governments have promised more goodies to their people than is possible to sustain over time.  The first folks in the mix got hooked up very well, but those [...]

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Obama: School Shooting Means Cave on Fiscal Cliff

December 19, 2012

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more shallow in Washington, President Obama conjures up the Sandy Hook Massacre to pressure Republicans to budge on the fiscal cliff negotiations.  Really?  Watch: I mean, who goes there, right?  Who actually goes there not even a week after the shooting, while children are still being buried, connecting [...]

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More Republican Soul Searching — Buchanan-Style!

November 27, 2012

The recently wounded and defeated GOP is thinking about caving on taxes in the face of th impending “fiscal cliff.”  Pat Buchanan has a few things to say about this in a recent article, which speaks truth to the GOP.  It’s a superb piece that House Republicans need to read.  The GOP is positioning itself [...]

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Mark Steyn on Tuesday’s Election

November 11, 2012

I had been waiting for Mark Steyn’s take on Tuesday’s election.  The author of After America sees America’s problems in their most basic form — our economy is on an unsustainable path and America voted Tuesday to keep trucking down that road.  His point?  We had a chance at a course correction, didn’t take it, [...]

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Ryan’s 2012 Election Prediction

November 5, 2012

It’s almost go-time America!  Tomorrow, there’s a major fork in the road staring at us all.  Neither direction fully solves our problems, but one leads us to the abyss a lot faster.  A President Romney will try to take on the big issues and maybe get us pushed in the right direction.  A re-elected President [...]

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Bernanke Announces QE3

September 13, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Fed will purchase more than $40 billion a month of mortgage-backed securities, or in other words to embark on a third round of targeted quantitative easing as a way to help the stalling economy.  The markets rallied, Wall Street was smiling, and in no way was this [...]

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