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The Government Reopens, the People Continue to Lose

October 17, 2013

After nearly 17 days, the latest government shutdown has come to an end.  The federal government has enough cash to spend our kid’s and grandkid’s money until January 15, when another apocalyptic, world-ending crisis will inevitably take place to push us to the brink — a brink which will take place on or around February [...]

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Dispelling the Myths of the Government Shutdown

October 12, 2013

Thomas Sowell has a fantastic piece that dispels many myths regarding the government shutdown.  First, he points out how, step by step, the Democrats are responsible for the shutdown, not the GOP.  Most importantly, though, he dispels the myth that it is somehow invalid for the House Republicans to defund Obamacare: Whether Obamacare is good, [...]

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The Government Shuts Down

October 1, 2013

I looked up — the sky was still there.  I looked down — a giant hole did not swallow me up.  Life is good. Last night the federal government shutdown — let the political circus begin!  Since the MSM is primarily DC/government centric, they are in a predictable frenzy.  However, if your job is a [...]

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Government Shutdown Likely

September 30, 2013

With just hours to work out a deal over funding the federal government, it doesn’t look like either side will budge: the Dems believe that any shutdown will hurt Republicans, so why bother resolving anything; all while the Republicans spend their time negotiating with themselves since the Dems have no incentive to solve the problem [...]

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Boehner Pulls a Fast One on His Supporters

April 12, 2011

When the news fist broke that Obama and the Republicans reached a deal to avoid a government shutdown, it wasn’t that exciting.  After all, $38 billion in cuts is insignificant when measured against the massive spending increases our country endured under Presidents Obama and Bush and our federal deficit of well north of a trillion.  [...]

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Raw Deal on the Budget

April 9, 2011

The government didn’t shut down last night, but this morning I don’t feel any better.  In fact, I feel worse about the future prospects for a serious conversation and action on the crippling levels of government spending we cannot maintain yet continue to be engaged in. So, with $38.5 billion in cuts (allegedly saving the [...]

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Flea Bites Dog! Government Shutdown Looms

April 8, 2011

The government may shut down in just a few hours (or not).  I really don’t have much faith in ruling class Republicans to get this minuscule $30-40 billion job done and have a sense that due to their wobbliness, Boehner and crew have emboldened the Dems and MSM to whittle the GOP down.  Case in [...]

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Democrats Receptive to Boehner’s Proposal to Avoid Government Shutdown

February 26, 2011

The Republicans promised during the last campaign that they would stop the President’s runaway spending.  Part of that was a down payment of $100 billion in spending cuts during their first year in charge.  Predictably, the GOP backed off that initial number by pushing for a pro rata reduction of $60 billion.  Even more predictably, [...]

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