I received an email from one of my Senators, John Duncan this evening. He’s touting his sponsorship of a “point of order” on the proposed highway bill, which “called on Congress to face fiscal reality as it considers a two-year highway reauthorization bill.” He says he’s “against the pending highway bill for violating spending restrictions”. […]

Stop the insanity

I was in an argument – umm, I mean a discussion – with some family and friends on facebook today, and I was looking up some facts to show just how fucking stupid Bush, Obama, our congress, and the Federal Reserve super-duo of Greenspan/Bernanke have been over the past 10 years, and I decided WTF? […]

Fox News has a Boner for Boehner

Wow.  How he did it: Three Keys to Boehner’s Budget Victory is a Fox News story that drools over Boehner.  I personally think Boehner is the worst possible leader for the Republicans, because he’s a typical middle-of-the-road “Moderate” who stands for nothing – aka George “Read My Lips” Bush Sr and Bob “Could I possibly […]

California Budget

I was reading a Reuters story about the proposed budget in California tonight when I saw this: Wheelchair-bound Christina Mills, 32, of Sacramento, California said disabled workers could not afford to have subsidies for assistants cut as the governor proposed. “If they didn’t have home-care workers to help them get dressed in the morning, they […]

Democrats and Republicans

This is from an old (sometime in the 1980′s) Dave Barry column, but I ran across it today and I still find it funny.  It’s about the difference between Democrats and Republicans.  Unfortunately for our country, it’s pretty close to the truth…. “The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time […]

Obama’s budget cuts

The NY Times is reporting that President Obama is proposing about $17 billion in budget cuts for the next year.  As the NY Times puts it the proposed cuts represent about 1.4 percent of the $1.2 trillion deficit that is projected for the fiscal year 2010. I’ll put it more bluntly – these cuts are […]

Obama is imitating Bush

George Bush was – by far – the biggest budget busting president of all time.  In just 8 years he racked up almost as much debt as the previous 42 presidents did in the previous 212 years of the United States combined.  To put it another way, Bush almost doubled the national debt in just […]

Goodbye Capitalism

Capitalism is almost dead in the US.  What follows is a copy and paste of part of yesterday’s Daily Reckoning.  You need to read it – both what follows and the Daily Reckoning site.  Enjoy! gk Obama’s new budget is the biggest bag of leeches to come along since the Roosevelt Administration. We have not […]

A $3.55 trillion budget

Spending “only” $3.55 trillion is considered to be fiscally responsible? President Obama inherited a more than $1 trillion deficit from the idiot George Bush, but he’s tacked on more than his fair share already.  The current estimate of the deficit is now up to $1.75 trillion for fiscal year 2009, which started on Oct 1st, […]

Can Obama cut the deficit in half?

According to Reuters, an anonymous “administration official” said The deficit this administration inherited was $1.3 trillion or 9.2 percent of GDP. By 2013, the end of the president’s first term, the budget cuts the deficit to $533 billion or 3.0 percent of GDP. I don’t think Obama will do that – he certainly hasn’t started […]