Federal spending by year

I’m getting annoyed by the partisan dipshits who have amnesia when it comes to taxes, federal spending, and the deficit, so I decided to post a simple chart for easy reference. All data was taken from the GPO at this link.  As of today (August 6th, 2011) I’m not able to find a verifiable source […]

Daily Kos Krap

Ok, I know the Daily Kos is a socialist leaning liberal site, but when this popped up in my newsfeed I just had to comment. First up, here’s their quote (I’m not attempting to verify the quote, an I’m assuming it’s accurate) from Mike Lee (R, Utah) I mean, look, when we’re bringing it about […]

Guns and Gold

I just read this in today’s Daily Reckoning. “Once they get a taste for it,” Bill Bonner observed in his essay “Tomorrow Happened Yesterday”, “few economies can resist spending money they didn’t earn. First, they borrow from the future. Then, they steal from it, by simply printing money. Finally, you get déjà vu, as yesterday’s […]

Bailout Pork – Just Say NO!

I ran across something very interesting today regarding the bailout bill that the Senate passed last night.  Here’s a story on Marketwatch.com that’s the tip of the iceberg.  It’s titled Can the ‘William Tell amendment’ save the bailout? Here’s the first part of it: There can’t have been a more ridiculous bit of legal fluff […]

Financial Bailout Plan

This needs to be read by more people, so more people can contact congress to let them know what they think of it.  I’ll post the reasons for my own thoughts later (I think it sucks!) but for now, here’s the text of the proposed plan according to the NY TImes.  Please read it and […]

Oil Speculation

The news is full of (no, not that!) stories about Congress investigating the role of oil speculation today.  A CNN story says “Near-record oil prices could quickly fall by half if Congress were to rein in speculators“.  Sounds good – so what’s the hold up?  If Congress could simply pass a law that would drop […]