Batshit Bachmann drops out

Dammit!  Michelle Bachmann dropped out of the race today.  She was so easy to make fun of, just had to read the speeches that day to get new batshit material. Oh well, the whacko side of the Republican party is still well represented with Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum. I’d add Mitt to the list, but […]

Who’s money is it?

Gerald E. Scorse is a nut case.  Not quite Charlie Sheen nut case, but he isn’t too far away.  Read this Op-Ed he wrote in the LA Times. He seriously thinks that people who bother to save for their own retirement are cheating everyone else in the country out of “untold billions in future Treasury […]

Cash for clunkers

The government announced the details of the $1 billion “cash for clunkers” program today.  Here’s a relatively good Q&A on it. One thing the Q&A says that I disagree with – ok, I think they are 100% wrong – is this: Q: My old car or truck is worth more than $4,500. Should I use […]

Less than nothing

I just read a great article on FEE.org entitled Less than Nothing that explains why the federal government should have nothing to do with managing the economy.  But the article goes further and explains that it’s now too late to simply do nothing – we need to undo the existing policies which brought us to […]

A dumber idea

This is quite possibly the dumbest thing I’ve read today.  A story on CNN talking about a mileage tax, where the government tracks your car via GPS and bills you based on the number of miles you drive. Speaking to The Associated Press, Transportation Secretary LaHood, an Illinois Republican, said, “We should look at the […]

Going downhill fast

I didn’t vote for Obama (I voted Libertarian this year) but I was hoping Obama would be an inspirational President who wouldn’t actually do much – because I don’t think the government should do much.  I was really hoping that there would be Republican control of the House and Senate so hardly anything would get […]

What a difference a year makes

Last January I was beginning to get tired of reading stuff like “kitchen sink quarter” and “this is a great time to buy real estate” and “this is the time to buy stocks”.  One evening I happened to read a post by Doug Kass entitled “Buy the Financials. Yes, Buy” in which he made a […]

How to blow $700 billion

I don’t know where to start….  Let me get this out of the way – I think the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street banks is a bad idea.  A very bad idea.  A very bad idea for many reasons.   I’ll try to explain some of them. For starters, here’s what the Telegraph in the […]

GOP Presidential Race

Ok, any opinions on who’s going to be the GOP candidate?  Since I think the federal government does way too much anyway – things that it doesn’t have the Consitutional authority to do – I’m thinking Ron Paul is getting my vote on February 5th.  I especially like his thoughts on monetary policy, and I […]