Tag Archives: Budget

Sequester Follies — February 25, 2013

The posturing and demagoguery of our President surrounding the Great Sequester Debate is infuriating.  More than ever, he gives evidence that he has little interest in governing, and is much more engaged in politicking and campaigning. Virtually every day in … Continue reading

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Power Play — 28 January 2013

It appeared evident in President Obama’s inauguration speech that he has little apparent intention of working with Republicans for the next couple of years.  While the traditional inaugural address is a unifying ode to the principles that make us all … Continue reading

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The Medicare Scramble — 20 August 2012

Within hours of the announcement that Mitt Romney had picked Paul Ryan to be his running mate, I heard CNN offer an introductory profile.  The “most trusted name in news” described him as an “extreme conservative,” whose proposals included a … Continue reading

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Economic Incoherence — 5 June 2012

What a ghastly number last week! I’m not referring to the employment figure, although that was bad enough.  A mere 69,000 new jobs, less than half of what economists expected, and the third consecutive month of declining payrolls.  To add … Continue reading

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The Savaging of Paul Ryan — 30 April 2012

This country could do much worse than to have more like Paul Ryan in Washington.  When the halls of Congress are prowled by such exemplars of impropriety as Anthony Wiener, Eric Massa, John Ensign and Christopher Lee, it is a … Continue reading

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One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor — 18 July 2011

The deadline for the debt ceiling negotiations is fast approaching, and little in the way of legislation appears on offer.  Much has been written, blogged, and pontificated about this political wrestling match, and I thought it might be useful to … Continue reading

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“It does not work…” — 6 June 2011

“We are spending more money than we have ever spent before and it does not work… we have just as much unemployment as when we started and an enormous debt to boot.” One could imagine Timothy Geithner in a confessional … Continue reading

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