The Choice Is(n’t) Yours

It doesn’t get much clearer than this:

The first case—Obama triumphant—obviously makes it easiest to imagine America doing what it takes to restore full employment. In effect, the Obama administration would get an opportunity at a do-over, taking the strong steps it failed to take in 2009. Since Obama is unlikely to have a . . . → Read More: The Choice Is(n’t) Yours

My proposal to Congressman Joe Heck

“The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate, but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing consequences of that not merely for one group, but for all groups.” -Henry Hazlitt

Congressman Heck is trailing Mitt Romney in the valid solutions . . . → Read More: My proposal to Congressman Joe Heck

Government Debt = Terrorism?

The US government’s post-9/11 “war on terror” breathed new life into its long, failed “war on drugs.”  An American public showing signs of increasing disenchantment with the latter was told that drug money fueled and financed terrorism, and that the “war on drugs” was part and parcel of the war on al Qaeda.

Now . . . → Read More: Government Debt = Terrorism?

Today's Inquiry into English Usage and Basic Mathematics ...

This one’s from the New York Times …

And as the Pentagon confronts the prospect of cutting its budget by about 10 percent over the next decade …

… but you can probably find it in just about any newspaper article discussing the upcoming “budget cuts.”

So, just how deep are these horrendous, army-killing . . . → Read More: Today’s Inquiry into English Usage and Basic Mathematics …

Thoughts On Ron Paul’s Budget Proposal

First, a summary from the WSJ:

GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul will unveil his economic plan Monday afternoon, calling for a lower corporate tax rate, cutting spending by $1 trillion during his first year in office and eliminating five cabinet-level agencies, including the Education Department, according to excerpts released to Washington Wire…

But . . . → Read More: Thoughts On Ron Paul’s Budget Proposal

On Patent Reform

The Smith Patent Reform Bill has become law:

President Obama today signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) a bipartisan, bicameral bill that updates our patent system to encourage innovation, job creation and economic growth. Both Houses of Congress overwhelmingly supported the proposal, which was sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman . . . → Read More: On Patent Reform

Ron Paul supports clean energy

The key to an economic recovery does not rest in Washington. The key to an economic recovery is to put Washington through a recession. Any efforts by politicians to con you into believing they’re stimulating some kind of economic progress – again, bribing you with your own money – by promoting one form of . . . → Read More: Ron Paul supports clean energy

I'm with Senator Reid on brothels

I’m with Senator Reid over Goodman on the issue of brothels. Unless somebody can show me how the use of prostitutes engenders a net economic benefit, I don’t see why such an activity should be legal. In my estimation, it’s immoral. It degrades women, turning them into objects to be bought and sold. Prostitution . . . → Read More: I’m With Senator Reid on Brothels

There’s really no excuse for not knowing…

… that if you don’t check in with the government before wiping your bum, some idiot may blow $9,000 on extra toilet paper and blame you for it.

I’ve looked and looked and looked, and I can’t find anything in the Constitution about the airspace around POTUS being “restricted.” Nor are bullshit security theater . . . → Read More: There’s really no excuse for not knowing…

Weekly wrap

Some blogs that caught my eye last week. First is The Burning Platform with Edward Gibbon’s five marks of Rome’s decaying culture from his book The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire:

1. Concern with displaying affluence instead of building wealth. 2. Obsession with sex and perversions of sex. 3. Art becomes freakish . . . → Read More: Weekly Wrap