Barack Obama

You Can Keep Your (Insurance Policy/Doctor), Can’t You?

I had it in my mind that I was going to avoid being too political, but I can’t help it now. Here’s a story… (By the way, I’m not going to use anyone’s name here. If you want to, you could do a couple searches and figure it out yourself, but it’s not my fault […]

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The Republicans are S.O.L.

With all this talk about the sequester, and with Obama apparently wanting to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of income tax in America by giving us more of it, I’m finding myself pretty close to giving up. It’s just way too hard to make sense of any of this. The inmates are actually running the […]

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Can We Inflate Our Way Out of Debt?

Obama: We can’t cut our way into prosperity. Republicans: We can’t tax our way into prosperity. Man behind the curtain: Hey, why not inflate our way into prosperity? It’s a simple theory. If you have a lot of fixed costs (mortgage, car loans, student loans, credit cards, medical bills, etc.), and your income doubles, then […]

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Tuesday Trivia

I like trivia. (I also likes puns. But, I’m not sure I want to subject anyone to that kind of drivel:)). In fact, I like trivia so much that my wife has purchased a dozen “bathroom readers” over the years to keep me… uh…. occupied. So, I’m going to start a new feature – Tuesday […]

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16 Trillion

I’ve decided that’s how I’m going to respond to everything the next time I have a “debate” with a liberal. It doesn’t happen very often (the debate, that is), but it always frustrates me to no end. More than once I’ve had to deal with responses like, “You obviously know your facts and figures, BUT […]

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$2.93!

That’s how much I just paid for gas at the Fred Meyer on Chinden Blvd. And, like my brother-in-law Scott said to me last week during our family Christmas party, “Bet you didn’t think you’d ever get excited about $3 gas“. Well, I am excited, and here’s why. I’ve been saying all through the economic […]

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An Open Challenge to Warren Buffet

So, once again Warren Buffet is pushing the idea that the “Super Rich” should pay much more in taxes than they do currently. My response… So, what’s stopping them? Do we really need a bunch of new tax laws enacted (wow, that’s a can-o-worms I would just as soon avoid) to get them to take […]

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Rats

The aftermath of the election has been enlightening, to say the least. Basically, the big population centers re-elected Obama. Taken to the extreme – the people who “live like rats” re-elected him. Go figure. If you look at a map of the electorate by county (the smallest division I’ve seen to date), most of the […]

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What Do We Pay “Them”?

I found this interesting. See what you think. Here is a breakdown of what we (yes, we – the people) pay the current Whitehouse staff. $40,000-$70,000 Researchers, assistants and analysts ($40,000 or so) Scheduler ($58,000) Speechwriter ($60,000) –Note: might explain why Obama’s speeches are so crappy $70,000-$100,000 Director of White House Operations ($85,000) Special Assistant […]

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A Little Activism on the Court?

I just don’t get it. Justice Robertson did the unexpected, and he did it in a very, very sneaky way. When Obama tried to pass his stupid healthcare bill, he emphasized that the penalty for not complying was definitely not a tax. And, why did he do that? To make it more palatable for the […]

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Technology, Economy, Politics

I was quite fascinated yesterday to get this in my inbox Floating city for startups makes waves among entrepreneurs Wow. Basically, the company behind “Blueseed” (the name of the “floating city”) is trying to create an independent “state” where tech entrepreneurs can get together in international waters and pursue their startups. Makes you kinda wonder […]

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