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Archive for the ‘Bailout’ Category

Media And White House Smokescreens

October 9, 2009

There were a couple of news articles in last few days that particularly caught my eye. One article announced that Retail sales are at 2005 levels. That’s encouraging, as the media and government trumpet economic recovery. To be fair, it is an increase. But, no one is seeing the sales increases they’ve been expecting. There […]

Big Brother Is About To Grow

September 4, 2009

Go ahead and post your comments on the White House’s publicly accessible sites. Just be prepared. The government is hiring vendors to market and store your information. The National Legal and Policy Center, or NLPC, revealed the White House New Media team is seeking to hire a technology vendor to collect data such as comments, […]

Revealing Leftism and Healthcare Lies In the Media

July 13, 2009

For those who wonder just how leftist the media and the country are going, take a look at this CNBC discussion of the second round of AIG bonuses. Kindly notice that Leslie Marshall (from national Radio) and Tanya Acker (from the Huffington Post) are in favor of throwing legal obligations to the wind based on […]

Obama and Government Financial Games

May 23, 2009

First, it was western banks and financial institutions. Now, Chinese banks are accused of taking excessive risks. Chinese banks’ surge in lending to support the government’s stimulus package is leading to excessive risk taking, said the Fitch ratings agency. The Fitch agency’s main point is the focus is on short term profits, instead of long […]

Democrats on Taxes, Banking, and Healthcare…Nothing But Lies.

May 7, 2009

There was a very interesting discussion of ”What Is Rich”. President Obama, and most Liberal politicians, intend to raise taxes on those making $250,000 or more. Unfortunately, that is a very arbitrary standard. An income of $250,000 is a lot richer in Abilene, Texas, than in New York’s Nassau County, where it takes $430,000 to […]

The Banking Crisis, Anger and Islam

March 31, 2009

There has been a lot of media hype lately about the financial crisis. And, of course, the crisis has EVERYONE’S attention. But, what isn’t covered, or dealt with openly is the seething anger below the surface. This was best revealed on the Tonight show when President Obama was a guest. Jay Leno described the immense […]

My Rant On Debt, Debt and More Debt

March 21, 2009

Debt is scourge on the American people. According to America’s Total Debt Report, 2008 debt was $186,740 per man, woman and child – – 6.4 times higher per capita than in 1957. The report also shows that higher debt reduces the level of real national income while adding little to the economy. In fact, according […]

More of the Same…

March 14, 2009

Washington needs to be very cautious making deals with Afghan insurgents? Really? Do you think the Obama administration will listen? The International Crisis Group said previous deals had broken down within months and strengthened the militants. Instead, it said Afghans needed a stronger state and the rule of law. In its report, the Brussels-based ICG […]

10/09 Morning Report

October 9, 2008

Does anyone remember that 10 years ago, some experts were already predicting the financial crisis we are in today? A Fox News report shows that indeed they were. So why is everyone so suddenly surprised that it happened? (…maybe the media ignored it rather than make people worry about their credit levels…that conservatives were saying […]

10/08 Morning Rant

October 8, 2008

Let’s see if I have all of this straight…or at least mostly. The Democrats blame 8 years of failed policy under Bush for the economic crisis in America. The Republicans blame failure of Democratic oversight groups—like the committees in Congress chaired by Democrats—for not doing anything to derail a crisis. And both Presidential candidates take […]