Tag Archives: economy

Extra Cash Lying Around? Obama Needs It…

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said today: “To avoid large and ultimately unsustainable budget deficits, the nation will ultimately have to choose among higher taxes, modifications to entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, less spending on everything else from education to defense, or some combination of the above.” Let’s re-cap here. 01.  10% of Americans are unemployed. 02. … Read more »

New Taxes Here We Come… They’re Getting Us Ready

Yahoo runs this Associated Press article with the headline, “Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax.” Notice a couple things. 01.  The word “escape” implies that the households (families) are getting away with something, almost as if they’re cheating the system. Truth: For better or for worse this is the nature of the system as it currently stands.  These… Read more »

America is Broke…

      46 Comments on America is Broke…

Healthcare: “Death Panels” Fact and Fiction.

There has been a lot of confusion about what Sarah Palin meant when she referred to “death panels” being a part of Obama’s healthcare plan. There are misleading fictions: There’s this view:  The author of this blog who goes by the pen-name “Sweet Machine” writes in short that there’s really no such thing as death panels in Obama’s healthcare plan…. Read more »

Support Continued Production of the F-22

      2 Comments on Support Continued Production of the F-22

Though Obama is seemingly unable to say no to any spending bill that comes across his desk, he has no problem cutting spending on one of the most important facets of our national security: the F-22 Raptor, 5th generation tactical fighter jet.   I believe Obama is wrong to want to cut funding for more F-22’s.  Here’s someone with more… Read more »

The Tea Parties Could Not Be Ignored…

      No Comments on The Tea Parties Could Not Be Ignored…

  Those of liberal persuasion will do their best to minimize and even mock the tea parties.  However, let these three truths be known: They were unable to ignore the Tea Parties completely (this cannot be overstated). Every movement must begin somewhere. Every person who attended a tea party represents a hundred others who were unable to be present.  Though… Read more »

Obama’s Pledge to Combat Piracy

      49 Comments on Obama’s Pledge to Combat Piracy

After hearing the news that Capt. Richard Phillips was rescued by the U.S. Navy, President Obama issued a statement.  In it he said: “We remain resolved to halt the rise of piracy in this region,”  What he forgot to say:  “I and My administration will cut Defense spending by more than 10%.   Under my administration, that very Navy that came… Read more »

The End of Private Health Insurance

      No Comments on The End of Private Health Insurance

…those in the Senate who want to cut a deal on health care, should understand that a public option is the beginning of the end of private health insurance…

Obama, A Diplomacy Problem…

      1 Comment on Obama, A Diplomacy Problem…

  Russia, China, Pakistan (the Russ-Chi-Pak issue). Russia, under the unyielding fist of Vladimir Putin, is still wearing communist undergarments under a democratic jump suit.  Though communism per se may not be in Russia’s near future, the stringent restrictions on personal freedom, the government dominance in most spheres of Russian life echo much of what the mantle of Communism had… Read more »

Obama, A Week in Reflection

      No Comments on Obama, A Week in Reflection

  Though Obama might still be in what some would call a “honeymoon” period, this past week has highlighted the now only-too-obvious fact that whatever Obama’s Presidency will ultimately be, it will not be free from regret and embarrassment.  Those who swallowed his campaign slogans of “Change” and “Hope” like so many maraschino cherries might now be feeling their undigested… Read more »