Category Archives: Tsunami/Economy

80 million strong

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner recently revealed that the government sends out 80 million checks a month. That’s a lotta dependency. Add in spouses and others who are also dependent on those checks, and you have a lot of slaves on … Continue reading

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Leaving the promise-making business

We have just witnessed the budget charade. Not long ago, the Ryan plan was introduced with some fanfare. It promises lots of cuts… over decades. Few cuts of significance in the first year. When you hear someone say that they … Continue reading

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Unions and state governments

Some random thoughts as we watch the battles play out between public unions and government officials… Why do so many people look upon policemen, firemen, and public school teachers as sacrosanct? To use the latter example, public schools are an … Continue reading

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Random January thoughts on the economy

What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative? -Joseph Sobran A perceptive quote. For most, the answer is “in whatever society … Continue reading

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Why libertarianism?

People are upset about the economy. They’re grasping for alternatives to the current political class. Someone recently noted that the great danger of the Tea Party is that it feels like a revolution to its members, but it doesn’t address … Continue reading

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Earning your way

The economy hasn’t recovered, but there is currently no 2008 feeling about it right now, that feeling of imminent doom. I think it’s a mistake to see “this is the worst it will get” in this lull, though. Now is … Continue reading

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Beaten cows and lost freedoms

“Animal rights” is one of the great fads of our time. It has bound weak consciences with a false view of creation. This week, a video hit documenting abuse on an Ohio farm. Farmhands are shown repulsively cursing as they … Continue reading

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Always, more regulations

Envy is a constant of human nature. So is a desire to steward other people’s money, whether they like it or not. We’ve been hearing a lot lately that almost half of all citizens pay no income taxes. This, it … Continue reading

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A milestone day for the U.S.

Well, that was a nauseating debacle. I hope Bart Stupak enjoys his mess of pottage. We might call this the day that private insurance died. I doubt that the imperial throne will need to fight like this again to complete … Continue reading

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A crescendo

Conservatives complain heartily about Barack Obama. “Bush wasn’t the best, but this guy is spending us into oblivion.” Obama believes, or so he says, that he has no other choice. It’s necessary to see the larger picture before putting Obama … Continue reading

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The age-old urge to “do something”

Recently I heard an author on a talk show. The author correctly explained in great detail why the economy was in its current situation. He even implicated the Fed. Then the host asked what to do. The author proceeded to … Continue reading

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Highlights of last night’s skit

I caught parts of the State of the Union (SOTU) last night. That’s better than I did the past 10 years. SOTU speeches are basically lists of proposed handouts delivered in a torrent of high-toned cliches (“We must answer history’s … Continue reading

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Doubting our civil religion

There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night … Continue reading

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Warring against limited government

Conservatives would love to scrap the income tax. Question: How do you do this and still support all the wars and defense? Look at the math. The government is slated to take in about $2 trillion in tax revenue this … Continue reading

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Speaking of Peter Schiff…

This is my favorite snippet of his. It’s the funniest way you can spend three minutes learning how politicians think. Republican ones, too.

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Preparing for the health care debacle

That’s Peter Schiff on how the health care bill will destroy the private insurance market. The proposed bill doesn’t take effect until after 2012, conveniently bypassing the next presidential election. In 2016, when the scope of the disaster is dawning … Continue reading

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The bad steward

But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business… 1 Thess 4:10-11 Those who are busy-bodies, meddling in other men’s matters, generally have but … Continue reading

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The meaning of “collapse” and “tsunami”

As my wife will tell you, one of my favorite statements now is: “Nothing will change until the collapse.” In other words, the irresponsible spending will continue until the government cannot do it any more. The voters are deluded and/or … Continue reading

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Capitalism means freedom

Michael Moore has been on various shows flogging his new movie. He criticizes capitalism as “evil.” However, when he describes “capitalism,” it turns out that he’s really criticizing fascism. The health care and banking systems are examples of economic fascism, … Continue reading

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Influence people now for the post-tsunami world

Government is good at one thing: It knows how to break your legs, hand you a crutch, and say, “See, if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.” -Harry Browne There was a town hall event … Continue reading

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A Republican landslide won’t mean much

Conservative talk radio is already abuzz about the 2010 mid-term elections. The hope is that Barack Obama is self-destructing, and a massive wave of discontent will lead to a great victory for the Republicans. Hopes are often dashed, but let’s … Continue reading

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Debt tsunami

Perhaps it’s a waste of time to debate the merits of Obamacare, Cap and Trade, or the latest stimulus measures. None may matter due to one overriding reason: they will all be deluged in the tsunami to come. They’re all … Continue reading

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Childishness and sustainability

We’ve heard more than one person tell us that cost is no object when it comes to our basic right to health care. This is like saying that air is no object when it comes to breathing. Cost always matters … Continue reading

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Pay no attention to the yellow bus behind the curtain

He doesn’t hit the target 100% of the time (who does?), but few writers land harder punches than Gary North. Here is yet another example. “Keep your eye on the yellow buses.” Indeed.

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The CBO comedy

Most of you have probably heard that the Congressional Budget Office is predicting $9 trillion in federal deficits over the next 10 years. Politicians are kvetching about this. They won’t do anything serious about it, though. Too unpopular. Understand something: … Continue reading

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