Tax Hit Will Impact Cost Of Politicians

A bit of humor from Andy Borowitz in the New Yorker. Enjoy.

Billionaires Warn Higher Taxes Could Prevent Them From Buying Politicians

Posted by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Introducing a new wrinkle into the already fraught fiscal cliff showdown, a consortium of billionaires today warned that if their taxes are raised they will no [...]


Obama Wins Election—Vent Here

OK, I was right, sad to say.

Some thoughts on the Republican Party.

My thoughts are based on the need for a libertarian future, much as was envisioned by Jefferson, Madison and their followers. Today these Founders would be considered to be libertarians (Classical Liberals). They would not recognize the current Republican Party as representing [...]


Obama’s Tired Rhetoric

This is an anti-Obama hit piece that I kind of enjoy. I don’t think it is unfair. Compare his empty rhetoric to Ron Paul. He needs new speech writers.


Obama, The Buffett Tax, And Economics

The controversy over the “Buffett tax” on “millionaires” and “billionaires” continues since my post, “The Obama Plan To Increase Poverty”. The media have been full of interviews and commentary about this. The President continues to hammer away at his claim that the lack of wealth redistribution is a “drag on the economy.”

The issue is [...]


The Obama Plan To Increase Poverty


 What drags our entire economy down is when…the gap between those at the very very top and everybody else keeps growing wider and wider and wider and wider. … So let me you ask you: what’s a better way to make our economy stronger? Do we give another $150,000 tax breaks to every millionaire [...]


Santorum Suspends Campaign for GOP Presidential Nomination

I never liked Santorum with his populist, pro-war, Crony Capitalist rhetoric. One less guy for Ron Paul to deal with.

Rick Santorum suspends campaign for GOP presidential nominationLos Angeles Times | April 10, 2012 | 11:10 a.m.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, according to multiple news [...]


Nassim Taleb Supports Ron Paul

This is attributed to Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Facebook page. “The only person I trust is Ron Paul.”


Gingrich Rise Is Triumph Of Style Over Substance


This article is from Cato. For a list of Newt’s top ten wackiest ideas, go here. 

“Gingrich Rise Is Triumph Of Style Over Substance”

by Gene Healy

 This article appeared in DC Examiner on January 24, 2012.

On the eve of Newt Gingrich’s landslide victory in the South Carolina primary, CNN’s Erin Burnett let the former [...]


Newt And Voter Amnesia

I will admit I dislike Newt Gingrich. I will admit that I cannot find anything good about his candidacy. I will admit that I am out to drive him off the podium. Yes, it’s not fair … I know. But I just don’t understand the “family values” folks who support this guy. It must be [...]


Should Mitt Pay More Taxes?

Mitt Romney made $21.7 million in 2010 according to his tax returns, and paid $3 million in federal taxes, about a 14% effective tax rate.  The bulk of his income ($12.6 million) was from capital gains on investments, plus taxable interest of $3.3 million and ordinary dividends of $4.9 million. His net worth is estimated to be [...]


Is Newt Unstable?


From his campaign rhetoric one might reasonably conclude that Newt Gingrich has only one oar in the water. In my experience those who cannot control their mouths are a bit unstable. I have known quite a few people like this. Many are bright some aren’t, but I believe they are all mildly mentally “off”. The most disquieting thing about Gingrich is that there [...]