Category: Economics

Congressman Ted Lieu’s Koch Problem

Congressman Ted Lieu’s Koch Problem

But for the people who rabidly embrace the doctrine of human-caused global warming, none of this matters. For them global warming was never really about science or data. It is about power. Man-made global warming is a powerful justification for a massive expansion of government controls over human activities. That is why the ruling classes, […]

If Technology is our Future, Why Aren’t we Teaching Our Kids to Create it?

If Technology is our Future, Why Aren’t we Teaching Our Kids to Create it?

We have to do everything we can to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit, wherever we find it. We should be helping American companies compete and sell their products all over the world. We should be making it easier and faster to turn new ideas into new jobs and new businesses. And we should knock down any […]

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) pushing Hollywood Fiction for More Banking Regulations

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) pushing Hollywood Fiction for More Banking Regulations

If it moves, tax it.  If it keeps moving, regulate it.  If it stops moving, subsidize it. Ronald Reagan Enter Dodd Frank: legislation named after Democrats’ Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank, which enacted 2,300 pages of banking regulations.  What could have possibly gone wrong with 2,300 pages of new government regulations on banks?  This: When the […]

Congress, Not Obama’s Cronies, Will Rescue Puerto Rico

Congress, Not Obama’s Cronies, Will Rescue Puerto Rico

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. Errol Flynn Due to the Puerto Rico’s gross habits, the commonwealth has amassed a total debt of over $72 billion and has already defaulted on $221 million of its’ debt.  When unfunded liabilities (pensions) are included, these additional costs bring the total value of […]

Soak The Rich. Spend the Bread. Bad Idea. A Tax-Time Tribute to Thad McCotter

Soak The Rich. Spend the Bread. Bad Idea. A Tax-Time Tribute to Thad McCotter

  Republicans believe that every day is 4th of July. Democrats believe every day is April 15th. Ronald Reagan Federal tax revenues hit a record $1.48 trillion for the first half of fiscal year 2016, but the federal government spent $1.94 trillion, creating a $461 billion deficit. Americans will collectively spend more on taxes in […]

Is Saudi Arabia and the Rest of OPEC Going Broke?

Is Saudi Arabia and the Rest of OPEC Going Broke?

Last November, as we were enjoying our Thanksgiving meal, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the OPEC oil ministers met in Vienna and decided not to cut oil production. The outcome of that decision had far reaching effects much more devastating then OPEC realized at the time. On that day, the Price of West Texas […]

Bernie Speaks to Me Because He Reminds Me of Jesus….

Bernie Speaks to Me Because He Reminds Me of Jesus….

Living in Vegas is much like walking through Times Square–bright lights, strange sights, international feel and appeal. Thankfully, I don’t live on Las Vegas Blvd, but a trip to the strip is always a spectacle, much like walking into the Star Wars bar scene, or the Wynn Hotel on Tuesday night. I grabbed a friend, headed […]

A Walker Education Can Break The Chains of Poverty

A Walker Education Can Break The Chains of Poverty

I’d rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston telephone directory than by the faculty of Harvard. William F. Buckley On July 13,  Scott Walker became the 15th republican candidate to enter the 2016 race for our Whitehouse.  He is somewhat of a unique candidate in that he does not have a college […]