Friday, June 10, 2011

Kenysian Economics Explained

I found this great YouTube video that explains Keynesian theory simply and accurately.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weiner Wants An Extension

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
In appears Anthony Weiner is going to try to hold onto his seat in congress and there are actually people in his district who still support him. AMAZING. Well, time will tell as more photographs of his abhorent facebook and twitter communications become public.
I always thought that the egotistical Weiner had a big head, but all we've been able to get a glimpse of lately is his little one. Nuff said.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Political Cartoon Feature

Recently I've seen some great cartoons so I thought I'd start a regular cartoon feature. I'm not sure how long it will last or how frequent it will be, but I'll base that you reader's response and input. Enjoy cartoon #1 below:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Left Wing Fear-Mongering

Chris Matthews once again showed the Dems penchant for intimidation of the electorate
through fear. Regardless of hwo you feel about Paul's opinions on the defense budget,
his words regarding it's effect of the deficit have become prophetic. When, at a recent
CPAC event, Paul floated the idea that we should consider opting out of the whole system
under the condition that we pay 10% of our income and ask the government for nothing, Matthews was highly critical. Matthews went right for the big lie, stating that if we accepted Paul's proposal then we wouldn't have access to federal highways, air safety, food inspection, and a lot of cancer research. Shallow comments meant to instill fear amongst his viewers.

Paul's retort was logical and straightforward. Paul noted that federal highway
maintenance is heavily subsidized by the gas tax, so that's basically a user fee.
As for air and food safety, these industries do not wish to kill their customers for
obvious reasons. And if they did take indiscretions, they would fall victim to their
competition or face the tort system. And, if Paul is right, government stands in the
way of much of the proposed cancer research.

Only a year until the next election. Nothing like an early start on the Dems' use of
scare tactics.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Inflation and our debt

I read this morning that Bernake says that inflation is not out of control. Gas prices are climbing, but we're told this is temporary, not too worry. In the meantime, we're expected to tolerate an increase in the debt ceiling and a national budget that is out of control.

I've had liberal friends of mine tell me that I wasn't concerned about the national debt when Reagan was president, why would I now? Well, the difference is simple and stark. The Obama administration wants an increased government role and greater debt in a time of inflation. When inflation exists, interest rates we'll pay even MORE money in interest on the national debt. In the Obama model, we'll be awash in debt and unable to climb out.

When Reagan was president, inflation was under control. There was no such threat.

Don't wait for Obama's policies to bury us forever. Act now. Support your local conservative or tea party candidates. If their aren't any, vote for a Republican. It's the lesser of two evils, by far.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our Legislators at Work (sort of)

I received an email I thought was particularly interesting. It contained the attached photo with this caption:
House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, pictured standing, far right, speaks while colleagues Rep. Barbara Lambert, D-Milford and Rep. Jack F. Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, play solitaire Monday night as the House convened to vote on a new budget. (AP)

The guy sitting in the row in front of these two....he's on Facebook, and the guy behind Hennessy is checking out the baseball scores.

Is the Connecticut state senate that different from the US Congress? I doubt it.