Tagged: Politics

The Great Recession and “We the People”

The US and Britain are slowly clawing themselves out of the “Great Recession” (with the Eurozone threatening to drag us all back in). There’s been a lot of screaming about what the government did, should, or shouldn’t have done, and whether its attempt to restart our economic engine by shoveling money into it will feed the fire or just smother future growth under a pile of debt.

Now, whether or not the government did the worst thing it could possibly do with the various bailouts, or just did what had to be done at the time (unpopular as it may be now) in order to keep the whole mess from going over the precipice, I will leave to others.

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Congressional Housing and Salaries

This got me to thinking about our early years as a country. Being a representative was not for the casual person. In fact, historians generally agree the business of running the government was meant for the wealthy, educated folks of the day.

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A Pox on Both Their Houses: A Political Rant

I’ve become so disillusioned with American politics, both left and right, that I have effectively checked out and now occupy the place of a bemused observer. A pox on both their houses.

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The Corporate Tax Smoke Screen

Do you see the smoke screen?

NEW CORPORATE TAXES ARE A DIRECT TAX ON ALL OF US!

We should be as out raged at corporate taxes as we are of new taxes being implemented directly upon us. The late night additions to laws being voted is the latest tactic, before any legitimate discussion has occurred.

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