Category Archives: Budget

Trump Just Doesn’t Get It

It seems to me…. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. I have avoided directly commenting on Trump’s performance as U.S. President for quite some time. While believing his actions … Continue reading

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Road To Recession

It seems to me…. “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” ~ Harry S Truman[1]. It should be very obvious to even the most conservative Republican that their basic core platform … Continue reading

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Lessons From Greece

It seems to me…. “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually slaves of some defunct economist.” ~ John Maynard Keynes[1]. The ongoing Greek financial crisis, though perhaps initially seeming to superficially share … Continue reading

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A Budget Agreement

It seems to me… “The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.”  ~ Jacob Lew. The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan two-year budget agreement and sent the measure … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown and Default

It seems to me… “The Tea Party is The American Taliban.”  ~ Beth Wallach-Drucker, Barb Salge, and others. There are laws I personally do not like; there are Supreme Court decisions I do not agree with – but these are … Continue reading

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Legislative Insanity

It seems to me… “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  ~ Albert Einstein. Based on their recent performance, the only reasonable conclusion is that Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are … Continue reading

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