Category Archives: Spending

Monetary Policy Challenges

It seems to me…. “In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment, and exports and trade.”  ~ Evan Davis[1]. While the global economy still faces numerous challenges, every … Continue reading

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Space Research Is Too Costly

It seems to me… “That is the exploration that awaits you!  Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.”  ~ Leonard Nimoy. Following any posting about space exploration, I always receive several comments saying “we … Continue reading

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National Debt Increase

It seems to me… First of all, let me say that I believe BOTH political parties are equally at fault for our current financial problems and national deficit. When Bush became President, our nation was running a budget surplus.  He … Continue reading

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Where Is The Anger?

It seems to me… Conservatives are, in general, much more pugnacious than liberals.  Liberals are too willing to assume the best intent in others and ignore their obvious ulterior motives.  The extreme rightwing dominated media – Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, … Continue reading

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Selling The Big Lie

It seems to me… “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it…” ~ Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda, 1933-1945 Talk about a distortion of facts…  Attempting to shift blame … Continue reading

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No Quarter

It seems to me… All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.  ~ Edmund Burke Some members of the extremist conservative wing in Congress have stated elements of … Continue reading

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Economic Recovery

It seems to me… The reality is that our economy has recovered to prerecession levels.  The continuing problem – and part of the new reality – is employment prospects have changed forever.  Politicians are being dishonest in their refusal to publicly … Continue reading

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