Category Archives: politics

A Reminder About Who Pays US Income Taxes

I’ve said many times after the November 2016 elections that the only thing I wanted in 2017 from Trump and the Republican majority in the House and Senate was significant tax cuts. I would prefer a radical change to our … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi Is A Lunatic

In an NPR interview Nancy Pelosi demonstrated once again that she is either a pathological liar or a lunatic. I’m going with lunatic because I think she actually believes the crap that comes out of her mouth. Here is the … Continue reading

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An Economic Opportunity Missed

If you look at the US GDP growth since 1947, you’ll notice that the recovery magnitude always matched the recession magnitude except for the last one. I’ve annotated the graph to show the recessions and recoveries in like color ellipses … Continue reading

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Let’s See What Happens When Private Sector Folks Run the Government

All I’ve ever wanted for the past 15 years was a chance to see if our country would fair better if we replaced career politicians in the POTUS and heads of the Federal agencies with successful private sector folks and … Continue reading

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The Dishonesty Of The Left

The Left likes to talk about unity and coming together but only if they are the ones in power. Once things (i.e. elections) don’t go their way, this whole unity thing becomes overrated. Representative John Lewis is one of many … Continue reading

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US GDP Poised For Breakout

See the following graph for the US GDP % growth for the last 10 years: I’d say we have a good baseline of what an economy can do under intense government regulation and it’s nothing to write home about – … Continue reading

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Trump Makes The Left Crazy

According to my Facebook feed, I apparently graduated high school with several Left Wing radicals. I knew there were many of my high school friends who were left leaning because during the past 8 years they had glowing posts about … Continue reading

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Trump’s Master Plan

I think I know what Trump is up to. Full disclosure – I didn’t vote for Trump in the South Carolina primary because I didn’t think he could win in the general election. I also didn’t vote for Trump in … Continue reading

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A Thought Experiment On The Orlando Terrorist Attack

Fact – The Orlando terrorist declared on a 911 call that he pledged allegiance to ISIS. Fact – ISIS claimed responsibility for the Orlando killings. But even with these facts, NPR is still not ready to link this violence with … Continue reading

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South Carolina Primary Predictions

  I hope Rubio wins but I think Trump has too many supporters here to close the gap. Here are my predictions: Trump – 29% Rubio – 24% Cruz – 20% Bush – 11% Kasich – 11% Carlson – 5% … Continue reading

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Free Market And The Price Of Oil

What in the heck is going on with the price of oil? The Economy Yes, the world economy is in the toilet right now so that has to be a big piece of this. But the world was going through … Continue reading

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Bending The Healthcare Cost Curve – Upwards

Remember how Democrats promised us that once we passed Obamacare that healthcare costs would start coming down? I knew that wouldn’t be the case and now even NPR has to admit that Obamacare’s promises are not being fulfilled. “Gunnar Ebbesson … Continue reading

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The Real South

South Carolina has been my home since 1999 and the past few weeks have made me very proud to be a resident of the Palmetto state and more importantly, a resident of the South. People who don’t live in the … Continue reading

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The Left’s Game Plan – Blame The Republicans

If SCOTUS rules that Obamacare subsidies are illegal in states that didn’t set up their own exchange then folks in over 30 states will find that their subsidies will vanish and their Insurance plans they obtained with these subsidies will … Continue reading

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Keep Voting For Your Overlords

Tell me again which political party is racist. From NPR: The New Deal was a coalition of Northern Democrats and Southern Democrats. The Southern Democrats were segregationist, and in many cases, the Northern Democrats compromised with them in order to … Continue reading

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What Does The Left Consider A Fair Share?

As tax day looms in the US, the Wall-Street Journal has this great piece about how much of the US income tax burden is shouldered by the rich. Here are the two charts from the WSJ story and they used … Continue reading

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NPR Is Obsessed With Scott Walker

Don’t believe me? Check out this story about commodity prices and their link to mining equipment. Sounds pretty innocuous and ho hum – copper and iron ore are dropping in price and therefore mining companies don’t has as much incentive … Continue reading

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Cue The Scott Walker Hate

I like Scott Walker for many reasons but maybe the main one is how he drives the Left crazy and I found a great example today. NPR has a story entitled “Why Is Milwaukee So bad For Black People?” and … Continue reading

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NPR’s New Found Interest In Gov Scott Walker

Scott Walker must be the current GOP front runner for 2016. How do I know this? Is it because of this Hotair article? “One of the major takeaways from the Des Moines Register poll of the GOP primary electorate that … Continue reading

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The Do Nothing White House

Obama once told Republicans that “the Election is over” and they should just roll over and accept his agenda but thanks to this story, NPR tells us how it’s now totally OK now for Obama to fight the results of … Continue reading

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