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Holy Crap, March Is Here Already

Posted in Economics, Government, Morality, Politics, Rant with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2013 by Xajow

Yeah, been a while.  It’s okay. I’m here now.

Kinda like the 2012 Mayan calendar “end of the world” thing, the date for the start of the much lamented sequestration has come, and the country has some how managed not to fall immediately into ruin. If President Obama believed the warnings he was using during his recent fear-mongering campaign, he must be shocked to see that there have not been immediate massive firings of teachers, police officers and fire fighters. Although why the federal government sequestration would have resulted in such, no one actually knows. Continue reading

It’s the Spending, Stupid

Posted in Economics, Explanation, Government, In the News, Politics, Taxes, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2012 by Xajow

There is a lot of talk going on about the “fiscal cliff” and raising taxes. What few if any in the U.S. government seem to be willing to say is that this notion that Congress needs to take this so-called “balanced approach” to solving the problem of debt caused by Congress’s excessive spending, is a lot of nonsense. The government does not need more revenue. What it needs is to cut spending. And putting a lot of weight on the tax revenue side of things is not balanced at all. It is unbalanced, but it is also an attempt to misdirect the attention of the people. Continue reading