Category Archives: Fiscal/Financial Responsibility

A Celtic Fantasy Plays Out In Scotland

Fantasy sells we suppose, because among other reasons, reality kind of sucks; it’s not famously a lot of fun. “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread” is a bit short of the appeal in: “Vote for me … Continue reading

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The Famos $600 Toilet Seat In Today’s World …

The infamous $600 toilet seat was a TV speech in which President Ronald Reagan complained of government’s wasteful spending. A new report complains of Obamacare spedning. The toilet seat included a custom-fitted fiberglass cover. Only some 54 were needed and after … Continue reading

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Government Spending Explained …

We heard from President Bush (GOP) and from President Obama (DEM) that the government must spend more to make up for the drop in our spending that started in 2008; this will get the enervated economy going again. This is … Continue reading

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Political Theater And The Crisis Du Jour, Substituting For News …

American and European voters (unless they’re Swiss) are being herded through elections by political theatrical performances intended to maintain those in power so that they can reward their supporters. (Situation normal …) A highly educated society is hard to herd; … Continue reading

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Is Thirsty Detroit An American Prophecy?

Detroit was the nation’s third largest, calling itself the “motor city” after its primary economic activity: The world-leading U.S. auto industry. But now, GM makes more cars in China, Chrysler is a department of Fiat and world leaders lie Toyota … Continue reading

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Ruminating On American Foreign Policy

The United States has been spending thousands of American lives, tens of thousands of foreign lives and billions of dollars conducting U.S. foreign policy in recent years but we are having trouble understanding why so. What’s the point? We’ve paid … Continue reading

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Obamacare, The Economy And The Empress’s Lover

Russia’s Catherine the Great  once set out down the Dnieper river  to inspect all the development accomplished by her favorite and sometime lover Grigory Potemkin when he governed the Crimea. Per the story, Potemkin, having been lying about it to … Continue reading

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