Month: July 2011

Economy, Limited Government

Don’t Make These Simple Mistakes About Debt

Our present crisis is  the result of: Too much borrowing Too much spending Too much government control Too much taxing Those who argue that America needs to borrow, spend, regulate, and tax more are simply wrong, wrong, wrong.  Their argument is absurd  on its face. The way to increase revenue to government is to increase …

Jefferson City

Who Else Wants To Know About Aerotropolis?

Aerotropolis on Prezi With thanks to Show-Me Institute for their wonderful research. Points to remember: The China Hub is not dependent on Aerotropolis The author of the plan thinks it will fail St. Louis has 18 million square feet of empty warehouse space right now Aerotropolis would hurt many companies who have vacant warehouse space …

Economics and Economy

At Last, Obama’s Ready to Borrow More Money from China

The headline on July 15 was knee-slapping funny: Obama says he’s “ready to move” on debt ceiling. Really?  The man who dug a deeper debt hole in two years than anyone else did in 8—or 15—is willing to borrow more? Say it ain’t so. For those who believe Obama’s some sort of deficit hawk, let’s …

Living, Tea Party News, Tea Party News

Um, What’s Going On?

Look, folks, let’s remember who’s on whose side. Dana Loesch is a champion of liberty, the conservative grassroots, and everything else we stand for. And she’s a great friend to me, to the Tea Party, and, in a sense, to all of us. She’s elevated this movement locally and nationally like no one else.  You …

Missouri, Politics, St. Louis County

Give Me 5 Minutes, And I’ll Give You a New Friend

I have to tell you about a man I know. He’s a good man whom I respect deeply. When I’m done, I hope you’ll have a new friend. But first, I have tell you about microwave towers and optical illusions. Microwaves and Curves Has this ever happened to you? When I was a kid, my …

Economics and Economy

What’s Your FICA Score?

Your FICO score is a number between 380 and 820 (or something like that) that banks use to determine your credit worthiness.  The higher your FICO score, the better. But that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about your FICA score. Your FICA score is the minimum payment on your federal loan. You …

Economics and Economy

Money Problems? Borrow Your Kids’ Social Security Numbers

Why not? Kids have a clean slate when it comes to credit scores.  Sure, they don’t have a long history, but you can help with that.  And you can buy that 56-inch 3D LED TV you’ve been craving.  In a few months, you might even be able to buy a new car—on your kid’s credit. …

Economy, Latest, Limited Government

80 Percent of Americans Read This Blog Every Day

I’ll be honest with you: I’ve lied. Usually out of desperation. I’ve lied to those closest to me—those most willing to forgive the thing I lied about.  I’ve also told the truth to my own detriment.  In the long run, the latter works best. In fact, telling the truth works best in the short run, …

Economics and Economy, Other News

Gimme More Money or Granny Gets It!

Obama showed his breaking point today. The stress got to him. Today Obama threatened to stop Social Security payments if Congress doesn’t bend to his will on the debt ceiling. The president told reporters that there may not be enough money to pay Social Security benefits on and after August 3rd.  But the President lies. …