We Must Support Politicians Who Cut Spending

“First Lady Michelle Obama told Regis & Kelly she was expecting jewelry on Valentine’s Day. She said it wouldn’t be anything extravagant because Barack tends to be responsible when he’s spending his own money.” — Jay Lenohttps We can make the necessarily austere decisions now, or we can have them forced upon us later. InContinue reading “We Must Support Politicians Who Cut Spending”

The Blame Game

When loon Jared Loughner shot Congresswoman Giffords and others, the left went into a tizzy trying to paint him as a right-wing “tea bagger.” It was clear the mainstream media focused initially on trying to pin the shooting on their sworn enemy, the right. It turns out that the shooter was a drug-using, Goth leftyContinue reading “The Blame Game”

Pork Bill Showdown: A Win For the GOP

The resounding win by the Republicans in November holds the promise of getting some control on spending in Washington. It seems, for the moment, that Congress is focusing on this goal, thanks to its members’ feet being held to the fire by the Tea Party. Like the 2006 election, the 2010 midterms were decided byContinue reading “Pork Bill Showdown: A Win For the GOP”

It’s Time To Revisit the Balance Between Freedom and Security

In the wake of last week’s 9/11 remembrances and looking to the upcoming Mideast talks, it is a good time to reflect on what we have learned — and lost — since we took that sucker punch from a small group of al-Qaeda cowards. In the nine years since 9/11, we gave up too manyContinue reading “It’s Time To Revisit the Balance Between Freedom and Security”

‘Change?’ Please, Mr. President, Change It Back!

Not surprisingly, Obama and Congress keep adding “fixes” to ObamaCare, quietly adding to the cost of that man-made disaster. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the other supposedly “honest economists” and estimators in Washington who “score” the fiscal decisions of politicians remind me of an old joke I heard when I was in an economicsContinue reading “‘Change?’ Please, Mr. President, Change It Back!”

BP Should Pay, Baby, Pay

BP disclosed yet another setback in its frantic attempts to control the oil spill that will go down in history as one of America’s worst environmental disasters. There has not been this much oil and slime spilled in a body of water since former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich went swimming in Lake Michigan. So far,Continue reading “BP Should Pay, Baby, Pay”

A Euro Of Living Dangerously

Chaotic and socialist, Greece upset the European apple cart recently when they failed to curtail unsustainable government spending. Greece has been on a collision course with reality for years and now has to be bailed out with a $1 trillion package to avert their crisis from spreading throughout Europe. Billions will come from the U.S.Continue reading “A Euro Of Living Dangerously”

A Decline In Prius Envy

Congress dragged Toyota to Washington to testify in one of the indignant show trials they so love. I wish they would subpoena themselves and bring Congress before a Senate hearing, under oath and under the hot lights of TV cameras. Then we might get to the roots of most problems in America: too much governmentContinue reading “A Decline In Prius Envy”

Statist Of The Union: Are You Better Off Than You Were $3 Trillion Ago?

President Obama made his State of the Union speech/lecture last week, opening with the obligatory, “I am happy to report that the state of our Union is strong.” As any entertainer will tell you, it is smart to start with a good joke. A friend told me that Obama should have gone to the podiumContinue reading “Statist Of The Union: Are You Better Off Than You Were $3 Trillion Ago?”