The Budget Round #2

Elgin Hushbeck -

Things definately get hotter in round 2 of Energion’s ongoing debate between the more liberal author Joel Watts and myself on the budget. You can find Joel Watts’ answer here. You can find my answer here.

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The Government Bubble

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My publisher, Energion, has posted the 2nd question in an ongoing debate between the more liberal author Joel Watts and myself. The 2nd question is on the budget. You can find Joel Watts’ answer here. You can find my answer here.  

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Elections in Greece

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Europe and the financial markets are in turmoil over the decision of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s call for a referendum on the recent deal reached to rescue the country from it financial problems.   Some called it “a strange thing to do.”  Other were “irritated,” while a member of the opposition called it “a dangerous [...]

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Deliberation or Incompetence?

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As we rapidly approach yet another budget crisis, a growing question is whether the actions of the Democrats in Washington are the result of some sort of deliberation, or are they simply a matter of incompetence? Some will probably complain that I am I am not including the Republicans in this question, but while they [...]

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Downgraded

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The country is heading into uncharted waters.  Even some of President Obama’s supporters are beginning to realize what a disaster his presidency is. Of course, the closest parallel is the Presidency of Jimmy Carter, until now the worst president in modern times.  But Carter inherited a growing economy that was coming out of a mild [...]

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The Gang of Six Has Convinced Me

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To the Gang of Six, After all of the past promises of “Future cuts” that have never come to pass, how can you expect people, who have for decades received nothing but broken promises and accounting gimmicks, to fall for the same thing yet again?  Please explain how this last minute deal will succeed where [...]

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The Deal: Strike One

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As the dust settles form the last minute settlement to avoid a government shutdown, it is clear, at least to me, that Boehner came up short. From a campaign promise of $100 billion, House Republicans bargained themselves down to $61 billion, which was reduced even further in the negotiations with the Democrats to $38 billion.   [...]

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Following the Jimmy Carter example, yet again

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The No-Labels crowd is back with a major push, which is not too surprising.  The more Democrats and/or liberals reveal their true nature, thereby damaging their brand, the more they seek to avoid labels that would identify them for who they are.  Obama, Reid and Pelosi have really made a mess of things this time, [...]

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Obama’s Deficit

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Obama has announced his budget for 2011 and he is proposing to spend $3.83 Trillion.  To many this is a meaningless number, but to put this in some sort of context consider that the 2008 budget was a mere $2.9 Trillion.  The intervening years had TARP and the bailouts, but those are over. This budget [...]

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A Touch of Class

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Whether planned or not, one of the results of Obama’s attempted transformation of the United States is to bring a touch of class to the country.  But not class in a good sense, but rather the growing division of the country into two increasingly distinct groups, the Elites, and the Public. Three sub-groups then divide [...]

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