Bipartisanship - The Democrat Way

Submitted by kvaughn on Sat, 01/24/2009 - 17:18

The doublespeak from the White House continues. Today Obama said:

"There are big things that unify Republicans and Democrats," the official said. "We shouldn't let partisan politics derail what are very important things that need to get done."

Fair enough, but in the same speech, Obama also said:

"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done"

Mr. Geithner

Submitted by kvaughn on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 22:12

I recommend that everyone contact their Senators in order to try to stop the confirmation of Mr. Geithner. A sample letter to this effect follows.

Dear Sen. XXX,


Submitted by kvaughn on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 06:43

$10 trillion. That is the ballpark number that Peter Orszag has suggested for the deficit in the next decade. And Orszag is not just some guy, he is Obama's nominee for the White House budget office and formerly the director of the CBO.

Current projections see a deficit for the ongoing budget year exceeding $1 trillion _ and that's before enactment of Obama's $800 billion or so economy recovery plan.

Trillion Dollar Deficits for Years to Come

Submitted by kvaughn on Wed, 01/07/2009 - 00:52

It has often been said that Democrats are tax-and-spend politicians. The Democrats countered that Bush was a tax-cut-and-spend Republican. A very strong argument can be made for that tag-line, especially after the past 6 months. As a result, we will likely have a $2 trillion deficit for 2009. An unthinkable concept a mere 6 months ago. Now Obama is framing this $2 trillion deficit as his baseline.

Wisdom Prevails! (for once - for now)

Submitted by kvaughn on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 05:07

Senate Negotiations on Auto Bailout Collapse

And why did the deal fall through? The MSM will try to blame Repblicans, but it really comes down to union greed once again.

Corker told reporters one "major" issue separated the two sides. Industry sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, indicated that the sticking point related to how deep wages would be cut.

An Insight of Things to Come

Submitted by kvaughn on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 04:51

Banks made bad loans.

The government bails them out. Bush says, "The government will be a passive investor. There won't be government officials sitting on the boards of private companies."

The unions spend $1 billion to get Obama elected President and to increase the Democrat majorities in Congress.

A company in Chicago goes out of business and lays off its union employees.

The Auto Bailout

Submitted by kvaughn on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 06:19

So the House has approved $14B for "The Big 3." Just how much money is that? Unfortunately, it is a pittance compared to the other bailouts approved, but it is still a significant sum of money. Some ways to put the number into proper context:

What the Government Does When You're Not Looking

Submitted by kvaughn on Wed, 11/26/2008 - 23:48

Okay - actually, I have been paying attention, but I have been busy in making some improvements to the house and not devoting time to my blog.

In the meantime, the government has been busy spending our money - they would have been busier if they were actually paying attention to what they were doing or even had a plan, but that's just quibbling on my part.