Category Archives: politics

Making the choice to pay more taxes … just to pay more taxes

That thought is the VERY first thing that entered my mind when our esteemed Senator Ray Lesniak suggested that we need to raise the gasoline tax by 5 cents per year for the next 3 years, so that we can … Continue reading

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Unemployment extension suggestion

I doubt that any of the legislators will ever read this, but why not set a limitation on the unemployment extension permanently? I was reading this article (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/us/politics/unemployment-benefits.html), and the following thoughts came to mind. The thought I have would … Continue reading

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Is the Fed helping or hurting our economy

I was reading this article which was reposted from Reuters, and stating that the U.S. added 175,000 jobs last month. And in following paragraph it mentioned that unemployment ticked 1/10 point higher. One only has to ask a simple question … Continue reading

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Budget and spending for a nation

Well, the White House has released it’s estimated budget here. I’d like to take note on a couple of things on page 6 (S-4 Table): Social security spending – $773B, is higher than defense spending – $709B Defense and non-Defense … Continue reading

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“It’s a matter of math”, but what kind of math

In an article posted by Bloomberg here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-04/obama-says-republican-fiscal-cliff-offer-doesn-t-go-far-enough.html, President Obama stated: “it’s a matter of him being partisan” and “It’s a matter of math”. And here are some other items that were mentioned: Well, according to the article it states … Continue reading

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