Scam or no scam?

Your Editor begins by noting that he is always leery of any “compromise” between the Republicans and Democrats when it comes to the budget. Both sides say that they gae up something for the good of all, but such compromises usually turn out to be very unbalanced, and unbalanced toward the liberals’ advantage. From The …

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Economics 101: If you ask five different economists a question, you’ll get six different answers.

From The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Third-Quarter GDP Rose 2.8% Consumer Caution, Political Friction Could Weigh on Economy in Coming Months By Josh Mitchel | Updated Nov. 7, 2013 12:12 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—Stronger economic growth in the third quarter masked weak spending by consumers and businesses, the latest sign of a U.S. economy struggling to …

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From Around the Blogroll

Donald Douglas referenced this story from the San José Mercury News, which had this as the money line: “Of course, I want people to have health care,” (Cindy) Vinson said. “I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally.” A lot more at the link. The story …

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The Republicans begin to cave

It took longer than I expected, but it’s no surprise. From The Wall Street Journal: GOP to Propose Temporary Debt-Ceiling Increase Plan Won’t Include Additional Policy Conditions By Patrick O’Connor and Kristine Peterson | Updated Oct. 10, 2013 11:18 a.m. ET WASHINGTON—House Republicans on Thursday plan to unveil a six-week increase to the nation’s borrowing …

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Majority would vote against raising the debt ceiling without concomitant spending cuts

From Fox News, via Sister Toldjah: Fox News Poll: Majority would vote against raising debt ceiling By Dana Blanton | Published October 08, 2013 | FoxNews.com Soon Congress will have to vote on raising the nation’s debt limit so the federal government can borrow more money to make good on its spending commitments.  If it …

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Can we furlough Harry Reid?

From Le*gal In*sur*rec*tion: Harry Reid and the Constitution: the power of the purse Posted by neo-neocon | Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 5:15pm Here’s what Harry Reid said yesterday in answer to a question from CNN’s Dana Bash: What right did [the House of Representatives] have to pick and choose what part of government is …

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Forgive Me While I Go On A Rant About LACK Of LEADERSHIP

We have one Totally Effed Up Resident of the White Block House in DC. The country is about to financially go down the tubes over the Budget, or more importantly THE LACK OF ONE, and what does the resident of 1600 PA Ave, NW, Washington, Disease 20001 do? Talk and negogiate with the Republicans??? NOOOOOOOOOOO. …

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