Tag Archives: Paul Ryan Budget

Playing What-If

No third party in America has ever amounted to much of anything. Sure they exist – a Libertarian Party and a Green Party and a Socialist Party and so on – but no one pays a bit of attention to … Continue reading

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Ridding the Country of the Useless

It seems we’ll be talking about Bain Capital from now to November. The Obama campaign released their two-minute ad – with folks from now-defunct GST Steel on how Bain bought the place, dismantled it for enormous profit, and walked away, leaving their … Continue reading

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Just Not Getting the Concept

It’s endemic to home repair and to car repair – you try to fix it yourself and you only make matters worse. As a general rule, well, don’t work on the plumbing, and certainly don’t work on the electrical stuff. … Continue reading

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Locked In

Most families reach a tacit agreement that discussing politics is just not done. It’s pointless. No one is going to change anyone’s mind. And there are other things to discuss at Thanksgiving dinner, or any holiday dinner when those you … Continue reading

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When Political Purity Reaches Its Natural Limit

We all know the political dynamic. It’s been in place for decades. People vote for politicians who stick to their principles. John Kerry, like all Democrats, was a flip-flopper – when circumstances changed he thought about what just happened and … Continue reading

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Hating Getting What You Ask For

There’s Bruce Bartlett – domestic policy advisor to Reagan and a Treasury Department economist under the first Bush (the one who didn’t pretend to be a cowboy) – Rutgers then Georgetown and then off to work for the eccentric libertarian … Continue reading

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