Tag Archives: Grover Norquist

Austerity Economics: Starving the Beast, RIP


Paul Krugman / Starve the beast: Fiscal calamity is the GOP’s plan to shrink government Tuesday, February 23, 2010 OK, the beast is starving. Now what? That’s the question confronting Republicans. But they’re refusing to answer, or even to engage … Continue reading

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Economy: Chicken; Bet? Check Your 401k!


The Charge of the Light Brigade  1. Half a league, half a league,  Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death  Rode the six hundred. “Forward, the Light Brigade! “Charge for the guns!” he said: Into the valley … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Congressman Regarding American Credit Worthiness


An Open Letter to my Congressman, the Honorable  Elton Gallegly I am very upset about the current situation regarding Republican refusal to allow the increase in public debt.  This may not be your fault but rather the fault of a … Continue reading

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American Medical Roulette: What are the Odds?


Whats wrong with this picture?  Well, for one thing, the US pays $7,200/year for healthcare per person.  For another, we don’t have a national healthcare system.  More importantly, the $7,200 buys us a life expectancy of about 78 years.  Portugal has a life expectancy … Continue reading

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Americas “Grey Eminence:” Grover Norquist


Whatever you think representative government might be, don’t think it necessarily represents you.  The “new” Republican party is under the thrall of a “Grey Eminence” who is the founder of Americans for Tax Reform. This “Grey Eminence” was also co-author of Gingrich’s “Contract … Continue reading

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