The most important question about Obamacare Light was whether the Freedom Caucus had the backbone to oppose another government solution for another government-created problem. It did. My autopsy starts on Sunday night, March 4, 2007. When 60 Minutes aired [David Walker’s “Wake-Up Call,”] Congressman Paul Ryan must have been sleeping. At that time, Walker was the nation’s top accountant. He told CBS’ Steve Kroft, “I would argue that the most serious threat to the United States is not someone hiding in a cave in Afghanistan or Pakistan but our own fiscal irresponsibility.” Kroft introduced that night’s featured interview by...Read More
Month: March 2017
In almost every encounter I have ever had with an atheist, they have at one point or another in our talk gone to the idea of “God is responsible for evil because he didn’t step in and stop it”, and have listed this as a reason why they do not believe in Him. Now mind you, MOST of who I speak with on a daily basis are small government Constitutionalists or Libertarians, yet they still believe that the only way God can be loving and “real” is if He steps in and micromanages our daily affairs, and assures that no...Read More
In 2013, when the government was “shut down,” my pastor mentioned the standoff in his weekend message. He said, “Of course we’re going to pay the debt back. That’s what we do.” He rarely says anything about politics. But at this moment, he was trying to build a case for extending the debt to care for vital services and people. He used this analogy: Suppose a thousand people are on a cruise ship and it runs out of fuel. It is adrift and the situation is getting dangerous. Although we may not like credit card debt, if the only...Read More
Notice, I did not say “Californians.” Although, there are some pretty stupid people living in California, easy targets for Mark Dice: [Talking with Californians]. But why is the state government so stupid? That’s the question I will answer. Unfortunately, my answer applies to Indiana, where I live, and just about every other state. Our governments are idiots. I’m going to keep this simple. I’m limiting this to just one example of the dam stupidity in the Golden State. (It’s not like I couldn’t make this article much longer!) My silver bullet example is the Oroville Dam. It’s an example of...Read More
In December of 2016, Robert Shiller warned stocks were partying like 1929. [Shiller Warns: Stocks Are Partying Like Its 1929!] Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University. He is an American Nobel Laureate, economist, academic, and best-selling author. He is ranked among the 100 most influential economists in the world [Robert J. Shiller, Wikipedia]. So when Shiller produced this chart, his world-renowned Shllier PE Ratio, it was treated as gospel. Shiller won a Nobel Prize for his work related to the above chart. His ratio compares the prices to earnings of the past 10 years, and not...Read More
- Citizen Journalists vs. Corporate Media
- Why stop with the debt ceiling? Let’s eliminate the income tax!
- The dollar will lose its reserve currency status; Americans will see a decrease in their standard of living…due to Hubris.
- Talking Point: Professors Protest TPUSA Tabling Event, Forced to Request Police
- Six Economic Lessons From Harvey