Category Archives: Politics

Why we don’t need more stimulus bills

I read an editorial this morning that really put a number to why I think this whole stimulus concept we are getting from our elected officials is crap… and much worse the whole “New New Deal” thing Obama is pushing. … Continue reading

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North Dakota Public Policy Institute – Sat Dec. 20th

ThatEdeGuy and myself will be attending the North Dakota Public Policy Institute this Saturday the 20th of December in Bismarck, ND.  We are both looking forward to attending as it will give us a chance to network with some of … Continue reading

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Stop, Drop, and Blog – HP Contest

First, let me say, if you haven’t heard about the HP Magic Giveaway contest yet… go look at it!  HP is having 50 different bloggers around the world give away $6,000 worth of computer equipment.  It is a pretty cool … Continue reading

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From the Auto Industry

Via Boing Boing this morning: Source. Not much else really needs to be said, it is supposed to be saterical and thought provoking.  (Along with funny of course.) Technorati Tags: Bailout, Auto Industry

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Bailouts hurt our standard of living

The Mighty Bargain Hunter blog has a great write up this morning on why bailouts are bad.  (This is still an important topic due to the current discussion on the Auto Bailouts and ongoing bank bailouts.) A bailout of the … Continue reading

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Tax And Spend: Hoeven Announces Plans For A 26% Increase In Government Spending

Apparently our local state government misses the concept of being fiscally conservative just as much as the federal government does. Rob from SayAnythingBlog has a great recap of Hoeven’s tax plan for the next fiscal session. (Every 2 years in ND.) This is a 26% increase in government spending – on the heels of a 24% increase in spending during the last session! Continue reading

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Costs of a bailout

Cory over at Boing Boing has been doing some research on the costs associated with all of these bailouts. In doing the research for the “Bailout Nation” book, I needed a way to put the dollar amounts into proper historical … Continue reading

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Why Socialism is evil

I finally found the comic I have been looking for that best illustrates my view of socialism and its implementation. From Mark Perry’s blog. “Helping one’s fellow man in need, by reaching into one’s own pockets, is a laudable and … Continue reading

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Auto Bailout on Hold – Good

Well word has come down.  Any sort of bailout for the automakers is on hold at the moment. “Until they show us the plan, we cannot show them the money,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said at a hastily called … Continue reading

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Live blogging Obama address, updated

Started on the economy – job loss Working with President Bush economic team Immediately after becoming president focusing on the economy. Introducing the transition team… discussed most immediate Rescue plan for the middle class – invest in jobs, relief for … Continue reading

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