Giving Thanks Where Thanks Is Due

For all of the hoopla in the press about the national debt, Mark Knoller reminded us back in 2008, that the Bush administration added $4 trillion dollars to the national debt. With no fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4 trillion during George W. Bush‘s presidency. It’s the biggest increase under any president in… Continue reading

Cost Is Such a Relative Thing

Cost and value. Value and cost. The “deal” is some magical balance between cost and value. Let me see. The Iraq war cost us $712,616,300,000 as I typed this sentence and has already gone above that—way above that in normal people budgets. The Afghanistan war cost us $260,099,900,000 as I typed this sentence and has already gone above that—again, way… Continue reading

Am I Conservative Or Am I Liberal?

I am a very conservative guy in many ways.  No, really!  Here are just three of my conservative declarations: Declaration I: Be Fiscally Responsible Fiscally I am very conservative.  Ultra-conservative.  More conservative than the republicans ever thought of being apparently.  (With sentence structure I can be liberal.) You see, unlike the republicans, I think that we should not spend more… Continue reading