Category Archives: administration

Pathetic, Mr. President!

Let me get this straight. President Obama is going to spend 4 trillion (4 thousand billion) dollars this year, but being a frugal money manager, he is going to get his cabinet heads to save a collective 100 million dollars? … Continue reading

Posted in administration, frugal, savings | Leave a comment

Torture and the Bush Administration

This short article makes it very clear that we were torturing prisoners. I call anyone who disagrees (including John Yoo, author of the infamous “Torture Memo”) to undergo what these guys did and say it is not torture. What we … Continue reading

Posted in administration, torture, war | Leave a comment

AIG Vaporizing (Even More) Money

Wow! I must say, I am shocked! Shocked! that the government is handing AIG even more money (up to 150 billion now…and there will be more). What is delicious about this article in Bloomberg is the way it is spun, … Continue reading

Posted in administration, aig, crisis, economy | Leave a comment

A New New Deal?

Finally! Someone is questioning the received wisdom that government intervention is going to “fix” all of our problems. Amity Shales even uses things like facts, evidence, and data to support his argument, unlike the Bush (and now Obama) administration that … Continue reading

Posted in administration, bailout, crisis, economy | Leave a comment

I Am Shocked, Shocked!

That 700 billion dollar bailout bill, that Congress passed in like, a week? Apparently, the administration is using it in ways that Congress never intended. Wow! I am so shocked at this. Who would have thought that an administration that … Continue reading

Posted in administration, bailout, economy | 2 Comments

Support Consumption At All Costs

Let me get this straight. The first “bailout” package did not work, so let’s see, what should we congressman do? Um…something has to work. I know. Let’s just have another “bailout” package. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try … Continue reading

Posted in administration, bailout, congress, economy, fed | 2 Comments

More (Possible) Nitwittery from the Administration and Congress

So…nothing is working thus far in repairing the damage that our overconsumption has caused. What is Congress and the Administration to do? I know, how about Stimulus Package II, since the first one worked so well (not). From the article: … Continue reading

Posted in administration, bailout, bush, congress, stimulus | Leave a comment

John McCain’s Empty Promise

Does anyone believe this? Has John McCain been smoking ganja weed? Only a politician could promise to balance the budget as we blow billions and billions on bailouts and wars. Apparently he has been smoking ganja weed because he refers … Continue reading

Posted in administration, budget, economy | Leave a comment

A Day That Will Live in Infamy

Yesterday, October 3, 2008, a day that will live in infamy, our (idiotic) congressman handed off to the executive branch even more power than they’ve already allowed President Bush to grab in the past eight years. These are simply more … Continue reading

Posted in administration, bailout, paulson, road to serfdom | Leave a comment

Henry Paulson: King of America

Apparently Henry Paulson (and whoever his successor is in a new administration) is about to be crowned “King of America” and by Congress at that. He will have essentially unlimited power to do whatever he wants with money supplied by … Continue reading

Posted in administration, economy, paulson, treasury | Leave a comment