The Marriage of China and the U.S. (Till Debt do us Part)

It’s like a bad marriage.  The U.S. and China are tied to each other in more than a trillion ways.  For the time being, both endure this partnership for the sake of their dependents and their own well-being.

The two countries will make nice today at the World Economic Summit in London.  They will smile at each other through clenched teeth, but the dislike and distrust between the two are painfully obvious.   They fool no one. Continue reading “The Marriage of China and the U.S. (Till Debt do us Part)”

The Bernie Madoffs in Congress (Is one representing you?)

Everyone hates Bernie Madoff.  He is the new face of what’s wrong in America.  He has been called an evil monster but, according to his victims, these words are inadequate.

You have to hand it to Madoff.  He lived large – no, huge – off this Ponzi scheme.  It was great while it lasted and no one, including Madoff, thought it would go on as long as it did Continue reading “The Bernie Madoffs in Congress (Is one representing you?)”

All is NOT Lost!

So much for the kind of government promised by Barack Obama where citizens have a full five days to review and comment on all non emergency bills on the White House website before they are signed into law! Not only did “we the people” not have an adequate means or opportunity to review the so-call economic stimulus bill, our representatives in Congress did not have that opportunity. Continue reading “All is NOT Lost!”

Senate Surgeon takes Scalpel to Stimulus

Just when you thought it was impossible to stop the Obama Administration and Congress from going on an uncontrolled spending spree with our tax dollars, a lowly junior senator with no political aspirations has stepped up to defend us.

While Republicans have offered an alternate to the so-called economic stimulus bill that has zero chance of being enacted, and the infamous gang of 14 moderates (some say 20) is meeting to come up with a pork-lite compromise, Tom Coburn, the only practicing doctor in the United States Senate, is doing what he does best, taking a scalpel to the massive bill in an effort to carve it down to size.

You might say that Dr. Coburn is preforming a spendingectomy. Continue reading “Senate Surgeon takes Scalpel to Stimulus”

Look what your Congressman put under the Tree

You are hurting. Your retirement fund has been cut in half. The value of your home has been slashed. You may be upside down on your mortgage. Someone in the family has been laid off from work. The price of basic necessities has soared.

Christmas is going to be rather sparse this year but, fear not, your government is here to help you. Yes, your dear Uncle Sam has some gifts for you, practical gifts that every sensible taxpayer can use and appreciate.
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Here Piggy, Piggy!

Greased pig races used to be quite common. Little piglets were selected for these events and they were next to impossible to catch. Just when you thought you had one in your grasp, it would slip through your fingers and run into the bushes. Instead of a race, it became a game of hide-and-seek.

That’s what has been going on in Washington. During the month of August, there was a search for a couple of pigs in bushes – the two-legged kind, who line up at the public trough and gobble large amounts of tax dollars faster than you can say “government waste.” Last week, they were captured (identified), and now a couple of others are on the loose. This is hide-and-seek coupled with musical chairs. Continue reading “Here Piggy, Piggy!”

How to tell if your congressman is cheating on you

He brings you expensive, frivolous presents. He whispers sweet nothings in your ear and writes you long letters sharing his innermost concerns. He is hardworking, attractive, articulate and charming. The perfect partner or so it would seem. Every so often, he gets down on his knees and pledges his devotion to you and all that you hold dear. He is a model of virtue and integrity. He is your congressman.

Now, you discover that he has been cheating on you. For most, this has been a long marriage. You might forgive just one little fling, perhaps two … but not this! Continue reading “How to tell if your congressman is cheating on you”