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Real Estate Market

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Imagine a world where people of all ages could purchase homes for a fair price. A world where prices were set between a willing buyer and seller. If the buyer needed a loan, the buyer would go to a bank or lender of choice and negotiate their terms, the number of years, interest rate, and down payment needed. This world is called the free market, where sellers are restrained from raising prices too much because of a finite pool of buyers and buyers who have a finite amount of money. If a free market was once again adopted by the people of the United States, we might actually be able to return to an ownership society where people value other people’s private property in all places of the economy, not just housing. Unfortunately, that is not the world we live in.


Budget Deficit

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We are now at a point where if the U.S. government taxed Americans 100% of their income, the tax receipts generated would not be enough to balance the budget. Likewise, if the U.S. government cut 100% of its spending including defense, but kept paying Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, we would still have a budget deficit.  Based on our current state, it will be impossible for the U.S. to have a balanced budget ever again.

Obama Inauguration Costs

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Isn’t funny that today the liberal media is no where to be found when analyzing and reporting on the cost of the Obama inauguration?  Remember back four years ago, the media said that it was in poor taste for Republicans to spend $40 million on President Bush’s inauguration.  It was reported that the money could be used to help victims of the tsunami or to pay down the debt.  It was suggested that the inauguration functions be cancelled. 

Today, what is the liberal media saying about the estimated $45M-$70M price tag for the Obama coronation?  Nothing.  We are in the midst of a severe recession and federal budget deficits that will exceed $1 trillion and still not a hint of a word about scaling back the party.   If we follow the AP’s suggestion from four years ago, why don’t we just cancel the inauguration?  Oh, I almost forgot, this is a coronation not an inauguration.

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January 17, 2009 at 7:15 pm


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Margaret Thatcher once said:  “The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”   There will come a time when the baby boomers are retired and the drain on the economy will be so great that the printing presses will have to work overtime.



Obama Cabinet

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equal1We’ve heard that the Obama presidency is considering adding one or two new cabinet positions.  The most visible discussion has been “Climate Tsar”.  This position is meant to stiffle industry and appease the enviornmental community.  Man can not impact the climate any more than he can change the sun setting in the west.

With the “speard the wealth” comments during the election, you’d think that president-elect Obama would create a new cabinet position called The Department of Equalization.  This will be his first step in fulfilling his vision of spreading the wealth around.  He can use the cabinet position to ensure that no person has a greater share of wealth than another.  It’s fair to assume that Obama believes that it is unjust that one person might own more than one business while others have none.  The Secretary of Equalization can oversee a whole new bureacracy of “big brothers” who can monitor what businesses can and can not do or how much they can make.

This sounds like change alright, change that I believe is the wrong direction and change that will dramatically restrict free trade and creative thinking and risk taking.

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November 24, 2008 at 4:48 am

Clinton Third Term?

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On the surface the Obama campaign was has been calling for change.  They were elected on “change”.  So far two weeks removed from the election, he is fulfilling his promise of change.  He is changing back to the Clinton appointments.  Sure they have a little more grey hair, but they are still cut from the same piece of cloth.

We need more than a Third Clinton Term, if Obama wants to fulfill his commitment of change, he needs to look beyond recycling old Clinton appointees.  Looking at this from a conservative perspective, I guess you can have a glass half full attitude.  It’s better the devil you know than the one you don’t know.

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November 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm