Tag: stimulus

Wal-mart as the new head of state

(Plucked out of an email.  I cleaned this up a bit, but the factual points are quite intriguing.) 1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour  of every day.   2. This works out to $20,928 profit every...

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From a Republic to Oligarchy

Are we there? Note some definitions of an oligarchy: ol·i·gar·chy (ŏl’ĭ-gär’kē, ō’lĭ-) n. pl. ol·i·gar·chies Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families. “oligarchy.”...

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Power Line – Is the stimulus bill unconstitutional?

As the top 2% makes less money, which is now occurring, then the 80% slice of tax generation will decline. What would be done then — raise taxes? A bit of math will demonstrate that once the top tier is earning substantially less income, then even at a 100% tax rate the federal budget will not be funded. Exactly where that cross-over point is, I don’t claim to know. But what I do know is that we’re headed that direction — a direction which is a recipe for disaster.

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Earmarks by any other name

Much is said by some in Congress that the “stimulus” bill (recently passed by the Senate with the assistance of two terribly mis-guided Republicans — Specter and Snowe) contains no earmarks. And they say it...

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