Monthly Archives: March 2010

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The Republican’s Health Care Catch -22

Having squeezed the health care bill through with the sleaziest of methods and the slimmest of margins, the bill now creates a dilemma for Republicans.  If the public reaction paves the road for a return of Republican control of Congress,…

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Foxman and Carter

Jimmy Carter apologized to the Jews for his statements and actions over the past few decades and it was quickly accepted by Abe Foxman from the Anti Defamation League. Apparently Foxman now has second thoughts and has taken back his…

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What Business People are Thinking

When I am not blogging and I am running my business here is what I am thinking. If the health care requirements will only affect businesses with 50 or more employees, is it possible for me to shed 12 employees…

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The Danger of a Systemic Risk Regulator

“Creating a systemic risk regulator would be a continuation of that regulatory confusion. Just as bad, a systemic risk regulator would work against Washington’s credibility in ending too-big-to-fail.  Investors would be lulled into false confidence that the government is looking…

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Liberal Talk Radio on the Healthcare Bill

Coming down from Atlanta today I sought a liberal talk show and got Lynn Samuels at Sirius 146. The most notable difference from the conservative talk shows was the frequent use of the word ‘fuck’ by the host as well…

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O’Rourke on Deficits

“Finally, a government can give us something for nothing by running a deficit, by borrowing money from everybody and then giving everybody his money back, plus interest.  This is obviously stupid and exactly what we have been doing for decades…

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Freedom and Equality

“A society that puts equality — in the sense of equality of outcome — ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for…

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Dershowitz at AIPAC

tips to Bruce Tuchman “Israel (its medical technology) has saved more Muslim and Arab lives than all the Arab and Muslim nations combined.” a hell of a speech

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Don’t Blame Stupak

Perhaps the biggest blunder the Republicans made about the healthcare bill was letting it be about abortion.  There were so many things wrong with the bill that centering on the abortion issue ended up obfuscating other issues that were far…

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You Broke It, You Own It

The biggest risk the Democrats take on the comprehensive approach to health care is that they will find it much harder to use the health insurance companies as the demon to unite their troops.  They may try to continue to…

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The Price of a Big Tent

It is interesting to see the difficulty  the Democratic Party is having from the pro-life constituency within its ranks. I would have thought the Democrats would have been more solid as a pro-choice party.  It is interesting to see the…

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Failing to Learn from Failure

The financial crisis was deemed a failure of capitalism. Yet very little is said of the government’s role in creating the crisis.  Commentators lament the deregulation, but omit specific regulations and policies that caused the crisis. Milton Friedman accurately noted…

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Burying the Blue Dogs

The threat of the Slaughter Rule to pass the Health Care legislation leaves us wondering if the cure to our health care problems is not worse than the disease.  It seems that there are only two reasons to resort to…

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Encouraging Recklessness

“The first step to restoring the robust financial markets that can support global capitalism is to reassert the market’s ability to discipline itself without endangering the economy. Through its too-big-to-fail  policy, expanded over the quarter of  a century after Continental…

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Healthcare Suicide

With a substantial majority in both houses the Democrats are having a difficult time passing the health care bill. Either the bill sucks or the party leaders; Pelosi and Reid are political incompetents. While I agree that the bill is…

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Israel is Not a Ghetto

Some perspectives on the Hillary/ Biden/ Obama smackdown of Israel for building Jewish homes in Jerusalem: from The Jerusalem Post Obama has Crossed the Line– by Isi Leibner Excerpts: The administration “condemns” us for building homes, not in densely Arab…

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Blinded by Bailouts

“In truth, markets had been trying to work since 1984, with Continental Illinois, desperately sending signals that the modern financial system was shot through with untenable risks that required a renewal of long-held regulatory principles. But government bailouts thwarted real…

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Alabama Rebelyid

“Abraham Mordecai-who, believing that the Indians were descended from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. threw off the “yoke” of Jewish law, went native, and married an Indian girl- was actually the founding father of Montgomery, Alabama, cradle city of…

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