Monthly Archives: November 2008

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Scrap as a Forecaster

We have two companies. One Macon Iron primarily process scrap metal and the other General Steel, sells and fabricates metal products. Scrap prices metal prices have risen dramatically for the last few years and especially the last 12 months. During…

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Making the Recession Longer

I have to confess that the never ending line of bailouts is truly concerning me. I can not imaging where the money is going to come from to finance this. Business is down, profits and tax revenues are down, entitlements…

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The Limits of Intelligence

We will be years dissecting the financial meltdown, but the cause was certainly not the lack of the intellects that developed this disaster. We applied the minds of brilliant scientists to create financial models that ignored the human side of…

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The Sacred Lottery

The Georgia State Lottery is a very sacred cow and any political campaign that wants to reduce or alter the lottery stands to be surely defeated. Yet the Lottery is one of the most regressive taxes ever launched. Yes –…

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Three Ways to Spend

from P.J. O’Rourke in the Weekly Standard through American Thinker Conservatives should never say to voters, “We can lower your taxes.” Conservatives should say to voters, “You can raise spending. You, the electorate, can, if you choose, have an infinite…

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Sharing the Same Information

From Peggy Noonan’s “Patriotic Grace” We’re not sharing the same information anymore. We used to share the same information- and argue about it. But now more and more we don’t even get the same essential facts, or headlines. And I…

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The Conscience of a Conservative

From Barry Goldwater’s “The Conscience of a Conservative”- published first in 1960 The root difference between the Conservatives and the Liberals of today is that Conservatives take account of the whole man, while the Liberals tend to look only at…

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We Have Overcome

SILVER LININGS, EVEN ON THE RIGHTBy Jeff JacobyThe Boston Globe Wednesday, November 5, 2008 excerpts Government financing of political campaigns, always a dreadful idea, is dead. Yes, Obama egregiously broke his solemn promise to accept public financing and its attendant…

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Turning Citizens into Subjects

from Taxes: A Fair Share for AllAmerica already redistributes its wealth. A lot of it.By Jonah Goldberg from National Review Online Experts on economic development have long noted what they sometimes call the “oil curse.” Countries with huge oil reserves…

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The Signs of a Sound Economy

by Henry Oliner About a week after John McCain announced the the fundamentals of our economy to be strong, the Dow dropped like a rock and we encountered the worst credit and financial crisis in half a century. Obama used…

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President Obama

His opponents may cite the huge fundraising advantage, the compliant media, and the possible campaign fraud- but in the end the voters trusted Obama and the Democrats more than McCain and the Republicans. Historically, past a certain point the additional…

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Henry’s Tax Plan

Everyone pays a flat 30% income tax with no deductions for anything, except retirement plans. Individuals are exempt from their first $10,000 of income, married couples are exempt from the first $20,000 plus $5,000 for every kid under 18. (Singles…

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Sirius Zeppelin

On Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 12 is all Led Zeppelin – 24/7. A baby boomer rocker’s dream! Raw Dog Comedy has provided a great relief from 24/7 election coverage.

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Henry’s Health Insurance Plan

Let everyone buy their own plan. Get it away from the employer completely. Include a tax on the premium that is used to fund a pool to help the poor and the high risk get vouchers for coverage. Encourage Health…

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Rock and Roll FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether musical instrument manufacturers are illegally blocking retailers from discounting their ware. Fender, Gibson, Yamaha and Guitar Center retailers are under scrutiny. I am a guitar nut. Some new Les Pauls are selling for…

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Sorry Charlie…

… only the other tuna processors get a hike in the minimum wage. from the Washington Times GOP hits Pelosi’s ‘hypocrisy’ on wage billOriginally published 12:07 a.m., January 12, 2007, excerpts House Republicans yesterday declared “something fishy” about the major…

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Maddox vs Stoner

One of those defining political moments for me was in the late 1960s. Georgia Public Television had a panel of all of the candidates running for governor. The mix was incredible. There was one Republican, Bo Calloway, during the years…

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