Category Archives: Money

Are you sure we can afford Gay Marriage?

Understand, I am not opposed to the concept, but I never see anyone really discuss the financial ramifications of such a change to our laws. Consider two “benefits” of anyone being able to “marry” anyone. First, marriage then lets a … Continue reading

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SKYROCKETING GOLD PRICES????

I keep hearing about the price of gold going up.  Yet, I don’t hear about mine collapses, surging demand in jewlery or electronic connectors and the like. One cannot help but note gold rose 25% in the last year, did … Continue reading

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FIXING AMERICA BLAH BLAH BLAH

There is a never ending diatribe about all the problems America is facing yet noone seems to want to do anything. Let me say this very clearly, AMERICA is under deep stress, economically, socially and politically. Just as I once … Continue reading

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MAKERS VERSUS TAKERS

America was once a very entrepreneurial country.  It was made of of mostly people who made or built or discovered things and sold them.  These people were called makers. To support these people governement provided needed services.  These were performed by … Continue reading

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Extending Unemployment Benefits to BOOST THE ECONOMY?

So Obama argues that he has economists on his side supporting extending unemployment benefits as one of the best wasy to boost the economy. The argument goes, these people are most likely to spend the money putting stimulus into the … Continue reading

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How to REVIVE Las Vegas

Las Vegas is clearly seeing the effects of the recession.  Deals are everywhere, but casinos are empty.  Gambling funds a significant part of the Nevada state budget, but the “drop” is down so revenues are down as well. The major … Continue reading

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GS Clobbers OBAMA AGAIN!

So today it was announced that GS settled with the government 1 (I trust there are many many more)of the potential lawsuits the government has against them.  Yes, this is the same Goldman Sachs who contributed more to this recession than … Continue reading

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The BP BLOWOUT is capped?

Now it seems to me the easiest way to revive the gulf is for BP to announce all their affiliate gas stations are givign away gas for the next six months if they are withing 50 milies of the shoreline … Continue reading

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Two Scoops for the Price of ONE?

No I am not talking about ice cream…I am talking about housing.  Most people seem to think housing is recovering..I live in Las Vegas, so I may be biased.  But…  Housing is NOT out of the woods.  There is a … Continue reading

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How to solve our fiscal mess

Not just the federal government but states across America are going  to go bankrupt.  Democratic states now pay more than the free market for gonvernment workers, and provide better pensions and health care than the private sector.  Public service is … Continue reading

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