Archive for June, 2009

From My Dad

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

We are between Barack and a hard place

Saving or hoarding?

Friday, June 12th, 2009

The economy and the government systems we have relied on for a long time are about to collapse. I predict it will happen in less than 3 years. Those who want to “hope” along with Obama will reap the benefits of their hope. I think you are better off preparing yourself. Keep food, water, gasoline, and the ability to maintain your lifestyle as best you can. Some call it hoarding and say it is bad. Just refer to it in your head as savings if that’s what it takes to make you feel better. “Savings” has been traditionally thought of as applying only to money. But why do you save money?… so you can get things later. Pretty soon your money will be worthless so you are simply jumping over the “money” step and saving the items rather than the money.

Kennedy revisited

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Ask not what you can do for your country… ask what is your country doing to you?

Almost there

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Everything will be wonderful soon. I’ve run the numbers and done the calculations. We only need 4 more laws and a 3% increase in taxes for everything to be just right.

Enough is enough?

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Is it possible to have too much government? Of course. Can taxes be too high? Obviously. Is there such a thing as too much power for politicians? Silly question. These are the most important questions that people should be asking themselves, but hardly anyone ever does.  If we know that taxes can be too high, then the next obvious question is “How high is too high”? We must ask “How big can the government get before it is too big? Just because these questions are somewhat subjective does not mean they should be ignored. We can not conclude an exact dividing line between enough and too much. There is no way to nail down a number and conclude that a tax rate of 69% is acceptable and 70% is too high. No way to know that having any more than 38% of the population work for government is too many. Yet since we know that it is possible to have too much government and taxes that are too high, we must ask our selves to estimate, as best we can, where these points are.

Easy to get ahead

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

A society is in trouble when the easiest way to get ahead is to join forces with the government… to wear the mask that makes us anonymous and allows us to avoid face to face confrontation with the people who we force to support us against their will.