Economics

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The Next Great Infrastructure Project

Brian Greenspun, publisher and editor of the Las Vegas Sun, had this to say in his editorial from today:

Pat [Mulroy]’s idea is simple. It is a pipeline that would take the rising water away from the Mississippi River and transport it westward to the Colorado River where, frankly, water is in very short supply. Over the next decade or so, many millions of Baby Boomers will be retiring to the Southwest, putting a further demand on the diminishing water supply. It makes perfect sense that we should take the water no one wants and move it to a place where everyone needs it. The only thing in the way is an old argument about water laws that should no longer, well, hold water. Whatever that pipeline costs can probably be offset by the next few years of flood damage. That’s a pretty good return on investment.

You Can't be Serious!

The American people have been duped again.

The fiscal results of the last five presidents:

Ronald Reagan increased the budget by 186%. George W. Bush tallied 77%, his father George H.W. Bush with 53%. Jimmy Cater came in at 41.3% and Bill Clinton, the lowest with 40.6%. Are Republicans fiscally conservative? I think not.

A word to the wise, the GOP/Tea Party is misdirecting the American people by arguing over earmarks, which in total adds up to ½ of 1% of the deficit, money that is already allocated. This masks their true agenda.   Read more

Why Don't We Learn?

Are Americans getting less intelligent by the day? They complain about “Big Government” but elect officials who will do absolutely nothing to change policy. Many don’t realize there are times “Big Government” is required to repair damage done to our economy by run away banks and corporations.   Read more

Middle Class Hosing

On a daily basis, the American people are being lied to by our politicians, corporations and certain media. We’ve all heard comments from our political representatives about how corporations need tax breaks to create jobs, and they pay 35% in taxes. The reality of the situation is, we the people are providing our tax dollars to many of these corporations in subsidies. Tax subsidies are paid to the health insurance companies, banks and big oil. In 2009 Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Bank of America, Citi Fed and others, paid zero tax dollars.   Read more

Outside infuences on elections can be reduced

There has been quite a bit of talk about our political races being influenced by outsiders this cycle, and according to a recent story by the Center for Responsive Politics there is good reason to be concerned. Using data released by the Federal Election Commission on September 13, CRP reports that out-of-state contributions account for 76.9% of Harry Reid's war chest and 74.2% of Sharron Angle's.   Read more

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