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The Jr Senator from Kentucky Schools the Senate

Posted in Jeff's Take, Kentucky, Politics with tags , on May 21, 2013 by WA4ZKO

Lately I’ve tried to refrain from politics on here, but this is hard to describe as anything but a home run by Senator Rand Paul.

For the record I’m not saying what Apple is doing is great, but it is legal. You will also notice that execs from the likes of GE, Facebook, and Google were not dragged up there. Have you paid attention to the news of late regarding how much taxes they avoid? Interesting eh?

and there is more…

It’s about  time someone called the Congress out on their hypocrisy and brain numbed populism. It’s no wonder these jackwagons have the popularity numbers that barely cover their close friends and family.

Admittedly being from Kentucky I’m biased, but Senator Paul….you rock! Judging by some other comments on this speech, I’m not alone.

Needless to say the “elites” (in both parties) will not be happy with Mr. Paul on this one. Needless to say Senator Levin wasn’t too happy that a Junior Senator from Kentucky rained on his parade.

WA4ZKO

WSJ OpEd “Can Taxing the Rich Erase the Deficit?”

Posted in Economy, Finances, Government Waste, Politics with tags , on April 13, 2011 by WA4ZKO

Good food for thought piece here on the Wall Street Journal:

http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2011/04/11/can-taxing-the-rich-erase-the-deficit/tab/print/

Here’s what few will tell you. The math is what it is. No amount of spin (from either side) can get past an honest examination of the math of our tax revenue, potential tax revenue, current spending, and interest on our debt. Taxing the “rich” into oblivion will not cure our nation’s debt problem. It will barely make a dent and will do a lot of harm in many other areas.

Does our tax code need serious review?  Sure it does, but don’t fall prey to the politicians playing to your emotions and envy versus taking a honest look at the problem by simply looking at the math. You’re going to have to be tough and savvy about this. The politicians don’t want you looking at the math, they want to distract you from the real problem (ever increasing spending). It’s like dealing with an alcoholic that doesn’t want to admit he’s an alcoholic. In this case the alcohol is spending.

When you hear a Washington DC politician talking about “spending cuts” be careful with their math. Often they are actually talking about a cut in the rate of spending increases. Example?  They will often take a budget that had a 7% increase in spending on some budget item compared to last year and “cut” it to a 5% increase and call it a 2% cut. In reality that’s not a 2% cut, it’s a 5% increase!

The only viable fix is for us to realize that government spending MUST be REDUCED and DRASTICALLY.  The cuts are coming sooner or later. The only question is will we stop the childishness we heard from our Campaigner in Chief this afternoon and get serious now?  Or will gutless politicians (more scared of loosing an election than their children’s future) keep kicking the can ever so closer to the cliff.

Think of it this way….

Suppose our economic mess is a plane on it’s last drop or two of fuel. We have two choices. We can make a hard emergency landing in a swamp and maybe walk away from it. Or we can let it smash it into the side of the mountain just past the swamp. At this point, this far in, there are no other choices. Don’t kid yourself otherwise.

The brutal reality is that the math is what it is.

Steve Forbes on our idiotic energy policy.

Posted in Economy, Finances, Politics with tags , on March 2, 2011 by WA4ZKO

Politico (far from a far right organization) has recently posted an excellent opinion piece by Steve Forbes titled “Will Mideast strife spark new energy crisis?”

If I was Mr. Forbes I’d rename that piece “The Mideast and America’s idiotic energy policy.”

It’s a good read. First off, let me answer the headline question.  Most likely it will. I think we’re looking at a looming energy driven economic disaster even if things stay relatively contained in the Middle East.

Rather than using our own abundant natural resources, we (Americans) seem just heck bent on making ourselves more and more dependent upon foreign suppliers. It has worked!  We seem heck bent on making plentiful sources of energy falsely scarce and increasingly expensive….all to the continuing trashing of our economy. All while way too many clueless folks are more worried about who will be on the next Dancing with the Stars episode, Lindsy Lohan’s or Charlie Sheen’s latest meltdown, and other pop culture silliness while their country borders on collapse around them.

It’s both terrifying and breathtaking to watch. America’s enemies sit on the sidelines rubbing their hands. They don’t need to fire a shot, we’re doing an incredible job of  destroying ourselves.

Simply put  if we desire a vibrant and competitive economy, then we must have cheap and plentiful energy.  Energy drives everything. Yes it’s really just that simple! Unfortunately it looks like we’ll have to learn this the hard way after we drive our economy into the 2nd Great Depression.  Sorry, don’t kid yourself otherwise….on our current course this is right around the corner.

The car is no longer “in the ditch.” Instead of the car being pushed back onto the road, it’s been pushed to the edge of a cliff.

Fred Thompson on the economic bail out mess.

Posted in Finances, Humor, Politics, The Market on December 17, 2008 by WA4ZKO

Fred Thompson gives his thoughts on our economic mess.

You start to laugh till it hurts, then the sad reality to the truth of it hits you.  The last 2-3 minutes are the best. In times like this a bit of common sense is refreshing. I can only hope he runs again in 2012, God knows we’ll need him!

Have a laugh – the tale of two crocodiles

Posted in Humor, Politics with tags , on July 22, 2008 by WA4ZKO

I don’t normally get into nor pay much attention to all the joke/fwd emails, but this one is pretty good… Warning, mild language in it.
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Two Crocodiles were sitting at the side of the swamp near the lake.

The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, ‘I can’t understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We’re the same age; we were the same size as kids. I just don’t get it.’

‘Well,’ said the big Croc, ‘what have you been eating?’

‘Politicians, same as you,’ replied the small Croc.

‘Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?’

‘Down the other side of the swamp near the parking lot by the Capitol.’

‘Same here. Hmm. How do you catch them?’

‘Well, I crawl up under one of their Lexus cars and wait for one to unlock the car door. Then

I jump out, grab them by the leg, shake the shit out of them and eat ’em!’

‘Ah!’ says the big Crocodile, ‘I think I see your problem. You’re not getting any real nourishment. See, by the time you finish shaking the shit out of a Politician, there’s nothing left but an asshole and a briefcase!’