May 2009

More, More, More

May 26, 2009

The Air Force and Navy cooperated in landing a C-17 cargo plane on an aircraft carrier. Wonderful. Now they are trying to figure out how to get a C-17 off of an aircraft carrier. As Jack Paar would have said, “I kid you not.” The C-17 isn’t just a cargo airplane. It is a payback […]

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Yes, We Have No Inflation

May 15, 2009

Okay. This hits close to home. It isn’t that hard of a hit, so far, but it is aimed at me. No. I’m not that special. It’s also aimed at you. Did you get the word? There will be no adjustment for inflation on Social Security this year. There is also the expectation that there […]

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A New, Improved Slingshot

May 14, 2009

Time’s up. The Goliaths of our healthcare system have stepped over the line. They told us how intelligent they think we are. It didn’t sound like a compliment. They told Obama with a straight face that they had a plan to help him get the reform he wants. They had their fingers crossed. They are […]

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Own Your Own Senator

May 11, 2009

Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The committee has 23 members. Senator Max, as the boss man, has a very high price tag. He has received more money from the healthcare industry than any other Democrat. You don’t want to know how much the entire committee raked in. After all, […]

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Foxes In The Hen House

May 4, 2009

Obama has promised healthcare reform. It seems likely that we actually will get reform. But, reform is a neutral word. The question is: What will the reform look like? Over the past weekend I heard that none of the Congressional committees holding hearings on the subject had scheduled any witnesses who supported a single payer […]

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