What Are Debt And Entitlements?

October 18, 2016

onservatives distort the English language. One of the more prominent examples is the word entitlement. According to the dictionary, an entitlement is something due to one by law or contract. In the case of Social Security and Medicare, they are benefits that are paid for by the FICA tax of 15.2%. Conservatives confuse the word […]

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Not The Only One

June 4, 2014

f London Bridge falls, it likely will have lots of company. Much of our infrastructure is approaching the ripe old age of eighty. How bad is it? They tell us that 63,000 bridges are structurally unsound. How are we supposed to get from here to there? At least we have a number . . . […]

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Many Problems, One Response

July 9, 2012

s a kid (child) I often saw my grandmother cut off the head of a chicken, then let it run around for a couple of minutes before hanging it on the clothesline by its feet to drain the blood. Initially, it was funny. As I grew older, it became much less amusing. Now it is […]

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A Twofer

September 7, 2011

I just wanted to share a couple of quick thoughts today. Regular readers will be surprised at how short this post is – not too pleasantly surprised, I hope. The common thread of these two subjects is stupidity. I promise to limit it to two, though you might be aware that we are suffering from […]

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The American Dream – Part 2

August 23, 2010

I had been thinking in terms of a home in the suburbs being the American Dream. At the YMCA this morning, a friend said the automobile should be added, or included, as a part of that dream. It’s difficult to imagine living in the ‘burbs without a horseless carriage. They represent a major part of […]

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