infrastructure

We’ve Come To This

January 25, 2017

ow far have we sunk? From the Founding Fathers to the whiny man-child is an incredible stretch. The differences beggar the imagination.

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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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Democrats In Danger

May 8, 2015

he Democrats don’t give a damn about us but they still will be surprised when they discover far more of their base sitting on their hands on election day. Obama insists on pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Given the evidence of such accords in the recent past, even more jobs will flow to countries that […]

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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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Our Goose Is Cooked

February 1, 2012

ow many minutes has it been since you heard someone call this the greatest country in the world? How many seconds? Did you agree? Ooops. Was it you saying that? It used to be arguably true. We got accustomed to telling ourselves it was so. We believed it. Many of us, most of us still […]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

July 28, 2011

It’s about time someone got serious. It obviously isn’t going to be anyone inside the Beltway. The politicians consider their careers and their juvenile ideologies more important than the well-being of the nation and its people. Why are we not blanketing this country with recall petitions. Why are we not exhibiting a similar, reciprocal disdain […]

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What Caused The Debt?

July 12, 2011

What caused the debt? That sounds like an easy question. Could that be the problem? One would hope that our “leaders” could get their arms around a simple question. Well, apparently we never learn. The short-bus riders on The Hill are pretending to deal with what to do about the debt. It seems logical to […]

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The American Dream – Part 3

August 28, 2010

Every time I try to get to other issues inherent in The American Dream the financial aspects keep intruding. Even though I was on the road on a genealogical trip, the talk of a double dip has been unavoidable these few days past. I feel compelled to respond. Once again, most of the commentary you’ve […]

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The American Dream – Part 1

August 16, 2010

The American Dream touches many aspects of our lives. It does so in ways that may not be readily apparent. This is to be the first of a series, addressing those various aspects. I promise to hold your interest; at least intermittently. It affects your billfold, your lifestyle, your present, your future, your dream.

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How Much Is That . . .

July 17, 2010

First, don’t be surprised at the posted prices in the window. They are in ¥en. Second, considering the real, total cost, it may not be far off the mark. This is not going to be pleasant. This is the area where we probably are most reluctant to confront reality. Despite the unpleasantness of the reality, […]

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