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Fecal cliff

Others have previously posted attempts to put the federal fiscal morass, with its incomprehensible numbers in the billions and trillions and gazillions, into household budget terms we should be able to understand. Here’s my take at putting last ni…

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Debt upset!

This was — so far — the granddaddy of the fabled Friday document drops. Standard and Poor’s downgraded the USA’s long-term credit rating from AAA to AA+, in the bargain marking its outlook negative. The full report is here. Are you surprised? I’…

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Debt regret

I’ll make this post pithy. It’s pretty obvious where I, as a fiscal conservative, proponent of free-market economic solutions, and limited federal government injection into every corner of our lives, stand on the current debate about raising the d…

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More Independence Day musings

Very appropriately, while enjoying the long weekend, I’m reading the classic apologia of Milton and Rose Friedman, Free to Choose. The Friedmans systematically debunk the tenets of the liberal mindset in a most concise and readable way. They point…

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War on the right

A few observations here on the current turmoil in Libya. President Obama, by first deferring on military action against Gaddafi then belatedly participating in the bombing attacks, has managed to find himself under intense criticism from both the …

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“Rollback” — Recommended Reading

I challenge my friends who have been in disagreement with my political take to read this book. Cover to cover, or whatever the digital equivalent to that is. Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapseby Thomas E. Woods, J…

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What part of “BROKE” don’t we understand?

Just a few months ago, I rode past the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. The grounds were quiet then but surely not now. Governor Scott Walker’s proposal — to include state-employed union teachers in the austerity measures required of him and t…

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Snow job

First, I know it has been way too long since I have posted anything to the blog. It has been a particularly hectic period in work and professional life, not even slowing down as it often does around Christmas and New Year’s. By the way, Happy New …

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We’re drowning in debt…. Is this our lifeline?

Last week, the President’s Debt Commission released a first report on recommendations for reducing the US national debt. As with everything thrown up in the air in Washington, the report became a political football. That is unfortunate, since our …

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Beware of the land sharks

I read a news item on the Healthcare IT News web site today. It actually dates from well over a week ago, but noteworthy nonetheless. It concerns a speech given by Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to the American Health Information Management Assoc…

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