Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bend over, There's a New Senate in Town....

So, the newly elected Senate wasted no time in starting to pay back their handlers and getting rid of those pesky Dreamers.... Ram through the Keystone XL by promising 42,000 jobs (a figure that smells as much as the 35 jobs the other side cites), interestingly enough, the pipeline will raise gas prices, if it manages to get any oil actually to the other end (Trans Canada has a rather poor record).
Desperately trying to convince people that they actually have an agenda other than "against Obama", which, of course, they do not.

Well, I guess we have the government we deserve, but I sure don't deserve the crop of current jerkwads, dead set on destroying the US government.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Apprentice What?

So, Mr. Tramp Trump has a new apprentice show. Teaching people that all you have to do to "make it" in business is to lie, cheat and screw over anyone who stands in your way.

This bozo wants to be President?

No thanks, Don.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Midwest Meltdown

Interesting when fiscal theory meets the real world- like it has in Kansas. Gov. Brownback is apparently having a bad run of days , when the tax cuts have done nothing to fuel the economy, instead, as they always do, they simply make the rich richer, the poor poorer, and adds to the deficit (same as the trillion dollar Bush tax cuts, which some put at a price of over 6 trillion, and has been extended by Obama.

I feel sorry for the people of Kansas, but sorrier for the rest of us.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Blame it on OPEC

So, oil prices have plummeted- somewhat a double edged sword. Bad for Texas, North Dakota, and Louisiana, good for the average American. Interestingly enough, most news media calls OPEC responsible, as they have always cut production before to maintain price point.
The thing is- the US is the one who greatly increased output (at a cost that is yet to be determined, ecologically)- OPEC had zero to do with it.


On a side note- what a perfect time to raise the fuel tax, and turn it in to a percentage, rather than flat. The funds would go to the repair and replacement of our transportation infrastructure- a no brainer.

It's too bad that a no-brainer item like this would get zero consideration from the no brain US Legislature .