Tagged: Congress

No longer our own masters.

The erosion of liberty happens in increments. Few alive today know that the federal income tax as we know it started at a mere one percent on all incomes up to an amount equal to $10.5 million in today’s dollars.

If it doesn’t hurt, it’s not a cut.

Following 9/11Continental Airlines was in nowhere near the financial trouble the U.S. government is in now. Yet Continental’s CEO made dramatic cuts to his company’s expenses to ensure economic survival. No one in Washington is making any such proposal for the United States.

It’s time to shut ‘er down.

Republicans may wish to avoid a fight with Democrats that results in a government shutdown. But wishing not to fight and refusing to fight are two different things. It’s time to fight.

One last shot.

Three days after Christmas in 1975 the Dallas Cowboys were faced with ending their season by losing the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.

The 50-year Tug-of-War.

The 50-year Tug-of-War.

Since 1960, the country has been in a tug-of-war between those on the right that believe that one can only be truly free when one accepts full responsibility for one’s own life…

Democrats to Jacko: “Thanks for covering for us.”

With respect to the Michael Jackson story, the Drudge Report the other day had the best headline. It read, “Michael Jackson: Never Can Say Goodbye.” I really feel like our celebrity-obsession crossed some line in the past two weeks and I believe Bernard Goldberg when he says we have become the ‘United States of Entertainment.’ And while we were all absorbed with the never-ending news coverage and retrospectives and downloading ‘Thriller’ to our iPods, Congress...

Spending a trillion dollars used to take time.

I hate talking numbers. If you’re not careful, talking numbers in a forum such as this can become a crashing bore. But the times dictate a conversation on numbers and I’m going to do my best to keep everyone engaged. Let’s talk money. We’re going to play a little time and money game. Imagine that you are spending money at the rate of one dollar a minute. But instead of moving forward in time with...