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A Tale of Two State of the Union addresses: 2007 and 2011

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 Special Edition: I prepared for this review of President Obama’s second State of the Union Address by rewatching President Bush’s 2007 State of the Union Address (the things I do for you people). I chose that particular address because it was the first following his 2006 mid-term “thumpin’” at the polls where voters swapped control […]

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January 26, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Money, Politics, Taxes

Who Coulda Seen THAT Coming? Mugsy’s Predictions for 2011

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 Well, it’s that time of year again (I’m sorry, but there’s just no other way to open a column like this with reusing the same tired old intro), when we look back upon ill-fated predictions of the past and finish up with our Predictions for 2011. The coming year will be interesting as it kicks […]

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December 27, 2010
Tags: , , ,  · Posted in: Economy, Election, Healthcare, Politics, Predictions, Taxes, War

Moral Imperatives

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 This past week saw the passage of two historic pieces of legislation: the repeal on the ban on openly gay people serving in the military (aka: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – DADT), and extension/expansion of the 2002 Bush Tax Cuts. But just because these bills have now passed, doesn’t mean there isn’t still work to […]

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December 20, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, General, Money, Politics, Taxes

Maybe we should ask him for his Birth Certificate?

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 Last week President Obama proudly announced a “compromise” he had unilaterally reached with Republicans on whether or not to extend the Bush Tax Cuts before they expire at the end of the year. The “compromise” is thus: Republicans get everything they want… a two year budget-busting extension of the Bush Tax Cuts that comes up […]

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December 13, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Infrastructure, Money, Politics, Taxes

President Obama seeks to secure his 2012 defeat.

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 President Obama announced to the White House Press Corp Tuesday morning that he is urging Democrats in Congress to cave in to the tyranny of the minority and agree to extend the Bush Tax Cuts for the Top 2% for two more years (ie: the year he leaves office) in exchange for a one-year extension […]

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December 8, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Election, Infrastructure, Money, Politics, Rants, Taxes

Mr. President, before you extend those tax cuts, you should know who’s getting them.

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 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called them, “Our most effective and productive small businesses.” Congressman Mike Pense (R-IL) decried, “Raising taxes on ‘job creators’.” The Republican Party is adamant about extending the Bush Tax Cuts to “everyone”, including those making over $250,000 a year (the “Top 2%”) because… they claim… “they are the job creators. […]

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December 6, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Infrastructure, Money, Politics, Taxes

Some thoughts on ‘Compromise’.

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 The latest post-election polls all say that “3 out of 4 voters want Congress to compromise” to get things done faster. Brilliant move then voting in some of the most uncompromising partisan ideologues in American history. We’re BOUND to see things start movin’ now! (grumble… morons… grumble). When Republicans say they want ‘compromise‘, what they […]

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November 22, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Election, Money, Politics, Taxes