Government Spending Cuts: A triumph of FICTION over FACT

As we listen to our government officials at all levels, we hear many talking about spending cuts.  But, are they really cuts? For example, in Maryland, if I add-up all of the so-called spending cuts made during the past 7 years, taxes should have decreased by $3 Billion, and individual tax bills should have decreased more than a thousand dollars a year per taxpayer. Of course, that is not what has happened.  Taxes increased:  Income taxes, property taxes, flush taxes, rain taxes, fuel taxes, Read more […]

12.7 Million Kids Get Free Lunches While Obesity is an Epidemic

Michelle Obama is going around the country on an anti-obesity kick. She wants to bring physical education back to schools. It’s not just kids who are contributing to the obesity epidemic. “The National Institutes of Health awarded a Boston hospital more than $1.5 million to figure out why nearly three-quarters of lesbians are overweight — calling the disparities a significant public health issue. It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected Read more […]

Economic Lies Used to Manipulate, Discourage, And End Democracy

Here is the insanity: “As State Budgets Rebound, Federal Cuts Could Pose Danger.” “After years of budget cuts and sluggish recovery, states expect to see their revenues climb back to prerecession levels this year for the first time since the financial crisis hit. But even as some states hope to restore some of the deep spending cuts they have made, they face a new threat.” When I read such brain-cramping nonsense, I can only think of the Nazi mastermind Joseph Goebbels who said of England Read more […]

How to Push the Democrats Over the Fiscal Cliff

In “All Clear,” Episode 19 of Foyle’s War, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle’s son Andrew returns home from the war. Andrew was an RAF pilot. Many of his fellow-fliers were killed. He was one of the few that made it back, and he wonders why. This was typical of returning soldiers. “Why me?,” they often asked. His father remarks, “Perhaps you were the better pilot.” Andrew disagrees. He tells his father that the better pilots were predictable. The Germans expected Read more […]