Sign Of The Times

In a massive strike to protest untenable work conditions, job cuts and wages hundreds, thousands of employees abandon their post in _______  (a) England, (b) the U.S., (c) Israel or  (d) Greece?   What is the correct answer, a, b, c or d?  Or is it all of the above? The unfortunate reality — we could add an e, f, g and h and the answer would still be the same — all  of the above.… [Read more]

I’m confused.

Every day on the news, I hear about how government employees and overpaid union thugs like teachers, firefighters and police officers are destroying the economy, and things we used to take for granted – like the minimum wage, decent working conditions and benefits – are causing “uncertainty” among the “job creators” – and that all those things, along with all that un-American socialist “entitlement” crap like Social Security, food stamps, school lunches for poor children, Medicare and unemployment insurance should be taken away from the teat-sucking denizens of the “nanny state” in order to make the “job creators” feel secure enough to create a few jobs somewhere other than Mexico, China, India or Bangladesh.… [Read more]

Retirement Planning

The Democrats have a platform that says they're committed to making it easier for Americans to save for retirement on their own. What does the Republican platform say other than 'SCREW YOU, YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN? Well, of course we all have to save on our own; many corporations kicked us to the curb ages ago when they decided that pension funds... Read more...

Taxpayer Funded Benefits For Congress

Taxpayer-funded benefits for members of Congress is a topic I have been bitching complaining about for ages. It’s a point of contention for me that the people who sit as the supreme overlords rulers over the rest of us are able to collect substantial benefits funded by taxpayers especially since they don’t do much to earn them — the same benefits that they seem to think the rest of us are not “entitled” to.… [Read more]

Tit for Tat

Tit for Tat is an old expression that means repayment in kind, retaliation, as in for an injury.  Tit for tat takes place when one side of a disagreement believes the other side has done something that is worthy of punishment. Retaliation takes place in order to balance the scales. Those of us who have been paying attention to the news see this kind of thing all the time; for example, if the Republicans get a ‘win’ which seems to happen WAY too much for my liking the Democrats will find a way to extract some repayment in the form of legislation that is important to the left.… [Read more]

What Now?

I thought I would end up posting the very minute that the latest governmental fiasco deal was strong-armed and threatened debated into existence but, frankly, I’ve spent the last few days trying to find any upside to this latest episode.  I’m still searching and, given some of the reports that are not getting any mention in the press, maybe there’s more to this than meets the eye.  … [Read more]

The Will of the People

Do The Right Thing‘ isn’t just the name of an old Spike Lee movie; it’s a strong sentiment and a wish directed from the American people toward their elected officials.Recent polls strongly suggest that the majority of Americans believe slicing ‘entitlements’ (i.e., Social Security and Medicaid) that form the basis of financial support for many citizens is a wrong move towards getting America’s budget deficit under control.  … [Read more]

All Of These Distractions…

We live in an age of short attention spans.  That has amounted to good news for people like Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York, whose brash rudeness and displays of contempt were forgotten once the events of 9/11 took place.  Short memories and limited recall have worked wonders for elected officials such as David Vitter, Newt Gingrich, Elliot Spitzer and others who have managed to carve out very lucrative careers after finding their names in the news next to the word ‘scandal’.… [Read more]