The United States Federal Government is not Broke.

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I used to be upset about the amount of money the United States Government (USG) is borrowing, and promising to pay in the future. National Debt is about $20 Trillion. Add unfunded liabilities, like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and the total may be $126 trillion. Since the entire output of our nation, all business,
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Thank Goodness The Government is Helping us Afford Housing, Education and Health Care.

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The Government has many programs to help us acquire affordable housing, affordable health care and affordable higher education. Thank goodness. Think how painfully expensive these things would be if we let the free market deliver them, like we pretty much do with food, household consumables, clothing, shoes, transportation, electronics and energy. What thirty year old
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Is the White House Plagued by Leaks or Fake News

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Many are reporting that the White House is leaking like crazy and making it very difficult for the POTUS to get anything done. The leaks are always by unnamed sources, meaning that there is no way to confirm that there was a leaker or that the reported content was accurately represented. Quite simply, you are
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a camel is a horse designed by a committee

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In the early days of the Internet people connected to it over their ordinary telephone lines. They were called POTS lines, standing for “Plain Old Telephone Service”.  It required use a modem, a device like a fax machine that turned digital data into modulations of sound that traveled over voice lines. Everyone wanted speed, because
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Things that Annoy

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Certain canards just get me going.  When I read any of these my blood pressure spikes and I see red, and I seem to be reading a variation of one or another of these all the time. Capitalism requires low wage workers. This is generally expressed in the context of “why the establishment favors unlimited
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Govt Regulation Benefits the Large, Established, Powerful and Rich

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I used to own Altria, the tobacco company that makes Marlboro cigarettes. Since 1978 Altria is up 12,000% while the S&P 500 is up 2,000%.  It also pays a 3.4% dividend.  I figured it was selling a legal addictive substance and therefore should make a lot of money. I lost my nerve when I kept
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TrumpCare Fails!

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Big news: Obamacare is not replaced by Trumpcare. Do you really want one quarter of the economy and your ability to purchase lifesaving and life improving interventions managed by, designed by, and named after a politician who never delivered any health care or ran an insurance company? Washington had no computer policy yet IBM, Microsoft, and
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What ails America is obvious. You will never hear it from the media, academia or the US government. We have the Japan disease. Japan had a huge  asset bubble, probably caused by its central bank but definitely caused by its government. Rents per square foot in Tokyo prime districts exceeded rents anywhere on earth. Homes
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