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[28 Sep 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
The Tough Lessons of 2011

By the end of this week, three quarters of the year 2011 will behind us, leaving only a few months left until year end.   So far, 2011 hasn’t really given Americans too much to cheer about, and certainly hasn’t lived up to the expectations for a decent economic recovery.  I suppose the best thing that can be said about 2011 is that the things didn’t get a whole lot worse.   In fact, the year 2011 has taught Americans the following valuable lessons:
1.  The “Recession of 2008” has now lasted four …

Politics &raquo

[12 Sep 2011 | 20 Comments | ]
West Wing Story: Rumble of Dems and GOP!

Republicans: The Dems won’t have their day Tonight
Democrats:The GOP won’t have their way Tonight
Republicans: The Democrats they grumble, “Fair fight”
But if they start a rumble, We’ll rumble ‘em Right
Democrats: We’re gonna hand ‘em a surprise Tonight
Republicans: We’re gonna cut ‘em down to size Tonight
Democrats: We said “Okay no rumpus, No tricks.” But just in case they jump us, We’re ready to mix Tonight!
Republicans: Well, they began it! Democrats: Well, they began it- Both: And we’re the ones to stop ‘em once and for all, Tonight!

 Honestly children, you need to stop this bickering, get down to business and work this out! This country needs solutions, not school yard bullying in government. Job …

Economics &raquo

[1 Sep 2011 | 15 Comments | ]
High Unemployment Is Here To Stay

The U.S. economy is on a treadmill these days, and it doesn’t look like things are going to get much better any time soon.   The latest numbers on U.S. manufacturing activity, plus the weekly employment figures only confirm that the economy is still in the doldrums.  Both of these indices showed almost no change from prior periods, and give a clear signal that America is headed into an extended period of  extremely slow growth; perhaps 1% or less.  Without a healthy growth rate in the 5% to 6% range, the economy …

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