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Posts tagged Debt

“Investing” in Dems is Like Lending to “Eddie Mush” | JSL Consulting

Guest post from John LaRosa. via “Investing” in Dems is Like Lending to “Eddie Mush” | JSL Consulting. Hi, my name is John…and, a long time ago, I was a degenerate gambler. Why do I tell this to the world…or, more accurately, the four people who read my blog? Simple. Every time a “progressive” talks […]

Hostage-Taker-In-Chief Demands $1.6 Trillion In Tax Hikes Or We Go Over Fiscal Cliff

  Fox News reports: President Obama, ahead of his first press conference since winning re-election and a meeting later this week with congressional leaders, staked out his starting point for fiscal cliff negotiations — $1.6 trillion in tax hikes. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made clear that the president is sticking by his original […]

November 12 is the first anniversary of 54°40’ Or Fight!

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I am proud and humbled to celebrate the first anniversary of this blog. It has evolved quite a bit in its first year. I am most proud of the contributors who have agreed to post their stories at 54°40’ Or Fight! We now have 21 active contributors from around the State of Oregon. Several veteran […]

Open Thread – Live Blogging The Ryan Biden VP Debate HERE

Ok, what political junkie isn’t looking forward to the debate tonight between Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan? Comments welcome during the debate! I’ll be providing commentary and observation as well in the comment section. Just to whet your whistle a bit regarding some of the expected themes of the debate tonight, focusing on […]

Obama: Is He Shockingly Uninformed? | FreedomWorks

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When a concerned Letterman asked him about the debt, Obama laid the responsibility for the U.S. national debt and deficit on his predecessor former President George W. Bush. “Well, here’s what happened. We had a surplus when Bill Clinton was president,” Obama said. “It was projected to continue to be a surplus. We decided to […]

For The First Time In Almost 2 Decades, I Might Watch NBC’s Meet The Press

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For NBC‘s Sunday broadcast on September 9, Mitt Romney granted an interview to David Gregory. Despite the endemic liberal hackery wherever Mr. Gregory is involved, the excerpts released this afternoon show that Mitt comes out swinging. Let’s hope he keeps it up, and continues to put the legacy media (or Lapdog Media, as Twitchy calls it) […]

National Debt Reaches $16 Trillion….And Counting

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GOP Ad: $16 Trillion View on YouTube The Heritage Foundation reports: Today, the U.S. debt clock hit $16 trillion. Compare that to the end of 2008, just days before President Obama officially took office, when the total federal debt was short of $10 trillion. That’s a 60 percent increase in the federal debt in less than 4 […]

MarketWatch Says Obama’s Spending Binge Never Happened, Keeps Straight Face

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[5440 note: adapted from my original post at FreedomWorks] Just when you thought media bias couldn’t possibly be more blatant, along comes this article from MarketWatch, a purportedly trusted source of Wall Street news. (Never mind that MarketWatch is operated by CBS, who should change their acronym to Cooing Barack Supporters … but I digress). […]

The Tea Party Is Right AND Correct On Tax Policy

The Tea Party Is Right AND Correct On Tax Policy

Well now, this is interesting. A new economic study from Cornell University shows that the history of expected AND unexpected tax shocks has a demonstrable drag effect on our economy. Who would have guessed? Oh that’s right, the Tea Party. We have been telling legislators for three years that they should make the Bush Tax […]

The Clackistani Revolt Spreads to Washington County – Kickoff April 27

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What shall we call them? The Washingtinians? Washingtonistas? Washahideen? Anyway, they’re fighting back against an oppressive government just like in Clackistan, and they need your support. Check out their website – www.swrailvote.org – and check out their kickoff event TONIGHT: Dear friends of SW Rail Vote Pac, This notice is to let you know that […]

Reynolds School Board Releases Statement Regarding Declaration Of Impasse By Teachers Union

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[5440 note: as if on cue, the last domino has fallen in East Multnomah County. Purely a coincidence, no doubt.] REYNOLDS BUDGET CHOICES ARE ABOUT VALUES The Reynolds School Board, representing families and taxpayers in our community, looks forward to resolution of our labor contract negotiations. The quality of education and student performance is directly […]

Podcast: I Spy Minute, Thurs Apr 5, 2012

Podcast: I Spy Minute, Thurs Apr 5, 2012

There’s a Facebook photo that just won’t go away about Obama outspending all 43 presidents before him. While it’s not accurate, there is a surprising new statistic Obama is guilty of–and even more surprising who reported it. I Spy Minute Thurs Apr 5 2012 Like this:Like Loading…

Oregonian reports on Portland’s misplaced priorities: Despite record revenues, Portland’s transportation bureau is broke

Oregonian reports on Portland’s misplaced priorities: Despite record revenues, Portland’s transportation bureau is broke

The Oregonian seems to have picked up on our earlier posts about misplaced priorities and self-inflicted budget woes at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The story so far can be told in four pictures. Record revenues at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. “Discretionary” money has almost doubled since 2000. The city’s excuse that there it has […]

Study: Each Child Born Today Will Inherit $1.5 Million Of National Debt

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If we stopped spending now, we’d only be stuck with a debt burden of $189,000 for every American man, woman and child.  But we’re not stopping.  In fact, Obama wants to accelerate this madness. This is fiscal child abuse, selling our kids into debt slavery so that the current generation can maintain their irresponsible spending addiction […]

Mark Steyn Warns About What the World Will Look Like “After America” If We Don’t Change Course

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Mark Steyn recently came out with a disturbing and insightful new book, “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon“, and here he offers a timely warning: C-Span doesn’t allow other websites to embed their videos, so click on the image to watch it on C-Span Book.tv. There’s a long intro on this clip so skip to […]

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  • Have Democrats Pulled Too Far Left? May 28, 2015
    The Obama years have been politically good for Mr. Obama; they have been disastrous for his party. In the last two decades the Democratic Party has moved substantially further to the left than the Republican Party has shifted to the right. Republicans control 68 of 98 state legislative chambers and the most state legislative seats […]
  • Inequality Is More About Successful Firms Than Successful People May 28, 2015
    New research is suggesting that inequality is not driven by executives grabbing more income at the expense of workers within their companies. Instead, it is driven by some companies having higher average income than others. A lesson from this research is that inequality is unlikely to be solved through policies that ensure that the gains […]
  • To Protect Our Climate, Stop Purchasing Coal May 28, 2015
    Coal-fired electricity is responsible for about 80 percent of carbon pollution from our state’s electricity sector, and the Colstrip power plant in Montana is one of the most-polluting plants in the American West. The takeaway is clear: We need to help Colstrip’s main owner, Puget Sound Energy, protect Washington customers from Colstrip’s costs, set an […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Libya, Russia & Denmark May 28, 2015
    Note: Updates may be sporadic while my husband and I prepare to move overseas to the U.S.   1) Gunmen attacked the car of Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni during a protest in Tobruk, bullets hit the vehicle, but the Prime Minister and his staff managed to escape unharmed. Islamist militants have been fighting government forces in […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Burundi, Syria, Poland & Ireland May 25, 2015
    1) Zedi Feruzi, an opposition leader in Burundi and his bodyguard were shot and killed over the weekend. In response, many of the leading opposition figures in Burundi have fled or gone into hiding. Massive protests against President Nkurunziza have led to violence, with 20 killed, but also mass exodus, with more than 100,000 escaping the country. […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Colombia, Cuba & Latvia May 22, 2015
    1) During a pause in negotiations with FARC rebels in Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos ordered airstrikes on the militants, killing 18 in one of the deadliest attacks against the rebels. Previously, Colombia had ended all airstrikes but the suspension was lifted last month. Peace talks resumed the same day.   2) The U.S. and Cuba have […]
  • U.S. Surveillance Programs Could Expire, Despite Terror Threat May 29, 2015
    The looming expiration of U.S. surveillance authorities could pose a grave threat to national security just as the threat of terrorist attacks is on the rise, lawmakers and U.S. officials say.
  • Bernie Sanders’ Fossil Socialism May 29, 2015
    Picturesque: a large, celebratory crowd listens to inspiring oratory near the shore of Lake Champlain. The speaker is Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, announcing his candidacy for president of the United States. It’s a fiery, detailed, leftwing speech—about what you’d expect from this 73-year-old self-described democratic socialist and grandpa. But columnist Byron York noticed something odd. […]
  • A Surge for Justice May 29, 2015
    In the District of Columbia, what Jill Leovy calls the Monster is, speaking in geographic terms, on the retreat, moving steadily east across the Anacostia River, pushed away from the city center a little farther each year by an influx of wealth. The same basic pattern applies in New York City—outward from the center, pushed back […]
  • Low-Speed, Infrequent Rail May 28, 2015
    Quentin Kopp, who once chaired the California High-Speed Rail Authority and led the effort to persuade voters to pass the 2008 law authorizing its construction, is speaking out against the project as currently planned. To succeed, he says, high-speed rail needs to run on dedicated tracks at high speeds and frequencies. Instead, the current plan […]
  • Defining Suburbs May 27, 2015
    Based on surveys asking people whether they thought the lived in urban, suburban, or rural ares, Trulia economist Jed Kolko has defined the borderline between urban and suburban as 2,213 households per square mile (slightly less than 3.5 per acre), while the line between suburban and rural is 102 households per square mile (about 1 […]
  • Amtrak & Innumerate Liberals May 26, 2015
    A number of articles in National Review last week supported the Antiplanner’s view that more infrastructure spending wouldn’t have prevented the May 12 Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. Rich Lowry says Amtrak is a huge waste that carries so few passengers that it is “a rounding error of American transportation.” John Fund shows that Congressional budget […]