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New Deal 2.0? Be careful there, Dems…

Via TMV, from The Politico: With visions of a massive liberal majority in the next Congress and the power to remake economic policy for the next generation, Democrats are dusting off their New Deal history books and openly discussing the idea of re-engineering Depression-era agencies for the 21st century. If we do actually fall off [...]

Some Texas Flavor – Taxes Style

Mention the word “taxes” down thissaway, and people immediately start twitchin’. Texas doesn’t have a state income tax, business taxes tend to be lower, and most of us see a direct correlation between how Texas handles state-level taxation and the (usually) successful economy.    Even at the more local level, where one might expect to see [...]

Electoral Insanity

I think it was Albert Einstein who defined insanity as doing the same thing again and again, and expecting different results. When it comes to the US Congress, Einstein would no doubt have considered American voters to be insane.    We re-elect the same people time after time, yet are unhappy that nothing seems to change.    [...]

US Senate: Texas

(On October 6 2008, I sent letters to each candidate running for US Congress in Harris and Fort Bend counties, asking them to publicly commit to fiscal responsibility via PAYGO.  I’m posting the replies (and lack thereof) by race / district, but I’ll also be writing about my general reaction to this civics experiment, and [...]

Texas – CD 7

(On October 6 2008, I sent letters to each candidate running for US Congress in Harris and Fort Bend counties, asking them to publicly commit to fiscal responsibility via PAYGO.  I’m posting the replies (and lack thereof) by race / district, but I’ll also be writing about my general reaction to this civics experiment, and [...]