Posts Tagged ‘deficit’

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    Can We Afford to Change the US Postal Service?

    Sep 12, 11 • 307 Views • 1 Comment

    There are so many reasons not to change the US Postal Service. For tough to reach rural communities, post offices are conveniently located. For homebound elderly, 6-day dependable prescription delivery is crucial. USPS workers have been promised generous...  [read more]

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    Stormy Issues

    Sep 1, 11 • 282 Views • No Comments

    For Hurricane Irene relief, the debate is again about the debt. Let’s start with the Congress. Expressed by Texas Representative Ron Paul, government should not play a role because “intrusive” bureaucracy” hinders local people and...  [read more]

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    Taxing Decisions

    Aug 16, 11 • 247 Views • No Comments

    According to The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle, all of us should know about the Fallacy of Chesterton’s Fence before we decide how we feel about taxes. Picture a fence extending across a road. 2 people approach it. The first says, “I don’t...  [read more]

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    An Excellent Budget Plan

    Jul 29, 11 • 280 Views • No Comments

    A debt reduction suggestion. Let’s use what the President’s budget commission suggests. Proposing legislation that will mandate restraint and discourage political opportunism, they are bipartisan. And, they get people on the right and the left...  [read more]

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    Debt Ceiling 101

    Jul 15, 11 • 299 Views • No Comments

    During the month of August, if the U.S. hits its debt ceiling of $14.3 trillion and the Congress says, “No, you cannot borrow anymore,” then what will happen? During August, the U.S. will have $172B (billion) in federal revenues and $307B in...  [read more]