Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
the real U.S.-China trade deficit would be as much as 30% lower than last year's gap of at $226.8 billion, according to a number of economists.
At the same time, the U.S. trade deficit with Japan would have been 25% higher than the $44.8 billion reported last year, because many goods that China and others export to the U.S. contain parts purchased in Japan.
Friday, March 26, 2010
And the tax details here.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
She listened to Obama's speech, starting from minute 7.
An Obama classic.
"We are not bound to Win, we are bound to be true"
Highlights at 7, 17 and 27 minutes.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Five countries in Asia Singapore, Taiwan Korea Hong Kong and Japan combined have a ca surplus as big as China. They are richer. why are we not bashing them?
It does not seem that complicated.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
- Elected officials have no sincere adherence to the public good; they pursue their own private and political interests through all the powers available to them. (Senator Jim Bunning's unembarrassed willingness to block extension of unemployment legislation for narrow personal and political reasons falls in this category.)
- Elected officials are sometimes overtly corruptible, accepting significant gifts in exchange for official performance.
- Elected officials are intimidated by the power of private interests (corporations) to fund electoral opposition to their re-election. (The Supreme Court decision on corporate free speech makes this much more likely.)
- Regulatory agencies are dominated by the industries they regulate; independent commissioners are forced out of office; and regulations are toothless when it comes to environmental protection, wilderness protection, health and safety in the workplace, and food safety.
- Lobbyists for special interests and corporations have almost unrestricted access to legislators and regulators, and are generally able to achieve their goals.