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How to move towards a balanced budget

Budgetary matters

We have before the Congress a budget proposed by President Obama that makes few people happy. There is general consensus that we should cut spending. There is no such consensus about raising taxes. The Republicans want to preserve tax cuts for the rich. Some in the Democratic Party are willing to preserve those tax cuts.

So, like people everywhere who try to balance their checkbooks, let us see what we could do to right these matters.

1. Cut…

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Added by Mark Small on February 16, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

Why this website?

Why this blog? Why this show?

"I’m mad as hell. And I’m not going to take it anymore!"

-Newsman Howard Beale, "Network," 1976

 

In Paddy Chayevsky’s 1976 movie "Network," news anchor Howard Beale breaks down on the air, calls for his viewer audience to get up, toss open a window, and yell, "I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore." join him in an expression of general anger with society, the world,…

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Added by Mark Small on February 5, 2011 at 6:48am — No Comments

October 30 rally

I will post in the morning about the rally today. Just got back. Initially I would estimate at least 200,000 people in attendance. I attended a rally on the Mall on July 4, 1976, attendance for which was estimate at 60,000. By 11:44 the crowd was at least twice the size of the crowd as I remember it that day nearly 35 years ago. People still were arriving today. The crowd was far bigger by 12:30.

Added by Mark Small on October 30, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments

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