Monthly Archives: August 2011

Clara Peller asks, “Where’s the leadership?”

Wherever dear ol’ Clara may be, rest her soul, she wouldn’t be asking, “Where’s the beef?” And that certainly isn’t the question Amilya Antonetti, Chairman and CEO of AMA Productions, is asking. She knows where her beef is, it’s leadership … Continue reading

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Budget Blues: Factoring-in Standard & Poor’s

Yesterday, the New York Times had this to say about S&P’s downgrading of U.S. debt: Amid Criticism on Downgrade of U.S., S.&P. Fires Back The day after Standard & Poor’s took the unprecedented step of stripping the United States government … Continue reading

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Budget Blues: Ever deeper into the depths of fiscal folly

Today, the Washington Times reports that. . . U.S. eats up most of debt limit in one day U.S. debt shot up $239 billion on Tuesday — the largest one-day bump in history — as the government flexed the new … Continue reading

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Budget Blues: OOPS!

Found an error in my calculation of total debt as of 09/30/11. Will post updated information soon. Doesn’t change any conclusions, just the timing. Sorry ’bout that. The Management.

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Budget Blues: Where’s Your Budget, Mr. Ryan? (updated)

Congressman Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, today in the Wall Street Journal asks the same question of President Obama: Where’s Your Budget, Mr. President? During the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling, President Obama reportedly warned Republican … Continue reading

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Budget Blues: Say it ain’t so, Mr. Ryan

Received a video clip link from Family Security Matters wherein Congressman Paul Ryan justifies why he voted for the raising the debt ceiling. Was a bit chagrined when therein I learned that the cuts to, what I surmise are, the … Continue reading

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It’s a Deal! — Instant Analysis (updated)

Good news this morning from the Wall Street Journal: The deal would raise the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion in two stages, and provide initially for $917 billion in spending cuts over 10 years. A special committee of lawmakers would … Continue reading

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