Sunday, August 26, 2012
1) Duquesne economist, Antony Davies, has crunched the numbers, and, even when you control for inflation and population growth, revenues to the federal government have essentially TRIPLED since the 1950s. He's also shown that, while the average price level has gone up 700% since the 1950s, the average per person cost of government has gone up 3,000%. I mean, I don't know about you but I find that pretty staggering, and for people to try and somehow advocate that this country has a revenue problem and not a spending problem - that seems more than a little off to me (though, yes, I am in favor of revenues being on the table as part of an overall deficit reducing package).............2) It really frustrates me that this country of ours isn't able to adequately support multiple political parties. Great Britain has 11 different parties represented in the House of Commons and Israel has 14 of them represented in the Knesset. The fact that we are STILL solely represented by the disgustingly "connected" and highly corrupted Ds and Rs is utterly dispiriting, I think.............3) Rest in peace, Neil Armstrong....So, I wonder if Chris Hayes feels "comfortable" using the term, hero, to describe Mr. Armstrong. Hopefully, yes, huh?