David commented on the post, Fed Faces Tougher Task in Deciding Whether to Cut U.S. Rates 4 months, 1 week ago
Why do we trust 12 members the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee to set the ‘best’ interest rates? By what means or method are they that much smarter than the rest of us?
What does the Federal Reserve do? And can we find a market way to do this interest rate setting job?
“… will never happen again” are the emptiest words spoken by institution’s representatives.
In this instance we know it happened because a customer complained to a barista. The barista then responded in the wrong way. How should this have gone differently, starting with the customer who complained?
I have trouble seeing any worth in spending money to put man into space. What is worth doing in space can be done better with robots.
To reuse an old ‘Pogo’ quote, we have an affordable housing (and what else?) problem because of us.
How about re-form the union so that we can have a blue state union and a red state union that can do what each wants, and the union of both has very little power or authority?
This time Rep. Omar is correct. It wouldn’t have happened if we weren’t in Somalia. I had contacted the George Bush WH in Dec. 1992 to oppose sending any Americans to Somalia – just setting BClinton up with an exploding cigar. – And no surprise that Somalis would attack Americans, never mind any humanitarian intention.
David commented on the post, Congress Deadline Looms for Release of Trump Tax Returns 6 months, 4 weeks ago
The article says “his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, … said the president feared that releasing his returns could lead to an audit and IRS tax penalties.”
— Which says bad things about the rule of law. If there is something auditable in Trump’s tax returns, something that could be penalized, the rule of law says that the IRS should…[Read more]
Leaving aside her complaint about lobbyists – most everyone speaking to a Congress-critter is pitching a self-interested line…. She seems to seek to turn ordinary economics on its head. Most of us shop for a good deal. To people like AOC that is unacceptable; instead one has to make sure, definitely sure, that the other person is getting a…[Read more]
So he writes off, antagonizes, the votes of middle America, of deplorables and of “bitter clingers to guns and Bibles.”
— Remember this, and know that Democrats won’t be advocating for your rights when they are in office.