Category Archives: social programs

Ignorant does not equal stupid

By: Les Dunaway

For the past year or more, I’ve been struggling with the fact that many people believe that social programs can be expanded without limit because taxes can be raised, without limit, to support them. The question I keep asking myself and everyone who’ll talk about it is “How can we help these people to understand that simple arithmetic demonstrates the fallacy of their belief?”

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Kill the Fed? – Then what?

By: Les Dunaway

The subject of the Federal Reserve has generated a lot of smoke, but little light. In my opinion, the Federal Reserve must be changed, a LOT.

However, it performs required functions not related to the creation of imaginary wealth which has caused such suffering. Those who shout “Kill the Fed!” with no understanding of or consideration for those functions and their absolute necessity make the rest of us who share the belief that the Fed is a “clear and present danger”  look like members of the tinfoil hat brigade. I resent that and I hope, somehow, … Read more...

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I am SO OVER “austerity”!

By: Les Dunaway

The term austerity has been misused hundreds of times daily for months now! It annoyed me the first time, as calling a leg a tail always does.

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five?
No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
Abraham Lincoln

It’s reached the point where I’ve got to talk about this latest foray into politically correct.

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