Archive for the ‘It’s the Economy Stupid’ Category

Here’s your Tax: where’s my voice?

In honor of the annual day for rendering unto Caesar, it is appropriate to ask why we pay taxes. Ostensibly, taxes are the quid pro quo for the services we expect from the government.  We pay taxes, they give us roads.  We pay taxes, they provide us with a national defense.  We pay taxes, they form...
April 15th, 2009 | It's the Economy Stupid, Polls | Read More

Tea and let them eat cake

Happy Tax Day, all! Whether you’ve chosen to observe the day by dutifully filing your taxes, sending in an actual paper check to the government through the US Postal Service (how delightful antiquated of you!), or held a tea party to protest government infringement of your liberty, we wish you...
April 15th, 2009 | It's the Economy Stupid, Polls | Read More

All Politics Are Local

I cannot begin to express my personal relief at this news…and though the LA Times is trying to portray the Republicans in California’s Legislature as the road blocks to real solutions, they are (against all odds) heroes in my book. In what will eventually end up as a broader discussion of...
February 18th, 2009 | It's the Economy Stupid | Read More