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Two Million Votes

by on Apr.19, 2016, under Do the Math

That’s all that will make the difference says Ed Morrissey in his new book, “Going Red”. Red as in Republican, not red as in communist.

The book argues that 2,000,000 voters in just 7 counties across the country will determine whether we get turned around or continue the course we’re on in this country.

Good luck.

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F is for Farmers

by on Apr.07, 2016, under Consequences, Do the Math

As in “F You!”, courtesy of the State of California. I realize most people don’t believe that California is headed in the wrong direction, disastrously, but it’s true nonetheless. Just do the math. Here’s a good article on the devastating effects the recent minimum wage hike will have on California farming communities (on the heels of other stupid environmental and economic legislated pressures). And the overtime pay increase. Ready for the Neo Dustbowl?

Excerpts:

“You would think that such a valuable economic resource [farming] would be cherished, promoted and helped at every turn. After all, we are talking about producers of food – the most basic societal necessity along with water. Incredibly, that is not the case in California. Instead, the California farmer bears the brunt of many a legislative or regulatory bulldozer.”

“Keep in mind that the law [minimum wage hike] applies uniformly to the entire state. That is the very definition of irrational economics. Here is why: The law applies equally to San Francisco and Mendota.”

“The more something costs, the less of it is acquired. That basic law of economics applies to cars and jobs alike, and rakes its havoc on jobs and the minimally experienced after political laws are passed.”

“Why would the government union do that? That’s easy – according to the state’s Legislative Analyst Office, the minimum wage boost will result in $3.6 billion a year in increased wages for the public employee union workers – none of whom will lose their jobs because they are immune from market forces.” The government leviathan grows…

The article.

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Rates vs Revenue (Yes, It Matters)

by on Mar.31, 2016, under Consequences, Do the Math, History, Truisms

The RATE is the percentage at which each of us is taxed. For example, 15% of your income is what you might pay in taxes (depending on your bracket). The REVENUE is the total amount of dollars collected by the government from all the tax payers.

It’s a cold, hard fact. When you raise government tax RATES, tax REVENUE goes down. Conversely, when you lower government tax RATES, the REVENUE goes up. Higher tax RATES impede the economy. Lower tax RATES energize the economy. And when the economy is doing well, more people are paying more taxes and it adds up to more REVENUE to the government.

So, if you want the government to be able to hand out more free stuff, you should go with the candidates who propose lowering tax RATES.

Did you know that Bernie is proposing to raise EVERYONE’s tax rate? We will definitely feel the bern.

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Where are the Casualty Reports?

by on Mar.29, 2016, under Do the Math, Truisms

Remember the Vietnam War? Remember the Korean War? Remember on TV e-v-e-r-y night the endless stream of casualty counts? Here are some current casualty counts you may well not be aware of…

Jihad Report: Last 30 Days

136 Attacks
1122 Killed
3173 Injured
32 Suicide Blasts
25 Countries

Brussels was just too significant to ignore. The left and the media have us on a collision course with a destiny we will share with the rest of the world if we don’t wake up soon.

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Stop with the bleeding heart crap

by on Mar.16, 2016, under Do the Math, Truisms

Kasich: ““When you die and get to the meeting with St. Peter, he’s probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small, but he is going to ask you what you did for the poor. You better have a good answer.”

I have a good answer. Keeping government small and out of the way helps the economy. And it’s a robust economy that gets the most number of people possible out of poverty. And, by the way, otherwise free as well.

Historically, governments keep people down, in every sense.

So, will you stop with the bleeding heart crap? Do the math. That’s where the answers are.

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Capitalism

by on Feb.09, 2016, under Do the Math, History, Truisms

“Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.”

Walter E. Williams

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Nature Doesn’t Care

by on Jul.17, 2015, under Do the Math

And it’s not “Mother” Nature, either. Or if it is, she doesn’t give a rat’s you know what. Or maybe it’s “Nature’s a Mother”. In any case, nature goes where it goes. Survival of the fittest. Nor rules. Oh wait, there are some rules. Physics. And no second chances. Doesn’t matter if you show your work. If you get the right answer, you’re OK. If not, you’re dead – no need to review how you got to the wrong answer. Survival of the fittest. Unless there’s an asteroid impact. I guess you could say the asteroid was more fit.

Liberalism (socialism, communism, etc.) only works in a utopia (which doesn’t exist, can’t exist, you moron) where EVERYONE and EVERYTHING play by the rules. Reality has too much randomness, too much free spirit, too much unpredictability.

For instance, taking away people’s right to bear arms only works if NO ONE is a bad guy. In the real world, the natural world, there are bad guys. And when good guys are stripped of their ability to defend themselves, the bad guys win.

guns-prohibited

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Yes, I Wish He’d Failed

by on Jul.15, 2015, under Do the Math, Truisms

Remember when Rush Limbaugh got in trouble for saying he wished Obama would fail? Well, Limbaugh did not get his wish. In fact, Obama has been miraculously successful at getting done what he wants to get done. Should what he wanted to get done surprise anyone? Not in the least. Some of us knew he was a radical leftist from the get-go. All the clues were there for anyone paying attention to see. If there was any doubt that this country was headed toward socialism (and worse), there is no doubt now. We took a very hard left with the Obama administration.

Few of us will be around long enough to see this all play out, to read the history books of the next century (assuming history is not re-written). I fear for my grandkids, and their grandkids. Nasty things happen in socialism, communism, fascism, etc. I’ve seen the pictures of the kids faces.

God help us all.

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Water or High Speed Rail ?

by on Jul.14, 2015, under Do the Math

You all know I’m a train lover. But for the record, I want you all to know that I’m totally against California spending billions on high speed rail and all for California spending billions on water solutions.

“Water” is the correct choice.

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It’s really quite clear…

by on Jul.08, 2015, under Consequences, Do the Math, Logic / Fallacies

“A businessman cannot force you to buy his product; if he makes a mistake, he suffers the consequences; if he fails, he takes the loss. A bureaucrat forces you to obey his decisions, whether you agree with him or not—and the more advanced the stage of a country’s statism, the wider and more discretionary the powers wielded by a bureaucrat. If he makes a mistake, you suffer the consequences; if he fails, he passes the loss on to you, in the form of heavier taxes.”

Ayn Rand

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