Monthly Archives: January 2009

Increasing the money available to spend–Post to Las Vegas Review Journal

Drive the tax burden down on the middle and lower income people who have higher marginal propensities to consume (MPC), and the income multiplier effect is magnified. Taxes are not good or bad–they are costs which people must bear. Lower … Continue reading

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Economic Policy–Post to Las Vegas Sun

  Dale-We’ll never know if you are right. You are a true free market spirit. Over the years I have concluded that the reason that capitalism has worked in this country is that we are willing to recognize its limitations, … Continue reading

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Bush lies and torture–Post to Las Vegas Sun

Paul:I couldn’t disagree with you more. You throw words like "lies’ and "torture" around . Most of us including Bush relied on intelligence reports and good common sense to conclude that Hussein had WMD. For god’s sake he had used … Continue reading

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Senator Ensign, tax cuts, and aid to states–Post to Las Vegas Sun

Senator Ensign’s corporate tax cut is cosigned by Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from California. The purpose of the tax cut is to incentivize corporations to repatriate foreign profits to the US so these profits can be taxed, only at lower … Continue reading

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No Government assistance to homebuilders–Letter to LA Times

  There is no way that I will support government assistance to home builders. Let me give you some reasons why.   First, there is a glut of homes on the market already. This inventory, mainly of foreclosed houses(many never lived in), will take … Continue reading

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Congress and the Stimulus package–Post to Las Vegas Sun

There are enough Democratic votes in the House to pass a vote even if all the Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats vote their own way.House Republicans and some Democratic oppositionwere responsible for deleting irrelevant dollars from the bill that passed … Continue reading

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The Power of perception in US/ Arab-Muslim relations–Letters to Las Vegas Sun and LV Review Journal

This is in regard to recent news releases which have described that President Obama is extending a new hand of American friendship to Arabs and Muslims. President Obama must believe in the power of "perception", which may certainly be worthwhile in the short term. The risk … Continue reading

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