Monthly Archives: March 2011

Reliving the Government Shutdown

In two weeks the government may shut down. Should you fear it? Probably not. Let me tell you a story. In 1995 the Federal government was also in danger of shutting down. The House of Representatives had a Republican majority, led by Newt Gingrich. The fiscal year had begun almost three months earlier and there […]

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Waiting and Seeing on the New York State Budget

For all of you who have followed New York State’s perennial budget dance, here is a first for you, or is it? We all know that New York is notorious for not having a budget in place at the start of its fiscal year, April 1st. Our new Governor, Andrew Cuomo also had the dubious […]

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The First Anniversary of Freedom Lost

March 23rd is the first anniversary of the signing of the health reform bill, better known as Obamacare, into law. Here is a law that did not see the full and honest debate on its provisions and merits by the full body of Congress.  We have heard the stories of Democrat-only meetings to craft the […]

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Where’s the Solar-Powered Car Fairy?

At the same time that we watch all of the political unrest in Africa and the Middle East, we also see our gas prices soar.  Once again oil is at $100 a barrel and gasoline is pushing $4.00 a gallon. When oil peaked at $145 a barrel in July 2008, we saw gas prices go […]

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The American-Conservative

The American-Conservative comments on politics, economics and the news of the day.  The posts support the traditional American values of personal responsibility, freedom to achieve and limited government intervention in the citizens’ lives.  Readers’ thoughts and comments are welcome.

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