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It’s Time To Regulate The Soapbox

I have a modest proposal for the health care debate. Only those of us who have actually shopped for an Individual Health Insurance Policy would be allowed to get up on their soapbox and let fly with their opinions. This leaves out all current member of Congress; any retired members of Congress who served more … Continue reading

Obamacare Gets A Haircut

I usually don’t mind waiting to get my hair cut. But today was a little out of the ordinary. The fellow ahead of me, who I’ll call Randy, felt called upon to deliver a lecture on Obamacare and how the President is directing the government to take over our lives.  It was quite a rant, and Randy clearly … Continue reading

Guess What, ATT Is The New Material Girl

Last week we noted ATT’s whining about a $1 billion [non-cash] charge they were being forced to take because of Obamacare. In fact the new law just eliminated a 7-year old scam allowing them to ‘double-dip’ by taking a tax deduction on healthcare premiums that were actually being paid (for them) by the government. A … Continue reading

You Can Call A Spade A Spade, But You Still Have To Find It

The usual suspects are shocked, shocked they say, over last week’s annoncement by ATT and several other large corporations that they would have to take (non-cash) write-offs because of new rules in ‘ObamaCare’ taking effect immediately. In ATT’s case the number was $1 billion. The charges relate to prescription-drug benefits for retirees. Companies that provide … Continue reading

Serfs, Slaves And The Health Care Debate

I wasn’t always a fan of Paul Krugman, but that was when I still thought El Rushbo spoke only the truth. F2U Rio Linda: he doesn’t. In any event, the New Yorker magazine just published a great profile of Krugman the person, which also sheds light on Krugman the (Nobel Prize winning) economist. And buried in that article … Continue reading

A Modest Prediction: “What’s Next After Google Street View?”

Last week it was reported that Google is now working on something called Store View. …they took pictures of the inside of the store, every 6 feet, in all directions. They also took pictures of products. Google Store View will allow people to … click on the door to enter it, all on Google Maps. Then … Continue reading

Health Care Debate Is Not A Pretty Picture, Yet

One problem with our continuing health care debate is a lack of pretty graphs to explain complicated issues. Where is Ross Perot when you need him? Say what you want about the European model of heath care, but you have to concede that they are way ahead of us when it comes to pretty pictures. Take this … Continue reading

Editorial Lite – Byline NY Times

In the past we’ve dinged The Economist for selective use of photos to illustrate a news story; thereby making a subtle editorial statement. The NY Times has done the same in today’s edition to have a little fun with Joe Wilson. You may recall Joe’s 15 minutes of fame when he called President Obama a … Continue reading

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