Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Having Fun in the Sun!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The Senate is set to vote to saddle me, my children and yet unborn grandchildren with over $1 trillion in debt for a Porkulus bill that will not work. Is it "timely?" Not according to the CBO which estimates that less than 50% of bills spending provisions will take effect before the
end of fiscal year 2010. Is it "targeted?" Not unless the targets are the National Endowment for the Arts, Acorn, studying Climate Change and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Is it "temporary?" It creates nearly 36 new government programs and as President Reagan said, "The closest thing to eternal life is a government program."
The wasteful spending and government programs in this bill will become the new "baseline." Any future attempt to cut or even freeze this current level of spending will be heralded by Democrats and their Greek chorus in the Main Stream Media as "devastating cuts" that will "gut these vital programs" and "hurt most the people who can afford it least."
Why are the Democrats racing to pass this bill? Does anyone think that a week of debate and deliberation will unalterably destroy our economy? No. The Democrats know that if Senators and members of Congress and more importantly, the American people get to read this bill, the more support will erode.
What will work?
Tax cuts for people who pay taxes.
Reduce the corporate tax rate and the capital gains tax rate.
Increased unemployment and health benefits for those people who have lost their jobs.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Another beautiful day on the slopes. I have many many pictures but it has been a crazy busy week at my other gig, so I am only including two pictures of the group clowning around. I Will try and get the sideshow put together soon.
During this stage in our skiing adventure, we starting adding some flexing and extending moves to our technique. We want to extend, or get TALL at the start of our turns, and flex, or get a little smaller in the bottom of the turn to absorb the pressure. The amount of our movement will depend on speed and terrain.