From the category archives:


Have we not learned our lessons in the past?

November 8, 2009 by Ryan Barr

Today I sent the following “Letter to the editor” to a few local papers, and a few national ones.  I don’t expect it to be published, but we have to do what we can. Last night, Saturday November 7th, the house of Representatives passed H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. This has [...]

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Peggy Noonan: We’re Governed by Callous Children

October 30, 2009 by Ryan Barr

This article from Peggy Noonan at the WSJ is awesome.  A must read: The new economic statistics put growth at a healthy 3.5% for the third quarter. We should be dancing in the streets. No one is, because no one has any faith in these numbers. Waves of money are sloshing through the system, creating [...]

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Kenneth R. Feinberg – Massive FAIL

October 23, 2009 by Ryan Barr

It’s not April 1st, so this can’t be a huge joke… Wow, incompetence at its best. After determining pay packages…. Via the NYTimes: “I wouldn’t begin to say how much money you should make on Wall Street,” Mr. Feinberg said in an interview last week, as he prepared to slash pay for the top 25 [...]

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Why 1945 doesn’t matter vs. today’s spending – it’s all about the mandatory stuff.

September 4, 2009 by Ryan Barr

I’ve recently been turned onto the Business Insider.  So far, I’ve been fairly impressed with the content, this is a great article from their site: Paul Krugman is trying to have it both ways when it comes to the deficit. On the one hand, he says it isn’t a big problem, and that we can [...]

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Hey look – The FHA is about to go broke, go figure.

September 3, 2009 by Ryan Barr

Sometimes you just read something and think to yourself…. WHAT ELSE DID YOU EXPECT WOULD HAPPEN!?! From the WSJ: The Federal Housing Administration, hit by increasing mortgage-related losses, is in danger of seeing its reserves fall below the level demanded by Congress, according to government officials, in a development that could raise concerns about whether [...]

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This is rich – GM and Chrysler can’t even execute when the Fed’s pay people to buy cars

September 1, 2009 by Ryan Barr

Much like the post office, it appears that GM and Chrysler aren’t exactly competitive with their privately held counter parts – even with huge amounts of cheap capital!

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They are finally starting to get it…

August 31, 2009 by Ryan Barr

The walls are beginning to crumble around this administration and the media is finally beginning to report it, a little bit.

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This is fantastic… Tea Party Time

April 7, 2009 by Ryan Barr

This was on my mailbox today: You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.  What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.  The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half the people [...]

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Hypocrisy now

April 4, 2009 by Ryan Barr

Let the hypocrisy begin. President Obama and his administration are now attempting to circumvent the pay caps and other restrictions imposed by Congress on firms receiving government money.

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A perfect example of why this whole AIG business is nonsense.

March 25, 2009 by Ryan Barr

A letter from Jake DeSantis, soon to be former EVP of an AIG-FP unit. Well worth the read, from the NYTimes.

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