Esrati on the Economy

Grandstanding congressmen and CEO pay

Reading an editorial about the Planned Parenthood inquisition, I saw a mention that a member of Congress had questioned the pay of Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards- a whopping $520,000. I thought to myself of the companies that have federal contracts, GSA schedules- who promise to do work for the people of the United States Read More

A prepper’s holiday season

The United States Army spends at least a million dollars on every guy (and yes- it’s still a guys-only club) they train to wear a green beret. Don’t get caught up in the Rambo fantasy- the Special Forces isn’t the same as SEAL Team 6, Delta, the Ranger Battalions or Marine Force Recon.  Sure- they Read More

The unintended side effects of the anti-Obamacare dolts

You’ve heard about businesses, big and small, threatening to move workers to part-time so as to avoid having to pay for Obamacare. Big business claiming that they can’t afford to pay for having full-time healthy workers, ones who are more likely to show up for work on time because they weren’t up all night with Read More

The problems with property taxes: taxing investment

Photo Credit: JD Hancock via CompfightThe reason Mitt Romney pays so little income tax is that he makes most of his money from investments. This is supposed to be a way to “incentivize” investment. So he invests in companies that supposedly create jobs and spread the wealth around. Mitt is most definitely part of the Read More

Photo of USAF C-27J

Aborted at three and a half, the $2.2 billion C-27J

If you wonder how our military budget is the largest in the world, it’s because politicians get involved protecting their babies. In the world of military programs all politicians are decidedly pro-life if they have a piece of it in their state. The C-27 is an attempt at a smaller version of the venerable C-130 Read More

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