Archive for the 'business' Category

Rick Santelli, Take Two

Monday, August 8th, 2011

CNBC’s Rick Santelli, an early voice for the teaparty, cut loose another great rant today on the state of the US “leadership”:

“Only Free Enterprise Brings Earned Success.”

Monday, May 24th, 2010

If unearned money does not bring happiness, redistributing money by force won’t make for a happier America — and the redistributionists’ theory of a better society through income equality falls apart. The goal of our system should be to give all Americans the greatest opportunities possible to succeed based on their work and merit. And [...]

“The Small Business Man”

Friday, May 21st, 2010

“The small business person. Endless unpaid hours spent striving to improve one’s product. The satisfaction knowing you provided opportunities for others. Under it all, always the carrot, a tangible reward in proportion to effort. Without this, would I have followed the same path? No way, too many easier, less risky… ways to make a living. [...]

TARP — $700 billion morphs to $23.7 trillion

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Remember the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) bill to bail out the banks? Well, as it turns out, the Treasury Department has not exactly been forthcoming about the final bill. So says Neil Barofsky, the inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Watchdog: Financial Bailout Support Could Reach $23.7 Trillion: The total [...]

“Government Motors”: Picking Losers, Screwing Winners

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Don’t miss George Will’s column, “Have We Got a Deal For You”. The article touches on the fact that the sickly “Government Motors” will now have an unfair advantage over a healthy Ford. One other point to consider is that Ford’s very employees — members of the UAW — are now owner-partners with the government [...]

Government Motors Must Be Stopped

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Hugh Hewitt has an article, “Stopping Government Motors”, that is so thorough I really don’t have anything to add. You really should read the entire piece. Here’s an excerpt: Almost everyone grasps immediately the deep unfairness to Ford and even the offshore carmakers that now compete against the massive subsidies of the federal government. How [...]

Legalized Theft

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Rush Limbaugh read this letter on the air today, and it is just unbelievable. My name is George C. Joseph. I am the sole owner of Sunshine Dodge-Isuzu, a family owned and operated business in Melbourne, Florida. My family bought and paid for this automobile franchise 35 years ago in 1974. I am the second [...]

The Squirrel that Ate California

Friday, May 1st, 2009

To borrow Al Gore’s favorite word, there’s a consensus that “green power” is good. Right? This story is further evidence that in California, the BANANA’s* reign supreme. It was a squirrel, a labor group and an environmental group along with California’s tough environmental regulations, which helped kill a hybrid solar power plant project for a [...]

John Kerry: Only Government Can “Invest” Your Money

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Listen to John Kerry make the point that cutting taxes for individuals and businesses is a bad idea because “there’s no guarantee they’re going to invest their money.” You can’t be trusted to invest or spend your money. Only government can be trusted to “invest” our money responsibly. We’re still glad we switched from Heinz [...]

H&R Blockhead

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Giving Money to Chrysler is Insanity

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Are you aware that one Toyota car model, the Camry, outsold the entire fleet of Chryler last year? We’ve already given billions to Chrysler, and now they want more. Read Toyota model outsells Chrysler fleet: DETROIT (AP) — Even by the standards of battered automakers, Chrysler is in dire shape. Its sales in December were [...]

The United Typewriter Manufacturers Bailout

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Mark Steyn has an wonderfully-depressing article on the “bailout” of the Old Three dinosaurs. We thought liberals were all about “change”. Really? Then why is this plot more like Jurassic Park — reviving long-dead dinosaurs who are now going to devour us? GM is defunct, and stuffing it full of paper so that it appears [...]

Screw You, GM, Chrysler, and the UAW

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

(Hat tip: David)

“The Onion” Couldn’t Write This.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

(HT: Michelle) Wow. We always knew that “compassionate Conservative” was a code-phrase for “not-so-fiscally-Conservative”, but apparently President Bush felt the need to spell it out in case there was anyone remaining who didn’t know. Some legacy. “Bush says sacrificed free-market principles to save economy”: WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President George W. Bush said in an [...]

The “Big 3″ Boycott Pledge

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Well, despite the protestations of the people not to “bailout” the Big 3 automakers, the overwhelming opposition to throwing good money after bad, and the fact that using TARP money for this “bailout” is simply illegal, it’s looking like lame duck President Bush is going to ignore the citizens of this country and bail out [...]

Warren Buffet on Buying American Now

Friday, October 17th, 2008

(The guy didn’t become a gazillionaire by being an idiot.) Warren Buffet — Buy American. I Am. So … I’ve been buying American stocks. This is my personal account I’m talking about, in which I previously owned nothing but United States government bonds. … Why? A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others [...]

The California/New York Economic Lesson

Monday, September 15th, 2008

How Not to Balance a Budget: The “progressives” who dominate politics in these states target the rich on grounds that they have the ability to pay. They also have the ability to leave. From 1997-2006, New York State lost 409,000 people (not counting foreign immigrants). For every two people who move into the state, three [...]

Oxymoron of the Day: “Government Investments”

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Economic ignorance may be the biggest problem in the country. OK, we lied. Government schools are number one; however, economic ignorance — a byproduct of failed schools it should be noted — runs a close second. Green Jobs by John Stossel dispels many of the problems with Barack Obama’s energy plan, and in the process, [...]

French Take to the Streets to Preserve Their Economic Fantasy

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Street demonstrations against a French law giving employers more flexibility when hiring workers got a little out of hand in Paris yesterday. (Photo Credit: By Pascal Le Segretain — Getty Images Photo) French Take to the Streets to Preserve Their Economic Fantasy is the title of Steven Pearlstein’s article in today’s Washington Post on the [...]

BB&T Takes a Stand

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

I bank with BB&T and have thought about changing, but an article in today’s Washington Times may make me change my mind. The title of the article is BB&T Opposes Eminent Domain, and here’s a quote from the CEO: “The idea that a citizen’s property can be taken by the government solely for private use [...]