April 29, 2013 marks four years without a true operating budget for our country. 1461 days and running. In the realm of budget history, April 29 is an historic day. First, an interesting juxtaposition exists between April 29, 1909 and April 29, 2009. On April 29, 1909, the … [Read more...] about April 29: 4 Years, 1461 Days Without A Budget
Archives for April 2013
John Steele Gordon’s recent Op-Ed in the WSJ opened with following observation: “The question of how to fairly and equitably tax capital gains has been a political problem since the modern personal-income tax was adopted in 1913”. Being a business/financial historian, he gives an … [Read more...] about Carried Interest is Not A Problem
Peter Ferrara pens a fantastic Op-Ed in Forbes this morning. He documents the myriad inaccuracies claimed by the Obama Administration regarding his new budget, the staggering amount of spending contained therein, and the additional taxes to be levied. He also does some cost … [Read more...] about Ferrara on Obama’s Budget: A Must Read
Paul Revere's Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British … [Read more...] about April 18, 1775: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Obama asked for a gun vote during his State of the Union Address. He got it. Not much more to say about that. The "Manchin-Toomey" amendment failed in the Senate today on a 54-46 vote. It aimed expand background checks gun shows and to Internet sales. Republicans who … [Read more...] about Obama Asked For A Gun Vote in his SOTU Address. He Got It.