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    Trust, ideology, and the role of government

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Trust, ideology, and one's perception of the role of government, is keeping us from rolling up our sleeves and getting to work. The stock market is not an indicator of our economy, but more of an indicator of our frustration ...

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    Fundamental differences

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Warren Buffett has a wonderful column in the New York Times called "Stop Coddling the Super Rich" even thou he is one of the super rich He said some leaders in Washington have been calling for a shared sacrifice, but ...

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    My analysis of last night's GOP debate

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    After the Bachman-Pawlenty face off, I couldn't stand the Fox live presentation of the GOP presidential debate anymore, so I recorded the rest. I watched the rest of the debate this morning. The presidential candidates were asked to show by ...

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    It's serious but a fix is doable

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    This is the second time I have deleted my portfolio settings from my desktop. The first time was in September of 2008. I couldn't concentrate looking at the sea of red, as the stock market dropped 634 points. My blood ...

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    It's not over

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    As I was watching my Persian cat (Pudge) chasing dust particles this morning, it reminded me of the 112th Congress. Pudge was consumed in his ordeal, thinking that he was doing something useful. At least, he was getting some exercise. ...

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    The circus continues

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I can't remember ever seeing a dysfunctional government that is willing to go into default, just to prove an ideological point. I have never witnessed a political argument in a public establishment but even that is no longer so. After ...

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    Polictics win-America loses

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I know that I probably should get a life, but I don't golf, hunt or fish and the beginning of NFL football is still a month away, so the inside baseball of the debt ceiling fight is the contact sport ...

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    We are down to a week

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The latest proposal by Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, will have $2.7 trillion in cuts, no tax increases, and it would raise the debt limit beyond the 2013 political season. Of the $2.7 trillion in cuts, one trillion dollars would ...

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    When do we call it a lie?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    In my heyday, we used to call a person a liar if they were lying, but today it's, as if we're walking on eggshells to avoid doing that. It's very common to hear a pundit correct his guest and then ...

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    Whatever Happened to the Old Baseball Card Shows?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    When you're advanced in years and retired just everything you do is magnified and sometimes the things we see, do, and hear; jolts our memory back to yesteryear. A few months ago, when I finished cleaning out the garage, I ...

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