Category Archives: Stupid Administration Tricks

Re-election and the economy

Nate Silver has an excellent article up about jobs gains and Presidential re-election. It’s well worth the read, but it brings to mind something that’s making me nervous… the correlation between Presidential approval/disapproval and gas prices. Last year, the correlation … Continue reading

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Dude… we’ve been here. You’re the one running behind

The President, who recently discovered his balls and his voice, decided to take a really stupid step back last night by beating up on the Congressional Black Caucus for not being supportive enough of a pivot he’s just finally (and … Continue reading

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Republicans (and The Weakness) were wrong (again)

As it turns out, CUTTING BUDGETS DURING RECESSIONS TEARS DOWN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY. And, of course, the R’s had another little debate tonight and proved that they are little different from The Weakness. They all love tax cuts, so does he … Continue reading

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It’s just not enough

I’m pissed. Sorry, I refuse to get hopped up and excited about an effort that was too moderate and is unlikely to pass anyway. I didn’t even think the speech was all that great, but I suppose because expectations were … Continue reading

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The Apologist for The Weakness

Jonathan Chait has been a long time supporter of Democrats like Barack Obama and basically no one else. He’s a senior editor of The New Republic which I didn’t even realize was still a thing. Jonathan doesn’t like so many … Continue reading

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Abandon all hope…

Just one more capitulation to a group of people who represent a sliver of a minority in this country. So, yeah, November 2012 is going to kinda suck, at least for The Weakness. In other horrible news, the one hope … Continue reading

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Feeling Cassandra

Since ARRA passed in February 2009, many have stated over and over again that: 1) It was too small 2) It would largely discredit fiscal stimulus 3) It was poorly constructed as a result of politics, not economics 4) It … Continue reading

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When it opens it’s mouth, it says stupid things

First up, Governor Perry… “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play … Continue reading

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S&P should be a joke in your town

As I write this, two year US Treasury notes are yielding .23%, down from the .30% that investors required to buy them on Friday. Needless to say, it would appear that the market is completely disregarding S&P which is appropriate … Continue reading

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The Return of RyanFraud

With all the deficit hysteria going on, I think the following quote is worth noting… “Nixon raised the debt ceiling 9 times for a total increase of 36%.Ford raised the debt ceiling 5 times for a total increase of 41%.Reagan … Continue reading

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