The Election Campaign Con Game: “Tax Cuts Pay for Themselves”

Continuing a series to help voters and everybody else cut through the nonsense, lies, garbage, and con games that has become American electoral campaigns – at least with respect to economics. The claim up for consideration now is the claim that by cutting taxes now (particularly for the wealthy, very high income earners, capital income … Continue reading The Election Campaign Con Game: “Tax Cuts Pay for Themselves”

One More Time, the Government Is NOT Like a Household or a Business

Ron Dzwonkowski of the Detroit Free Press ran a column today urging people to participate in various "town hall" discussions to help figure out the US can deal with it's "deficit" and the "debt" that must "lead to collapse". Mr. Dzwonkowski adopts the posture of  "reasonable, practical man" - not that of an ideologue.  In … Continue reading One More Time, the Government Is NOT Like a Household or a Business

There’s No Crowding Out Here.

People who worry the most about the recent increases in US government borrowing are generally worried about one of two things: crowding out or inflation.  They fear that either if The Fed doesn't "print new money" for the govt to borrow, then the government's demands for borrowing money will drive up interest rates.  This driving … Continue reading There’s No Crowding Out Here.

Why We Really Need to End the Empire: “We Can’t Cut Spending – Forbes.com”

Bruce Bartlett explains why a "balanced budget" for the US federal government is an impossibility.  Unfortunately, most people who strenously object to the deficit and want a balanced budget simply don't understand the realities.  They often confuse "millions" and "billions" (it takes 1000 millions to equal a billion).  They further operate from greatly distorted ideas … Continue reading Why We Really Need to End the Empire: “We Can’t Cut Spending – Forbes.com”