Archives: Money

A Tea Party Wedge into Silicon Valley?

March 16, 2015 | By KevinC | Comments Off on A Tea Party Wedge into Silicon Valley? | Filed in: Business, GOP, Kevin, Law, Money, politcs, Politics.

Kudos to Orrin Hatch for taking the message of free markets to those who thought that Obama was pro-free enterprise and are now jaded enough to try something new, like freedom. Small to mid-size companies are attractive targets to patent trolls because they don’t have the resources to defend themselves in court. And no fledgling • Read More »

It’s a good day when Michael Barone agrees with me.

September 12, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, Guns, History, Kevin, Money, politcs, Politics, Technology.

This has been a bugaboo of mine for quite a while now: We are entering into an era of increased personal empowerment unseen since the invention of the printing press. I don’t HAVE to watch the evening news to know what’s going on, I have my podcasts and RSS feeds. I don’t HAVE to limit • Read More »

Sea change?

June 18, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Sea change? | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, Kevin, Money, politcs.

When Republicans, led by Arizona’s own Barry Goldwater, told President Nixon that the GOP was ready to join the Democrats and begin impeachment proceedings, Nixon knew the gig was up.  Are we seeing that same sense of self-preservation kick in with the Democrats and the IRS scandal? Maybe.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says • Read More »

We talk a good game, but…

January 23, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, Kevin, Military, Money, politcs, Politics, space.

… I’m afraid Chuck Schumer might be on to something here.  Schumer will argue that Democrats must defend popular government programs such as extended unemployment benefits and student loan subsidies to persuade Tea Party voters that they can benefit from federal programs. “The average Tea Party member, like the average American, likes government run Medicare, • Read More »

Thought of the day

October 6, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Thought of the day | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, GOP, History, Kevin, Law, Money, politcs, Politics.

If you’ve convinced yourself that it’s in the public’s best interest for them not to stop and look at a mountain, how much further do you have to go until you’re convinced yourself it’s in their best interest to get into a boxcar?

That’s the Chicago way.

September 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on That’s the Chicago way. | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Democrats, Humor, Kevin, Money.

Breaking news from Obama’s home town of Nairobi Chicago. Tally in Illinois grant-fraud probe so far: 13 charged, $16M embezzled The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants. Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty. Two • Read More »

L’Italia sta andando Galt

August 26, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on L’Italia sta andando Galt | Filed in: Business, Economics, Kevin, Marketing, Money, politcs, Politics.

Turn your country into a hostile business environment, and companies will take their business elsewhere. Earlier this month, the owner of an electrical components factory in the north of the country waved his employees off on their summer holidays. Then, without informing them, he moved the entire operation, lock, stock and barrel, to Poland. Fabrizio • Read More »

Cognitive Dissonance

May 25, 2013 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Cognitive Dissonance | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Law, Money, politcs, Politics.

Why is is that liberals don’t understand that when it comes to raising revenue, taxing something means they’re going to have less of that something to tax (and therefore less taxes), but they completely understand how to use taxes to destroy their enemies?

What, me worry?

May 13, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on What, me worry? | Filed in: Crime, Democrats, Economics, GOP, Kevin, Law, Money, politcs, Politics.

Obama, May 5th.  Obama also urged the students to “reject these voices” that warn of the evils of government,saying: Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works; or that tyranny always • Read More »

DIY Nation

April 3, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on DIY Nation | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Economics, GOP, Kevin, Money, politcs, Politics.

Just spitballin’ here, but if we are, in fact, creating a nation of interns because of Obamacare and a bunch of other bad policies from the Democrats, who does that help long-term? Does a nation of people used to fighting and scratching for employment help the Democrats, with their bastions of rank-and-file unions and resentment • Read More »

Canaries in the coal mine

March 19, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Canaries in the coal mine | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Economics, GOP, HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine, Money, politcs, Politics.

Katie Pavlich has a great article up on Townhall warning us not to get complacent about the Cyprus savings seizures.  As a reminder, the United States government has been eying and researching how Americans use their 401k plans for quite some time now. Recently we saw the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggest the government • Read More »

… DOGS AND CATS, LIVING TOGETHER!

March 8, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on … DOGS AND CATS, LIVING TOGETHER! | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Money, Photography, politcs, Politics.

The sequester is a week old now. Here’s a photo of what these horrific cuts in government spending have done my neighborhood.     And for comparison, here’s a photo of what my neighborhood looked like BEFORE the sequester.  Man, I gotta find a new place to live…

A Tax on both their houses

December 18, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A Tax on both their houses | Filed in: Arizona, Democrats, Economics, Kevin, Money, Politics.

Return with us now to those glorious days of 2008, when then-Governor (now head of DHS) Janet Napolitano directed the setup of speed cameras all over the state, certain, CERTAIN that we’d blast through them at 15+ mph, bringing in millions and millions of dollars into the state coffers.  Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano announced on • Read More »

Tolerating the intolerable

December 13, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Tolerating the intolerable | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, Kevin, Money, MSM and New Media, politcs.

The riots in Greece over their Greece’s economic hopelessness didn’t start out as riots. Rather, they started out as protests that turned more violent as time went by and the protestors grew more frustrated with the government’s perceived inability to give everybody everything they asked for, and not have to pay for it.  Flash-forward a • Read More »

The irony of this

December 11, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The irony of this | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, Kevin, Money.

… is that Dan Pfieffer doesn’t know what the meaning of irony is.  The irony of this is that the White House offer had very specific cuts, the GOP counteroffer had almost none — Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44) December 11, 2012 Name one spending cut in the President’s budget proposal, Dan. Name one.

C’est Une Falaise

December 9, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on C’est Une Falaise | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Doug, Economics, GOP, Jon, Money, Politics.

In other words, this is not a cliff. The notion of a “Fiscal Cliff” is a bit of a misnomer.  After all, what is being called a fiscal cliff is an artificial construct engineered by our political leaders.  It was created as a vehicle that would prompt both the White House and Congress to agree • Read More »

Track the Rich

December 7, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Track the Rich | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, Humor, Kevin, Money, MSM and New Media, Politics.

Faced with the prospect of much-needed private capital leaving the country if his onerous tax plan is passed into law, President Obama will announce a bold new partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Internal Revenue Service to keep tabs on that most endangered of endangered species, rich people. After several inquiries • Read More »

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Not Adding Up

October 25, 2012 | By exurbandoug | 1 Comment | Filed in: Doug, Economics, Money, Politics.

I guess there is a reason why O became an attorney (who lost his law license) rather than an MBA. Math is hard, in more ways than one. Yes, it can be difficult to understand from a conceptual level as a student.  This is especially true as you get into algebra and calculus.  Sometimes it • Read More »

It started off bad and then went downhill from there.

October 10, 2012 | By KevinC | Comments Off on It started off bad and then went downhill from there. | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, Kevin, Money, Politics.

Small confession: In the 1988 Presidential race, I supported Paul Simon (no, not this guy). I  did it because I thought he was the only guy telling us the truth, that the massive (or so we thought at the time) deficits of the Reagan years had, HAD to be offset by increasing taxes.  In short, • Read More »

Smurfing

October 8, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Smurfing | Filed in: Crime, Democrats, Doug, International, Money, politcs, Politics.

No, not little blue cartoon characters! “Smurfing” in this case means breaking up a large transaction into many small ones that are below a reporting threshold.  It is being reported that the Obama campaign raised $181 million in September with 98% of the donations below the reporting threshold of $250.  What makes this suspicious though • Read More »

We’re Number 18! We’re Number 18!

September 18, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on We’re Number 18! We’re Number 18! | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Economics, International, Kevin, Money.

The United States. Land of the Free. Capitalism’s best hope. Land of Opportunity.  Or not.  The annual Economic Freedom of the World report, released Tuesday, has Canada tied in fifth place with Australia — up one spot from last year. Hong Kong remains at the top, Singapore’s next, then New Zealand. Meanwhile, the United States, • Read More »

Fire the boss.

May 21, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Fire the boss. | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, GOP, Kevin, Money, Politics.

In 2008, Obama called for us to “invest” (spend tax dollars)  on big government projects.  “Although Mr. Obama put no price tag on his plan, he said he would invest record amounts of money in the vast infrastructure program, which also includes work on schools, sewer systems, mass transit, electrical grids, dams and other public • Read More »

By the numbers.

May 11, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on By the numbers. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Democrats, GOP, Money, Politics.

Let’s break it down.  Black voters in North Carolina voted against civil unions and gay marriage by a 2-1 margin.  Obama says he now supports gay marriage.  Obama won the 2008 election partly because he motivated black voters to go to the polls like no Democrat politician before him.  Obama won North Carolina in the • Read More »

Second prize is TWO dinners with Obama

May 7, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Second prize is TWO dinners with Obama | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Humor, Kevin, Marketing, Money.

First, it was “Donate Three Dollars and win dinner with Obama”. Then the campaign discounted that to the low, low, price of just one dollar. Now the President values the voters so much that he’s giving away dinner for free.  “No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances • Read More »

The One (Percent)

October 11, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on The One (Percent) | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Money, MSM and New Media, Photography, Politics.

The inconvenient truth that the “I Am The 99 Percent” crowd refuses to face: Welcome to all the visitors from Instapundit, Ace of Spades and other hangouts on teh interwebz! On Twitter I’m @ExurbanKevin, and you can follow my gun blog as well!