Private Sector

DISQUS Doodlings: Both Jonathan Baird and Dan Williams are wrong about the First Amendment and the NFL

by Skip June 4, 2018

Background: Jonathan Baird works for the Social Security Administration, Dan Williams is a government teacher.  Both work in union dominated workplaces; my opinion stems from that and that both of them get the new NFL policy wrong from different viewpoints.  Mine?  The owners own the teams – they can make policies that their employees have […]

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Another Govt Rent-Seeker for Govt run PAID Family Leave – HB 628 – Dr. Oge Young – Part 1

by Skip December 29, 2017

HB 628: Paid family and medical leave SurPRISE!  Yet another Op-Ed in the Concord Monitor genuflecting at the Altar of Big Govt: “Pray, give us this “benefit” even as we could do it ourselves? Once again, supplication from one whose industry very well could be sucking at yet another teat of Government (you know, the […]

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Can I ask: what SHOULDN’T Government do (re: NH Paid Family Leave), eh Steve Duprey?

by Skip December 21, 2017

Oh, it sounds SO nice and fuzzy – it’s for the Children, it’s for the Adults, it’s for the Seniors. How could ANYONE be against – yet another government program.  Republican Committeeman Steve Duprey seems to be in favor of this: …Steve Duprey, president of Foxfire Property Management and the Duprey Companies; Brad Sawler, owner […]

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Private Sector: compete or die. Government: pull a “Washington Monument” hissy fit

by Skip March 3, 2015

And thanks to IRS Commissioner Koskonin (you know, the Obama hack that kept on insisting that the Lois Lerner emails were gone, got all indignant when challenged on it, and remains indignant when shown they existed all along), we have a perfect example of the Washington Monument Syndrome (whereby when not getting all they want […]

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Notable Quote – David Friedman

by Skip October 11, 2014

In spite of popular myths about capitalism oppressing the poor, the poor are worse off in those things provided by government, such as schooling, police protection, and justice.  There are more good cars in the ghettos than good schools. – David Friedman Above emphasis mine – it is hard to argue with.  We don’t fuss […]

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Data Point – Net Oil Imports 1985 – 2014

by Skip May 16, 2014

From AEIdeas: I got my license right after OPEC declared war on the US with an oil embargo so I remember the outcry that the US had to become “Energy Independent”!  And for the last 50 years I have listened to politician after politician say “I WILL DO THAT!” during every election cycle – and […]

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Government or Private: Really, which is “investment” and which is just spending?

by Skip December 9, 2012

Remember, there is a reason why the Left is redefining the language that Government no longer “spends” but “invests”.  They hate the idea that investments in the private sector can do far better than Government spending, so they (as in many other areas) try to equate the two so as to totally blur any difference […]

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Email Doodlings – “Ah yes, the generational redistribution plan!”

by Skip October 17, 2012

Again, from ‘Grok Loyal reader in Dayton: Social Security benefits increase Skip – how is it that benefits increase when Middle America has lost 20% of their income over the last 4 yrs? I would have expected benefits to decrease, or at least freeze. Why should grandma & grandpa get a raise when I got […]

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Yet another example of politicians ignoring THEIR responsibility to lecture us on ours

by Skip December 21, 2011

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Too bad, he didn’t have “and treat our citizens […]

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Some Advice From Across The Pond

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2010

Want to better understand the relationship between public and private sector jobs, tax production and consumption, without sitting through a boring three hour lecture?  Here it is an just under six minutes from our friends in England.   Now, go explain it to your progressive friends, the ones who have been supporting all those high-paying […]

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