Saturday, April 25, 2009

Universal Health Care This Summer

This weeks Time discusses the timeline for universal health care and the desire for the Democrats to push is through Congress by the end of July. South Dakota doesn't realize this yet, but we will be at the epicenter of this debate. To win this debate, our own Senator Johnson will be the tiebreaking vote. The South Dakota Republican Party can tell us if they are really serious about changing the way they will be doing business. 

They must have a prepared strategy for the upcoming debate. We have 3 months to prepare for this pivotal national debate, and South Dakota can be the leader in the nation to defeat such an awful idea. We shall see if we can get results or just more talk.

Al Gore--busted on global warming

Al Gore is promoting his global warming theory and believes in cap and trade, a huge tax on industry. But he is also invested in the cap and trade business. Here is a great clip of Al getting a little defensive. I doubt if some of this is true.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Economic Observations

It is amazing how quickly people can readjust their expectations with new information. 

After selling 24 homes over the last 5 years, there was a reasonable expectation that a home that would be built could expect a certain price. Over the last year, I had a home that was listed for $325,000. I received several offers for $300,000. I was frustrated about the inability for people to see the value. After a year, I lowered the price to $300,000, and received offers for $270,000. Now, I would be happy to accept $300,000. How fast we can lower our expectations. What once made me mad, now would make me happy.

The economy is going through a similar change in expectations.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Government Waste-Tacoma Meter Reader

This is a story from Tacoma, WA on how 1400 people applied for one meter reading position and because of the silliness of the law, tens of thousands of dollars was spent to fill the position. Political correctness and fairness are bankrupting this country.

I'm guessing government could have found someone out of that group to read meters for $25,000 per year instead of $49,000 plus benefits.

Read it here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Economy and Government Problems

This is the most reasonable, articulate video discussing the problems with our economy and government I have seen.