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To: Neeka who wrote (6060)2/25/2012 6:55:52 PM
From: TimF  Read Replies (2) | Respond to of 7536
One of the things on that site is a budget simulator, your supposed to try to reduce the federal debt to 60% of GDP by 2018 (and if it thinks you will do it by 2030, it tells you the year it will happen). I only got to 50% by 2021. If we actually did that it would be fine.

I could have gotten it quicker but some spending cut options are not given (for example you can reduce but not eliminate farm subsidies), and I think it overestimates the revenue "loss" from keeping the current tax rates (as opposed to allowing a tax increase to happen)

To: Neeka who wrote (6060)2/28/2012 10:35:48 AM
From: Peter Dierks4 Recommendations  Respond to of 7536
Chart: 'America’s Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece'
11:21 AM, Feb 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER

The office of Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, sends along this chart, showing that 'America’s Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece,' as well as Ireland, Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain:

To: Neeka who wrote (6060)3/15/2012 3:38:52 PM
From: TimF  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 7536
It’s Not About Contraception, or Access

February 20, 2012
By admin

It’s about liberty, and the right to not be forced to pay for things you find objectionable. People already have superb access to all kinds of contraception. It’s a simple drive to the grocery store or pharmacy.

Two great must read-columns.

Harsanyi: Your absolute right to free condoms – The Denver Post: It’s always curious to watch the champions of “choice” decide what choices to champion and what choices to dismiss for the common good.


It’s Not about Contraception – The Freeman: How exactly was the liberty to use contraception jeopardized by the Catholic exemption? In no way would a woman’s freedom in this respect be infringed simply because her employer was free to choose not to pay for her contraceptive products and services. (See last week’s TGIF on why volitional acts such as contraception and other preventive measures are neither free nor insurable.) Yet advocates of Obamacare insist on conflating these issues. They repeatedly portray opposition to forced financing of contraception as opposition to contraception itself. (Alas, some conservatives have encouraged this conflation.) Must the difference really be spelled out? This sort of argument is nothing new, of course. In The Law (1850), Frederic Bastiat noted that advocates of government-run schools accused those who opposed them of being against education itself.

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