My friend and I have just had a discussion about 3 alternative treatments that can be used for colds and flu (and something about term life insurance rates by age), as well as a number of other viral diseases. We wanted to come up with things that are supposed to work, but do not involve… Continue reading What Are The 3 Best Alternative Treatments For Colds And Flu Viruses?
Treasury’s February budget statement is a great reminder that our “government” is much less a government than it is a sort of financial clearing house. To recap: A full 75% of government spending is made up payments under Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, interest on the debt, government employee benefits, and defense. Take away defense,… Continue reading Government ‘Services’ Mostly a Rubber Check in the Mail
A key advisory committee to the Treasury Department warned that the federal government will have to issue record-level amounts of debt in the next two years in order to fund the various economic recovery programs in place and make up the shortfall due to falling tax revenues. According to the minutes of a February 3… Continue reading Treasury Advisory Committee Warns of Huge Borrowing in Years Ahead
Perhaps the most discouraging aspect of the debate over the stimulus bill is that the two parties are fighting over what percentage of the $900 billion in spending would go toward stimulus right away. As sure sign we’ re about to approve it. As a quick update, the Congressional Budget Office last month offered its… Continue reading A Few Simple Reminders As the Numbers Grow Larger