If you didn't catch it my latest for Watchdog.org is The Wages Sin Taxes: My father always told me that everything cost something. The current debate on the decisions of both going into Iraq and pulling out when we did has shown that even most noble intentions can have devastating consequences. You can read the … Continue reading Watchdog.org The wages of Sin (Taxes)
When I'm not posting here I"m still writing at Watchdog.org. Here are two pieces that went up recently: The first is on Student Debt: The cost trend is the same and the number of students with debt continues to rise, particularly since the 2008 election. Bankrate.com suggests the income-to-debt ratio for buying a house should … Continue reading DaTechGuy at Watchdog: State Tech Issues & Student Debt Bomb
My latest for Watchdog.org is now up and it's about Uber and Mathamatics: Former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill had a phrase–that “all politics is local.” He also knew the pulse of the House and of the voters, what could pass and what could not. When challenged on his evaluation of a bill, he … Continue reading DaTechGuy at Watchdog Uber Uber Alles in Boston?
As the last hours of tax day pass let me direct you to a pair of tax day piece for your approval. First: No Taxation without understanding During the American Revolution, one of the major objections the colonists had was the taxation by the British crown without having any representation. While the problem of taxation … Continue reading 2 Tax Pieces for WatchDog.org
My latest for Watchdog.org notes one thing in the Ferguson report that is actually worth complaining about: The City’s emphasis on revenue generation has a profound effect on FPD’s approach to law enforcement. Patrol assignment an schedules are geared toward aggressive enforcement of Ferguson’s municipal code, with insufficient thought given to whether enforcement strategies … Continue reading My latest for WatchDog.org Some police revenue streams are more outrageous than others
I must admit I was surprised to discover that until a short time ago Medicare payment information was not available to the public but as I write here at Watchdog arena, this info is now available to discover exactly where our money is going and the AMA is not happy: A federal judge overruled the … Continue reading My latest for Watchdog on Newly Released Medicare Info
My latest for Watchdog.org talks about the new Taxes proposed by Barack Obama and how they identify him not as a man pretending to be a king, but as a neighborhood boss: I’ve seen many portrayals of President Obama as an absolutist king due to his penchant for unilateral policy decisions made over the heads … Continue reading My Latest for WatchDog.org: Don Obama
My latest piece for Watchdog.org: Is President Obama ‘pulling a Homer’ on energy, or is he smarter than that? is now up: “To pull a Homer”: to succeed despite idiocy. In “Homer Defined,” a 1991 episode of The Simpsons, the Springfield nuclear power is going into meltdown. Homer Simpson (the inept lead character of the series) manages to … Continue reading Barack Obama vs Homer Simpson: Advantage Homer
Starting this week I will be an occasional contributor for Watchdog.org. My first piece for them is titled: The NFL playoffs can teach a lesson about competition and school choice We are under two weeks away from one of America’s greatest sports spectacles, the Super Bowl, the televised pinnacle of competition in American football. That … Continue reading What can the NFL Playoffs teach us about School Choice?