Daily Archives: August 1, 2008

Obama is No Economist

  This article makes me want to puke. 

Never, never, never should a company be made to pay “windfall profit tax”.  That is attempting to enforce some morality of equality (I call it theft) that will kill a growth economy.  Obama is quoted in the article as saying, “we can either choose a new direction for our economy or we can keep doing what we’ve been doing”.  Sir, if those are the two choices and you want to steal from the rich to give to the poor, I vote for keep doing what we’ve been doing.  Your way leads to depression and destruction.  It sounds and feels good (especially a $1,000 check from Uncle Barack), but it is a pathway to terrible poverty for all.

The truth is something no one wants to talk about, but here it is, if some don’t have a lot, then everyone has nothing.  A dynamic economy requires it and Obama doesn’t understand it.

EDITED TO ADD: Please note that the original article that I linked to has been changed by yahoo to a different summary of the candidate’s townhall meeting.  The original article specifically stated a “windfall profit tax” on oil companies to be paid to consumers to offset high gas prices.  Also, the quote above was inthe original article.  My apologies for not grabbing more of the original before someone cleaned it up.

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Week In Review

At the beginning of the week it occurred to me that I could try and squeeze four weeks worth of summer activities into two weeks. Well…that’s not exactly working out the way I’d thought it would! No worries though, we’re still having tremendous fun. That is when we’re healthy…

Monday evening, after a day of swimming and errands, GMan came down with a nasty stomach bug. He was still ill on Tuesday (which, you may remember, was our wedding anniversary), so we ended up staying in all day. Thankfully, he perked up later in the day. Also thankfully, the rest of us did not get it!

Wednesday, JBelle, had an appointment with our hair stylist, “Miss” Holly. She’s been wanting (since seeing a certain movie this summer about a spunky little girl who sports a spunky little haircut) to change her hairstyle, so off we went.

Before:

During:

Almost Done:

And After:

She looks really different! And she’s very happy with her “new do”!

Yesterday we headed to the Adventure Science Museum. It was a first for all of us. It was fun, a bit cheesy and disturbingly “germy” but we’ll go back (since certain grandparents bought an annual pass!) We didn’t do any of the extra stuff like the planetarium or IMAX. I think I’d like to take JBelle by herself sometime. In trying to keep up with GMan and keep him entertained and not waiting on his sister all the time, we got separated from JBelle…twice! The second even included my name being called over the intercom to come to the front desk. Good times.

Fun plans are in place for the weekend, some especially fun plans for JBelle! More on that later. Now it’s (past) time to get ready for the pool and other Friday adventures.

Have a great weekend!

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