Tagged: U.S. national debt

Stimulated to Death (Updated with more stimulation)

The United States Senate just passed [I have spoken too quickly! — see below] a “stimulus package,” supposedly in response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. This stimulus package — what a fabulously Orwellian term for such a bill — involves roughly two trillion dollars in government redistribution. Just to be clear about the meaning of that number: Two trillion dollars...

Reflections on Two Unspeakables: “Debt” and “Merry Christmas”

Donald Trump has proudly exposed yet more evidence that he is nothing but a Washington establishment puppet, the ultimate booby prize for a “grassroots” very long on “grass” and very short on “roots.”  I will be signing our 738 Billion Dollar Defense Spending Bill today. It will include 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave, gives our troops a raise, importantly creates the SPACE FORCE,...