George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New
RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section. It will
quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by day, in
this rapid-fire world of ours. Of course, as in military
a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to be followed
by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge that to
"the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental or
campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission will
be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick",
by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be pro-active.
That's all I promise.
to return to the current Rapid Response list
29 through 31,
pretty good. But who
checks the main - stream media news "fact-checkers"?
some COMMON SENSE
on the subject of Immigrtion Reform. Meanwhile, too many Repubicans are
SUNDAY and MONDAY, January
26 and 27,
THIS IS WHY THE
NATIONAL ELECTIONS OF 2014 WILL BE SO IMPORTANT.
Here's a real-life
dilemma with medical, legal and moral
dimensions. My approach is as follows:
key to this "gordian knot" must
await a legal - legislative - Constitutional declaration of a conceptus
human being, a human person with all and equal attendant rights.
that ever occur?
- At the moment of conception, there are two human beings with
- At that moment, the mother loses some of her rights "to her
body". This includes the right of "self-determination" articulated in
an "Advanced Directive".
- The exception is the right to protection, in the least
invasive but effective method, of her physical life.
- Even in the advanced state of medical science, "brain dead"
is dead. Any further medical "treatment" is "futile", something
that no physician is required - or even allowed - to render.
- In the case of a pregnant woman who has died, leaving a
demonstrably living human being in her womb, she becomes no different
from an incubator for that child until or unless the child also dies or
gets to a point where viability outside the womb is likely.
- Any demonstrable deformities of the fetus considered
incompatible with life outside the womb, like the absence of a
functioning heart or brain, would make the above approach for the fetus
- All of the above is predicated on a legal standing of the
conceptus - fetus as a "human person", a human being under a post-Civil
War interpretation of the U.S. Constitution (ie. 100% human, not
- Of course, that "standing" does not now exist.
- Thus, the above moral / ethical approach will defer in a
Court of Law to the current state of the applicable law, involving
concepts of "self-determination" and "futility".
ECONOMICS: THE “DISMAL
This is my one foray into
which has only a very tentative hold on my knowledge, my experience and
interest. But I was brought back to it
with the recent publication of a book by Alan Greenspan entitled “The
The Territory: Risk, Human Nature, And The Future Of Forecasting” (The
Press, New York, 2013). This is the
economist who was Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board from 1987 to
agency which (according to Sec. 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, is
“to lend nearly unlimited cash to virtually anybody”. (P1). This is also the man who, after the great
crash of Sept. 2008, declared in essence: “I didn’t know the gun was
loaded”. So, Mr. Greenspan went “back to
this is the result. For that effort, I
He admits to the great
between economic forecasting and being able to follow the immutable
the physical sciences.
Recalling his comment of
“irrational exhuberance”, we now read about some elements of Economics:
spirits”; fear and euphoria; risk aversion; time preference; herd
dependency; home bias; competition; code of values; self-interest;
rationality…. To that I might add the
most pervasive element underlying all human behavior: insecurity. Of course, this all begins to sound like
“psychobabble” rather than “economics”.
But it is undoubtedly true.
After an in-depth analysis
happened, much like the “forecasts” of
weather forecasters until recent years, Mr. Greenspan arrives at
that will be approved by most of us. We must stop the massive borrowing. We must eliminate the concept of “too big to
fail”. We must reduce the oppressive level of government regulations on
business. We must heal our broken
But in his last book
“…before I despair of the future, I need to remind myself that we have
here before”. (pp306-307). Here he
refers to 1940, when “…the future appeared bleak. America’s greatness
our past. Less than a decade later, the
American economy was humming on all cylinders”.
But, Mr. Greenspan, THAT REQUIRED A WAR!
So, should we be reassured?
But the economic
See “The Emerging – Market
by Rushir Sharma, in WSJ Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, Opinion, pA19. See also “U.S. May Roar Back As Upstarts
Stumble”, by David Ignatius, in TheDay Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014,
On more solid ground are
following two articles: 1) “Obama’s Homework Assignment: Study The Role of Parents”, by Thomas L. Friedman, in
The Day Tuesday, Jan, 21, 2014, Opinion, pA6; and 2) “A Key Strategy:
Family”, by Nicholas Kristor, in The Day Friday, Jan. 24, 2014,
Opinion, pA6. These belatedly begin to
address the core
problems underlying rising economic inequality, reduced social
FAILURE: parents, parenting, two-family households, education, and
society and law. However “politically
incorrect”, these are the issues that in the last four decades have
personal responsibility and independence with dependence, absent
and Failure. There is the diagnosis…and
there is the treatment.
A little perspective,
SOCHI - THE WINTER
Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
TUESDAY, January 21,
- West Virginia. I feel for the
hundreds of thousands who have lost their water...at least
temporarily. But with the denuded and despoiled mountains and the
polluted rivers and air - all in the name of a way of life and
livelihood - West Virginians long ago made a pact with the Devil.
They picked their poison. Maybe now they will re-evaluate.
- Global Warming. A scientific
fact, whether you like it or not. See "If You See Something,
Say Something", by Michael E. Mann, NYTimes Sunday, January 19,
2014, pSR6. See also "'Neglected Topic' Winner: Climate Change",
by Nicholas Kristof, NYTimes ibid, pSR11. Also a fact is human
contribution to global warming. What is legitimately in question
is the degree of that contribution: 5% or 75%. What is not in
question is whether or not humans should continue as part of the
problem - or become part of the solution. Meanwhile, we are
witnessing the damaging results of global warming, now and not in the
dim future. A little responsibility here, please.
- Insecurity: The Prime Motivating
Factor Underlying Human Behavior. Whatever a person's outward actions
or reactions, look for this as the basis. One example is found in
the confession of Sam Polk entitled "For The Love Of Money",
NYTimes Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, pSR1. An addiction, or a poorly
chosen coping mechanism? It is also interesting that the author
refers to the concept of "enough money". You may recall my
definition of three kinds of money: Old Money, New Money...and Enough
- Israel. See "Region
Boiling, Israel Takes Up Castle Strategy", NYTimes Sunday, Jan. 19,
2014, pA1. Folks, you're surrounded. That's a losing
strategy. Consider my proposal, already made in this section:
become a Commonwealth or a State of the United States. Better
than World War lll.
- Retirement vs. Career Change. Forget
about retirement. It's dangerous to your physical, psychological
and economic health. Instead, consider planning for a career
change, from whatever current career to whatever new career - depending
on your interests and capabilities. It will make your present and
your future much happier - and much more personally productive.
MONDAY, January 20,
ABORTION: AMERICA'S CURSE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.
January 22, 2014 marks the 41 anniversary of the
most judicially arrogant Holding of the USSC since the Dred Scott
Roe v Wade was decided without legal or medical
or moral / ethical basis. Since then, over 50 million babies,
beings, persons have been killed by abortion.
For reflection, I offer two quotations:
"The Lord said to me:You are my
Israel, through whom I show
Now the Lord has spoken
who formed me as his servant
from the womb,
that Jacob may be brought back to him
and Israel gathered to him;
and I am made
glorious in the sight of the Lord,
and my God is now my
strength!" Isaiah 49 :3, 5-6
"Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith
Lord". Romans - 1 Corinthians, 12:19.
SUNDAY, January 19,
ME DOING MY FIRST
can't get any more
accurate than this!
is straight forward country thinking.
side of the fence?
you ever wondered
which side of the fence you sit on, this
is a great test!
a Republican doesn't
like guns, he doesn't buy one.
a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
a Republican is a
vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for
a Republican is
homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
a Republican is
down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of him.
a Republican doesn't
like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Democrat demands that those they don't like be shut down.
a Republican is a
non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
a Republican decides he
needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job
a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us
a Republican reads this,
he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
Democrat will delete it because he's "offended".
REVIEW: The "Jack Ryan..." pot-boiler.
of all , the viewer must TOTALLY suspend
credulity...as well as suspending several of the Laws of Nature.
you must be willing to accept one of the longest
romantic courtships in movie history with incomplete insight into the
bond on which that relationship had to rely.
you will get a nice visit to Moscow and action sequences
which, although "faster than a speeding bullit", will raise your
pulse about 10 points at times.
best part is the premise, which highlights the real risks this
nation faces, in addition to cyber - warfare: "Economic War".
Characterization: B-; Acting: B-; Visuals and Music: B; Execution: C.
B-. But good enough on a rainy day.
ABOUT SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE
Robert Gates. What a breath of fresh air, after the miserable
tenure of Donald Rumsfeld. After having spent much of the several
following our invasion of Iraq in 2003 bemoaning the stupidities and
of Rumsfeld on my frequent Rapid Response offerings of those years (all
which are posted on this web-site), I will not reach for the Nexium
read "Duty" by Robert
Gates, and having observed him in numerous extended TV interviews on
subject of his tenure as Secretary of Defense under Presidents Bush
Obama, I offer him as Republican candidate for next President of the
States. What a breath of fresh air in the otherwise toxic
engulfs Washington, D.C. I declare this as the BEGINNING OF THE
GATES CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
With the start of the NFL season, perhaps all team owners should be
sent the following:
From a Marine Corps Colonel in Afghanistan:
"So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of
advice to the next pop star who is asked to sing the national anthem
at a sporting event: save the vocal gymnastics and the physical
gyrations for your concerts. Just
sing this song the way you were
taught to sing it in kindergarten - straight up, no styling.
"Sing it with the constant awareness that there are soldiers, sailors,
airmen and Marines watching you from bases and outposts all over the
Don't make them cringe with your self-centered ego gratification.
Sing it as if you are standing before a row of 86-year-old WWII vets
wearing their Purple Hearts, Silver Stars and flag pins on their
cardigans and you want them to be proud of you for honoring them and
the country they love - not because you want them to think you are a
They could see that from your costume, makeup and your entourage.
Sing 'The Star Spangled Banner' with the courtesy and humility that
tells the audience that it is about America , not you.
And please remember, not everything has to be sung as a spiritual.
We're getting a little weary of that.
Francis Scott Key does not need any help."
American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists
and Obama supporters, etal: We have stuck together since the late
1950's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election
process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated
each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but
sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course
two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what
is right for us all, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can
smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.
is our separation agreement:
two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking
a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our
two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be
relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide
other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.
don't like "spreading the wealth" so we'll keep ours and you can spread
yours all you want.
don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them.
you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and
take the nasty, smelly oil industry and the coal mines, and you can go
with wind, solar and bio diesel.
keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies,
Wal-Mart and Wall Street.
can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless,
home boys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.
can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.
keep our Judeo-Christian values.
keep "under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance and we'll keep "In God we
are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and
Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N. But we will no longer be
paying the bill.
keep our Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood .
are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.
can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell. You are, however,
responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all
three of them.
keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks.
can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to
invade and hammer places that threaten us.
can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or
way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.
keep the SUV's, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take
every Volt and Leaf you can find.
keep "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "The National Anthem."
sure you'll be happy to substitute "Imagine", "I'd Like to Teach the
World to Sing", "Kum Ba Ya" or "We Are the World".
practice trickle-down economics and you can continue to give trickle up
poverty your best shot.
it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.
you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to
like-minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree,
just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you might
think about which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.
Student and an American
Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn, Martin & Charlie Sheen,
Barbra Streisand, & ( Hanoi ) Jane Fonda with you.
And you won't have to press 1 for English when you call our country.
TUESDAY through SATURDAY, January 14 through 18,
ISRAEL AND PALESTINE: "JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM".
is a proposal from me: a) No "Right of
Return"; and b) Jerusalem declared an Open City, belonging to the three
major Religions and to the world at large. Alternative proposal:
becomes a Commonwealth...or a State...of the United States, with all of
attendant rights, duties, protections and responsibilities. I
not! Either alternative makes more sense than World War III.
SUNDAY and MONDAY,
January 12 and 13,
SATURDAY, January 10 and 11,
"Okay, you've had your fill of punishing
Black students this month. Good luck with the remaining days."
are clinically insane. This is a fact.
experts blast DOJ's apparent call for race-based system of punishment
of schoolkids - FoxNews.Com
...and it's getting worse.
I've been giving this a lot of thought lately. The following are
not-so-random observations that need to be put into a "treatment
plan" that is much more democratic and much less traumatic than the
of the 1850's that led directly to our catastrophic Civil War.
- The developing level of hateful and even violent discourse
flooding a now vastly expanded public media is becoming reminiscent of
the tone - and then the actions - of the 1850's as regarded slavery
- It was then - and is now - felt that there was and is no
possible level of compromise on the issues involved.
- The Federal Government then was a feckless observer of the
conflict. Today, the Federal Government is the main
combatant in our citizens' conflicting foundational views about
the nature of America: a mammoth nanny-state for all who can't - and
won't - take care of themselves vs. a free and independent citizenry
that values self-sufficiency while being ready to help the "deserving
under-served". Today's role of the Federal Government is much more
dangerous and obstructive to the prospects for compromise than was its
role in the 1850's.
- The election laws, election financing with massive amounts of
money, and the lack of both statutory and effective forms of term
limits (ie. the vote), have produced a massive class of professional
politicians whose primary goal is to be re-elected and to amass
personal wealth, in the process engaging in all manner of illegal and
unethical "quid pro quo" behavior.
- This nation as always been in more danger from a tyranny of
the Left than from a tyranny of the Right. The Left wants to
Control, thereby assuring its own permanence. The Right wants to
be left alone. We are seeing this today in the Left's constant
demands for "more" and in the Right's strident complaints against
- And now, the Left is collecting more and more
dependents (recently reported to include over 50% of Americans who
receive some sort of government largess in the form of "entitlements");
and the Right is collecting more and more guns for a possible war -
just as in the 1850's.
- This is CRAZY - and unnecessary. The inmates are taking
over the asylum because the vast majority of mentally competent
Americans are on a coffee break.
- WHAT TO DO?
ALTERNATIVE? At this rate and
direction, we may not reach 2016 as a "United States".
- Wake up, America. This is serious.
- You can't beat something with nothing. And
right now, a credible moderately conservative Republican alternative
does not exist. That must be corrected by the moderate
- A message must be sent in the elections of 2014: a
moderate Republican take-over of both the House and the Senate,
requiring defeat of the fundamentalists on both sides.
- Such a Congress must then initiate the process for
U.S. Constitutional Amendments regarding both Term Limits and election
financing limits, thereby moving to a restoration of representative
government - something lost in recent decades.
- That would set the nation up for a loud and
healthy peaceful debate over the future direction of the country, to be
defined by the election results in 2016.
THURSDAY, January 9,
THE INSIDE STORY
ON TURKEY, ANOTHER OBAMA
FOREIGN POLICY FAILURE.
WEDNESDAY, January 8,
WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?
The current situation within the Republican Party is not only
ridiculous...but it is also potentially fatal. The Tea Party -
type purists have no chance to win anything significant at the national
level. But they do have the power to reduce the Republican Party
to a fringe group and even to enable the establishment of an alternate
third party. That will guarantee Democratic Party successes for
decades to come...and will also guarantee the loss of what this nation
has represented for over two centuries.
The only non-negotiable for "Republicans" should be the issue of
Abortion. All other issues (taxation, immigration, gender issues,
etc.) must be subject to negotiation and principled compromise in a
government structure that is based on compromise and not on
Thus, moderate Republicans who agree with the above observations must
clearly and overtly work, in the absence of Tea Party fundamentalist
accommodation, to suppress and to marginalize those people. Such
action will of course lose their votes. But it will attract a
much larger number of Independents - and even moderate Democrats - to a
redefined Republican Party. And this process must begin
TODAY. The national elections of 2014 and 2016 will be pivotal in
defining the direction and character of America for decades to come.
TUESDAY, January 7,
meant so much to the
millions of Americans who fought in World War II, and to those who had
for them to come home. He was a kid cartoonist for Stars and Stripes,
military newspaper; Bill Mauldin's drawings of his muddy, exhausted,
Willie & Joe (.pdf)
MONDAY, January 6,
ON REFLECTION, A COMMENT IS IN ORDER.
The author of the piece included in the SUNDAY, January 5, 2014, Rapid
Response (below) is the latest of high-profile military leaders who
have been demeaned, denigrated and whose power has been eviscerated by
our current "Commander-in-Chief". The personal choices he made
should never have cost him his career. At worst, they
should have warranted a severe reprimand, considering this man's
decades of sacrifice and service to his country.
But his actions were exploited (something that this
"Commander-In-Chief" is brilliant at, along with his fellow
"Progressives") for the sole purpose of systematically and
ideologically picking apart America's military global strength and
The personal choices made by Gen. Petraeus pale in comparison to the
shameful behavior of Barack H. Obama, the sad and unfortunately
permanent stain on the American Presidency.
SUNDAY, January 5,
NEEDS NO COMMENT FROM
Petraeus About Our Military
to my fellow veterans:
remember the day I found out I got into West Point . My mom actually
up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of
She was bawling her eyes out and apologizing that she had opened up
admission letter. She wasn't crying because it had been her dream for me
go there. She was crying because she knew how hard I'd worked to get in,
much I wanted to attend, and how much I wanted to be an infantry
was going to get that opportunity. That same day two of my teachers took
aside and essentially told me the following:
you're a smart guy. You don't have to join the military. You
to college, instead."
could easily write a theme defending West Point and the military as I
day, explaining that USMA is an elite institution, that it is actually
much harder to enlist in the military than it is to get
to college, that serving the nation is a challenge that all
men should at least consider for a host of reasons, but I won't.
I will say is that when a 16 year-old kid is being told that attending
Point is going to be bad for his future, then there is a dangerous
in America, and entirely too many Americans have no idea what
of burdens our military is bearing.
World War II, 11.2% of the nation served in four (4) years.
the Vietnam era, 4.3% served in twelve (12) years.
2001, only 0.45% of our population have served in the Global War on
are unbelievable statistics. Over time, fewer and fewer people have
more and more of the burden and it is only getting worse.
troops were sent to war in Iraq by a Congress consisting of 10% veterans
only one person having a child in the military. Taxes did not increase
pay for the war. War bonds were not sold. Gas was not regulated. In
average citizen was asked to sacrifice nothing, and has sacrificed
unless they have chosen to out of the goodness of their hearts.
only people who have sacrificed are the veterans and their families. The
The people who swore an oath to defend this nation. You stand
deployment after deployment and fight on. You've lost relationships,
years of your lives in extreme conditions, years apart from kids
never get back, and beaten your body in a way that even professional
you come home to a nation that doesn't understand. They don't
suffering. They don't understand sacrifice. They don't understand
we fight for them. They don't understand that bad people exist. They
at you like you're a machine - like something is wrong with you. You
the misguided one -- not them.
you get out, you sit in the college classrooms with political science
that discount your opinions on Iraq and Afghanistan because YOU
THERE and can't understand the macro issues they gathered from books,
of your bias.
watch TV shows where every vet has PTSD and the violent strain at that.
Congress is debating your benefits, your retirement, and your pay,
they ask you to do more. But the amazing thing about you is that you
know this. You know your country will never pay back what you've given
You know that the populace at large will never truly understand or
what you have done for them. Hell, you know that in some circles,
will be thought as less than normal for having worn the uniform. But you
do what the greatest men and women of this country have done since 1775.
SERVED. Just that decision alone makes you part of an elite group.
in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to
you to the 11.2% and 4.3% who have served and thanks to the 0.45% who
to serve our Nation.
Point Class 1974
ON HEALTH CARE
DELIVERY: "CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"
A good article. I have been ridiculing
employer-provided health insurance since the 1970's. I have been
espousing Health Saving Accounts since the 1980's, all the while that
health care insurance industry and the government have been suppressing
them. I have been predicting in the years since ObamaCare became
this house of cards will fall of its own weight after a three or four
period of misery...and that by then the disparity between the many
patients seeking care and the inadequate number of MD's will restore
supply and demand. And I have been calling for total reform of
medical malpractice industry to relieve us all of the inefficiencies
cost of "Defensive Medicine". Look it up. It's all on my
In addition to taking care of my patients, all comers, that's the best
In case you
didn't see this Wall Street Journal article…
to do when ObamaCare Unravels - The Wall Street Journal
And a blog post about the article that I thought
on ACA's unraveling: parallels to electricity - KnowledgeProblem.Com
the second post, although the first one is
pretty interesting too…
FRIDAY, January 2 and 3, 2014
WHO LOST IRAQ?
Here is a question
that has been bothering me for many months as
we witness the descent of that country - where America actually won vs.
Fundamentalist crazies - into a civil war. And today we read, in
to the recurrent suicide bombings, of a concerted effort by the enemies
Iraq and of America to recapture their old strongholds there.
then I bought Charles Krauthammer's new
book: "Things That Matter" (Crown Forum - New York -
2013). See his article, originally published in the Washington
November 3, 2011 (p299) entitled: "Who Lost Iraq". As an
enthusiastic follower of this observer's clear insights through the
did I miss that one? It's all there, and in great detail:
of the many abject failures of the Obama administration in the area of
policy. By now, one can only ask: is this blinding stupidity and
negligence; or is it through intent? This brings back my
during Barack Obama's first Presidential campaign: could this be our
LEGALIZING MARIJUANA...a bad health idea, except
for legitimate medical indications prescribed by a responsible
Regarding the possible political implications,
that remains to be seen...although we have already diagnosed
TUESDAY, December 31, 2013
"THE PROBLEM OF MUSLIM LEADERSHIP", by
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, WSJ Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Opinion, pA15.
did I miss this when it was published?
This is directly on point regarding whether "moderate Muslim" really
exists or whether it is an oxymoron. If it is the latter, and if
exists no moderate Muslim majority to expunge the Fundamentalists from
midst - and ours -, we are headed for World War. All I can do is to
that is not our destiny in 2014 and beyond.
Regarding the field of Economics, aptly
termed "the dismal science", I must pull a Sergeant Schultz: "I
But Alan Greenspan
knows something, even though he had to admit
after the 2008 meltdown something to the effect that "I didn't know the
gun was loaded".
Only Paul Krugman, the
perpetually liberal economist of the New
York Times, is absolutely and eternally secure in his pronouncements
the validity of this administration's economic manipulations.
However, now come two
articles worth reading suggesting that
Krugman and the Obama administration have had it all wrong.
See "How Britain
Returned to Growth", by George
Osborne (United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer), WSJ Tuesday,
2013, Opinion, pA17.
See also "The Case
For Repealing Dodd-Frank", by Peter J
. Wallison, in Imprimis (Hillsdale College), November 2013, Volume 42,
I know something.
Folks, NUMBERS DON'T LIE: 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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