Category conservatism

Two Proposals, Two Questions

Yesterday, NRA leader Wayne LaPierre proposed that we have armed officers protecting our schools.  This, of course, sent the gun-control Left into a tizzy.  Their proposed solution, of course, is more gun control. Personally, I believe LaPierre’s suggestion is impractical as he proposed it, but for the moment, let’s disregard that.  There are variants on […]

Simple Tax Math

The Democrats’ plan for the “Fiscal Cliff” avoidance so far includes an $800 billion tax increase over 10 years.  (They’re trying to make it more, but that’s what is on the table right now.)  Pretending that the projection above were to end up being accurate*, let’s break down what the means: $800 billion / 10 […]

Five People You Meet In The Millionaire’s Club

As we approach the fiscal cliff, the primary idea for solving this problem from the Left is the same idea we always get  from the Left:  raise taxes on the “rich”.  The idea is simple:  All these people who make a million or more per year don’t need all that money, and won’t miss it […]

A One-Question Economics Quiz

A simple one-question quiz on the concept that our economy is a “zero-sum game”: You are a woodworker who decides to start a furniture business.  You take out a loan from the bank, purchase some retail space, hire a couple of employees, and start your business.  You are successful.  Twenty years later, you have paid […]

Where We Are, And Where We’re Headed

So we’ve got another four years of Obama to deal with.  Many on the right wonder if America will survive it, but I’m not nearly that pessimistic.  Yes, we will survive four more years of Obama, though a lot of long-term harm to the country may result from it.  Obama himself is ultimately a short-term […]