Greed is Good

Stabilize the Economy With Uncertainty?

Here’s what sucks the most about the suspension of the cash for clunkers program… The gov’ment spends time and resources to develop a program to help a struggling industry by giving away “free” money (bad enough). The companies in said industry spend time and resources to participate in the program on advertising and compliance. *Shock* […]


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Atlas Shrugged Creeping Into North Knoxville!

WBIR did a story on my buddy McNabb’s office/residential building he’s been working on. He bought this horrible looking building on Broadway a couple of years ago, and he’s put a lot of hard work into it. I was over there about a month ago to see the almost complete office space. He’s also putting […]


Francisco d’Anconia – My Mind On My Money

…and my money on my mind. Whether you’ve read his speech from Atlas Shrugged or not, it’s worth reading the whole thing (again). When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see […]


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Paying For Public Health Care

This makes me chuckle. There’s already talk of where taxes will be raised to pay for a national health care plan. Tobacco, alcohol, soft drinks, employer health plans, and HSAs are all being discussed. All the big gov’ment advocates are going to be in for a rude awakening when they realize that all of these […]


What If Massive Spending IS The Answer?

Do you believe the New Deal prolonged the Great Depression? If so, this post may not be for you. You may want to prepare yourself for absolute terror and look at this. If you’re still reading, I’m going to assume you are freaked out by clowns, or you believe The New Deal helped the country […]


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Some Tax Day and Tea Party Thought

Over on Facebook, a few of my friends have made some interesting remarks in their updates. One is an accountant who is fed up with the complexity and oppression of our tax laws. A couple of others are just hard working guys venting about, well, the complexity and oppression of our tax laws. It made […]


Passing The Savings On To You

On my short-post-blog today I posted a link to this CNN article about the increase in taxes tobacco companies are paying to the feds and how that has raised prices for consumers. The price increase reflects not only the increase in taxes, but also accounts for the expected loss of sales for both the manufacturers […]


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Lender, Spender, Whatever

Last weekend Ron Paul spoke at the Campaign for Liberty conference in St. Louis. Click over to watch the videos of his speech…I haven’t had a chance to see them all yet. But I did catch this big “ouch” in the transcript… The Federal Reserve was brought into existence in 1913 because they said they […]


Why It Makes Political Sense to Vote For AIG Bonus Taxing

Last week, Zach Wamp met with us and emphasized the importance he placed on individual liberty, fiscal responsibility, and the Constitution. I’m happy to see that he, along with TN Representatives Jimmy Duncan and Marsha Blackburn, are co-sponsoring a bill to audit the Federal Reserve. However, it’s a little disappointing to see Wamp and Duncan […]


Ok, So Not Everyone Agrees…

There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jumpstart the economy.” — PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA, JANUARY 9 , 2009 But then again, what do these guys know? it is a triumph of hope over experience to believe that more government spending will help the U.S. […]