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I should clarify as well, on the question of one-party rule: Not only have we experienced this over the last two years with the Democrats, it was also the case from 2001-2007 with the Republicans. And, 1993-1995 with the Democrats again. It's hard to argue that the years of one-party rule (under either party) have been better than the years under divided government.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2010 on On the Nevada Senate Race at TwoPennies
If you've been following this blog for a while, you may have noticed... there's been nothing to follow for a while. Mostly that's because politics, the favored topic of discussion around here, has been so damn depressing of late. But with early voting now started in Nevada, I do feel compelled to write about an important issue -- the Senate race between Democratic incumbent Harry Reid, and Republican challenger Sharron Angle. If you live in this fine state, you've almost certainly received a ton of direct mail pieces from both candidates (or their allies). Unless you've been living under a rock, you've been unable to avoid the deluge of attack ads on TV. In more than 20 years of actively... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at TwoPennies
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I have this older friend who is in serious financial distress. Unfortunately, this friend has gotten himself deeply into debt, and continues to spend way more than he brings home every year. Consider these details: For the last few years, my friend has been making around $24K-$25K in net take-home pay. But he's been spending more than he brings home each year, borrowing anywhere from about $1,500 to $4,500 annually to make up the difference. In 2009, with a down economy, he had a modest $20,740 in net take-home pay. However, he also increased spending significantly. So he found that he needed to charge an additional $20,530 on credit cards, plus borrow from his own 401(k) savings in the amount... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2010 at TwoPennies