Archive for March, 2010

Are We Broke? If Households Are Tipping Over – Can America Be Far Behind? (Part 3 of a Series)

March 31, 2010
By John
Are We Broke?  If Households Are Tipping Over – Can America Be Far Behind? (Part 3 of a Series)

(This is another in a series of postings about the size of US liabilities, their implications for our economy and personal wealth, and a path out of the mess we are in.) So What is ‘Broke’? If we’re going to ask whether America is broke, perhaps we should first ask what the word broke really...
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Are We Broke?: DC Alchemists Change US Debt from Gold into Tin (Part 2 of a Series)

March 23, 2010
By John
Are We Broke?:  DC Alchemists Change US Debt from Gold into Tin (Part 2 of a Series)

(This is another in a series of postings about the extent of US liabilities, their implications for our economy and personal wealth, and a path out of the mess we are in.) Before we continue with Rough Truths’ detailed analysis of our nation’s financial situation, some facts emerged yesterday that show how the capital markets...
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Are We Broke (Part 1a)? Health Rights on the Yellow Brick Road to Misery

March 23, 2010
By John
Are We Broke (Part 1a)?  Health Rights on the Yellow Brick Road to Misery

(This is the second in a series of postings about the extent of US liabilities, their implications for our economy and personal wealth, and a path out of the mess we are in.  The Series was interrupted last week because developments in the health care debate demanded all of our attention.  This column transitions...
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The End of the Constitution?

March 19, 2010
By John
The End of the Constitution?

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Majority Leader of the Senate and the President of the United States are conspiring to violate the explicit dictates of the Constitution of the United States to force their statist vision of health reform on an unwilling public.  They are willing to violate the oaths of...
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Contacting Congress – We Are All Spam Now

March 18, 2010
By John
Contacting Congress – We Are All Spam Now

This is going to be my shortest post, ever.  And it is another interruption of my ‘Are We Broke?’ series.  But this appears to be the week we live or die on ObamaCare.  And that bill is the most important – and frightening – bit of social engineering ever contemplated by an American Congress. Like many...
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Outrage! Speaker Urges End to Constitutional Governance

March 16, 2010
By John
Outrage!  Speaker Urges End to Constitutional Governance

The Speaker of the House of Representatives appears ready to shred what remains of the Constitution to further her power-mad agenda.   She doesn’t have the votes to pass the broadly despised ObamaCare bill, so she is favoring a procedural move that would ‘deem’ the Senate version as having passed without House members actually having to...
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Are We Broke? Part I of Series

March 15, 2010
By John
Are We Broke?  Part I of Series

Over the next couple of weeks, Rough Truths will publish a series of columns that address the question “Are We Broke?” There is much talk in political, economic and banking circles about whether we are on a path to insolvency, what the debt means for the tax rates we will pay, what the implications are...
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Thank You, Rough Truths Readers

March 14, 2010
By John

Rough Truths is now a sprightly two months old, and that means I’m now two months old as a blogger (and frankly a little less sprightly than I would like to admit). My stats pack tells me that as of yesterday morning, the site passed the 3000 ‘unique page views’ milestone, has had almost 900...
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Thanks for the Party – May I Have a Doggie Bag?

March 13, 2010
By John
Thanks for the Party – May I Have a Doggie Bag?

The Federal Government set a new record for monthly budget deficits last month.  According to the US Treasury Department on Thursday, the Feds ran up a $221-billion deficit during February, 2010.  That’s just over $700 for every man, woman and child in the United States.  In one month.  Just 28 days.   Yes, that’s $700...
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UN Charters ‘Independent’ Panel to Put Lipstick on Climate Change Monkey

March 10, 2010
By John
UN Charters ‘Independent’ Panel to Put Lipstick on Climate Change Monkey

Rough Truths is pleased to confirm that the UN Secretary General has chartered an ‘independent’ committee to try and restore the destroyed reputation of its Nobel Prize winning IPCC (Independent Panel on Climate Change) – the ‘recognized authority’ on anthropogenic global climate change fear mongering.  In making the announcement today, UN Secretary General Ban asserted that the ‘consensus’ for...
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