Bush budget

By Thomas Macauley on

‘Surprized to find out that the Feds are operating on what could be called the Bush Budget, still. No budget from the Pres or through the Senate since 2008 plus Continuing Resolutions to maintain operations means we have not seen an Obama Budget yet. Many tax rates are changed after 2012 so I expect to …

Dairies next

By Thomas Macauley on

President Obama shut down the long-running oyster farm at Point Reyes by revoking their lease at the National Seashore. Expect the dairies to be killed next. West Marin can get their seafood from Asia and milk from ConAgra…

Grumpy economist

By Thomas Macauley on

An excellent post about taxes: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012 Buffett Math Warren Buffett, New York Times on November 25th 2012: Suppose that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea. “This is a good one,” he says enthusiastically. “I’m in it, and I think you should be, too.” Would your reply possibly …

Don’t build that: watch TV

By Thomas Macauley on

Did you hear the Roku radio ads promoting staying home to binge on serial programming rather than doing anything? I first heard it the day after the re-election of Pres. Obama during my get-over-it run. Several examples are used like “Let someone else send rovers to Mars. Stay home and watch TV”. In other words …

Debunked Pelosi chart re-infected FB

By Thomas Macauley on

A respectable FB liberal friend posted this chart November 4. HuffPo writers don’t even support it. I should not have let it slide without comment… particularly in hindsight of that person’s smugness post-election turned to snark and deserved a technical de-friending. I won’t put further response in my own words. From the WaPo: “If the …

Seed sown

By Thomas Macauley on

I was full of confidence in my prediction of a Romney win… until the wife reminded me about how surprising and crushing was the Robert’s SCOTUS court enshirining of Congess’s unlimited power to tax.