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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Spending and Health Insurance

"What would you think of a person who earned $24,000 a year but spent $35,000? Suppose on top of that, he was already $170,000 in debt. You'd tell him to get his act together — stop spending so much or he'd destroy his family, impoverish his kids and wreck their future. Of course, no individual could live so irresponsibly for long.

But tack on eight more zeroes to that budget and you have the checkbook for our out-of-control, big-spending federal government. "

Read the rest at

Sometimes someone else just says it much better.

A note on "Obamacare" (aka the Affordable Care Act): I just learned that my share of Faye's insurance (subsidized by ATT) will be doubled starting in January of 2014. I will also be paying more for my medicare Part B.

So much for the savings that were promised.

At least my coverage wasn't canceled.


Tom Sightings said...

I was in Times Square in NYC yesterday where there's one of those digital "clocks" showing the national debt spinning ever upward. It's over $17 trillion now. I can't wrap my mind around that big a number, any more than I can wrap my mind around the galaxies. But I have a feeling it's not going to end well.

Douglas said...

It's actually much worse than that... Go here:

And look at some of the other numbers...