Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
How many jobs will be lost with the taxes required to fund this? Think the government can tax and not kill jobs? Where do you think the tax money comes from? The people who rightfully won this money would have either spent this money or invested it. Either way, it would have gone towards businesses who would have used it to hire more people or invest in more land or capital which goes to create jobs there or moves on to other businesses.
Since the jobs lost are spread through out the economy and the jobs created by the spending are isolated and easy to count, most people do not realize that more jobs are lost by government spending then are created.
So you will spend more on energy and will be worse off financially. But it will be done by taxing or by borrowing, which takes the money that would have been invested into the economy to increase production and reduce prices.
The best solution would be to reduce taxes and end the monopoly on energy. When people have more money and have many energy options, they will choose cleaner energy sources even if they are more expensive.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
What about our cars and keeping our current infrastructure powered? We need oil. There is a lot of oil off the coast and in shale. These sources should be looked at. Critics claim that oil companies have plenty of off shore oil but are just not drilling for it. The simplest solution would be to allow companies to own the area on the condition that they build the infrastructure and harvest the oil. A critical component is that they are responsible for any spills that do occur. We could get massive amounts of new oil to continue to fuel our nation.
What about all the pollution? We need to find a way to reduce the amount of CO2 that goes into our air. Carbon dioxide is waste. The best method to deal with waste is to find a use for it. Who ever can find a profitable use for carbon emissions will do more for the environment then any that people like Al Gore have done. Research has already begun into way to use CO2 emissions from power plants to create baking soda. While this would not be effective in cars, this is the direction we need to head to both combat wasteful pollution, whether or not it is the cause of global warming.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
This is not the first time Americans have been told they are not free to control their own lives. You cannot choose what job to hold, what meds to take or even when and how to have sex. Government attempts to seize control of so many aspects of our lives.
It is time to fight back. We need to toss out the statists who run our government. Replace them with juris naturalists if possible, anyone else if necessary. If no government official can stay in power if he abuses it, they will have to respect our rights or leave. Flood their mailboxes and phones with demands to give us control over our lives. If they ignore us, unseat them.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Section 1. The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, commercial, financial or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.
Section 2. The constitution or laws of any State, or the laws of the United States shall not be subject to the terms of any foreign or domestic agreement which would abrogate this amendment.
Section 3. The activities of the United States Government which violate the intent and purpose of this amendment shall, within a period of three years from the date of the ratification of this amendment, be liquidated and the properties and facilities affected shall be sold.
Section 4. Three years after the ratification of this amendment the sixteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States shall stand repealed and thereafter Congress shall not levy taxes on personal incomes, estates, and/or gifts.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I do not like government. Government is force and violence. Less government is better, no self government is best.
Religion fascinates me. I do not quite understand why so many people still cling to their religions in this modern world, especially given that with so many possible choices about which religion to choose, the probability of guessing which is right is very small assuming any are right. This leads me to conclude that none are right.
To a less forbidden topic, video games. I play many types of games. I like RPG and strategy games. My wife just bought Guitar Hero, so I have tried that out and even though I do not like the music, I kind of like the game.
Of course, I do have interests in books. I like to read about many topics. I have shelves of books ranging from politics and religion, of course, to Science Fiction, Fantasy and even some books on Physics and Biology.
From day to day, my posts could discuss any of these topics or anything that I feel is important.