Categories: "Politics" or "Letters to the Editor"

Matt Kibbe on the enduring value of principles

What Would Mises Do? Confessions of a free-market, anti-bailout operator Matt Kibbe | October 2, 2008 Over the past several days, I have found myself in the most unusual of positions: defending myself and the organization I work for, FreedomWorks,… more »

Thursday morning markets

Thirty-five minutes after the stock market opening on Thursday, the morning after the Senate passed its version of the bailout bill by a wide margin, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 230 points, in part because of a government report that… more »

Udall is empty of economic intellectual ammunition

The following letter to the editor is in response to an article in the Pueblo Chieftain called "Udall, Schaffer at odds over buyout package" To the Editor: Every time I read more of Mark Udall’s economic idiocy, I wonder – especially during such… more »

Bailout bill passes Senate 74-25

[2 hours after the Senate passed the bailout bill by a wide margin, S&P 500 stock index futures are down 12 points, or a little more than 1%, roughly the equivalent of 120 points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. I was suggesting, and I emphasize… more »

The Democratic stonewalling for Fannie and Freddie

A lot of bits and pieces of information have been making their way around the internet regarding Democrat responsibility for the failure of Fannie and Freddie, which was in turn responsible for much of the chaos in our financial system. There's far too… more »

Happy to hear "libertarian" mentioned regarding the bailout defeat

It does my heart good to read/hear multiple sources describe a surge of libertarian sentiment (even if not knowingly so) from voters, and to hear a fairly important TV business commentator suggest that Libertarian candidate Bob Barr might gain a little… more »

House rejects bailout plan

The House of Representatives defeated the Administration's proposed bailout/buyout plan by 205-228. In the few minutes after the vote, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 700 points. After attempting a recovery, it fell again in the last hour and… more »

Colorado's coming budget crisis and our own Sergeant Schultz

In a memo released Monday, Colorado's Legislative Council Staff released a memo forecasting a decline of nearly $100 million in the money available for the state government's 2008-09 budget. And that number masks a worse piece of information within the… more »

To John Boehner

I e-mailed a note to the House Republican Leader about the House GOP fighting the current bailout plan. This was the main point: "To paraphrase Michelle Obama, for the first time this decade, I am proud of the House Republicans." more »

Good news? The meeting "ended bad...very bad"

Fox News is reporting that today's meeting at the White House about the proposed bailout of the financial industry went "very poorly" and "ended bad...very bad" as House Republicans seemed to dominate the meeting with their objections to the deal.… more »