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

Lightening the Mood: The Politicians' Outhouse

Thanks to Mike for sending this along. If anyone knows who gets credit for the picture, please let me know! more »

The missing Saturday Night Live bailout video

As reported by the Wall Street Journal's Opinion Journal,, and many others, a video clip of Saturday Night Live's skit lampooning Nancy Pelosi, President Bush, Barney Frank, and "victims" of the housing crisis, has been pulled from NBC's web… more »

Bush's Bailout Leadership Failure

President Bush demonstrated what I consider to be the worst leadership of his presidency over recent days, spreading economic fear in a way that you’d generally expect from the most economically illiterate or from Democrats who expect financial fear to… more »

Progressive Orwellian Double-speak about the Bailout

One of what I considered to be the most important arguments against the “financial system stabilization” bill is that it would let people who either don’t understand economics or hate capitalism, such as American “progressives” or socialist dictators… more »

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 »