Thursday, November 29, 2012

The cost of Christmas

The cost of items in the classic song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" have gone up again. Why should you care how much "7 Swans a Swimming" or "5 Golden Rings" costs? Because your government is telling you there is no inflation. If that were true, the cost of these items would not be increasing.

The "Twelve Days of Christmas" inflation index reflects economic reality in a weird way. As the price of goods, especially poultry, rapidly climbs, wages for those maids-a-milking remain stagnant.

Read more here.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Captain Capitalist stikes again

Hubby has been on a role lately. Check out his latest words of wisdom directed at a left-leaning friend who thinks business owners will just keep producing no matter how much the government steals.

"Typical liberal mistake is looking at what they believe producers can AFFORD to do. In a free market, it's about what those free individuals are WILLING to do. Can you make a smart phone, perform sugery, refine fuel? At any price?" - Captain Capitalist

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What now?

The election did not turn out as I had hoped and now we face 4 more years of higher taxes, high unemployment, low energy production with higher prices and increasing regulation. So now what?

Here is the perspective of my sometimes (ok, often) wise husband, Captain Capitalist. "Some have said that America will "wake up" when the economy continues to tank. History shows the opposite. The population in many countries has doubled down on big government, even as quality of life declined. If you're waiting for things to "come to a head" forget it. It doesn't happen that way. Take care of you and yours."

Not exactly a pep talk, but he is right.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


If you don't vote, you can't complain. I consider voting to be RENEWING MY BITCHING LICENSE.