Dear Michael Steele: Keep’em coming

Quote of the day from new GOP chairman Michael Steele: “Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created a job.” Kinda tough knowing where to start with this crap. “Not in the history of mankind…” presupposes that the US government has been around since, well, the...

Just a bit of complaining…

Let me preface this rant with yes, I know we need a bailout.  But… President Obama has promised to make government more open, a task which shouldn’t be too difficult in the computer age where information can be digitized, indexed, and searched with querying assistants like Google.  So for the...

More Economic Foreboding

Normally I’d publish this as a comment to the post I’m addressing, but there’s one point about Macswain’s earlier post on job losses in November that cannot be overstated: During the holiday season, retail is supposed to gain jobs.  Lots of them.  All those temporary retail holiday...

About the Business of Government

John Donahue and Max Stier, both experienced government employees/appointees, penned an excellent article in Washington Monthly summarizing the enormous challenges facing President-elect Obama as he attempts to get the government working properly again. It is no surprise that the past eight years have not...