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    Tag: credit

    The Simple Fix

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 09:35:53 PM EST
    Tags: Dave Camp, CD4, Congress, Credit, Downgrade, Ceiling, Budget, Conservatives, Republicans (all tags)

    I called Dave Camp's DC office the other night hoping to offer a suggestion.

    It was to NOT allow the debt ceiling to increase.

    It is the most basic and simple fix for the problem known as Obama, that exists today.  It is a "defacto" balanced budget amendment, and a cure for inflationary spending that follows the president through to the end of his political career in 2012.

    Why on earth would Republicans give an inch to this megalomaniac is beyond me.  And given the unlikely scenario of GDP growth in the next few years as a result of Obama policies, chasing the Debt higher is not something sane people would do, UNLESS they were trying to crash the economy.

    In all this however the basic question must be asked, what is the purpose of debt?

    Why does one borrow? Is it so that they can perpetually carry a liability that they do not plan on paying? Or is it a temporary measure, that merely carries through cycles that have expected ends.  All too easily the latter must be assumed to be the ideal answer. And now as our substance is already being eaten by interest and mismanagement of tax revenues, it is assumed by some that mismanaging even more has some logic to it.  No logical explanation can be made to support more debt going forward, ESPECIALLY now that is it clear the downgrade of credit decision has already been made.

    ".. But according to most experts, Standard & Poor's and/or Moody's will be lowering their rating regardless of the outcome, which means climbing interest rates and more difficulty securing loans -- not to mention a very volatile stock market."

    To those conservatives hanging in there contrary to Boehner's current plan, I salute you.  Now, I think I will call again.

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    Cash for Clunkers, Motor City Style!

    By theclassiclib, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 03:11:09 PM EST
    Tags: cash, clunkers, autos, car, credit, trade-in, voucher (all tags)

    Cross-posted at Michigan Blogger.

    On Tuesday, the House of Representatives, in their infinite and omnipotent wisdom, passed the "cash for clunkers" bill, aiming to boost new auto sales by giving up to $4,500 in rebates, for turning in gas-guzzlers.

    Funny thing is ... even the Detroit Free Press says it won't work:

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