"Don't hurt people and don't take their stuff" - Matt Kibbe


History is a Bitch

By Grant Davies

History is a bitch.

While Russia (and others apparently) continue to try to hack into our power grid, the media continues to focus on others attempting to meddle in our elections, with no apparent success.

Our people are dumb enough on their own to elect imbeciles to office.

So, let's look at what the US has always done to elect or depose governments in other countries. (And no, this is not an attack on our own country by me, or Ben Swann.)

Then we can focus on actual problems instead of trying to stop the "meddling" that every country on earth tries to do when they think it is in their own best interests.


A Tax is a Tax is a Tax is a Tariff

By Grant Davies

Any economist worth their degree will tell you that tariffs are nothing more than taxes. 

So when anyone - in this case, Trump and his merry band of anti-traders - tell you that they are lowering taxes on you while making trade "more fair",  it might pay to examine the claim to see it for what it is. 

The question is: who is being taxed by tariffs? 

Is it another country, perhaps China? A company, like one of twenty or so Chinese steel companies? Umm, no. The correct answer is YOU, the consumer. 

The price you pay for many items is going to rise if the tariffs Trump is threatening are made to occur. And the "YUGE"  costs enacted on everyone in the world if a trade war ensues will be paid by people, not countries and not companies. 

That's rich people and poor people and everyone in between. Because only people pay taxes in the end.

So let's call a spade a spade. And in this global game of Euchre, spades are trump.