The budget surplus myth

On Thursday the White House published the chart below that explains how the nation got from the Clinton-era budget surplus and the projection that it would eventually pay off the U.S. national debt to the $14 trillion debacle we’re facing only a decade later.

U.S. National Debt

(Click on the image for a slightly more legible version.)

Bring home the gold in the Analytic Olympics

Seal of the Central Intelligence Agency of the...

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Bring home the gold in the Analytic Olympics – “Spooks Get New Workout Routine … for Their Minds” http://ow.ly/5cEKC

At least no one can accuse the Navy of thinking small

Nuclear Warships formation

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At least no one can accuse the Navy of thinking small – “Navy Chief Dreams of Laser Warships, Ocean-Spanning Robots” http://ow.ly/52F1F

Attended interesting discussion with Ben Stein

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Attended interesting discussion with Ben Stein at #PearsonCite about the interrelation between education, national prosperity, and freedom.

In less than a decade the US Government will be financially crippled

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In less than a decade the US Government will be financially crippled – “Running the government on 8¢” http://ht.ly/3HQUj

Promote investment and innovation; the right kind of stimulus

Promote investment and innovation; the right kind of stimulus – “Obama to Propose Tax Write-Off for Capital Investments” http://ht.ly/2AspW