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60 Minutes: Washington’s Legalized Bribery

Posted by Larry Doyle on October 22nd, 2013 9:33 AM |

The release this morning of September’s employment report  indicates that our economy continues to limp along like a wounded dog.

But while many in our nation seriously wonder how they will make ends meet, there is one group in our nation that has developed a business plan for which most companies would be vilified — if not prosecuted — but which for them their cup overflows.

Just who are these visionaries that have developed a secret sauce that fills their coffers with booty and elevates the individuals to almost untouchable status? Who are they? Our politicians in Washington who are engaged in what can only be defined as legalized bribery.

For those who missed the expose on what looks and feels very much like a scandalous scheme of payola, let’s navigate and watch a 13-minute 60 Minutes must-view segment. (You will likely want to take a shower after watching this.) (more…)

Debt Deal, Our ‘Walking Pneumonia’ Economy, QE3 and More ‘Sense on Cents’

Posted by Larry Doyle on August 1st, 2011 7:40 AM |

What now? What lies ahead on the challenging and winding road filled with clouds and great unknowns that defines our American economic landscape?

The political circus in Washington has clearly taken center stage over the last few weeks. Watching this show has been anything but entertaining and don’t think the theatrics do not harm our economy. They do.

Uncertainty breeds risk aversion and our economy needs people and businesses willing to take risks.

Can we assume that the passage of a bipartisan debt package means we can get back to business as usual and that the economy will rebound? Not so fast. (more…)






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