Pressure mounts for state senator to resign after Trump assassination comment

Well Ms. Chappell-Nadal has gotten her fifteen minutes of fame.  The Missouri State Senator called for the assassination of a sitting US president and appears to see no wrong with this “free speech.”  I pose this simple question, “When a person calls for violence against another, do you deem this acceptable?”  Please think critically about this.

In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in Jefferson City, Mo. (Photo: AP) After Democratic State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal said that she hoped President Trump was assassinated, many Missouri politicians, including Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, are calling for her removal from the legislature. In a Facebook comment that has since been deleted, Chappelle-Nadal wrote, […]

Fed likely to begin reversing crisis-era stimulus next month, meeting notes suggest

Honestly, we’re not betting on this one.  And even if so, 25 basis points is not significant.  (Except what it will cost regarding government debt service.)

Federal Reserve officials are prepared to begin reversing the central bank’s major crisis-era stimulus measures next month, notes from their July meeting published Wednesday suggest. At the July 25-26 meeting, several Fed members were prepared to begin shrinking the central bank’s balance sheet, the new minutes from the meeting revealed. Most preferred to defer the decision until a later meeting. While the group was […]

Bernie Sanders to push for government-funded healthcare and abolition of private insurance

Hmm, this has worked out so well before.  Please explain how this is going to work.  What happens when you run out of “Other People’s Money?”  I wish that critical thinking wasn’t dead.

Senator Bernie Sanders is relaunching his push for a government-funded healthcare system, but the move could further divide Democrats on a key issue as the party seeks to regain its footing at the state and national levels. While defending Obamacare – which Republicans unsuccessfully tried to dismantle in July – the Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats declared that […]