Monthly Archives: April 2011

U.S. Net Worth: -44 TRILLION

Per the USA Inc.: A Basic Summary of America’s Financial Statements, treating the U.S. federal government as though it were a business and applying financial accounting standards, the balance sheet drilldown (page 210) summarizes a -44 TRILLION dollar net worth when … Continue reading

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When will YOU do something about the TSA, Rep. Woolsey? (UDATED 4/30/11)

The outrageous behavior by airport TSA officers continues. Just about everyone has seen or heard about the recent video of the six-year-old girl being groped. If you can stomach it (I admit I can’t), see the video on It’s the … Continue reading

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Lynn Woolsey misrepresents Republican position on jobs

On April 21, Lynn Woolsey tweeted: RepLynnWoolseyRep. Lynn Woolsey  100 days of #GOP control = not a single #jobs bill http://youtu.be/Ca_jwo8ECEM   Watch that video she link which she and the Congressional Progressives Caucus (CPC) put together. Pay special attention to how they edited the … Continue reading

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Further economic/financial warnings

In the past, talk of U.S. default was limited to the fringes of political and economic analysis. Now, although the introduction of the subject is prefaced with the “assurance” that this is nothing that our politicians want, the possibility nevertheless has … Continue reading

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Usually no pictures of Rep. Woolsey here, but…

…today I’ll make an exception since I came across this whimsical likeness of her  by someone who is undertaking to “catalog the members of the 112th Congress of the United States of America through the use of satirical caricature and illustration.” … Continue reading

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Another indication Lynn Woolsey intends to retire…

According to the first quarter fundraising reports for sitting members of Congress, Lynn Woolsey’s net receipts were $39,214 — very modest in comparison with many of her colleagues. Next year looks more and more like the year of change.

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The 6th District and Redistricting

Just read today’s IJ Reader’s Forum. A Peter Van Meter of Sausalito opines that “Lines should make sense:” IJ columnists Dick Spotswood and Richard Rubin are spot-on with their April 10 commentary on redistricting. It is essential that the Golden Gate … Continue reading

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