Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought:
I stay too long by thee, I weary thee. - William Shakespeare (from Henry IV)
In less than a month, my family and I will be joining a crowded wagon-train of folks moving to the U.S. state that has more-or-less beat the recession. If you didn’t pick it up from the title, I refer to the Republic of Texas.
North Dakota’s Senator Kent Conrad is the top Democrat in Congress on fiscal issues. He’s a self-styled “deficit hawk” who likes to perpetrate an illusion of being this independent voice for fiscal sanity in a national capital that has lost its mind on deficits and debt.
Not that long ago, the New York Times ran an article by Motoko Rich which includes these lines:
The economic recovery has been helped in large part by the spending of the most affluent. Now, even the rich appear to be tightening their belts.