I just got back from a policy wonk conference, a major theme of which was how the recent election will affect people with low and moderate incomes.
Yeah, it was a downer.
I would have posted regularly from there, but I was drawing a line in the sand. Can someone explain to me why it is that you can go to a motel in East Hell, West Virginia and have free internet and even a chance at an exercise room, but if you go to an expensive city hotel where a night costs the same as a week in the other place you have to pay through the nose for such amenities?
(I dare you to diagram that sentence.)
Anyhow, I decided to stand on principle. Or to be cheap anyway.
ALL HANDS ON DECK. It's going to take a huge effort to extend unemployment benefits in congress. Please pile on.
BIGGER THAN EVER. Coal, that is.
DEFICIT WARS. Get ready.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED