Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Clippingers Have A Way With Words

Friday, October 26, 2007

Conservatives to Upstate: Drop Dead

Okay, it's not that bad, but this article in the house organ of the Manhattan Institute has an interesting discussion of the economic problems of upstate in general and Buffalo in particular, ending with the most generic conservative fix imaginable: reduce government spending and cut taxes.

Now, that being said...where does all that tax money go in New York State? Looking at the local-state tax burden data, the three states I've lived in represent the full spectrum. There are very clear differences in the level of public services between New Hampshire and Massachusetts, but I can't think of a difference between Massachusetts and New York.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

This year's fruitcake

I hate to spoil the surprise, but this is what I'm getting everyone for Christmas.