Monthly Archives: December 2010

Here’s an idea — let’s burn food!

[Submitted/published State Journal-Register] The article in the SJ-R on the decline in US gasoline consumption has an interesting bullet point illustrating how completely detached from reality our government energy policies have become. To quote: “By 2022, the country’s fuel mix … Continue reading

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Lies, Damnable Lies, and the CPI

[Submitted/published State Journal-Register] There have been several letters lately from senior citizens questioning the government’s assertion of no inflation, which has resulted in no Social Security increases for two years. The confusion is understandable, given that food costs are rising, … Continue reading

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Christmas condolences for a local business founder

My condolences to the family of Ray Hoffman, who just passed away this week.  Mr. Hoffman and his family have spent decades in Springfield building a successful business (Wiley’s Office Furniture).  See if my experience corresponds with the image we get … Continue reading

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