Joe Beernink

Monthly Archives: September 2008

I have a simple solution to solve the credit crisis, the national debt, speculative trading and the energy crisis. A very simple thing: a Speculation Tax. A what? A speculation tax. A sin tax on market speculation. Treat speculation like cigarettes, alchohol and whatever other sins the government taxes. Tell everyone they’re bad for you, and that second hand debt will kill you just as fast as your own debt so your… Read More

In the US, politicans who bring up any concept of Socialized Medicine are vilified and crucified. But the US Government just socialized mortgages by taking over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, I didn’t hear one right wing Republican stand up and scream that it is not the government’s role to bail out failing businesses. In fact, the only person I’ve heard pointing out the real truth here in the national media is… Read More

Okay, so it’s been almost a month, where have I been? 1. Enjoying the summer. Neighborhood barbeques, going to Eastern Washington, playing with the kids in the yard and going to the park. My Saturdays and Sundays are much busier than they were a couple of years ago. The kids are doing great, learning new words all the time. They love to talk on the phone and it’s fun to call home… Read More

Yes, I’ve been slacking, but with good reason. Here are some recent pics of the kids As you can see, Lorelai is a HAM!