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Hypocrisy – n. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings or virtues that one does not hold or possess; insincerity. While claiming his concern for America’s children, President Obama cancels White House tours instead of cutting the countless numbers of wasteful projects, grants, and studies that fail to benefit any American life.  Hypocrisy at its finest. […]

The United States Budget Dilemma

A friend of mine recently sent me this video.  I couldn’t believe what I heard so I sent it to another friend of mine, much smarter than myself, and asked if this was possible.  He responded with the following: “It is partially true.  But entitlements can be cut.  The social security age is being raised.  […]

Misplaced Outrage

I saw a great photo on Facebook today.  It read: APPARENTLY, I’M SUPPOSED TO BE MORE OUTRAGED BY WHAT MITT ROMNEY DOES WITH HIS MONEY THAT BY WHAT OBAMA DOES WITH MINE. I couldn’t say it any better.


As an attorney, I’m required to be a member of the Washington State Bar Association and had to pay $450 a year in dues.  I belong to the California State Bar Association to which I pay dues as well. This year, a Spokane attorney got enough signatures to have a referendum voted on to lower […]

Is It Any Wonder?

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t think, “why do these people have jobs?”  I’m talking about our elected officials in Congress.  How they get elected with absolutely NO experience in matters they’ll be dealing with is a mystery to me.  It would be like me applying for a job as an x-ray technician. […]

Dave Ramsey Explains the National Debt Crises

I’ve often wondered how the national debt crises could be explained as an average family budget.  Well, the numbers out of Washington are so huge, there’s no way to understand them in practical terms.  So I looked to Dave Ramsey for the answer.  I like Dave Ramsey.  He’s a common sense kind of guy and […]


I know I’m beating a dead horse here, but I just can’t help myself. I run a law office which operates in Washington and California.  I keep calendars, meet deadlines, know in which court my husband is expected to be, and do tons of paperwork.  When I order supplies, I know exactly what I’m buying […]


I’m a simple woman.  I don’t like complications.  I don’t always understand all the nuances.  I’m not diplomatic.  Maybe that’s why I write columns under the heading, “I Don’t Get It.” At the eleventh hour before a threatened government shutdown, an agreement was finally reached on the budget but not without a whole lot of […]

Who’s really to blame for the budget crises?

I really don’t get the outrage towards Speaker Boehner and the Republicans over the budget.  We’re talking about the October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011 budget which should have been passed BEFORE September 30, 2010, when the Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress.  Charlie Rangel said last night on the O’Reilly Factor that they […]


          Many, many years ago, people knew the basics about managing their budget.  For example, housing should cost approximately 25% of your income.  In other words, responsible adults figured out how much income they had every month and then figured out how much they had in expenses.  At the end of […]