Commentary on Wall Street Journal Headlines

Here is an assortment of headlines from clipped articles that adorn the refrigerator. Headlines are italic, my thoughts are not italic.

Obama Aspires to a ‘Light Touch,’ Not a Heavy Hand

Makes one wonder what a heavy hand might look like.

Merrill’s $10 Million Dollar Men. Top 10 Earners Made $209 Million in 2008 as Firm Foundered.

Populists, people envious of high earners, will seethe reading this article. No one made that kind of money under Mao. Many people would prefer life under Mao and Joseph Stalin to a society like our where such high incomes are possible.

Higher Tax Would Hit at $235,000

That will not be a low enough threshhold. Watch taxes rise on lower and lower income brackets. Someone has to pay for utopia.

Your Stake in the Health Overhaul

Broke. Sick.

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