Dr Zero and Peter Schiff … and Fox 61

Big doings tomorrow. Hot Air blogger and economic analyst extraordinaire, Dr Zero, joins us tomorrow, at 10 AM. I have been more than a little impressed with John Hayward, otherwise known as Dr Zero. We’ll talk about his two most recent posts … The Dreadful Equation and The Luxury of Conservation. These are must reads, The Dreadful Equation in particular, because it does an excellent job of how “over” taxation not only robs one of freedom, but of economic value, growth, and a higher standard of living for all.

This is the dreadful equation of socialism.  Money can be used to create value, or it can fuel the exercise of power, but not both.  You can see this happening around you, right now.  It has happened everywhere in the world, every time central planning has been tried.  It would happen even if politicians were the selfless, compassionate, disciplined civil servants they claim to be.  The fantastic corruption typical of socialist states, most definitely including our current Administration, serves to weaken the rate of exchange between value and power.

Then at 11AM … Senatorial candidate Peter Schiff joins us. We will talk with the conservatarian about his race but also about his most recent conversation with Yahoo Finance that we are headed for another economic meltdown worse than the last because of unsustainable debt and an overactive money supply. We’ll get his view on how this can be avoided.

Also don’t forget to join me in the chat room tomorrow morning. I will be on Fox 61 at about 6:10 AM with my morning rant … and then off to the chat room.Note to Dr. Zero, I will be borrowing liberally from your notes on the The Dreadful Equation.

Announcement From Jim Vicevich (Update)

I have some good news, and some not so good news for you all. First, the not so good news.

I am so sorry to inform you, my loyal listeners and friends, that, as of this morning at 8:30, I am no longer employed by WTIC 1080. Over the course of four months, we were unable to reach an agreement on a new contract. Read more

More than 50% there. Update: 100% there.

Update: The show was taped on Thursday, and while he told Fox 61 he would not announce Sunday, he must have had a change of heart.  As of 10:35 Sunday night … the Courant is reporting that the AP is reporting that Simmons decided to jump into the race … apparently while watching the show? 

WASHINGTON – Former Republican Rep. Rob Simmons said Sunday that he plans to run against Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd.

Simmons said he made the decision to join the race after talking with relatives.

“The family had a long meeting today and was unanimous that I run,” he said in an e-mail message to The Associated Press. “So I am running.”

(Hat Tip – Rick in WH) We now return you to this Sunday morning’s post:

Former 2nd District Congressman and CIA intelligence officer Rob Simmons tells Fox 61’s Shelly Sindland he’s more than 50% there in terms of deciding whether he will run for Senate in Connecticut. That’s more than anyone has gotten from Simmons so far … and unless there’s some strange turn of events, it sounds like he’s in. Listen for yourself then you decide.


OK … credit where credit is due. Sindland wouldn’t let him off the hook and she didn’ t badger … she knew what buttons to push and drew him out and she got an answer. The Q poll question I think was the key to the interview and got the answer. Quinnipiac has Simmons up 43% to 42% in a blue state, an indication of respect for a man like Simmons as it is Dodd’s troubles. Could Dodd’s home in Ireland been the tipping point?


Rob Simmons actually nails why Dodd’s numbers are down and why ulitmately Dodd is in trouble … and it ain’t just the mortgages.