Ed Henry

Show BioHide BioEd Henry is the founder of TUFF, the Taxpayers Union, and a regular columnist for Ether Zone.Ed Henry can be reached at ctzcrank@mindspring.comEd's FREE pamphlet-"To The Moon, Alice" the national debt, your Social Security, and the Pay-It-Again Sam scam.We also invite you to visit his website at www.uncle-scam.com

79 posts

$77 billion in one day

Published 15y ago -

No sooner did Congress raise the debt ceiling to almost $9 trillion than the borrowholics added another $77.3 billion to our already horrendous debt. The following table was snatched directly from the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of Public Debt web page: This means ... More »

Wake up: Connect the dots

Published 15y ago -

Image courtesy of Nicole Yeary under CC BY 2.0. In the past week, there have been several articles posing the question of why the democrats are silent about the appointment of Christopher Cox, present Chairman of the Homeland Security Commission, to take up du... More »

Economic disaster: Getting closer and closer

Published 15y ago -

It was just a few weeks ago, on October 19th, that Peter Costello, the Australian Treasurer pleaded with Asian countries to “telegraph” their intentions to come off the dollar so other nations would have a chance for an “orderly withdrawal.&#... More »

Henry Paulson: Our next secretary of fraud

Published 15y ago -

Now that we are about to have the third Secretary of the Treasury in the last five years and the second CEO of Goldman Sachs appointed to the position, do you think the media and Congress critters will ask the right questions. For instance, Mr. Paulson: how do... More »

Five stans: Honk off Bush

Published 16y ago -

Image courtesy of David under CC BY 2.0. Five Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, recently set up a groundbreaking treaty to be free of nuclear weapons. Under the treaty, they will not produce, purchase, o... More »

Donald Duck write-in for disgust

Published 16y ago -

This election, I’m voting for every third party candidate on the ballot. I don’t care who they are and it doesn’t bother me a bit that I don’t know much about any of them. They didn’t bother me with flyers, advertising braggadocio, and they certainly haven’t s... More »

Looming disaster: Bankruptcy & financial ruin

Published 16y ago -

Since Thanksgiving week, at least six articles have appeared to talk about the falling dollar and what it means to the United States and the world. Most of these have been very negative. The one article that held hope was published by the New York Times called... More »

Borders: The unsung questions

Published 16y ago -

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the immigration question seems to have come to the forefront because the American people found that our ports were being managed by a British company and that company was being bought-out by an Arab company from Dubai. Suddenly, it... More »

Thanks Latinos for proving the point

Published 16y ago -

Even when they’re wrong, the massive demonstrations by immigrants, most of them illegal aliens, have proven to all Americans that our borders, ports, and coastlines are wide open. That anyone can enter our country at will and that Bush, Congress, and the depar... More »

Parkersburg papers: At the bureau of public debt

Published 16y ago -

Image courtesy of Jason Kuffer under CC BY-SA 2.0. Several years ago, Congress worried that the Social Security trust funds were too important to trust to those new fangled computers so they passed a law that the “holdings” must be recorded on paper and period... More »

Stop the lying about social security trust funds

Published 16y ago -

Turning to the Social Security trust funds in order to support Social Security, the factor that’s supposed to sustain the system until 2042, means that you will be paying a new tax, a tax that amounts to being double taxed. You will still be paying the p... More »

Debt limit: We’re not there yet

Published 16y ago -

It’s nice to see so many people interested in the national debt, but it also seems that some of them are taking baby steps into an arena where it’s easy to get lost or misdirected. In the last week, several good hearts have broadcast the news that the Bush adm... More »