politics

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Were two-thirds of US terrorism in 2017 tied to right-wing extremists?

This has been a common assertion recently on social media.  It most often is linking the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which has found itself in many controversies over the last decade as it has become more a political tool to mislabel those it disagrees with on policies.  While that would be a worthy discussion, … Continue reading

I’m fed up.

In March, 2014, a friend from childhood reached out to me and asked me to write a speech for a character in a book he was writing.  I was able to write the speech in one evening as most of it came from the heart.  He never completed the book so I’m posting the speech … Continue reading

If You Make $50,000 Per Year, You Pay…. Debunked

This photo has made the rounds on social media for a couple years and I was requested to research it. Our tax system is too convoluted to make simplistic assertions such as this.  Or, perhaps since it is so convoluted one can make assertions such as this.  The dates listed at the bottom of the … Continue reading

Founding Fathers, Debt, and Bubbles

Barack Obama and the main stream media at some point in this election will attempt again to change the discussion from the perils of the public debt to one of income inequality (which we earlier refuted to be a bogus argument).  The public debt is the greatest danger we face today.  It stands at a … Continue reading

Makers vs. Takers

James Madison warned that as our country grew in population, that those who were considered self-sufficient (or as we’ll discuss later, the makers) would be in the minority.  The risk would be that the majority would seek redistribution of wealth through the political process.  James Madison, In all civilized Countries the people fall into different … Continue reading

Battle of Porktown

In this debt debate, we are currently watching the Battle of Porktown, an obvious reference to the most important battle in modern history, the Battle of Yorktown.  The reference is no joke.   The political war we are witnessing today is comparable with the war that took place 230 years ago.  Do not err and … Continue reading

Politics as usual.

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … … Continue reading

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