Tag Archive for "Budget"

What is the Biggest Problem Facing America Today?

Image Courtesy of The American   Ask three people this question and you will undoubtedly get at least 3 different answers. One answer might be Iran developing a nuclear bomb; another might be Islamic Terrorists; and a third might be the growing tensions in the Middle-east. I think the biggest problem facing American today is…
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What Is The Proper Role of Government?

This will be the first edition of point/counterpoint where one side of the political spectrum will debate with someone from the other side.  In this first edition, Geoff Willis presents the “Point”  while Deborah Rosenthal presents the “Counterpoint.” POINT – The Constitution Protects The Power Of The People FROM the Government, It Does Not Create…
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When You Need A Helping Hand

  To understand why I chose this title you need to know a little of my background. I was born during The Great Depression and am the youngest of six boys. My father had been diagnosed with an advanced case of tuberculosis, been hospitalized for many months in various sanitariums in the Los Angeles basin,…
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Chicago Teachers Strike Highlights Need To Disband Public Unions

Photo By Dennis Rodkin, Exclusive to Thinking Right   Polling efforts throughout California show that for the first time in history the public doubts the veracity of teacher claims that education is underfunded.  (August 2012 polls)  “Californians are willing to spend money in order to protect their schools from spending cuts. But they also believe…
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Liberals – When WILL the Economy Be Obama’s Fault?

A disturbing trend has emerged in the blogosphere, in other media and in the country in general where the left simply refuses to answer very simple questions.  Today I was involved in a very animated discussion with a bright and (usually) articulate friend who claimed that we were still suffering through problems created by Bush…
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Stock Act Should Temporarily Unify Occupy and Tea Party

Without going to far out on a limb, I think that it is fair to say that a joint concern of both the Occupy and Tea Party movements is a search for ways to limit or end greed and corruption in public office.  Not too surprising are recent revelations that folks in Congress are many…
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What IS My Fair Share?

If it has done nothing else, the “Occupy” movement has raised an interesting question – what IS my fair share?  With many in the 1% paying more than half of their earnings to income taxes (and then paying all of the other taxes and fees imposed elsewhere), the claims of the Occupy movement that the…
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Public Employees Make 44% More Than Private Counterparts

According to a new study released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average public sector employee earns $40.40 per hour while their private sector counterpart earns only $28.13.  Not unexpectedly, a huge chunk of that pay differential comes in the form of public sector benefits (including huge pension costs).  The typical public…
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Husband Blames Debt On Wife’s Thriftiness

Suffering a huge blow to their finances, Gabriel and Michelle Johnson learned today that the banks had cut their credit rating instantly increasing the interest rate on all of the Johnson’s debt.   According to the banks, the Johnson’s had been spending beyond their means for years and it finally caught up with them.  “It is…
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Tea Party Heroes NOT Terrorists in Credit Downgrade

Challenging even the most rudimentary forms of logic, I have watched jaw agape as Democrats (and to a more limited but even more embarrassing level, Republicans) try to shift blame for the recent U.S. credit downgrade from AAA to AA+ by the Standard and Poors credit agency onto congressional Tea Party members.  In some of…
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Gang of Six “Plan” Smoke and Mirrors

The increasingly famous “Gang of Six,” a bipartisan group of senators attempting to come up with a universally acceptable proposal to increase the debt limit, unfortunately has instead come up with a “plan” that makes it impossible to know how it would work.  The media and lawmakers try and make it sound like the core…
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