Tag Archive for "Overspending"

A Simple Allegory About Taxes Using Beer

  Maybe people will understand Obama’s proposed tax system better if I use beer instead of taxes. Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100 and if they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The…
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No On Prop 30, A Complete Abdication Of Government Responsibility

  Proposition 30 is on the California ballot as the result of the Democrat controlled legislature’s failure to do its job and a Democratic Governor giving that legislature a free pass.  Reduced to its essence, Prop 30 will burden California taxpayers with an additional $6,600,000,000 in new taxes.  California is in a financial crisis of epic…
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Prop 32 Most Important Ballot Initiative In California – EVER

Apparently simple on its face, Proposition 32 does three simple things: 1)  bans direct corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates; 2)  bans contributions by government contractors to the politicians who control contracts awarded to them; and 3)  bans automatic deductions by corporations, unions, and government of employees’ wages to be used for…
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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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Romney’s Positions Clear And Detailed – Where Is ANY Detail From Obama?

  Sparking the idea to write this story was an animated discussion I had with commenter Gil Moran on the story about Obama’s acceptance speech (acceptance speech story) in which I was challenged to show ANY detail on Romney’s position.  Now I find this ironic because every time I ask a question about Obama it seems…
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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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Both Parties Driving Country to Economic Brink

  When you remove all of the bluster, the economic issues facing the United States in 2012 are pretty simple – as a country we are spending far more than we have and that we are heading for an economic brick wall.  The old ways of throwing money at problems have to be over, but…
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Rattay Contract Shows Corruption, In Fighting In Mission Viejo

Hostilities between the staff for the City of Mission Viejo and the residents of the City of Mission Viejo were ratcheted up a notch this weekend when the proposed contract for Assistant City Manager Keith Rattay was released as part of the agenda package for tonight’s City Council meeting.  I was willing to give Mr….
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FDR’s New Deal Prolonged Depression

As we face increasing governmental size, spending and spending deficits that have brought the economy to a standstill over the past several years, let us not forget the merry gentleman that started the notion that the government could fix all evils – FDR.  Now that we have come full circle and the government has backed…
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