Tag Archive for "War on Wealth"

How Does A Kinder, Gentler Nation Discourage Home Ownership And Philanthropy

    Facing the self-described fiscal cliff, the amount of rhetoric pouring out of Washington unfiltered by the media conducting their own war of thoughts and ideas has completely obscured two disturbing concepts that sadly say a lot about the state of America.  Whichever plan is adopted, we are likely looking at the end of…
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Pay No Taxes, Get No Vote

  No one who does not pay federal taxes should have the right to vote – period.  We have finally reached the tipping point in America where those that have no financial stake in our government outnumber those that do.  More than 200 years ago both the Founding Fathers and philosophers predicted the day when…
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Why Is It OK To Pick On Wage Earners?

  Looming ahead of President Obama in the next 50 days is mandatory 11% across the board cuts for most federal government departments including devastating cuts to the Department of Defense.  As part of a deal cut before the election, these cuts will automatically take place unless reversed by new legislation.  The center of this…
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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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Are We Living Orwell’s 1984?

  George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was one of those books that I read at just at the right point in my life to have a real long-term impact on my philosophy.  When I read it 35 years ago. I reasonably drew parallels to events going on at that time in the communist world.  Never in my…
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Conservative Voter Guide (Part 3) – Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association – California Initiatives

Here is the third in our series of voter guides, this time put together for by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.  Once again, these recommendations do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Thinking Right Blog.   Prop. 30: Income and sales tax increase 7.05.2012 | INITIATIVES Raises California’s base sales tax from 7.25% to 7.5% for…
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Lies, Damned Lies & Government Statistics (Part 2) Polling

  Capturing headlines on a daily basis, a flood of polls and polling data paints a conflicting and very confusing picture of the 2012 Presidential election.  Adding to the confusion, it seems like every poll is different and every news agency conveniently broadcasts polls that supports its most recent claims.  Why are each of these…
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The Moral Case For Free Enterprise Explained With Pie

From our good friends at “Chicks On The Right” This video made me smile. Mainly because I love the notion of a free market America. But I also like pie.   Check out this piece and the rest of their great stuff at http://chicksontheright.com/categories/the-makeover-and-or-miscellaneous/item/23170-the-moral-case-for-free-enterprise-explained-with-pie#pagejump

Tomorrow’s Obama/Romney Debates Could Determine Presidency

Tomorrow night could mean everything to this Presidential election, or it could mean nothing at all.  Polls around the country have this race in an absolute deadlock (those polls not using the faulty modeling from 2008) and so tonight could mean everything.  Jimmy Carter was leading Reagan going into the debates and was swept out…
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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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Michelle Obama Demands Truth, Tells All Lies

  Telling a tale of hardship and struggles, Michelle Obama concluded her speech at the Democratic National Convention by looking at the audience and saying “truth matters.”  It was a touching moment that would have had more power behind it if virtually all of her “story” was just that, a series of lies aimed at creating…
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Occupy Forces Coin New Slogan

Nagging at the back of my mind for the past two months were similarities between the rhetoric and slogans coming out of the “Occupy” camps and events from the not too distant past.  Then it hit me, if you reduced the thinking of the “Occupy” “movement” to its essence, its rallying cry would be “From…
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