Death of the American middle class??

But maybe the “death of the middle class” conclusion isn’t obvious at all. And perhaps there is more to the Donald Trump phenomenon. Yes, the modern left instinctively sees such studies as further confirmation that inequality is the… Read More

Walking The Plank…

  I dread to think about how our totally politicized Supreme Court is going to rule on the latest attack on affordable healthcare for almost ten million of us.  Will they essentially make those folks walk the plank… Read More

Government made $100B in improper payments…

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who… Read More


Can a capitalistic consumer driven society survive when so many have so little money to spend??? If nothing changes I guess we will soon find out the answer to that question…

The Money We Spend On Government…

“Lord, the money we spend on government. And, it’s not a bit better government than we got for one-third the money twenty years ago.” – Will Rogers, 27 March 1932 Lord knows we spend hundreds of time more… Read More

Why Pentagon won’t say how it would cut $55 billion

  Source: Why Pentagon won’t say how it would cut $55 billion starting Jan. 1 – One reason is because the Pentagon would then have to show its cards, some argue. That is, it would have to tell… Read More

The Origins of the Fiscal “Cliff”

source:  A Very Different Lame-Duck: Lessons From 2010 – ABC News. The fiscal cliff is what we’re focused on,” Cantor spokeswoman Megan Whittemore said. “That’s what we need to get a resolution for.” “Fiscal cliff” this “fiscal cliff”… Read More

The Cliff……

Now that the national elections have finally played out there is much talk about the financial cliff. That is the mandated 10% budget cuts and letting the Bush administration tax cuts expire. It seems most of the media… Read More

Why Aren’t They Thanking Him???

I can’t understand why Ohio is supposedly one of the swing States in this election.  They have gone from 48th in Job creations in 2008 to 4th in 2012.  That is the most dramatic change of any State… Read More

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due…

Source: Bye, bye, GI: Deep impact for many Germans as US troops downsize – World News. Earlier this year, the Pentagon announced defense cuts of $487 billion over the next decade, as the United States seeks to move to… Read More

The ‘Gang of Six’ At It Again…

source: Try, try again: Senate ‘Gang of Six’ hatching plan on US debt reduction – Warner and his colleagues in the Gang of Six are putting the debt-reducing plan produced by the Simpson-Bowles commission into legislative language (some… Read More

Those Who Don't Know History Are….

Being a history nut I like the old saying “those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it”. The premise behind this statement is that we should know what got us into past problems so we don’t… Read More

Why Is Our Military Spending So Sacred????

I am horrified by the priorities implicit in our national budget. Why would our leaders put people out of business, weaken food programs, deny college scholarships to prop up swollen military spending? American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) director… Read More