Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

The problem with America is Americans

It has become all too easy to blame politicians for the condition of our nation, yet we give very little thought to our complicity as citizens considering we are responsible for who attains and retains the offices of our Government. We avert responsibility in favor of expressing platitudes of political corruption as if that is […]

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Coveting the wealth of another is pointless

There is a basic sentiment circulating the Occupy Wall Street protest that one percent of the population has done extraordinarily well while the other ninety nine percent has struggled. This may very well be the case, but what is the objective of the protest in this regard because it is not reasonable to think that […]

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Obtaining a tax increase without consent

Election success for a politician becomes jeopardized upon the slightest mention of a tax increase due to the simple reason that such a policy seldom receives popular approval, so consequently the inevitable result is to find an alternative strategy to sustain spending. There exists a less painful way to attain the same objective without the […]

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Averting a looming government default

The public’s mindset right now regarding our fiscal situation is one of anxiety which is being carefully constructed by politicians and the media portraying the absurd notion that without increasing the debt ceiling a default is imminent. There is absolutely nothing further from the truth; in fact it is next to impossible for a default […]

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Sanitizing printed money

With all the political discussion right now about the National Debt and the battle concerning the Debt Ceiling, it provides a good time to reflect on a few thoughts regarding deficit spending outlined by the following questions: Q: What is it called when the Government borrows money to cover the excess spending versus the revenue […]

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Resolving the National Debt fiasco

As the National Debt has recently soared past $14.3 trillion, it now seems that some in America are beginning to show a hint of concern while others still appear to have little interest in the matter. The debate is raging about taking concrete steps to reduce this debt as we face yet another increase in […]

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Paying down the National Debt

The mere fact that the United States has such a large National Debt should be a point of shame for all citizens of this nation. We should be embarrassed that we have chosen to live beyond our means for decades with hardly any effort to curb this behavior. To put it simply, this amassed debt […]

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Acknowledging economic reality

Many people believe that practicing capitalism has failed us in society by bringing hardship upon common people due to the greed of the few that benefited at their expense. This is an economic system that is practiced among citizens and businesses operating in their own interest with the Government intervening through regulation and taxation, but […]

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Our Government distribution system

It boggles the mind to really think about what our Government has become on the most fundamental level. It has evolved into nothing more than a monetary distribution system that benefits some at the expense of others. It seems obvious to any logical thinking person that its function should be to collect revenue from all […]

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Whistling by the graveyard

It is with mild fascination that we watch the result of the debt and spending debacle unfolding in Greece along with its developing civil unrest. The struggles of that nation to accept the consequences of their past decisions combined with the responses from other anxious nations in the Euro zone with similar issues makes for […]

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