Budget

Death Spiral

October 4 2012

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Look at our debt. Sixteen trillion dollars and rising. For every dollar our government spends, we have to borrow 40 cents. Are we in as bad a shape as Greece? No. Not yet, but if we stay on this path, we…

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The Jobs Bill

September 15 2011

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President Obama, in his speech to the nation last week, seemed almost frantic. “Pass this jobs bill right now.” How many times did he say that?

I do agree that, with unemployment at more than 9%, we…

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Debt

February 18 2011

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With our nation’s debt piling up an additional trillion dollars every year as far as the eye can see, with all the worry about debt in Europe, maybe – just maybe—our own politicians could…

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Who Will Lead?

February 4 2011

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It seems like the whole world is in turmoil. Look at Egypt and all of the Middle East – riots in the streets and dictators trying to hold their power. Turn to Europe where the debt…

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Election Results

November 4 2010

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The voters have spoken loud and clear. Let’s hope our Congress and the Obama Administration were listening.

We have seen big game changing elections before. In 1980, Ronald Reagan…

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Obesity

April 8 2010

 

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Walk down any street in almost any city in the U.S. and you will see too many people that are clearly overweight. Some are just plain fat. That’s not healthy. The obesity rate is up…

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Federal Budget Surplus

July 4 2000

President Clinton has been making a big thing out ofthe bulging budget surplus. Vice President Gore has been trying to take credit for the surging economy. Members of Congress are talking about the windfall. It's like we just won the lottery. This is terrific. And after all of those years of budget deficits. But if indeed the federal government is going to have 4.2 trillion dollars more than needed to meet our obligation over the next 10 years, what should be done with the money?

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