Economy

The Debt

December 6 2012

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I am still fuming over Secretary of the Treasury Geithner’s remarks on CBS Face The Nation last weekend. Of course, he stated again that the way to attack our debt problem is to tax the rich. That’s…

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Pain and Productivity

November 3 2011

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The bad news just keeps rolling in. The unemployment rate rests at 9% with over 400,000 new applicants each week. Worse yet, many…

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Immigration

October 27 2011

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The subject I want to talk about today is very controversial. I have commented on it before and always got into trouble. Governor Rick Perry tried to put Mitt Romney on the defensive in the Republican…

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Issues of the Day

October 6 2011

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The sun keeps shining and the combines keep moving, although these corn yields are not as exciting as we had hoped.

President Obama’s words keep echoing in my ears – “Pass this jobs bill right…

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Trade Agreements

July 7 2011

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It’s almost every other word out of their mouths.  The President and Members of Congress talk about jobs all the time.  President Obama is bragging about crating 2 million new…

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Predictions

January 20 2011

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Today's commentary is about predictions. To start, I have some predictions from other former Cabinet Members. For more than 20 years, I have put together a "Cabinet Secretaries…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25 2010

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I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for. You don’t have to look far to see terrible human suffering. Look at what the drug gangs are doing in…

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Time for Leadership

November 18 2010

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With the mid-term election now behind us, I thought it a good idea to hear a different perspective from my close friend, Rick Frank. Rick has been my attorney since I left USDA and…

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Mexican Trade War

August 26 2010

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We have a weak national economy with unemployment approaching ten percent but we don’t seem to take the obvious steps to improve the situation. In fact, we do the opposite. We have…

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Trade & Jobs

June 17 2010

 

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I want to compliment Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack. He has been promoting renewable energy, stressing how that can mean thousands of jobs in rural America. He reminds us that a…

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