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How We Got Here.....

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In case you've wondered how we've ended up with Obamacare and other Federal legislation, expenditures, etc. that make no sense to We the People....

What's in a word? OBAMACARE

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That was then, this is now.......

If You Like Your Healthcare Plan......

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Just in case you might have missed a few of the President's speeches in 2008, 2009, and 2010, it's instructive to recall just how many times we were told something that was patently false...

Policy Rhetoric: What's in a Word? DISTRIBUTION

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Framing the Issues Series

It is apparent in the United States that we are in a time during which national public policy agreement on most substantive issues is difficult to achieve.  We have submitted in these pages that the basic reason for this impasse is that a chasm has opened within the electorate betweeen competing visions for the Country.  

We stand at about half-and-half, locked in battle.  At the root, one side is powered by a collective, socialist, emotional drive for equality.  The other side is animated by a personal, experiential, logical instinct for freedom.  Thomas Mann observed, "Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive."  For one half to achieve its vision, the other must yield its dearest aim.  Not only are the visions polar opposite, the strategies and tactics are completely different.  It matters not a little.  It calls for plain talk.

What's in a Word?

The word distribution is often invoked with the modifiers income or wealth (as if the two were the same thing, which they are not).  It seems one can set the calendar by the frequency of the invocation.  The closer to an election, the more certain candidates invoke the evils of the disparities in income distribution or wealth distribution.  With a tip of the cap, it is clever politics and among certain

Congressman Mike Kelly Earns Standing O for IRS Takedown

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Rep. Mike Kelly,(R) from Pennsylvania, earned himself a standing ovation today after his questioning of outgoing Acting IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller, during testimony in the Ways and Means Committee hearing.  

He managed to channel the outrage of the American people with these lines and many others.."This reaffirms everything the American public believes.  This is a huge blow to the faith and trust the American people have in their government.  Is there any limit to the scope of where you folks can go?"

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Jon Stewart Starting to See the Light....

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We apologize for some of the "bleeped" out profanity but thought you'd enjoy watching one of our President's most loyal fans, Jon Stewart, coming face to face
with the realities of the IRS scandal...

Sequestration Cuts in Perspective

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As they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words."   All the dire warnings about the painful impact of "Sequestration" cuts to the Federal budget causing long lines at airport terminals, compromised first responders, etc., seem not to have played out.  Except of course, where they were purposely focused  to be in the maximum public view, as in the White House tours, for example.

Here's a visual of the amount of the cut-back funds in relation to the scope of the Federal budget within it's historical trajectory.....

Sequestration Perspective

Policy Rhetoric: What's in a Word? RACIST

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Framing the Issue Series

It is apparent in the United States that we are in a time during which national public policy agreement on most substantive issues is difficult to achieve.  We have submitted in these pages that the basic reason for this impasse is that a chasm has opened within the electorate between competing visions for the Country.  

We stand at about half-and-half,  locked in battle.  At the root, one side is powered by a collective, socialist, emotional drive for equality.  The other side is animated by a personal, experiential, logical instinct for freedom. Thomas Mann observed, "Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive."  For one half to achieve its vision, the other must yield its dearest aim.  Not only are the visions polar opposite, the strategies and tactics are completely different.  It matters not a little.  It calls for plain talk.

What's in a Word?

In the United States, we have endured the inhumane, corrosive effects of racism.  Worse still, the instruments of governmental law and power have been deployed to institutionalize slavery, then Jim Crow.  Lest we forget, a partial descripton of the latter is in order.  So writes Dr. David Pilgrim, Ferris State University:  "The Jim Crow laws and system of etiquette were undergirded by violence

Cartoon of the Week!

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Sequester Fallout