Every Christmas we give our kids their age in cash—a tradition that began with Becky’s parents—making it fun to get older. Hard cold cash is often forgotten when credit cards, gift cards or your iphone complete transactions. But what happens when the lights go out? You still have basic needs, like caffeine. That’s why carrying […]
Archives for December 2013
And Congress is a facilitator to the ongoing federal budget disaster. Most Americans appear to have little perspective as to how bad things are fiscally in the U.S. Cato Institute’s Doug Bandow runs through the arithmetic of what is an ever-building U.S. fiscal time bomb. Mr. Bandow’s picture is not a pretty one.
Along with the travesty and lies of O’Care, Americans are awakening to the nightmare of the Federal government’s ever-growing stranglehold that is destroying wealth-creation and promoting skyrocketing debt. The Fed’s central bank—no longer tied to a gold standard—channels low interest rates and trillions of dollars to Goldman Sachs et al., while the rest of America […]
Fred Barnes is a smart guy and a good speaker. John Stossel is also a smart guy and a good speaker. The average American, I believe, will take the Barnes position in the debate presented. What a shame because the neocon/interventionist approach receives failing grades over many decades across the spectrum. Mr. Barnes and the […]
In this Gallup poll, 72% of Americans say “Big Government” is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future—a 50-year high—than big business or big labor. The breakdown by political party identification looks like this: 92% of Republicans, 71% of Independents, and 56% of Democrats agree that Big Government is the greatest threat. What […]
The facts are on the table: Obama, Pelosi and the Democrats have committed massive fraud. O’Care was sold to Americans on the basis of a bold-faced package of lies. And the deception started from day #1. Whose job is it now in Congress to call for proper punishment as well as total repeal? I do […]
American involvement in the internal affairs of other countries is not favored by a huge majority of Americans. Any politician running on a non-interventionist platform would have a big leg up next fall. Americans know that American interventions in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya were all catastrophic disasters. There is no credible evidence to […]
Here Jim Geraghty writing at National Review breaks out the shocking details of what has turned into a national disgrace of historic proportions. And Americans wonder why job growth is so dangerously retarded? Most of the uninsured haven’t even looked at the exchanges yet: Ten percent of uninsured Americans in the poll say they have […]
Is there is any American who is a more reasoned, better-informed champion of a Federal Republic form of government than is Mr. Buchanan? Here is an opportunity to catch up on all of Pat’s best work through the years.
From Peggy Noonan’s WSJ blogs, “Incompetence”: Everyone is doing thoughtful year-end pieces on President Obama. Writers and reporters agree he’s had his worst year ever. I infer from most of their essays an unstated but broadly held sense of foreboding: There’s no particular reason to believe next year will be better, and in fact signs […]