Federal Budgeting, Deficits and Debt

How to Eat an Elephant How does one eat an elephant?  The answer, of course…is…one bite at a time.  It is such a simple and obvious answer.  If you have something massive, break it down into small Budgetparts.  This is not really wisdom or insightful.  It is not particularly astute.  In fact, the concept to break down a large project i...
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Income vs. Consumption Taxation

IRSThe Sledge Hammer or the Scalpel Since 1913 Americans have had a love-hate relationship with the income tax.  As federal spending has grown from 2.5% of GDP in 1913, to 10% of GDP during the New Deal era, to 19% (average spending) of GDP during post WWII era and finally to 23% (average spending) of GDP during the age of Obama, the Income...
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Flip or Flop To Teach or Not To Teach

Flip or Flop To Teach or Not To Teachflipped-classroom1 To navigate your children through the public school system is challenging.  You will encounter a few excellent teachers, some very good teachers that your child unfortunately does not get, far too many average teachers and a couple really bad teachers.  You...
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Syria? Seriously?

Is seems as though we have become images a nation of War Hawks.  We just cannot pass up a war.  The greatest irony is when our war protestor Secretary of State justifies a war with less merit than the one he directly engaged in.  Or when Democrats, known for protesting wars, the senseless and sensible, suddenly find Syria justifiable, is this not ...
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Defining “Marriage” is Unconstitutional

Today the high court is hearing cases regarding the constitutionality of DOMA and California’s proposition 8.  On the surface, the legal challenge is masked in the 14th Amendment as an equal protection issue but in reality, at the heart of the challenge, this is a first amendment issue. (more&h...
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“…you didn’t build that”

The classic “chicken or the egg” conundrum Candy shopWhen President Obama so eloquently enlightened the American entrepreneurial spirit that “they” were not responsible for their success but instead it was the result of the government and something that it did right that caused the entrepreneur to be successful.  Sev...
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