Healthcare, Marriage and the Court

SupremeCourtRecently the Court has made a series of decisions that have delighted half of the country and outraged the other half. I suppose that this is no different than any decision of consequence, some will be happy and others will be upset but if we scrutinize the decisions perhaps we can make some serious inquires of what the Court has d...
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Employer of Last Resort

America has “invested” trillions of dollars to eradicate poverty from our shores and has Welfarefailed.   In 2012 on the 50th anniversary of Johnson’s war on poverty the House prepared a study on the cost, programs and effectiveness of the war.  In 2012, the United States spent almost $800 billion in 92 programs combatting poverty.  In...
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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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