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Entitlement Crisis

An Oracle in Athens

November 8, 2012

Yesterday, more of America’s impending entitlement state future played out on the streets of Athens as Greece’s parliament passed a new round of austerity measures: The problem when you’re in so much debt is that your freedom as a nation is seriously diminished.  Shouts of “Fight!” and “They’re drinking our blood!” echoed in the streets [...]

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Time to Tackle Entitlements

February 16, 2011

It’s going to be an interesting two years.  The GOP, at the prodding of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the GOP Freshman Class, is apparently serious about attempting to tackle entitlement reform this year.  Obama’s sham budget does nothing to address the fiscal mess that we have gotten ourselves into, and the GOP appears ready [...]

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The Boomer’s Crushing Last Hurrah

January 12, 2011

It’s simple mathematics:  the demographic Baby Boom began in 1946 and lasted until about 1964.  Because of their size, this generation has affected each phase of life they’ve moved through in massive ways. They’re about to do it again:  if you add 65 to 1946 you get 2011.  As of January 1 of this year, [...]

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DREAM Act Nightmare Ends For Now

December 19, 2010

Yesterday, the Senate failed to get enough cloture votes on the so-called DREAM Act, the latest door to blanket amnesty.  Thus, with the calender running out and still so much to do in this lame duck session (which is absolutely ridiculous to begin with since the people have spoken and we rejected their progressive statist [...]

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Paul Ryan’s Road Map and Why Republicans Suck

July 24, 2010

I used to call myself a Republican, but haven’t for a number of years now.  The answer is simple:  they suck.  A friend aptly once described our two parties as the Stupid Party (Republicans) and the Evil Party (Democrats):  “stupid” because Republicans never miss an opportunity to jump on their own sword even in the [...]

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FDR’s Legacy 65 Years Later

April 12, 2010

Two critical things happened in American history today:  the first is that today marks the 149th anniversary of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, SC, which began the Civil War in 1861.  Seven states had already seceded and four others were about to go as well, leading to the largest trauma in our nation’s history. [...]

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California Crisis Previews Our Own

January 29, 2010

News came out today that California is going to have to cut up to $9 billion from its budget or be broke by March, leaving them with no money to run the government until April when a fresh load of taxes start coming in.  The constitution in California makes each proposition have the power of [...]

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Ted Kennedy Dies at 77

August 26, 2009

The Liberal Lion of the Senate, Senator Edward M. Kennedy died from brain cancer late last night at the age of 77.  The sudden nature of his passing took me by surprise, though it was less than a week ago that he was imploring Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to appoint Kennedy’s replacement as soon as possible (though the law in [...]

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Social Security’s Flat COLA

August 24, 2009

It’s funny.  Some of the veteran teachers I work with indicated last November that the largest pay increases they ever received occurred during Reagan and Dubya’s time in office; that in fact when Dems are in the White House, raises were more like meager cost of living adjustments which ended up netting less than the [...]

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