One Top CEO's Thoughts On Gettiing The Economy Moving

I watched the below interview on CBS Nightly News last night and was greatly impressed with Mr. Oberhelman's honesty in his replies to Scott's questions. CBS Nightly News is going to have a CEO of our largest employers/companies on each night this...

Liberal's please 'splain how this will work?

One of the big things in our President's bill, is the cut to the payroll taxes. Yippee! Yay! Yahoo! The Democrats are beating up the Republicans over wanting to reform Social Security as it is practiced today. Well, the payroll taxes are the...

It's a matter of perspective

One of the criticisms leveled at Christians when they oppose redistributionist government policies is that they don't care for the poor.  Nothing in most cases could be farther from the truth.  Then the redistributionists point to the first community...

Maxim of War!

No army can win a war when it has lost the support of the population behind it. The only "war" America has been involved in that was a loss was a military success but was lost because the will of the American people was withdrawn, Viet Nam. The...

Tolerance, Unity & Understanding

Today, as I watched off an on all the documentaries of the 9/11 disater I could not help but remember how on that day and many days to follow we all came together to help our fellow man. It did not matter if he was White, Black, Indian, Italian,...

How Many of Our Civil Rights Shall We Give Away?

http://immigration.about.com/od/immigrationlawandpolicy/a/SenateBill1070.htm   Much talk has been ging around about immigration problems.  One thing that has been added as a possible solution is Arizona Senate bill 1070.  Firesbreath thinks...

For the record!

My beef with Obama consists of three main issues in which I am diametrically opposite in view point.  1. Negative Liberties 2. Redistribution of wealth 3. Adherence to Keynsian economic philosophy Objection: 1. Our constitution...

Voice of the Liberal Left?

Is it so hard to give credit where credit is due?  Are they so consumed by "Bush Derangement Syndrome" that they can not see that reacting in anger and fear are not the best?  Can they not see that the CinC needs to let his commanders identify and...

Civility?

In Tuscon our President said, and I quote, "At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized, at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do,” he said,...

Partisan Politics

I watch the national news talk about how Obama "caved" on the EPA issues, and sometimes on other things.  I find this an interesting notion. I think that perhaps George H. W. Bush, the father, was the last US president who understood that partisan...

This passes for reason??

Erika D. Smith of the IndyStar: Carson had the guts to say what some feel In recent days, I've tried to explain to many of my white friends and colleagues exactly why I support what Rep. Andre Carson said. And why I hope...

Save the Economy by helping the schools.

I was listening to NPR on the way to work this morning, and an interesting story came on. As I'm sure you all know, President Obama is due to give his speech about jobs economic recovery on Thursday. One of the interesting ideas being talked about...

2 touchy subjects in 1 op-ed!

I'd like your opinions and thoughts on this op-ed by Walter Williams reprinted with permission.  If you'd like I'll say what I think later. Race and Economics By Walter E. Williams 8/31/2011 Overall U.S. unemployment is 9.1...

Price of War

I served in the Army in Vietnam from 1967-68.  My father was a career infantry officer who also served in Vietnam, two years after me, after also serving on the line in WWII and Korea.  He felt that Vietnam was a different kind of war, and was very...

Why raising taxes - -

Just for the sake of demonstration I will use cigarette taxes.  The figures I use can be found in http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0097.pdf.  For the sake of argument you have a budget that allows you to buy 7 packs a week and...

Oh really? Warren???

Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Tax Hypocrisy By Bill Wilson — Writing for the New York Times recently, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and chief executive Warren Buffett called for taxes to be increased on the so-called “super-rich,” suggesting that...

Budget cut suggestion

Let's see maybe I can get some people to agree with me that here is a great place to do 2 things at once.  Cut about $3 billion out of our annual budget and reduce our involvement in foreign conflicts.  Since we are on the hook for 1/4 of this...

Abolishing FEMA: A Weak Irresponsible Government

I was listening to the Washington Journal on C-SPAN earlier this week. They were accepting phone calls and asking people how they feel about abolishing FEMA.  Abolishing FEMA is something I'd expect to hear from one of the characters in the movie...

Positing 5 Cardinal Liberal beliefs

1) Affirmative Action is a pro-black policy. 2) Being for Illegal immigration is a pro-Hispanic policy. 3) We can fix our deficit problems by taxing the rich. 4) The more money we put into education, the better our schools will perform. 5)...

HELP ME!!!

I am behind in foreign news I confess.  Can someone give me a real no nosense answer on what is going on in Syria?

Who steps up?

The lady was in serious need an asked the President to do something to help. Well someone stepped up.  

Religion and Government

Tonight, once again, on the news the topic of religion and politics was being discussed.  With some of the current Republican candidates, as usual religion and government is a hot topic.  This continues to make my skin crawl.  Ever since I was little...