Economic Policy

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Monkey Cage: Makers vs Takers

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Share on Facebook I always need this explanation of government benefits.  Conservatives constantly lie about who gets help.  We, the government of the United States of America, help the least among us.    There simply isn’t a large percentage of people taking advantage of the system. Of the 24.7% of Americans who did not work and […]

The Conservative Deficit Creation Strategy

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Share on Facebook The conservative deficit creation strategy is clearer every day.  Not long ago we heard conservatives scream that deficits were bad.  Now conservatives control the United States House of Representatives, the Senate and Presidency, and they are eagerly creating $1.5 trillion dollars in deficit spending.  Why would they do that? Speaker Paul Ryan […]

I Give Thanks

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Share on Facebook It’s always a good thing to stop and examine our lives.  Thanksgiving reminds us to see all we have instead of what we lack.  Many of us get into the bad habit of concentrating on the negative instead of the positive.   Today, Modern America provides many reasons to give thanks. If we […]

Great Event With Beto O’Rourke

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Share on Facebook   From the Herald Democrat article “Democracy is participatory,” Melancon said. “We need people to participate and get involved because it is your country. It is for all of us. An assault has been launched on our freedom, our way of life. They launched an assault on our democracy.” O’Rourke’s speech centered […]

Not My President?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Share on Facebook No, I do not use that phrase.  I do understand why some might.  Donald has done nothing to reach out beyond his own supporters.  Instead he does the opposite, going out of his way to sow the seeds of discord throughout our society.  His lying words about Mexicans and Muslims make my […]

Why not Ike?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Share on Facebook Donald reached way back in history to find a strong President who would have kept the Union together. Why Jackson? Why not Ike? Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne into Little Rock to enforce federal Civil Rights law. He proposed and passed the Interstate Highway System with bipartisan support. Ike supported Social Security […]

Conservatism’s Great Betrayal

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Share on Facebook Rural America depends on Federal funding to supplement their budgets. Why? Because urban areas are more prosperous in the modern economy. Liberals recognized this fact during the New Deal and built programs to help. Ronald Reagan’s Conservative Revolution started tearing them down. Donald Trump is trying to finish the job. He is […]

“What’s at Stake: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act”

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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Invest in America

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Share on Facebook It’s not a secret that America’s economy is changing rapidly. In the 1950s, our products were sold on the world market with little or no competition. Today, Europe and Asia have vibrant industrial and technological businesses that rival our own. Hillary Clinton wants to invest in America, building industries and services that […]

Straight Talk About Life Choices

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Share on Facebook Some straight talk from a friend. I didn’t ID her. Life issues tend to bring out the worst in conservatives from verbal abuse to outright violent threats. Ironic no? When I look at the abortion debate, I think of several things: 1. No woman in the United States has ever been forced […]

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