Category Archives: Social Security

A Whiff of Grapeshot: What’s Good Enough for Londonderry, is Good Enough for London

“This is criminality, pure and simple, and it has to be confronted and defeated” — British Prime Minister David Cameron As the mayhem in London continues for a fourth night, it is important to determine the trigger, the motivations of the … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Food Stamps

“I’m sort of a foodie, and I’m not going to do the ‘living off ramen’ thing,” — University of Chicago graduate receiving food stamps Since President Obama became President in January 2009, nearly 14 million additional Americans were receiving food stamps as of … Continue reading

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The Debt Deal: Pros and Cons

Now that the House “approved a budget agreement intended to head off a potential government default” 269 to 161, and that the Senate will likely pass the bill tomorrow, the crisis has ended exactly how the bond market predicted it would: … Continue reading

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African-Americans Not Doing So Well Under the First African-American President

In 2008, buoyed by promises of hope and change, 95% of African-American voters cast a ballot for then-Presidential candidate Obama. Nearly three years later, they have been rewarded with plenty of change, but with more hopelessness than hope. In an article he … Continue reading

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Silence GOP Lies

 “The most dangerous place to stand in Washington is between Chuck Schumer and a  camera.” — Unattributed saying about Senator Chuck Schumer Every election cycle, I get various fundraising letters from both political parties. I always understood why I received … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Aspiring Presidential Candidates: Seven Questions

Yesterday, I invited all of the current declared Presidential nominees to my site for a 10-question interview on all elements of their policies ranging from healthcare to international security. I suggested that I would post a series of 7 questions … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Aspiring Presidential Candidates

As competition for the Republican Presidential nomination heats up, I wanted to invite all of the current declared Presidential nominees to my site for a 10-question interview on all elements of their policies ranging from healthcare to international security. Format … Continue reading

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Who Won the Republican Primary Debate?

Because I live on the West Coast and I work modern American hours, I missed the Republican Primary debate by about two hours. I mean, who the heck other than government employees gets home from work before 5 pm? So … Continue reading

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Obama Debt Reduction Speech Rife with Class Warfare and Partisanship, But Good Start

To be frank, the first part of President Obama’s speech today at George Washington University was difficult for me to stomach. While the President gave a cursory nod to Ronald Reagan by acknowledging that America was a country of rugged individualists, he offered … Continue reading

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Obama’s Debt Reduction Plan

On Wednesday, President Obama will present his debt reduction plan to a university audience. According to The New York Times, the President will urge Republican lawmakers to join him in finding ways “to raise revenues and reduce the growth of popular … Continue reading

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