Supercommittee Deadlines

November 15th, 2011

By Tom Carter The Washington Post has published a series of charts showing the supercommittee’s deadlines and related actions and what happens if they’re all successfully met.  It also shows what will happen, as specified in the Budget Control Act, if the deadlines aren’t met.  This is the best brief summary I’ve seen. The Post […]


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National Financial Recovery Requires Sacrifice

May 16th, 2011

By Tom Carter Robert Samuelson has been writing on economics and business for well over 30 years.  However, he’s not an economist; his academic field at Harvard was government and politics.  That alone may explain why his views on economics are more logical than those of professional economists. It should be clear to everyone at […]


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Too Bad Kids Can’t Vote

April 11th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor If children could vote, then I’m sure politicians in both our federal and state governments would demonstrate some actual concern for them rather than demonstrating a wanton disregard for these little citizens who are the future of America. This profound indifference to the needs of our children is displayed starkly in […]


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Social Security and Medicare: Welfare?

March 7th, 2011

By Tom Carter Now and again someone opines to the effect that Social Security is welfare and should be subject to changes (usually cuts) like any other welfare program. Sometimes Medicare is mentioned in the same “welfare” breath as Social Security.  These are popular topics in the current economic climate because government spending obviously has […]


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Priorities for Cutting Government Spending

February 28th, 2011

By Tom Carter It’s often a mistake to paint all of the liberal mainstream media with the same brush.  Granted, the New York Times and many others have pretty much descended into being little more than propaganda organs for liberals in general and the Democratic Party in particular.  That’s not to say that conservatives and […]


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