Posts Tagged ‘ Progressive ’

Are We Broke (Part 1a)? Health Rights on the Yellow Brick Road to Misery

March 23, 2010
By John
Are We Broke (Part 1a)?  Health Rights on the Yellow Brick Road to Misery

(This is the second in a series of postings about the extent of US liabilities, their implications for our economy and personal wealth, and a path out of the mess we are in.  The Series was interrupted last week because developments in the health care debate demanded all of our attention.  This column transitions...
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Is a New Rouge Army at Work in US Schools?

March 7, 2010
By John
Is a New Rouge Army at Work in US Schools?

I was watching the local news Thursday night – something I seldom do because it is usually not informative – and learned that there were around 100 protests around the nation against public education budget cuts.  They got a good amount of coverage by the local and national press, and were almost uniformly presented as understandable...
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None Dare Call It Nullification

February 20, 2010
By John
None Dare Call It Nullification

The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that at least 30 states are working to pass legislation or launch ballot initiatives that would throw down a gauntlet before the Administration and Congress on ObamaCare.  The proposals vary a bit from state to state, but are generally called something like The Healthcare Freedom Act.  At...
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Time Passes Bayh: Moderates Shuffling to the Door

February 15, 2010
By John
Time Passes Bayh: Moderates Shuffling to the Door

Senator Bayh Calls It Quits According to a report in the Wall Street Journal today, Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) is not running for re-election this year.  In explanatory comments made just a few moments ago, he claims it is because of the ‘excessive partisan gridlock’ that plagues Congress.   If that excuse rings hollow to you,...
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Progressive Economics, Jobs and the State of the Union: Fixing the Pipes During a Flood

January 26, 2010
By John
Progressive Economics, Jobs and the State of the Union: Fixing the Pipes During a Flood

President Proposes A Jobs Program to Nowhere According to several morning news reports, the President will offer yet more targeted relief to beleaguered middle class families during his State of the Union Address on Wednesday night.  Finally recognizing that we face an intractable unemployment rate of over 10% (almost 20% if you include underemployed and...
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Progressive Pivot: Tax, Blame or Cookies Anyone?

January 22, 2010
By John

Only two (2) days after ObamaCare was thrashed by an aroused Massachusetts electorate, they’re already at it again in Progressiveland.  Like a pack of zombies whose endless appetite for yummy-crunchy-taxpayers was interrupted by a heretofore compliant herd of New Englanders, the Washington liberal elite are scouring the streets and valleys of America in search...
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