Tag Archive: Fiscal Cliff

An Unbalanced President


President Obama has probably repeated the phrase “balanced approach” when talking about budget and deficit solutions, over 100 times at this point.  If you just listen to him saying that phrase over and over, you probably think that he is interested in raising some taxes, as well as cutting spending to solve our country’s debt problem. …

Memo to GOP: Make Obama Own the Mess He’s Created

Obama Economy

Anybody who’s thought about it for two seconds knows we don’t have a taxing problem – we have a spending problem. We borrow about 42 cents on every dollar we spend, and under President Obama we have been spending more than $1 trillion dollars a year we don’t have.  That’s where the borrowing comes in….

How Can Obama Respect An Electorate That Would Re-Elect Him?


From time to time, I’ll hear a political commentator (typically a conservative one) suggest that President Obama does not respect the news media. It seems like a pretty odd claim to make. After all, no other president has been protected and promoted by the news media the way Obama has. They’ve largely defended him against…

Social Security and Medicare Are Already Welfare


We have a basic problem in this country that we are not willing to face.  Over time our retirement programs of Social Security and Medicare have changed from insurance type of programs into Welfare programs.  We have overpromised and underfunded retirement benefits that we cannot afford.  Even these current “fiscal cliff” negotiations, which were supposed…

Bush Tax Cut Calisthenics


Has there even been a policy initiative that has received as much attention as the Bush tax cuts?  The fascinating thing is that the conventional wisdom on these cuts is constantly changing.  They are not all that complicated.  In 2001 and 2003 everyone who paid income taxes received a reduction in their tax bill through…