Category Archives: Deficit

There are Only Two Types of Government


cross-posted at Canada Free Press Academics, who for all their supposed disdain for the Bible seem to revert to religious symbolism when addressing the question of what the various models of government might be, in the same way that theologians … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Unfaithful (Political) Spouse

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fable (n.) – a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters; apologue: the fable of the tortoise and the hare; Aesop’s fables. The idea of moral tales in literature is, in terms … Continue reading

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Goals for 2016


Let me start by saying that I am not a Republican.  But since the nation has been used to Democrats versus Republicans since about 1860, it’s hard to change their view of a two-party electoral system.  Given the make-up of … Continue reading

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Living has Consequences


Elections have consequences.  Really?  Well, thank you so very much, Captain Obvious. One small observation though. You’re dead wrong. Elections, in and of themselves, don’t have consequences.  Choices have consequences.  Who you choose to vote for has consequences.  Who you … Continue reading

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Change the Name to Change the Game

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Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas gave a five minute floor speech on Wednesday calling for the extension of unemployment.  Fair enough.  She was elected, she is a sworn member of the House, and she has an absolute right … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal for Reforming Health Insurance


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a legislative title which provides three lies for the price of one, since it doesn’t protect patients, is not affordable and has no provision for improving or expanding patient care but only … Continue reading

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We Weren’t Affected

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The response of a large plurality of Americans, if not an absolute majority to almost everything Barack Obama has done in the past five years can be summed up in a single phrase: It doesn’t directly affect me, so I … Continue reading

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The Fairy Dust of Borrowing


As President, Barack Obama is fond of stating the obvious as if it were a profound and insightful truth, particularly when Congress even hints at cutting up his national credit card.  Yes, a nation must pay for the debts it … Continue reading

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Who Are They Kidding?


The latest wrinkle in the “you have to pass it to find out what’s in it” legislation referred to as Obamacare is the reported fear of lawmakers that unless something is done to protect their precious staffs from being burdened … Continue reading

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Now The Barbarians are Inside the Gates


In the past few decades a discovery in western Turkey has excited the archaeological world no end.  An early “city”, with perhaps a few thousand inhabitants has been discovered at a site that archaeologists have named “Çatalhöyük” (and since the … Continue reading

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