Is this the most pivotal presidential election of your life?

A friend asked this question of me today.  It brought to memory all the radio and television talk show hosts who proclaim each election cycle that "this election is the most important of your life time".  I suppose they aren't wrong.  Each new election brings new rippling consequences, all of which … [Read more...]

Navigating the news

Australian judge opines on incest citing its taboo is similar to that of homosexuality.  This isn't at all surprising.  When the LGBT activist community used a very particular kind of defense for accepting their sexual proclivities.  If you are inclined to accept their defense, you are logically … [Read more...]

How the political left views the wealthy summed up

Today's Dilbert comic strip pretty much sums up how the left views the wealthy. Well, how they view businessmen who are wealthy. You see, they don't hold the same animus toward athletes, music and movie stars that they do toward CEOs. It kind of tells you what they consider work worthy of its wages. … [Read more...]

Voter remorse: poll finds more voters think Romney would have been better

Quinnipiac University has published a poll finding that a majority of voters believe Mitt Romney would be doing a better job as president than President Barack Obama. America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 percent of voters say, while 38 … [Read more...]

Before championing a living wage, you must address this

I hear a lot of demand for a living wage. Usually as campaign season is coming into swing. The discussion is always steered away from the most important questions. When discussing people "only" make minimum wage, we don't we ask why a minimum wage job is the only kind of job an able bodied adult is … [Read more...]

Would Progressives still defend welfare if they had to pay recipients directly?

A recent report shows that 86 million private sector workers are helping sustain 148 million Americans who draw from the system through social programs. (CNS News) -- In 2012, according to the Census Bureau, approximately 103,087,000 people worked full-time, year-round in the United States. "A … [Read more...]

Funding schools doesn’t help students learn

What could possibly account for the disparity between the United States' spending more than any other country when it comes to education, and the lack of increased performance?  If you listen to our politicians, it’s because we are not spending enough on our country's "most valuable resource". A … [Read more...]

Who’s to blame for exhorbinant student loan debt?

Every so often some politician makes it their (brief) mission to address the burdens of overwhelming student loan debt.  Universally overlooked is that these students chose their institutes of higher learning knowing exactly what the costs of education would be.  They intentionally overlooked … [Read more...]

Do you censor yourself on social media?

The advent of social media outlets have made a small world even smaller.  Friends of yesteryear and family rarely seen or heard from have been brought back together via Facebook, Twitter and other internet social mediums.  In addition to reconnecting with family and friends, people voice their views … [Read more...]

UPDATE: New Year’s Resolutions! February

This is the monthly update to my New Year's resolution post which can be found HERE.  My wife and I are what you might call practical extreme couponers.  We don’t get 100 toothpaste coupons and clear out a store.  But we do coupon everything.  We save at least 50% on our groceries, and even more … [Read more...]

Minimum wage hike more political than economic

Clothing retailer GAP which is also the parent corporation who owns Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix has announced that it will raise the minimum wage it pays employees to $9 in 2014 and $10 in 2015.  That's great!  However, the notoriously Progressive website Think … [Read more...]

Income inequality worst in Democrat led cities

The Brookings Institute released a study on income inequality finding that it is worst in large cities, which also are and have been ruled by Democrat policies for decades.  The subject of income inequality is a propaganda political issue to begin with.  It is rooted in jealousy and envy.  It pits … [Read more...]

UPDATE: New Year’s Resolutions!

At the beginning of this year I had resolved to do two things.  First is to pick up every bit of money I find on the ground. Ordinarily, I never pass over ‘silver’ change.  I always stop for nickels, dimes, and quarters but not always pennies.  I decided I would not pass over a single coin.  The … [Read more...]

Why the wealth gap should not be the focus

For all the fuss about the growing wealth gap -- something many people view as a problem -- I think we are looking at it from a flawed perspective. Sure the wealthiest people within a given corporation earn exponentially more money than its base line workers.  But the differences in salary between … [Read more...]

We should not be legislating toward ideals

This is going to sound obvious but, I think for all their similarities, there are vast differences between liberals and conservatives when it comes to dealing with reality.  I am not suggesting one side is delusional.  However, I am suggesting they deal with reality in fundamentally different ways.  … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions

Ordinarily I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions.  Most of us fail to keep them, intentionally.  We just cancel them.  Maybe we start with our sights set too high, or maybe we just lack the ability to commit.  Well, I have resolved to do two things this year.  First is to pick up every bit of … [Read more...]

Is ‘Obamacare’ really health insurance?

The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, was enacted to fill a 'need' to cover pre-existing conditions and provide coverage for even more procedures and conditions. The Act requires insurance companies to cover virtually every medical expense whether you need it or not. This, to me, doesn't sound … [Read more...]

What should we do with poor Blacks in America?

I only know one group of people who would even have a question like this come to mind.  The "compassionate" liberally minded politician with an enlightened sense of social justice.  I don't like the idea of social justice.  It presumes one demographic of people is so down trodden they need someone … [Read more...]

Guest Post: I am the poster-child for the Democrat’s economic model

Atticus is the author of the progressive-right political and lifestyle blog BlogTruth. His experience spans almost a decade providing business and consulting services to firms across the globe. Stop by his blog and say hello. **I wrote this post about a year ago, but in light of recent … [Read more...]

If only those greedy CEOs didn’t make so much, the employees could make a better wage. Not really

Every so often someone will make some noise about how the greedy CEOs make too much and the workers don't make enough.  If people would only do the math themselves, they might not repeat this vacant charge. To begin with, the median CEO salary in the US is only $750,000.  Usually when people … [Read more...]