$0.02 More On the Debt Limit Debate

I’ve enjoyed reading the comments on my post yesterday where I contributed my two cents on the current national debate over raising the debt limit. Many of you contributed your own two cents and I think we’re starting to accumulate a healthy savings account of back-and-forth opinion. I want to expand the debate now, taking into consideration one of the best points was made since yeste... More

My $0.02 on the Debt Limit Debate

Update: See my follow-up post as well — “$0.02 More On the Debt Limit Debate” I’ve been reading snippets of headlines, articles and news reports about the ongoing debate in Washington DC over raising the debt limit this week, and I think it’s important to publish something about the question because I believe our national debt is a moral issue in which every American ... More

Making Poverty More Expensive

Regressive taxation. That’s when the taxes the government levies disproportionately hit those with less money than those with more money. They sound like something only an out-of-touch, snooty, oligarchical, oppressive, “let-them-eat-cake” sort of government would do, no? Heh. If only. Taxes on gasoline are a prime example: everyone who pulls up to the pump pays the same amount o... More

Private vs. Public. Not non-union vs. union.

[Update: I altered a paragraph at the bottom that flummoxed some people so grievously that they couldn't find their way to addressing the actual point of the post.] My union friends. My friends-of-union friends. Those of you who do not wish to be my friend but who are upset about the what’s happening in New Jersey, Wisconsin, and now Ohio, regarding unions and collective bargaining… C... More

Mike Pence calls for both economic and moral reform

When he announced that he was stepping down from his leadership role in the House GOP to consider his future plans, many people in Indiana thought Mike Pence would run for Governor of Indiana. But there are a lot of conservative activists who would like him to consider a run for president instead. After his great speech in Detroit yesterday, I can see why. Since he was speaking to the Detroit Econ... More

Gas prices and popular (re)action

So, I’m sure everyone is noticing the rising gas prices that accompany summer and it got me to thinking: do they really need to be this high? See, I’ve read the articles [example] about Exxon Mobile (for instance) earning record profits, and I remain skeptical that they are passing those savings onto us. The question, however, is how to do something about it. I’ve received chain ... More

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