Category Archives: Economic policy

Don’t gloat

It isn’t time for the Democrats to gloat.  They have had a small victory in Congress, the Trump healthcare repeal was pronounced dead on the floor.   That wasn’t a victory for the Democratic values, but a victory for the … Continue reading

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Failure of the ACA – aka Obamacare

The ACA program is a failure.  The insurance that is being sold is too expensive for many who don’t have insurance and too expensive to use for many who have purchased the plans.   I don’t know if the plan could … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Education Reform

Education reform has become a buzzword, that is a word that is devoid of content.  At age 62 I have heard talk about our failing schools all my life.  After the Sputnik launch,  there was a mad rush to improve science … Continue reading

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Fairness – left and right

After the government shutdown there has been talk that both sides must compromise. Of course that will probably happen since the system that balances power has been gamed to make the Republicans in the House more powerful than their real … Continue reading

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School Reform

I have been spending a lot of time in the last few months reading about the school reform movement.   There is a common understanding in the US that our school system is failing.  That begs the question as to what … Continue reading

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Stupid things that our government saves money on

I am a regular user of government statistics.  Often in discussion politics  the simplest way to address any question is to use facts.  For example, there are articles that claim that violence against Muslims is on the increase.  A careful examination … Continue reading

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Christie skewers the House leadership

When the most recent congress ended, it fail to pass a bill to provide for the hurricane Sandy relief.  Past congresses have acted quickly but this time the storm hit the Northeast and it has taken more than 2 months … Continue reading

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The decline of the GOP

There has been some talk about the decline in the GOP.  If you are talking only about election results and what it portends for the future, this year can been seen as sign of that decline.   The party is losing in areas … Continue reading

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Republican Blackmail

It is time to stop Republican attempts to win through blackmail, what they cannot win through ordinary politics. The recession was not caused by high taxes. Business decline was not caused by high taxes. Evidence is clear that the US … Continue reading

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Overconfidence in the Obama campaign

The Democrats have started acting as if this election is already won.  Romney may be a gaffe machine.  He may be someone who simply does not know how to relate to others.  That does not mean the election is in … Continue reading

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