When you ask someone what they think of when they hear the term “Tea Party”, you’re likely to invoke a variety of responses, largely based on the perceptions of the person answering. Ask a Democrat and you might here terms like “extreme” or “racist”. Ask a Republican and you’re more likely to hear talk of repealing Obamacare, ending bailouts and battling socialism. That’s the thing about labels in the political spectrum: they are designed to oversimplify complex issues, and they
Supposedly Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I have no idea whether or not this is true, but he does have cool hair so maybe he’s worth listening to. Regardless after the emotional and psychological trauma this lowly blogger has subjected himself to by live (ish) blogging the last two debates, I’d it’s safe to say my brain is about to enter some uncharted territory. From this point onward
I think the populace realizes that the good ole U.S.A has a giant deficit problem. Our government is addicted to spending. So far, the only budget cuts that have been offered are to decrease the escalation of future spending. Really? That’s the best congress and the president can do! They’ve decided to not increase spending as quickly as originally planned. Isn’t that special! Here’s an interesting perspective, from the Daily Paul, that presents our budget and deficit problem in simple, terms. Why the US was downgraded…U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000New debt:
I don’t really know what to make of this, but I do know that THE WORLD NEEDS TO SEE IT.
People tend to think that I’m “really into” politics. And I suppose it’s a reasonable assumption to make as I’m always going on about this thing or that thing that the government does. But really it’s politics that I loathe. Politics, i.e. the art of lying and scheming one’s way to power in order to exert said power over the citizens you are proclaiming to represent (author’s note: definition made up by me), is the problem if you ask me.
In today’s society, there seems to be an awful lot of confusion regarding the impacts of government intervention in the market place. Many people incorrectly assume that a two party system gives them a choice. The common misconception is that Democrats are pro market intervention and the Republicans are for a regulation free environment. In reality, both Republicans and Democrats favor market intervention. How can that be you ask? Standard Republican campaign rhetoric focuses on repealing regulations in order to
As many Americans know by now, the United States Government has expanded rapidly and more or less unimpeded for the greater part of the past century. Some of this is warranted, most of it is not, and to a large extent the most egregious leaps in size were under the auspices of “protection.” The ill-advised “Patriot Act,” which principled representatives sought to vote down, stripped us of many of the rights and personal liberties we formerly took for granted, citing
Banking, along with all its other advantages in society, has the great fortune of a system that is a confusing concept to most people. It has never been part of a curriculum in any elementary or secondary school that I’ve or anyone I’ve known studied. Even people working in the banking or loan industries sometimes have little knowledge of how the whole clunky mess operates from end to end. After some minor research into the banking system in an attempt