A Gun Primer
With so much “gun talk” in the news I am finding that many people, especially, it seems, the media, are not that familiar with basic gun information. Below are some high-level definitions of the most common terms I am hearing on the news. I am not going to get into the distinctions between, say, a ‘pistol’ and a ‘handgun’ because this is intended to just | Read More »
12 Reasons Obama will Lose
It’s surprising to me that so many people believe that Obama is unbeatable. Considering his record and the state of the economy the Obama campaign staff has a huge task ahead of them. Here are just a few of the obstacles they will have to overcome. 1. Unemployment will be very difficult to fix. There may be 2 million fewer jobs now than when Obama | Read More »
Some primary, huh?
Check various news websites and you will probably find different delegate counts for the Republican primary. The discrepancy is not surprising – even the Party itself can’t tell you the delegate count at this point. The reason is that the GOP consists of thousands of state, county and district groups, most of whom have their own rules. The only thing we do know is that | Read More »
E-Verify requires you to hire illegal workers
Our company recently had to register a new business name, which in Georgia requires a new business license. E-Verify is not yet a requirement for a license renewal (it will be in 2013), but the over 460,000 individuals who apply for a new license each year in Georgia may be surprised to find out that E-Verify is now a requirement for their small startup. | Read More »
It is Time for Another Debt Ceiling Debate. Hopefully.
The damage was done last year when Congress voted to spend even more money that we didn’t have. The result is that the US debt is now greater than the US Gross Domestic Product. A Little History In August of 2011 Congress authorized a debt ceiling increase of between $2.1 and $2.4 trillion. The increase was to happen in up to three steps, and as | Read More »
The US is actually borrowing $5.3 Billion per day, not the $4 Billion Reported
It’s worse than we thought. You may have been sickened by the reports that theUnited Stateswas borrowing money to cover its reckless spending at the rate of about $4 Billion per day. But with some information that came out over the weekend it is very easy to see that the rate has increased dramatically. At the beginning of August, 2011, after much end-of-the-world talk, Congress | Read More »
What Happened to the 2011 Balanced Budget Amendment?
If you are like most Americans you remember much ado about Republicans who voted for an increase in the debt ceiling (I still maintain, a huge mistake) in exchange for a chance to vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution before the end of the year. Well – how did that turn out? What Happened to the 2011 Balanced Budget Amendment? Remember the | Read More »
Understanding the Payroll Tax Cut
1 – Should it be called a Tax Cut? YES If we believe the Social Security claim of the last 75 years, what Congress is talking about is reducing the amount of your paycheck that is contributed to the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. Most people see this as a ‘lock box’, where we are putting away money to be taken out | Read More »
Re: The Myth of American Exceptionalism
Someone named Steven Walt has published an article, wildly posted on the Internet, entitled “The Myth of American Exceptionalism”. I don’t know who Mr. Walt is, but the bio says he is a professor at Harvard University. Unfortunately we are seeing too much of this type of thinking coming out of America’s college professors.I should take the time to offer a point by point rebuttal | Read More »
Raise my Taxes – I’ll Just Get the Money From You
So much talk now about companies and the rich paying more taxes. In every definition I have seen I am one of the rich, even though I don’t see it myself. I do know rich people – but I guess everything is relative.My business partner and I own a small software business. We employ only around 15 people, but we have pretty good revenue. We | Read More »