Foreign Corporate Profits and Repatriation- The Solution

    This writer is a fan of the governmental quid pro quo and allow me to show three examples where it works.  It also provides a key to the dilemma of encouraging corporations to repatriate foreign profits.  In France in order to meet the need for general practitioners, the government pays 100% of a person’s medical school training.  In exchange, that person must practice in an | Read More »

    Foreign Corporate Profits and Repatriation- The Problem

    Much has been written and debated about the “repatriation” of corporate profits which, depending on the source, totals somewhere between $1.3 and $2.1 TRILLION.  In a broad stroke analysis, if those profits should somehow magically be brought to the United States, it would make the Obama stimulus look like small potatoes.  Before discussing any proposal to encourage the return of those profits, you have to | Read More »

    With Friends Like These: Sidney Blumenthal

    Perhaps no name in the Hillary Clinton orbit of friends best defines sleaze than Sidney Blumenthal.  Prior to his association with the Clinton clan, Blumenthal was a columnist for the Washington Post.  In 1988, while Bill was still governor of Arkansas, Blumenthal began to sing his praises.  In subsequent stints elsewhere, most notably The New Yorker, Blumenthal was an avid supporter of everything Clinton did and went | Read More »

    Republicans, Conservatives, and Unions- Part 3

    If the Democratic Party wants to play class warfare, then by all means let us play that game.  But, let’s put all the facts on the table and nowhere are those facts more obvious than when it comes to public worker unions.  At the federal level, the average salary is $72,000 compared to the national average of slightly over $50,000.  Throw in the lucrative pension | Read More »

    Republicans, Conservatives, and Unions- Part 2

    As the number of public union worker members has increased and has now surpassed the number of private sector union members, organized labor’s strategy has shifted from the use of strikes to one of political advocacy and money.  Most of the action is at the state level since there are more local and state public worker union members than federal ones.  Thus, organized labor has | Read More »

    Republicans, Conservatives and Unions- Part 1

    Linda Misja is a teacher in Pennsylvania.  Part and parcel of being a teacher, dues are held back from her paycheck and remitted to the Pennsylvania State Education Association- a state affiliate of the NEA.  Ms. Misja is also a Christian with sincerely held beliefs who is fighting the PSEA and has $2,000 held in escrow over union dues and what is done with them. | Read More »

    The Great Redstate Gathering Controversy

    I have two regrets.  The first is that I did not attend the Redstate gathering this year in Atlanta, but hope to next year God willing.  I did watch some of the speeches by invited guests and the question-and-answer periods from my home here in New Jersey.  This time next year, depending on the timing, we will hopefully have a presidential ticket to invite, listen | Read More »

    “Debate” Performance Analysis- A Personal Take

    First, let me state up front that I disagreed with the manner in which the top candidates were chosen.  Simultaneous debates of 9 on one stage and 8 on another with identical questions would have been better.  But, we have to deal with the hand we were dealt.  Clearly, if there had to be a winner in the early debate/forum, Carly Fiorina was the victor. | Read More »

    Biden- Yes or No?

    NBC described it as a bombshell political story in the making.  The New York Times thinks they have the scoop via an article by Maureen Dowd.  ABC reports that according to a trusted Joe Biden adviser, the Vice President is “90% in.”  Largely unnoticed in most press coverage of the 2016 election is the fact that there exists a very vocal and adamant contingent of Democrats who | Read More »

    Taking On the Left’s Death Cult- Defunding Planned Parenthood

    To hear the Left speak, should Congress decide to federally defund Planned Parenthood- a $500 million per year venture- women’s health in the United States will seriously deteriorate.  This is the most hypocritical and ridiculous argument ever proposed in the non-existent “war on women” theme espoused by the abortion death cult.  Amid disgusting videos of Planned Parenthood laughingly discussing the disposition of fetal body parts, | Read More »