SEARCH ALL ARTICLES BY Dave Beltrami:
Dave Beltrami is a lawyer and writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been practicing law for approximately 23 years, primarily representing clients in general business, real estate, and debt and equity financing transactions, with an emphasis on issues related to the home building industry. He also has experience in other practice areas such as labor and employment law, taxation, estate planning, and dispute resolution. Dave attended the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1990 and his Masters of Law (Taxation) degree in 1991. While at Georgetown, he successfully tried a civil jury trial in the Landlord-Tenant Branch of the D.C. Superior Court, as a member of D.C. Law Students in Court Clinical Program, obtaining what was believed to be the largest tenant verdict in the history of the program at that time. He also served as a summer law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C, in its Economic Crimes Division. Dave completed his undergraduate studies at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1987, magna cum laude. At Rollins, he was awarded with several honors, including the Phi Delta Theta Merit Scholarship Award, and membership in the Omicron Delta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics) honor societies. He also participated in many campus activities, including broadcasting the sports news and providing expert commentary for basketball games on the WPRK campus radio station, and serving as a Co-Founder and Vice President of the Rollins College Investments Club.

RECENT ARTICLES

    Open Letter to Hank Aaron about his Ku Klux Klan Comparison

    Dear Hank Aaron:  In your interview with USA Today, published earlier this week, you compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan, saying: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated. The bigger difference | Read More »

    Mozilla and Obama: Great Topic for College Entrance Exams

    This week, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned, succumbing to tremendous pressure following reports that Eich, back in 2008, had donated $1,000 to a California group advocating the position that marriage should be between a man and a woman. President Barack Obama, in that same 2008 election, apparently agreed with Eich’s 2008 position, saying:  ”I believe marriage is between a man and a woman.  I am not in favor | Read More »

    D.C. Ruling Class: Blame Cruz, Retain Power

    Did Senator Ted Cruz single-handedly shut down the federal government this past October? I know the 2013 shutdown is an old topic, but it really serves to illustrate the unfortunate political concept that the truth does not matter, only what people perceive to be the truth.  And the shutdown continues to remain relevant today, as people continue to use their perception of what happened in | Read More »

    The Two Obamas

    Has anyone noticed that President Obama seems to have some kind of “Jekyll and Hyde thing” going on, depending upon whether the issue is domestic or foreign policy? On the domestic front, Obama rules with an iron fist, sitting on high from his throne and mandating what is allowed and what is prohibited for his subjects. He runs the country a bit like England, except | Read More »

    A Dangerous Call for Anarchy

    Senator Bob Menendez, a sitting U.S. Senator from New Jersey, has publicly urged President Obama to violate our laws intentionally, and worse, has called it a “tragedy” and an “outrage” that President Obama is refusing to do so.  In the article entitled Latino group leader: Obama is ‘deporter in chief’, Menendez is quoted as follows: “While we continue waiting for the House of Representatives to wake | Read More »

    Cruz’s Call For Senate Vote on Debt Ceiling: Act of Integrity, Not Stunt

    I just read an article by Kathleen Hunter on Bloomberg.net entitled “Cruz Senate Stunt Goes Unpunished as Old Tools Don’t Work” (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-14/cruz-senate-stunt-goes-unpunished-as-old-tools-don-t-work.html?cmpid=yhoo.inline), and sit in utter amazement at how her reporting can be so biased — and just flat-out wrong. Ms. Hunter states in the article:   “[Senator Mitch] McConnell had to vote “yes” on advancing the debt bill to bring along enough fellow Republicans …” | Read More »

    Arena Politics: The Ultimate Spectator Sport

    Politics has been reduced to a spectator sport, where people turn off their brains and just root blindly for their teams.  With respect to sports fans, Jerry Seinfeld observed so brilliantly: “You are standing and cheering and yelling for your clothes to beat the clothes from another city. Fans will be so in love with a player, but if he goes to another team, they | Read More »

    Spending Your Money Like There’s No Tomorrow: The Parable of Uncle Barry

    The Democrats, led by President Barack Obama and Senator Harry Reid, keep telling Americans that everything will be great, if their Republican opponents would just stop blocking their plans. In this battle over the nation’s debt limit and annual budget, the Democrats have been brutal in their rhetoric, accusing their opponents of being extremists, anarchists, arsonists, hostage-takers, bomb-strapping terrorists, spouse abusers, extortionists, creatures from another | Read More »

    The “One Issue” Harry Reid Shutdown: Saving the Obamacare Exemption for D.C. Ruling Class

    Barack Obama and Harry Reid refuse to fund the Government for only ONE reason, and that is, they and their insider friends in the elite D.C. ruling class refuse to live under the very same Obamacare provisions that they are shoving down the throats of the American people.  That is the ONLY remaining issue.  The House has passed and sent to the Senate the same | Read More »

    Grover’s Pledge: Time to Revise?

    Did you see the great article by Tony Lee on Breitbart.com entitled: NORQUIST: CRUZ MUST ‘APOLOGIZE’ TO REPUBLICANS FOR DEFUNDING STRATEGY? http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/08/Grover-Norquist-Cruz-Must-Apologize-to-Republicans-for-Defunding-Strategy In the article, Lee states: “Continuing his relentless verbal assaults against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his strategy to defund Obamacare, Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, accused Cruz last week of weakening the Republican Party. He said Cruz needed | Read More »