VOTE ‘NO’ ON ESPLOST
In many Georgia counties, the government is trying to get us to raise our own taxes again. And we will probably do it. Since the eSPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) program was created in 1996, 94% of all referendums have passed. But we still need to get out and vote NO on November 3. Why? Glad you asked: They rigged the election | Read More »
The Next President will be Trump or a Democrat
It is very likely that the next President will either be Donald Trump or whoever wins the Democratic nomination. If you see a problem with my logic, please let me know. But it seems to me that most of the election scenarios have a similar outcome – Trump or a Democrat in the White House in 2017.
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Clues to King v Burwell ruling on Federal Exchanges
If you have been following the King v. Burwell case then you know that a pretty important decision regarding the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, will be released very soon – maybe even on Monday or Tuesday of next week. Do we have any clues as to which way the decision will go? The decision has already been made Realize that for a | Read More »
Mandatory Voting Means More Money, Not Less
While speaking in Cleveland about the importance of middle class economics the President said that “It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything.” In fact, exactly the opposite is true. If you want to reduce the amount of money involved in politics, make it harder to vote. I ran for State Representative in 2014. I was holding a | Read More »
GOP – What about your last pledge?
The Republicans now have a new ‘platform’ for the November election. But do you remember the Pledge to America the Republican Congress made before the 2010 election? They promised that if they won the majority they would launch a bold new initiative that would move our country in the right direction. It is understandable if you forgot about it. The Republicans did also. As best I | Read More »
GOP Poised to Control More State Legislatures
The Wall Street Journal has a story this morning that shows how the Senates of five of our states – Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Oregon and Maine – could switch to Republican control. In each of these Senates all the GOP has to do is win three seats or less. And, if they play their cards right, they could even pick up four more (the House | Read More »
You and Me and the GDP
From Benghazi to Healthcare we are used to the administration lying to us. Why should the GDP numbers be any different?
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Guard the 2nd Amendment
You may have read the words of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens that ran recently in the Washington Post. He has a suggestion to ‘fix’ the 2nd Amendment. The troubling part is that this man was a Supreme Court Justice. The more troubling part is that he is certainly not alone in thinking much of the Constitution is broken. In part, he said | Read More »
The Feds Balance our Budget
By law, Georgia has a balanced budget. But how we get there is troubling. The state is expecting to receive $600 million more in revenue this year than it did last year, meaning it will take a whopping $20.8 billion. But a look at the state’s expenses show that the governor is planning to spend over $42.3 billion (up $1.2 billion from last year). How | Read More »
Campaign Contributions gone Horribly Wrong
We are familiar with politicians asking for money. But did you realize that candidates are frequently one of the biggest contributors – to other politicians? Unlike you or me, they usually don’t use their own money. Instead they use their campaign contributions to support their friends and other incumbents. This is a common practice, and it goes on extensively in Georgia. Those of us who campaign contributions do | Read More »