Self-employed Wisconsin widower and writer with an interest in political and economic issues.


    ‘Obamacare unravels’ What’s the Republican strategy?

    Republicans would seem to have the upper hand with regard to Obamacare. Almost everything they said during the debate has proved true. The Class Act provision was not viable and

    Coulter on Obamacare

    Ann Coulter noted today that any Republican effort to overturn Obamacare by legislative initiative by or means of a government shutdown would be futile. The president would veto any successful

    Red State vs. Lesser

    In a recent diary, “A Gathering of Republicans,”  Tom Lesser highlighted several Republican positions that he believes marginalize and exclude potential converts to the Republican cause. Unfortunately, his characterizations were

    Obamacare Arithmetic

    There are many reasons to defund Obamacare. The detail and minutiae are mind-numbing enough, but for the purpose of engaging your Senator or Representative, stick to the arithmetic. I was

    ‘Need’ defined

    The  ‘need’ word has infected political rhetoric. President Obama recently suggested that we should eliminate certain tax loopholes because some taxpayers are doing just fine and they don’t need tax

    Do Republicans want back in the game?

    Eric Hoffer observed in “The True Believer”  that for mass movements to succeed, it is more important to have a devil than a God. Democratic campaigns have taken that advice

    Messages and Messengers

    Many subscribers to Red State share a low regard for the biased MSM and lament the chronic ineptitude of Republican messengers. Comments often suggest that the media bias is so

    Conservatives at a Fork in the Road

    The Tea party at its inception was an eclectic mix of Tenth amendment Republicans, non-ideological, fiscally responsible Independents, isolationist Libertarians, Reagan Democrats and a smattering of those who routinely attach

    Minimum wage nonsense

    President Obama has once again set out to impose social justice at the expense of the very people he seeks to help. He proposes an increase in the minimum wage

    Catch 22 for legal immigrants

    Legal immigration into the United States is a tedious, expensive and time-consuming process. It stands to reason that immigration reform, however well-intended, cannot provide benefits to undocumented aliens today that