Paul Jacob is President of Citizens in Charge and the Citizens in Charge Foundation. An acclaimed multi-media commentator, Paul hosts an online, radio, and print opinion program, Common Sense, which reaches a growing list of over 15,000 e-mail subscribers and is aired daily by more than 150 stations. Paul has helped organize numerous ballot drives across the country. In 2005 he was assisting Oklahoma residents with a ballot initiative to limit spending in the state. In 2007 was launched after Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson charged Paul and fellow activists (The Oklahoma Three) with a felony, of


    Krugman’s Crazy Crotchets

    Paul Krugman is getting sillier and sillier these days. He’s supposed to be an economist, and not long ago some people in Sweden gave him an award for his economic

    Gross Pay

    The president says he’s creating jobs. I’m skeptical. I guess there are some things government can do to ensure that jobs get created, out there in the bill-paying, profit-making world.

    Pension Tsunami

    A humungous national debt. Growing state federal government budget deficits. Social Security and Medicare, running out of funds. All very frightening. But look out: The costs of public employee pensions

    Petition Police

    It’s a dangerous world. You never know when someone may be out there . . . petitioning their government? In the past few months, citizens circulating petitions for an anti-tax

    Drop Out of the Bucket

    Does $40.3 million seem like a lot of money to you? It does to me. But to the Social Security Administration? It’s a drop in the bucket. Or, a drop

    If the President Says It

    Is President Barack Obama trying to echo the paranoid days of the Clintons’ famous “vast right-wing conspiracy” complaint? Obama says that those who oppose the Democrats’ medical reforms are “those

    Making the IRS Integral to “Health”

    If a doctor who is supposed to help you get better keeps stabbing you with a knife instead, it may seem beside the point to focus on any particular wound.

    The Rush to Non-Judgement

    Politicians often don’t read the bills they pass. And what they do read they often don’t trouble themselves to actually understand. There’s plenty of evidence for these claims in the

    The Big “Single-Payer” Lie

    Scan the history of government programs. The scope and costs usually grow much larger than originally projected. Moreover, ham-fisted government intervention distorts markets, causing shortages or excesses of supply, leading

    Security Deposit for Term Limits?

    Politicians do pay a price when they break a term limits pledge: No pledge breaker has ever been elected to higher office. In 1992, Marty Meehan ran for Congress promising