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Principled, consistent, conservative. Board Member Restore the Dream Foundation; Former TN Republican Party Chairman (made history in 2008 w first-ever GOP majorities in both leg chambers, GOP Sec of State, Treasurer, Comptroller). Small business owner of Health Care and Energy consulting firm who loves to kayak, read, hike. Working mom of two blessings!

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    Fiscal Cliff Issues: Framed, Distorted

    Issues that dominate headlines include the economy, unemployment, government spending, the deficit, the national debt, tax policy and tax code reform. The good news is that Democrats, Republicans and independents seem to agree that the deficit and the debt have to be reduced. The process to get to that goal is where the disagreements lie. A few points for clarity: The “deficit” is the sum | Read More »

    Atlas Shrugging

    Indefensibly, the Democrats of the US Congress and the President are rewriting the Preamble of the US Constitution.  Currently, our supreme law of the land reads, “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our | Read More »

    Referendum on America

    As President Barack Obama pours gasoline on the only fire burning in his campaign, envy and disdain of the successful, otherwise labeled as “pay your fair share” or class warfare, it can only be deduced that the Democratic Party of Thomas Jefferson and William Jefferson Clinton is now an homogeneous lot who clamors against those who work and pursue achievement.   To wit, the declaration | Read More »

    Revealed: Despotic Obama

    Many of us who have warned against Barack Obama and his agenda since the 2007-2008 election cycle are relieved.  Barack Obama has come out of the closet to reveal exactly what we’ve been saying:  He’s the anti-thesis of that which has made America great; his agenda is despotic. Charles de Montesquieu writes, “…in despotic government, one alone, without law and without rule, draws everything along | Read More »

    In August Alone

    With “Trillions” of dollars now flying around in the political lexicon like the wind, let’s look at how reckless congressional and government spending has created this crisis. In August alone, the Bipartisan Policy Center projects that the U.S. Treasury will receive approximately $172 billion into the coffers from federal revenues. However, August’s approved spending by the U.S. Congress totals $307 billion. In just one month, the U.S. | Read More »

    The Simple Solution: Cut Spending

    A convoluted web of serious problems has converged, all due to decades of treating the government as a vending machine.   Each issue has a simple solution. Ratings agencies are threatening to  ”downgrade” US bonds from the current AAA rating. This is not contingent on the debt ceiling being raised. This problem relates to our excessive debt with the solution to be drastic spending cuts. Based on current reports, | Read More »

    Don’t Miss the Point of the Debt Ceiling

    With the back-and-forth of the debt ceiling “crisis”, there seems to be confusion that benefits incumbents on both sides of the political aisle. The Debt Ceiling has been raised 102 times since 1917, with 10 increases since 2001. The Debt Ceiling is, sadly, pretty similar to the sub-prime lending debacle. The Treasury has to approach Congress with the request to increase the “borrowing limit”. Over | Read More »

    Resolute to Contradict

    From the diaries by Erick Tuesday’s continuing resolution vote is a snapshot of contradiction.  Despite the fears, there’s no need for a government “shutdown”. It’s truthfully unnecessary with “essential services” continuing, nonetheless.   Here’s the problem. Five months ago, a sweeping election occurred in Tennessee and across the nation that elected folks who ran on pledges of repealing or defunding Obamacare, defunding Planned Parenthood, and overall conservative leadership.  On | Read More »

    Stability or Freedom?

    “Washington issued around 10 contradictory statements within a 24-hour period” was a statement from an Asharq Alawsat article regarding the situation in Cairo, Egypt.  Without question, the convoluted nature of this moment is problematic. However, sending mixed and confusing signals paves the road only with good intentions, not a commitment to solutions. A few things that haven’t been in press accounts that do matter in | Read More »

    Dump the Ducks!

    The direct relationship between those defeated, lame-duck, Members of Congress returning after their defeat and their votes supporting President Barack Obama’s pretentious “health care reform” is obvious.  The memory of voters from townhall meetings in 2009 that were completely ignored by the Democrats in Congress was evidenced by the massive losses experienced by the Reid-Pelosi-led majority.   As the remaining two weeks of the Lame | Read More »