The Big Mac Rule – Minimum wage increase failures. (updated Christie remarks)
The voters of New Jersey voted to raise the minimum wage and tie future automatic minimum wage increases to cost of living with a constitutional amendment. I voted against it. But I stand to win, because in a few years I expect to retire. I will rent my house in New Jersey and move to a place I have secured in Florida. I won’t be | Read More »
STEM Education – A different track and a solid foundation
In 1994 my oldest son entered high school. Our township high school was one of four designated by the Clinton administration for a pilot program in science and technology. Not your run of the mill advanced education programs, this was as the head of the department explained “a program that my colleagues argue makes the name of shop classes to long to fit on report | Read More »
Job Opportunity – Wanted one or more hippies
There is the old smart remark that if you can’t trust the police, next time you get in trouble, call a hippie. Perhaps it is too old for most here. But right now we got a big problem. Healthcare.gov is the biggest disaster to effect this country since The Deep Water Horizon explosion. More people are effected. But unlike BP’s executives who were scared to | Read More »
Time to turn the picture of Reagan face to the wall
Elsewhere Strieff argues that the compromise to not fight on abortion is the main reason that the Republican party cannot succeed. I have a different view, and believe that for the Republican party, or any party to succeed it is important to address the issues of today. While most people believe abortion is wrong, it is not forcefully imposed. No one, yet says that an | Read More »
Let’s review this again for the less attentive. The mandate is the tax
The mandate is the tax. It transfers the obligation to pay for all the medical bills of every citizen without insurance from the general treasury to every individual. The penalty is for not paying the tax. The penalty will not stand alone. The government never lets you pay a penalty for not paying your taxes and at the same time forgives your taxes. You must | Read More »
Lets look down the road, and see just how creepy the IRS involvement can become.
We know that Justice Roberts said that Obama can justify the mandate as a tax. Government has the right to impose taxes on individuals. Therefore the mandate stood, not under the commerce clause but because it is a tax. The mandate is an obligation that every citizens has to the government which represents all citizens. I get that, but do you? Not if you think | Read More »
Single focus Republican talking point for the Sunday shows.
It is time to face a fact. If the government cannot in a timely and efficient manner set up the necessary infrastructure to sign you up for coverage under the PPACA how can we possibly believe they will be able to deliver the services needed to analyze, authorize and finance the services you need to stay alive in a timely fashion. This isn’t Social Security. | Read More »
It’s the law of the land……
When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, segregation was the law of the land. Democrats invented Jim Crow, they perfected segregation. They fought tooth and nail to keep it. When Harry Reid says it is the law of the land, he sounds more like George Wallace then Franklin Roosevelt. When two young men, engaged in intimate relations in a small town in Texas | Read More »
Government continues…without Nannies in Washington.
I noticed on my way to work yesterday that the police cars that patrol the highway where still there. I called and got someone in the county clerk’s who told me the register of deeds is working, the mayor was working, the council meeting was still scheduled, yes I could get a permit, dog license and no, the police would not be furloughed. Go figure. | Read More »
Sen. McCain – Separate but equal is not leadership…..It is segregation
Sen. McCain, I understand that you sacrificed much during your stay in Hanoi. But that doesn’t give you the right to tell me what I desire from my government. You and your constituents would no more be interested in me dictating how they live, where they work, what they eat, then I am in you telling me what my medicare should look like. Especially since | Read More »