As we approach the fiscal cliff, the primary idea for solving this problem from the Left is the same idea we always get  from the Left:  raise taxes on the “rich”.  The idea is simple:  All these people who make a million or more per year don’t need all that money, and won’t miss it […]

[I have taken this post down as it had some rather gross factual inaccuracies in it, for which I apologize.  I will revisit this topic soon, but there are a couple of prerequisite points that are worth covering first.]

A simple one-question quiz on the concept that our economy is a “zero-sum game”: You are a woodworker who decides to start a furniture business.  You take out a loan from the bank, purchase some retail space, hire a couple of employees, and start your business.  You are successful.  Twenty years later, you have paid […]

So we’ve got another four years of Obama to deal with.  Many on the right wonder if America will survive it, but I’m not nearly that pessimistic.  Yes, we will survive four more years of Obama, though a lot of long-term harm to the country may result from it.  Obama himself is ultimately a short-term […]

The Left is in a tizzy today because Mitt Romney supposedly threatened Big Bird.  I call BS. If someone wants to argue that PBS deserves public funding, then fine.  I disagree with that given our massive deficit issues, but if you want to argue that, so be it.  All I ask is that people quit […]

Forty-eight years ago today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was working its way through the U.S. Senate.  It faced fierce opposition from the segregationist wing of one of the major political parties.  Which one?  Well, if you believe the propaganda that comes from media outlets like MSNBC, you would probably guess wrong. Going back […]

Dr. Barbara Bellar is running for the state Senate in Illinois.  She sums up Obamacare in one sentence.  I’ve read this before, but it’s good to hear it spoken. Couldn’t sum it up better myself.