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Category Archives: Government & Politics

Presidental Debate

Presidential Talk: Does it Really Matter?

All the time spent watching news regarding the presidential candidates is a waste.  The pre-primary debates and talk may influence your vote in the primary, but probably not on election day as you will likely vote for whoever represents your party.  I compare the time

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Big Debt on Campus

Watching the movie The Big Short this week made many viewers wonder… Why didn’t more people know about what was going on? And are there other lingering issues in our money based society that we should be concerned about? Of course our national debt in excess of

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No Favors for Seniors

A quadruple slam against senior citizens today.  I am not sure if things have ever been more stacked against seniors trying to get by on a fixed income than they are today. 1. Historically low interest rate returns – gone are the days when a

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Is Ignorance Bliss?

This year for Lent I gave up Fox News. If you are an avid news watcher, you may want to try this too.  “Out of sight” really does lead to ” out of mind.” Fox generally provides me with all the current news and a

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Illinois and Greece, Two of a Kind?

Illinois is Similar to Greece – Broke Illinois is like Greece in one obvious way: It over promised and under delivered on pensions and has little appetite for dealing with the problem. Illinois, with a population of 13 million (Greece has 11 million, though a

UNCLE SAM WANTS YOUR MONEY

The Real State of the Union

My Rebuttal: While President Obama touts about the 5.6% unemployment in December as another sign of a “recovery” generated by his economic policies, he fails to mention a record 92.9 million Americans are no longer in the labor force, as the labor participation rate hit