Sacrifice Made by All

The middle class and poor seem to make sacrifices more often than the wealthiest of us. They are the first to go to war, the first to carry tax burdens and the first to suffer from economic downturns.   Read more

Painted Into a Corner

Much is said by Republicans and Tea Party members about cutting back on programs and repealing the health care bill. But when asked about specifics, all you get is stammering, hemming and hawing.   Read more

Thank you, America

No matter what you might think about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been one good thing to come from them that I hope no one will disagree with. There is a renewed respect and admiration for members of our armed forces that has been absent for far too long.

Those of us who served during the Viet Nam era recall all too well the reception we received when we came back home. Personally, I consider that to have been a disgrace and a stain upon this country.   Read more

The Darrell Issa Witch Hunt

Darrell Issa, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said, “I want seven hearings a week, times 40 weeks.” He wants each of his seven subcommittees to hold one or two hearings each week. What happened to that small government the GOP/Tea Party called for? His investigations will increase the size of government by having 74 Inspector Generals hire staff to meet his demands. Is this the Republican version of job creation?   Read more

Obama track record

What the heck has Obama done so far?

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