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Penalizing Wounded Veterans

October 12, 2014

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Our government is not taking proper care of our wounded veterans. How did this happen? The way I see it, the debate about war has created such a wedge in our perspectives — support for armed services versus a belief that the wars have been a waste of time and resources — for many civilians […]

GOVERNMENT, MONEY AND HAPPINESS

May 18, 2014

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Before there was a U.S. Constitution and the American republic was just a baby, Thomas Jefferson became ambassador to France, and he found out that the one single curse to human happiness was bad government. Getting government right has been humanity’s ever ending quest. And when we talk about government the conversation gets a little […]

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October 8, 2013

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GOVERNMENT IS THE PEOPLE Republicans and tea party members seem to want smaller government and say protectionism, such as unions and government, makes workers weak and competition makes them strong. Isn’t that like saying scratching for water in the desert is better for you than getting together and drilling a well? Republicans would probably be […]

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September 16, 2013

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HOUSE REPUBLICANS TIE OBAMACARE TO DEBT CEILING In an ominous sign, Republican leaders in the U.S. House last week had to delay a vote to keep the government running through mid-December because they didn’t have enough support. Once again, unfortunately, budget hard-liners in the GOP caucus are threatening to shut down the government in order […]

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September 3, 2013

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BAD POLICY DECISIONS HURT SENIORS Congress and the White House will soon engage over budgetary issues and the national debt. They will debate political theory, public policy, and fiscal management. They will fight over budgets and taxes. The outcome is hardly predictable. The result of this epic annual struggle will impact millions of Americans, particularly […]

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July 14, 2013

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DO-NOTHING U.S. HOUSE A comprehensive immigration bill passed the U.S. Senate after a month of debate, but many Republicans in the House are dead-set against any provision that offers a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million or so undocumented immigrants. Without the pathway to citizenship, there is no immigration reform. The Senate passed […]

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April 16, 2013

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MEDICAID EXPANSION OPPONENTS PIT POLITICS OVER PEOPLE The third anniversary of the signing of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” was recognized last month with the usual debate over its costs and benefits, and impact on the federal deficit and state budgets. GOP opponents have objected to the law, […]