Something To Think About - 12/7/16
After serving as a key fundraiser for Pres. Obama, multi-billionaire Penny Printzker became the US Secretary of Commerce in 2013. Where was all the angst at that time about billionaires in the Pres.'s cabinet? Competent is competent.
Something To Think About - 12/6/16
No one who had their job on the line questioned whether Donald Trump should have or should not have called on Carrier Corp to not move all their jobs to Mexico.
Something To Think About - 11/18/16
The late Erma Bombeck one observed that “It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of super-sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.
Something To Think About - 11/14/16
Of children, Anne Frank wrote: “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
Something To Think About - 11/12/16
Civil Rights Activist Whitney M. Young encouraged us to “Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.”
Something To Think About - 11/10/16
President Obama may not go down as First Golfer given that Wilson and Eisenhower played more rounds while in office, but he gets the prize for most expensive: $3.6mm for a round of golf in 2012 in Florida with none other than Tiger Woods. At taxpayer expense of course.
Something To Think About - 11/11/16
I guess all this civil disobedience taking place in urban areas around the country is fitting payback for all the rioting and distruction caused by Republicans in 2008 and 2012. Oh, wait, there wasn't any.
Something To Think About - 11/9/16
Sir Winston Churchill, himself a staunch supporter of democracy, wryly noted that “The greatest argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
Something To Think About - 11/07/16
Harry Truman claimed that “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”
Something To Think About - 11/5/16
Genetically Modified Crops now occupy 12% of all global cropland, increasing yields by an average of 21% reducing the amount of arable land required to feed the world and, just as important, reducing pesticide use by 37%.
Something To Think About - 11/4/16
Ayn Rand wrote: “When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect them against you; When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming self-sacrifice; You may know that society is doomed.”
Something To Think About - 11/3/16
Jerry Brown’s “Train to Nowhere” really is just that. The first 240 miles of track will be laid from San Jose to a makeshift platform in an almond orchard just north of the bustling town of Shafter, population 17,000. Quite a bargain at only $27.8 billion.
Something To Think About - 11/2/16
President Obama vowed to kill the coal industry, a promise Hillary has doubled down on, and he almost has. But now he wants the U.S. taxpayer to bailout the United Mine Workers union pension plan to the tune of $5.6 billion. Because he killed their jobs by bankrupting coal companies, just as he promised he would.
Something To Think About - 11/1/16
Paul Ryan’s policy plan, named ”A Better Way,” is just that, focusing on upward mobility and alleviating poverty by lifting incomes and providing a safety net, not entitlements, while changing incentives to work; by giving more money to states for local programs; and by measuring success of economic programs by outcomes rather than the amount of taxpayer dollars spent.
Something To Think About - 10/24/17
Every two years the American Politics industry fills the media with the most vile wall-to-wall character assassination of every political practitioner in the country and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
Something To Think About - 10/18/16
If the Obama Administration is serious about saving the planet and re-building the country’s infrastructure, why has it stopped both the Keystone Pipeline and, most recently, the Dakota Pipeline, both of which help the environment by reducing the possibility of oil spills during transport by rail?
Something To Think About - 10/6/16
The U.S. public debt will increase to 77% of GDP this year, up from 52% in President Obama’s first year in office, and is expected to increase to nearly 86% in another 10 years. Meanwhile both candidates propose massive spending increases with no entitlement reform.