Tuesday the Senate finally passed the PACT Act. In short, the measure provides funding to help the veterans who were exposed to toxic conditions during their service in Iraq. Despite the huge publicity and public outrage 11 Senators still voted against it.
WARNING: In order to accurately quote a person the last paragraph violates my normal PG rating.
My usual practice is to make the biggest political story of the week just ended the subject of Sunday’s article. This week I chose the most despicable. (Sadly, there was plenty of competition in both categories.)
It is a sunny Saturday afternoon in the Raleigh area as I pen this article. About two or three times a year I write a piece that is speculation – this is one of those times. I can’t help it but I smell a rat; one with a very similar odor to another rat I and almost all of America missed in 2003. Let’s explore. Continue reading Essence Of A Scam Gone By
This is becoming par for the course, but last week was another where it was impossible to single out one story as the biggest political story of the week. However, I have decided to write about the possibility of America going to war, primarily concentrating on Iran as our opponent. Let’s explore. Continue reading Saber Rattling Or Prelude To War
Please note: The following article was originally posted in July of 2011. While its numbers are certainly dated the principles they illustrate are not. The national debt has again arisen as an issue in the 2016 campaign. The Republicans falsely try to portray it as total mismanagement by President Obama aided by Hillary Clinton. In reality it illustrates that a combination of tax cuts and faulty decisions by the George W. Bush administration have inflated the debt more than the collective actions of all his predecessors and President Obama combined. Continue reading Greatest Hits: Responsibility For The National Debt Revisited