Small Government Idiots

this is what I want to say to these small government idiots:   1. 50 Big state governments is a lot more people and resources than one big one, or we wouldn't have Walmarts. Economy of scale.   2. the division of powers in the USA was...

Obamacare affects hospitals

A strange Forbes writing of their article - as if having more patients paid for through Medicaid and insurance policies makes more expense problems. Perhaps the money they're getting from more patients doesn't cover the cost plus profit? ... but...

Factchecking the candidates

The Republican candidates met once again, and we found several claims worthy of fact-checking. Here are some of the highlights from the debate: Former CEO Carly Fiorina claimed that 92 percent of the job losses in President Obama’s first term...

Elect Bobby Jindal for President

Help him sell all the Veterans Administration hospitals to profit-making corporations to make veteran care better. They can close any part of the business then that doesn't make a profit.   "Privatization deals have taken effect for eight...

Knowing the budgets citizens have to pay

There is much concern about the federal 17 trillion dollars forecasted to having to be paid out over the future. Supposedly, getting rid of 2/3rds of that by eliminating social insurance already collected from workers and spent on war over the past...

St. Louis Church Fires

So they weren't hate crimes as the media kept suggesting they were. It's just black on black crime but, hey Black Lives Matter... Black Churches not so much apparently.

What If?

Last night I answered a question for someone about the ways around the Supreme Court & it made me think.   We know that 1/2 the states tried unsuccessfully to leave the Union about 150 years ago. They thought they had the right & I have...

Copy Social Security from China

With US presidential candidates considering changes in Social Security, there are problems that can be learned from China. The Chinese have followed a policy of one child to reduce population. The result is an age shift similar to other industrialized...

Governor Jindal is proud of reducing medical care

During the Republican debate he made it a point to say that he closed 11 hospitals in Louisiana. Actually, he 'privatised' them. As state facilities, they didn't make a profit, so making the hospitals responsible for funding themselves with fees, they...

Getting control over 'independent' contractors

Several corporations have been cited as having control of contractors that in fact made them employees eligible for employee benefits, so the corporations objected. Republicans go along with the idea that when a contractor is hired, the contractor...

The Ted Cruz Flat Tax Plan

"Under the Simple Flat Tax, the current seven rates of personal income tax will collapse into a single low rate of 10 percent. For a family of four, the first $36,000 will be tax-free. The Child Tax Credit will remain in place, and the Simple Flat Tax...

The Republican Plan to lower the playing field

As said in the debates between the bottom less than 2% candidates tonight, Santorum wants to bring back jobs from overseas by attracting the corporations back to the US through policy. What is necessary:  NOTE: THE TALKING POINT = the only real...

Yay, the middle class won in the House budget deal

"The 144-page deal would lift spending levels, imposed by a 2011 fiscal deal, for both the Pentagon and domestic programs equally for the next two fiscal years. For the rest of the current fiscal year, the deal would boost spending by $50 billion and...

The oil price affect on Texas politicians

The main interest of the Koch brothers has been to eliminate EPA and IRS regulations to provide greater profits for their verticle corporation profits from resource, pipeline, and refinery increase. They're willing to spend a billion dollars to...

Clever Republican retirement plans

Despite constant polls indicating that seniors don't want their Medicare and Social Security messed with, Republicans like Jeb Bush propose Paul Ryan's (Heritage Foundation) ideas that were voted out time and again.   One possible solution is to...