Category Archives: Public Affairs

Government Spending is the Solution

Austerity measures in Europe have succeeded only in creating unemployment of 11.6%. Republicans in Congress want the same in the United States. It would be disastrous.

Republican Attacks On The Vulnerable

Once more into the breach, the conservative onslaught against the vulnerable, the weak, continues, by threatening to take away essential social programs. Conservative values: honored more in the breach than in the observance.

Rise of the American Aristocracy

The increasing disconnect between the wealthy and the poor is only exacerbated by the rising dissent in Congress, the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling debacles. It is time to come together and do the right thing.

Why The Wealthy Should Pay More

The wealthy ought to pay more more in tax to support the nation that allowed them to become wealthy. Putting that burden on the poor is not moral.

How Conservatives Abandon Children

Despite their rhetoric about family values, conservatives care little for children or the suffering that their policies create in working families.

Petulant Children in Congress

The current Congress is the single most obstructionist Congress in history with perhaps the exception of the Southern Democrats in 1877 during Reconstruction. Then too, they attempted to roll back essential civil rights legislation.

How to Fix Medicare

There are ways to save Medicare, as the President has proposed, but other ways ought to be considered. None of them are conservative ideas.

America’s Fiscal Potentate

The people send representatives to Washington to represent their interests. Instead, those representatives prostrate themselves before Grover Norquist and the anti-tax ideologues.

How to Balance the Budget

Reducing the deficit in the face of financial meltdown is irresponsible, but there are ways to reduce it without targetting the Middle Class.

The Fury of the Idle Rich

The wealthy love to claim that they pay more tax than everyone else and that they ought to have tax cuts. The reality is far more nuanced.


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