U.S. needs to review the IMF standards for national bailouts

The U.S. represents approximately 17% of the International Monetary Fund, which is somewhat like a global credit union that financially rescues countries such as Greece and others from default or loans them money to bolster the country’s reserves. It isn’t bad enough that the U.S. can’t bail themselves out of debt, but we use taxpayer’s money to give to foreign nations, which have lived beyond their means and who also believe that you solve your debt problems by spending more to stimulate the economy. Apparently, you can’t...

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NYC considers giving noncitizens the right to vote!

A few weeks ago I posted that the California legislature passed a bill that would make the state the first of many blue states in the nation to allow noncitizens, who are in the country legally, to serve on jury duty. Many commenters said so what? They are here legally and if they are not citizens, “what difference, at this point, does it make” to quote our former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton on Benghazi. Here is the difference that it makes – “Give a liberal an inch and they take a mile.” Now the New York...

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Left wingnuts – children should not belong to their parents

Just when you think the left has gone about as far as they can go, an MSNBC host states that America needs to change its attitude towards their children, who really shouldn’t belong to their parents alone, but to the “state, the collective.” MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry’s quote, “We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids...

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Ok to take political signs in parks, according to local writer

Reminiscent of Ronald Reagan’s defining response to Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential debates, “There you go again,” more Romney signs were stolen, this time a full truckload. Excerpt from GOPUSA: Four men were arrested in Ohio for stealing Mitt Romney signs. The men were arrested early in the morning on Friday after the F-150 truck they were driving was filled with the campaign signs. The truck is registered to the Sheet Metal Workers International, Union Local 33 in Parma, Ohio. At least these thieves were arrested for...

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John Stossel’s thought provoking Libertarian ideas

John Stossel’s column today on “Greed” contained some very thought provoking libertarian ideas, which need to be contemplated by any non-government-centered political junkie. Excerpt: Yes, Wall Street was greedy — but that’s nothing new. Greed is a constant. Did you ever turn down a raise? We need a free market because it restrains greed. Laws against theft and fraud help, but competition does more. And my favorite, That’s what happened under communism — and increasingly, it’s happening in...

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Presidential candidates differing views on the economy

Without getting into every detail, the most important points to be taken from the debate is that Romney sees a dynamic economy that grows and contracts. An economy that as you lower taxes, jobs will be created and the economy will grow and revenue will increase more than if you raise taxes! President Obama views the economy as static – he thinks that if one person earns more than another, that person had to take the money from one who doesn’t have it because the economy is finite. So, you must raise the taxes on the one who has it and give it...

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