The “Basket of Deplorables” election revolution

The so-called Basket of Deplorables and the millions of forgotten people, who were either left behind or unemployed during the “economic recovery,” led Tuesday’s election day revolution. The deplorables voted for Donald Trump for president because: Trump led the revolution against the Establishment Republican and Democratic parties, who continued to maintain the status quo with respect to globalization, regardless of the unlevel playing field in trade, jobs and lack of international respect for America, which was in sharp...

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Minimum wage increase will not boost Illinois economy

Raising the minimum wage will not boost the Illinois economy. Businesses must pay competitive wages regardless of the overwhelming support of 2 out of 3 Illinois voters for the non-binding minimum wage referendum in the November . Businesses cannot base their business decisions on a majority vote of the people. It’s not government’s job to determine the wages paid by private business. Private wages must be competitive or the business will close unless it raises prices; notwithstanding the prevailing wage for government projects. The General...

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Ask not what your government can do for you – there is a limit

The government has no business trying to run entitlement programs such as Obamacare – no business acumen whatsoever. Social Security is going bankrupt. As reported in 2010 in the New York Times, the program was already paying out more money than it had coming in (6 years before it was predicted to happen) with only IOUs in its so-called trust fund. Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund expenditures have exceeded income annually since 2008 and are projected to continue doing so under current law in all future years. It could go bankrupt...

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Our Noble Vision – An opportunity for all – Reagan’s 1984 speech

I think these quotes from Ronald Reagan’s 1984 speech (what an apropos year for this topic) sums up my thoughts about the difference between greater freedom in America and bigger government, as envisioned by those who would forego freedom and opportunity, for a taxpayer funded safety net. Excerpt: The difference between the path toward greater freedom or bigger government is the difference between success and failure; between opportunity and coercion; between faith in a glorious future and fear of mediocrity and despair; between...

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Cyprus could tax people’s bank accounts for EU bailout

The mainstream media always mocks conservatives’ caution about what big government spending can lead to. The doubters finally got to see what could result with too much progressive government. The European Union’s demands have pushed the Cyprus government to consider forcing Cypriot bank depositors to pay up to 10% of their bank deposits as a tax in exchange for a $13B bailout from Europe. Did the progressive loving Cyprus people gleefully accept their fair share? No, they swarmed the banks, forcing the government to shut them...

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