Too Much ‘Reality’ News

By Daniel McKay
Too Much 'Reality' News
We need to demand reality in the news, not ‘reality news’.  Reality news, not what news is supposed to be reporting on, “reality”, but “Road Rules” reality has plagued the news the past years. Gone are the days where “Judge Joe Matthews” and “People’s Court” are confined to your local channel’s 2pm lineup, you can ...

Princeton Moses Gbah: The Republican Party’s Path Forward 1

By Princeton Moses G.
Princeton Moses Gbah: The Republican Party's Path Forward
Decades from now, when Political Historians are analyzing their way through the archives of American Political History, they shall conclude with unanimous certitude, that the 2012 Presidential Election results were indeed an insidious apogee of the Republican Party’s descent into political abyss. A defeat brought upon by political malpractice, self-injurious behavior foiled amid a tidal-wave ...

Want To Learn About Entitlements? Part 2: The Problems 2

By Daniel McKay
Want To Learn About Entitlements? Part 2: The Problems
We recently covered in Part 1 some basic facts about entitlements, or “earned benefits,” that gave a pretty good outline of what they are, how they are funded and our expenditures. This segment will go more into detail about the issues we face in the coming decades surrounding entitlements. “the future is bleak, short-term projections show a fund that ...

Want To Learn About Entitlements? Part 1: The Facts 6

By Daniel McKay
Want To Learn About Entitlements? Part 1: The Facts
Welcome to part 1 of our 3 part US entitlements series: The Facts Definition: Entitlements are guarantees to benefits by right or law. In the United States entitlements are Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Food Stamps, veterans benefits, Welfare, unemployment insurance, supplemental security income, student loan programs, school food programs etc… The list ...

Post Vice Presidential Debate Analysis 10/11/12 1

By Daniel McKay
Post Vice Presidential Debate Analysis 10/11/12
The debate tonight was nothing short of a good and constructive discussion. Both candidates were passionate and loud. Unlike the first Presidential Debate, no candidate checked out – each put out their points and reached out to the American people. The verdict? It was a tie.. The moderator was much stronger this debate, she dug ...

Water In The Ears? Austerity With Slow Growth Is LUDICROUS 8

By Daniel McKay
Water In The Ears? Austerity With Slow Growth Is LUDICROUS
People and Politicians really don’t get it, austerity is something you should do when the economy is booming – not when it is weak. Despite overwhelming economic evidence that austerity slows down economies – you hear people, and even more scary, politicians, preach we take a dose of Hoover’s medicine. It’s important to understand that what we’re ...

The Vice Presidential Debate – 10/11/2012

By Princeton Moses G.
The Vice Presidential Debate - 10/11/2012
One can go back decades in the archives of American political history in search of a scenario where a Vice Presidential Debate has altered or influenced the outcome of an election and come out empty-handed. But this time could be different; the stakes perhaps are higher than they’ve ever been, amplified by the President’s peculiar or rather ...

The Grass Is Always Greener In Government 4

By Daniel McKay
The Grass Is Always Greener In Government
We Don’t Know What We Want, But We HATE Government – So We Always Want The Alternative. We elect presidents who support social issues, then decide they do too much. When we elect the other guy, we decide they do too little… I think we just don’t know what we want. Take a look at ...

I Like to Think Our Debt is $4 TRILLION, NOT $16! Math lesson 3

By Daniel McKay
I Like to Think Our Debt is $4 TRILLION, NOT $16! Math lesson
There seems to a major lack of thinking out there. Our net debt is more like 4 trillion, not 16.  It is called the NIIP (Net international investment position), the amount a country owes if they were to “cash in” and “pay out”. In the case of the United States, according to the BEA (Bureau of ...

If Obama Is Re-elected Will We Face Fiscal ARMAGEDDON? 4

By Daniel
If Obama Is Re-elected Will We Face Fiscal ARMAGEDDON?
Do We Face Fiscal Armageddon if Obama is Re-elected? In short, no. The Republicans have already said that they will have to compromise with the Democrats should Obama win. January 1, 2013: The Day of Reckoning. This is the date where automatic across the board cuts are set to take effect, slashing entitlement programs and ...