Ugly Reminder – Now is the Time for a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons 2

By Daniel McKay
Ugly Reminder - Now is the Time for a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons
I’m doing some moving (starting a new job) so I will keep this short (I also have the “right to work” idea on my plate). Today Connecticut experienced one of the worst school shootings in US history. At least 28 have been killed among them 17 children.  This would rank up at the second most deadly school ...

Obama wins re-election bid. What to expect the next 4 years 3

By Daniel McKay
Obama wins re-election bid. What to expect the next 4 years
Well the election is over, and as the results have come in we can officially announce that President Barack Obama will remain at the helm for the next four years. So now the question is, what can we expect the next four years? During campaigns we see a lack of movement in government, congress gridlocks ...

Romney’s… I Mean McCain’s… Wait I Mean Bush’s 5 Point Plan 2

By Daniel McKay
Romney's... I Mean McCain's... Wait I Mean Bush's 5 Point Plan
Romney’s… I Mean McCain’s… Wait I Mean Bush’s 5 Point Plan. I’ve been travelling recently and haven’t had much time to make a post so I thought while I’m still out-of-town I would mention this – previously reported but interesting nonetheless. What Romney’s 5 point economic plan looks like to me is a set of ...

The Syrian RED LINE… What Obama Needs to do in the Middle East! 2

By Eddy Simonian
The Syrian RED LINE... What Obama Needs to do in the Middle East!
A tragedy occurred Friday in Lebanon. Wissam Al Hassan (one of the top security officials in Lebanon) along with other 2 people were killed in a brutal explosion in the Christian town of Ashrafiye. Over 80 people were injured and many were children. The explosion occurred in a dense area with no regard for the lives of innocent bystanders. General Hassan arrived ...

Cutting Taxes on Millionaires DOESN’T Increase Economic Growth 6

By Daniel McKay
Cutting Taxes on Millionaires DOESN'T Increase Economic Growth
I’ll try to keep this post short. The question is whether or not cutting taxes on the super-rich actually does as much as those who advocate it think it should. A new study out by Laura Tyson and Owen Zidar of UC Berkeley suggests that Romney’s tax plan advocating a 20% across the board tax cut would ...

The Disenfranchisement of the American Middle-Class 2

By Daniel McKay
The Disenfranchisement of the American Middle-Class
In a well-functioning representative government, people irrespective of status and resources can voice their opinions to their representatives. The United States is NOT a well-functioning representative government. Repeatedly, and almost relentlessly the government has ignored the sentiments of the masses in favor of the few. The reason for the continued disregard for public opinion comes ...

Why Do People Vote Against Their Self-Interest: Take 2 1

By Princeton Moses G.
My esteemed colleague Daniel McKay here at ideafart asked a thought-provoking question in one of his posts. “ Why Do People Vote Against Their Self-Interests?” The answer to such a question is more ambiguous than meets the eye. Though self-interest may vary from one individual to the next, nonetheless, many people perhaps through their certitude ...

Obama’s Debate Comeback – “Mission Accomplished” 2

By Daniel McKay
Obama's Debate Comeback -
Recently, our very own Princeton Moses G wrote an article on what Obama needed to accomplish to continue his success on the campaign trail. While I don’t want to sound like I’m putting words in his mouth, but “Mission Accomplished.” The debate today was different from the past two. For the first time there was a ...

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 ...

Obama’s Mission For The Next Debate (10/16/2012) 1

By Princeton Moses G.
Obama’s Mission For The Next Debate (10/16/2012)
Hitherto, the Obama campaign has had a significant edge over Mitt Romney’s campaign electorally, but complacency was the mother of that inept strategy which engendered the President’s feckless debate performance. As a result Gov. Romney has significantly erased the President’s lead. The latest polls show the Gov. and the President virtually tied, with a slight ...