Sorry Green/Progressive/Family You’ll Never Get a Chance 2

By Daniel McKay
Sorry Green/Progressive/Family You'll Never Get a Chance
  I know many people hope to see the rise of a third party to rival that of the establishment. Sorry to break it to everyone, but that just isn’t going to happen. The reason? The country wasn’t designed that way. This is not to say that parties can’t change, parties have mutated and evolved over ...

Eliminate the Mortgage Interest Tax Credit – Cut a Check 4

By Daniel McKay
Eliminate the Mortgage Interest Tax Credit - Cut a Check
While wildly popular, the mortgage tax deduction is one of the more obvious forms of regressive tax policy in the country. The mortgage interest tax deduction taken advantage by American homeowners is wildly popular and people cringe when they think it might be eliminated. One attack against Governor Romney is that he would eliminate the ...

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 ...

Mortgages and Housing: The Noose Around America’s Neck 1

By Daniel McKay
Mortgages and Housing: The Noose Around America's Neck
A couple of nights ago before bed I couldn’t stop thinking about our economy and what medicine is needed to put us back on track. I recently wrote “Cutting Taxes on Millionaires DOESN’T Increase Economic Growth” in which I suggest that the American economy is driven by consumers demanding products (the argument deserves an entire ...

“I Like What He Said”: The Final Presidential Debate – Early Summary 2

By Daniel McKay
The theme of the foreign policy section of the recent presidential debate went something like this: Obama: We are stronger than ever, under my leadership we are working to support moderate opposition groups in Syria, put pressure on Egypt to recognize minority rights, support Israel (we love you, please don’t be mad) blah blah blah ...

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 ...

America’s Biggest Mistake – Guns Instead of Butter 4

By Daniel McKay
America's Biggest Mistake - Guns Instead of Butter
There’s no corner of the known world where some interest is not in danger or under actual attack. If the interests are not American they are those of our allies. America is constantly attacked by evil-minded neighbors, always fighting for a breathing space. The whole word is pervaded by a host of enemies and it ...

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 ...

Trials Of A Newbie Blogger – Week 4 2

By Daniel McKay
Day 22: LinkedIn sucks 2:20pm – Tried a free ad credit thing from LinkedIn today to see if I could drive some more users to the site… One click.. glad it was a credit and I didn’t have to pay for the campaign. Hit the 1,000 unique views mark on ideafart since we moved onto ...

Congressional Gridlock: The Public Chain Gang 2

By Daniel McKay
Congressional Gridlock: The Public Chain Gang
If you want to help stop the Gridlock in Congress, please take a few seconds to sign the Citizen’s pledge to hold Congressmen accountable. You can sign the pledge at http://stopthegridlock.com The People are no fans of gridlock, from both the Right and Left, constituents are fed up with the ways of our recent congressional ...