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 ...

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 ...

The Simple Budget Plan For The US Government 2

By Daniel McKay
The Simple Budget Plan For The US Government
A simple plan that could be implemented to reduce our deficit and debt levels while increasing investment and promoting economic growth. I thought I would introduce to you all a simple budget plan for the United States. Note that the effects of this plan may be different and we may see increasing interest rates on ...

The American Caste Society – In Class Warfare Money Rules 6

By Daniel McKay
The American Caste Society - In Class Warfare Money Rules
The United States comes closest to the ideal of prosperity for all in a classless society. – Richard Nixon to Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev, 1959 I wish this could be said today, as it was said in 1959. The real prospect of the “American Dream” is more folklore than a reality for many Americans today. ...

Why Healthcare Should Be Provided To All 2

By Daniel McKay
Why Healthcare Should Be Provided To All
Health is a public good. Healthcare is a moral obligation. Whether or not you choose to believe either one of these statements probably determines whether or not you support universal healthcare. One cannot simply argue that it is a moral dilemma and expect to win over a crowd that could care less. You have to instead appeal ...

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 ...