Category Archives: US Politics

Time to fix Washington – My Thoughts

As I listen to all the banter back and forth on the solutions to the fiscal cliff and see that no one is actually proposing anything that solves any of the problems I become more and more disheartened with what has become … Continue reading

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Efficiency in Educational Spending – My Thoughts

Are we getting any value for the money we spend on public education? Here is the most recent data (2009) I could find based on the total spend from age 6 to age 16 compared to the OECD countries. This … Continue reading

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The 0 10 10 Plan a path to Prosperity

I would like to propose a new line of thinking in solving our debt crisis.  It is derived from living through several industry crisis.  The proposal is what I call the 0 10 10 plan. Today, we have a baseline … Continue reading

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Reining in the debt and should there be more taxes – My thoughts

As the political games continue in Washington, us poor old Americans continue to be lead around like sheep. A Congress calling for real cuts and getting $38.5B only to later learn it really was only $350M, the rest were things … Continue reading

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Could the current Middle East turmoil be an affirmation of the Bush policies – My thoughts

One of the intended consequences of the War in Iraq was the establishment of a Democracy in the Middle East to hold up as a example of what life could be. While the Democracy and the democratic process in Iraq … Continue reading

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Obama now taking over Pharma research – My thoughts

In today’s New York Times, Sunday January 23rd, it published an article on the Obama administration starting a laboratory to develop new drugs. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/health/policy/23drug.html. The chief complaint in the article is that the pipeline of new drugs has been steadily in … Continue reading

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School Fix – My thoughts

Governor, tear down these schools I applaud Mr. Finley’s suggestion (http://www.detnews.com/article/20110116/OPINION03/101160304/1271/OPINION0305) and do not believe it goes far enough. I bring to this discussion a perspective formed from listening to my wife who is a school teacher over these many … Continue reading

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Healthcare Fix – My thoughts

In my opinion, the major problem with the healthcare system is it is fundamentally backwards.  The concept of employers deciding what, if any, health coverage to provide their employees is just wrong. I would propose the following 10 point solution … Continue reading

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