Tag Archives: Taxes

Freedom isn’t Free

This trite catchphrase was originally devised to give thanks and appreciation to our military, stating in effect that the freedom we enjoy is only possible through the sacrifices of our armed forces. However, it is cynically used by hawkish foreign policy interventionists as an excuse for defense spending and war-making. The land of the free […]

Obama in 2012 – a race between Right and Further Right

Barack Obama has shown himself to be a progressive voice for change in America, a champion for the advancement of our nation and its citizens to build a brighter future for all. At least in his speeches that is what he’s shown himself to be. I believe it’s what made us fall for the man […]

Rick Warren – MegaLiar

Rick Warren is the Pastor of his own MegaChurch, the Saddleback Church in California. He is a Christian preacher, which essentially means he lies for a living. He tells the mythical tale of the virgin-born Jesus, Son of the mythical Yahweh, to his flock as if it were truth, and he sells books and interviews […]

Checking in on the Republicans

As I wrote a few months ago, the Republicans stormed into power across the country riding a wave of voter anger and Tea Party fueled angst over government spending. A prolonged unemployment slump caused voters to pull the lever for the GOP who promised to restore sanity to government spending and end job killing legislation […]

Let the Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Opinion: The clock is ticking on the package of tax cuts that President Bush and the Republican Congress passed in 2001. The “Bush Tax Cuts” as they’re generically called were cuts in the marginal tax rates that were in place at the time. All marginal rates were cut, and because the United States uses a […]

A Practical Man speaks to an Ideologue

Ideology: a : a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture b : a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture c : the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program Ideologue: an often blindly partisan advocate or adherent of a particular ideology. Practical: disposed to […]

ExxonMobil getting off for Free

For many years I struggled with where I fit in politically. My parents, like many Cubans, were Republicans. When I registered to vote, I followed their lead and registered as a Republican. I was 18 years old and while proud to be a registered voter, I had no idea what a Republican was. Many years […]