Better Mars Than Obama’s America

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids; in fact, it’s cold as hell, according to the song. But that hasn’t stopped people from wanting to go there because, let’s face it, Earth just isn’t that much fun anymore. Over 100,000 people from around the globe have applied to be part of the first one-way expedition to Mars in 2022. The Mars One trip aims to put four permanent settlers on the Red Planet, to be followed about a year later by another group of settlers. Although the applicants Read more […]

Full-Time Jobs Declining & Part-Time Jobs Increasing

Once again the government has released their monthly job figures and claim that they are still making improvements to the job market.  They are boasting about the addition of 195,000 new jobs reported for the month of June and trying to convince us all that things are looking up with an unemployment rate of 7.6%.  They may have created 195,000 new jobs, but the report also shows that 2,692,000 Americans have been unemployed less than 5 weeks. Once again, the 7.6% unemployment figures are deceiving Read more […]

IRS Corruption Easy to Fix if GOP Has Guts

Sir John Dalberg-Acton famously observed, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” and that includes the IRS. No federal agency enjoys more power than the “absolute power” wielded by the Internal Revenue Service. It’s little wonder, then, that under this power-drunk Obama regime, the IRS has become “corrupted absolutely.” It’s become the hammer to this president’s favorite nail: political dissent. The bureaucratic cat’s out of the bag and the evidence Read more […]

IRS: Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been a Christian?

The IRS abused its power in targeting conservatives for harassment and probably leaking information to liberal groups during the presidential election cycle. But the IRS’s actions crossed a line from merely corrupt into sinister when it grilled an Iowa pro-life group about its religious views. During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Friday, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., asked outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller about it. “Their question,” Schock said, “specifically asked from the Read more […]

Obama and Romney Nearly Pay the Same Tax Rate­

Remember when Mitt Romney was attacked by the media for only paying a 15.4 percent tax rate? Well, President Obama’s rate is not much different: 18 percent for 2012. Romney had more than $3 million taken from him in 2011. No one person should have to pay that much money, especially when the government that confiscated it will most likely waste it. If Romney had been able to keep most of that $3 million, it would have done more for the economy than any government redistribution program ever could. Read more […]

We’ve Become a Food Stamps Nation to Keep Democrats in Power

Food Stamps are big business, job killers, turn human beings into wards of the State, and have become a reliable voting block for the Democrat Party. The typical argument used by liberals as to why food stamps are so important is that children and the elderly are the recipients. That’s probably true. The question is, how did we get to the place in our nation where in 1969, 2.8 million people received food stamps and today more than 47 million are on food stamps? “Since President Lyndon Baines Read more […]

Democrats’ Trouble With Numbers

It would be funny if it weren’t so sad, but Rep. Maxine Waters, a ranking member of the California Congressional Brain Trust, said that the sequester cuts would cost Americans 170 million jobs. Considering there are only 134 million people working in the United States, that would be an impressive feat. Waters, by the way, is the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, which deals with banking, insurance, real estate and securities. If the Democrats were to regain the House, Read more […]

Obama Wants to Close Thousands of Businesses & Raise Unemployment

Many businesses in America, large, medium and small, are operating on shoestring budgets.  As Obamacare began to kick in, hundreds of businesses began laying off staff to offset the increased costs they face under Obamacare.  Consequently, thousands of people have lost their jobs, thanks to Obama and his Affordable Care Act. Hundreds of other businesses, especially many small businesses have had to drop health benefits for their employees as they can no longer afford the higher premiums.  Consequently, Read more […]

What the GOP Can Learn from Dr. Benjamin Carson

Dr. Benjamin Carson, a recognized pioneer and expert in neurosurgery, spoke at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. President Obama was in attendance. Dr. Carson’s remarks are getting a lot of attention. We can thank Al Gore for that since he was the one who invented the Internet. We’re now able to do an end-run around the establishment media. The Wall Street Journal reported that the good doctor is presidential material. While Dr. Carson probably will not run for President, he offers Read more […]

Award-Winning Neurosurgeon Offers Alternatives to ObamaCare and the Income Tax

Dr. Ben Carson is a nationally recognized neurosurgeon and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this week in which he outlined a simple way to fund healthcare without the need of a 2700-page law that will be implemented by faceless and nameless bureaucrats and death panels. President and Mrs. Obama were in attendance. Here is Dr. Carson’s healthcare solution: “When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic Read more […]

The Nanny State and General Welfare

An important point that is seldom made in modern political discourse is the uncreative nature of government. By this I mean that government, as an entity, does not and cannot create—it can only regulate. The governing documents of this country—the Constitution and the Bill of Rights—limit “government more than governments had ever been limited in any nation” prior. And for the first half of its 224-year existence, Leonard Read notes that: No citizen turned to government for help and for Read more […]

What Most Americans Don’t Know About Taxes

I read USA Today because it gives me a quick rundown on popular news. Every so often I find a story that surprises me. Rarely do I agree with its Founder, Al Neuharth. But in his Plain Talk article of February 1, 2013, his article on “How income tax has changed in 100 years” caught my attention: “If you’re getting ready to file your income tax return, you should be interested to know that what you’re doing started 100 years ago. But what a difference that century has made! Examples: “When Read more […]