What Are Debt And Entitlements?

October 18, 2016

onservatives distort the English language. One of the more prominent examples is the word entitlement. According to the dictionary, an entitlement is something due to one by law or contract. In the case of Social Security and Medicare, they are benefits that are paid for by the FICA tax of 15.2%. Conservatives confuse the word […]

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August 28, 2014

have lately been deluged with requests for donations from various groups. These groups, various organizations of the Democratic Party and several devoted to specific causes, including gun control, veterans, the environment, immigrants and the similarly oriented, badger me constantly. They ask for a signature on a petition. Then comes the beg. The majority leader of […]

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May 25, 2014

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” – George Washington “True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.” — Clarence Darrow didn’t make the ultimate sacrifice but I did serve this country. I decline to claim that I served my country. This is not the country that I served. This country […]

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Fool Them Twice

January 15, 2011

One of my great grandfathers was the last surviving veteran of the Civil War from Tennessee. William Nelson Morgan was known to everyone as Uncle Bill. He survived 2 days beyond his 105th birthday. I was 9 years old at the time. The lieutenant governor came to his funeral. Others waved what they thought was […]

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September 27, 2010

All of the attention is on the Republican Pledge. Its 21 pages are supposed to tell voters what they promise. Not really. It’s simply a distraction. They deceived the people with the Contract in 1994. The Pledge is supposed to do the same in 2010. They will not accomplish any of the things they promise. […]

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February 19, 2010

If you stay to the end of this post, you will see an offer you can’t refuse – no strings attached. My last post was about a health issue, not healthcare reform. Writing so frequently on healthcare reform and the economy has built up a tremendous reserve of frustration. I wanted to take a psychic […]

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