Tag Archive: class warfare

A “Thank You” Campaign for the U.S. Taxpayer

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Last week, I was watching Vice President Joe Biden on television speaking in Detroit to leaders of the American auto industry. There at the North American International Auto Show, he hailed the success of the bailouts both General Motors and Chrysler received in 2009. The debate will likely never be settled as to whether or…

The Perpetual Class Warfare Campaign

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As the Obama administration and the Democratic Party prepare once again to campaign on the “issue” of income inequality (this time for the 2014 midterm elections), the irony of their efforts is impossible to ignore. After all, President Obama has been peddling the class warfare rhetoric since before he ever took office. You would think…

The Notion That Commercialism is Now an Obscenity

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My family doesn’t make it to the movie theater often. Let me rephrase that: We don’t make it to the movie theater AS a family often. My son and daughter are lucky enough to have a grandmother who loves taking them to see the latest animated, family flicks. And my wife and I, on occasion,…

The Tax Debate That Should Have Taken Place Before the Election

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I’m not one of those conservatives who feels inclined to blame Mitt Romney for President Obama’s re-election victory. Sure, he wasn’t my first pick to represent the Republican Party, and there were times when I found myself annoyed with the decisions made by his campaign, but I think he was a strong and competent leader…

Warren Buffett’s Answer to An Awful Economy: Schadenfreude

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I’ve been a bit hard on Warren Buffett in some of my past columns. It’s not that I don’t respect the man. The amount of his wealth that he’s committed to charities is alone worthy of endless praise. There’s just something downright frustrating about having one of the country’s greatest business minds at our president’s…

Thank God for Rich People — a Second Look

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Back in December 2010 I published a column in this space entitled, “Thank God for Rich People.”  It touched off a brouhaha – without the ha ha, attracting more than 300 comments.  When we talked about the column on the O’Reilly Factor it touched off another firestorm. This seems like a good time to run…

The Rowdy Roddy Piper Presidency

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In a column I wrote several months ago, I mentioned how I watched a lot of professional wrestling as a child. One of my favorite wrestlers back then was Rowdy Roddy Piper, the crafty and sharp-tongued arch-nemesis of fan favorite, Hulk Hogan. Piper was kind of the J.R. Ewing of Saturday mornings – the villain…

Rob Peter to Pay Paul: Bad Economics! Good Politics?

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So the man who once promised he would bring us together has now kicked off his campaign for re-election determined to tear us apart.   Irony doesn’t begin to tell the story. Barack Obama went to conservative Kansas “laying out a populist argument for his re-lection next year,” as the page one story in the New…