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Col. Frank Ryan<br />USMC (Ret.)

Col. Frank Ryan
USMC (Ret.)

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Frank Ryan

    Tue, July 17, 2018

    Trump's Tariffs and Trade Policy

    President Trump’s tariffs and trade policy have sparked extensive debate and heated arguments both at home and abroad. The tariffs started with a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on ...

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    Thu, July 05, 2018

    Leveling the Playing Field

    Affirmative-action was a term first used Pres. Kennedy as the result of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. In an article from the National Conference of State legislatures they described ...

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    Tue, June 12, 2018

    The Diplomacy of Donald Trump

    The North Korea and United States negotiations as well as the G7 US relationship have taken center stage in recent days.

    The style of diplomacy in the first two ...

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    Thu, May 24, 2018

    Convicted Without Trial

    Absolutely no one should trivialize an accusation of sexual harassment or abuse. By the same token our entire nation is built on a judicial system in which you are innocent until proven guilty. The ...

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    Thu, May 03, 2018

    Smoke and Mirrors

    Having spent the past year in the legislature as a state representative, I am continuously amazed by the lack of critical analyses in government.

    As an aside, I ...

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    Mon, April 23, 2018

    Convicted Without Trial

    Absolutely no one should trivialize an accusation of sexual harassment or abuse. By the same token our entire nation is built on a judicial system in which you are innocent until proven guilty. The ...

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    Tue, April 10, 2018

    Trade Wars

    The decline in manufacturing jobs in the United States has been rapid. Contrary to popular belief manufacturing employment was relatively stable in the 1960s and 1970s, however, the rate of decline ...

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    Fri, March 23, 2018

    Learning to Cope: A Lost Skill

    The deteriorating nature of public discourse and the disdain with which people interact with one another have been at the forefront of many discussions in the past few years.

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    Tue, February 20, 2018

    PA's Constitutional Crisis

    In a repeat to Pennsylvania’s and our county’s extraordinary role in the 2016 presidential election, this year Pennsylvania will be the center of one of the greatest constitutional challenges and ...

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    Mon, January 22, 2018

    Taxes: When is Enough, Enough?

    Does government have an insatiable appetite for cash �" yours? Hearing the anxiety over the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 by liberals one would think that the issue about winners and losers ...

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    Fri, December 22, 2017

    When Trust is Lost

    When Trust is lost

    The struggles and drama playing out in the United States for the past 60 years in general and 10 years in particular are indicative of a much ...

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    Thu, December 07, 2017

    Bill of Rights: Fact or Fiction?

    The case of Second Lt Spenser Rapone, West Point graduate and US Army officer, has raised to the forefront a number of issues relative to our military, our Bill of Rights, and our common ...

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    Tue, November 14, 2017

    Sanctuary Cities and the Rule of Law

    The battle rages on!

    The continual battle over sanctuary cities is heating up in unbelievable ways. Pres. Trump has made the issue of sanctuary cities a major part ...

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    Tue, October 24, 2017

    Government Intervention: Blessing or Curse?

    In September, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm. The devastation to the island of such an horrific storm was the final blow to an area already financially ...

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    Thu, October 05, 2017

    Trump's Task Organization

    The news media is apoplectic. The latest twitter feeds from President Trump set off continual firestorms by those outraged by his comments. The sheer visceral response to everything this president ...

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    Tue, September 12, 2017

    Excessive Government is the Problem

    Draining the swamp, disenfranchising voters, ignoring the will of the people, and special interest groups influence have all combined to cause people to lose faith in their government. The media is ...

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    Wed, August 23, 2017

    Personal Responsibility is a Right

    During a recent commentary I was making on the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I uttered the words “personal responsibility” and you would have thought that I had screamed an ...

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    Thu, August 03, 2017

    What Insolvency Looks Like

    The economic crisis and bankruptcy plaguing Puerto Rico will soon come to other states. The State of Illinois is the most likely candidate that may have to seek protection from creditors with ...

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    Thu, July 13, 2017

    Impact of National Security Leaks

    The national security leaks coming out of our intelligence agencies are mind-boggling. Almost without question, there are daily leaks of some of the most sensitive information.

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    Tue, June 20, 2017

    Civil Disobedience or Insurrection?

    The complete obstruction of a President Trump’s agenda and those who elected him goes well beyond constitutionally protected free speech and rises to the level of civil disobedience at best or ...

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    Mon, June 05, 2017

    Real ID

    Starting in 2018, many of us will become painfully aware of the term REAL ID.

    The Federal government REAL ID Act of 2005 requires state issued driver's licenses and identification cards ...

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    Thu, May 11, 2017

    National Debt Enslaving U.S. Economy

    The United States has often prided itself that we no longer have debtor prisons. Debtor's prisons were, for the most part, outlawed in the United States by the end of Reconstruction.

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    Fri, April 21, 2017

    Bombing Alone is Not a Strategy

    During the Obama Administration, bombing a target was considered "the strategy". However, without a clear understanding of the mission and strategy behind the then "bombing ...

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    Thu, March 30, 2017

    Property Taxes: Undermining Liberty

    The right to personal property sets the United States apart from other nations. Outside the United States, the rights to property have long been subject to the realm of kings and queens — a ...

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    Mon, March 13, 2017

    Draining the Swamp

    My head is spinning!

    During the Obama years, the cries from the right about Benghazi, Lois Lerner and the IRS Tea-Party Scandal, the Clinton Foundation alleged ...

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    Thu, February 16, 2017

    Impact of Unfunded Mandates

    Our Founding Fathers envisioned a nation in which there was a separation of powers such that the legislative, the executive, and the judicial branches were held in check and balance.

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    Thu, January 26, 2017

    Federal Reserve: Shadow Government

    Former President Obama declared the financial crisis was the result of fundamental failures in the financial institutions:

    "The financial crisis was the result ...

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    Tue, January 03, 2017

    Federal Reserve Chess

    Is Janet Yellen playing politics with the economy? Is she and the Fed, on one side, playing chess with President-elect Trump on the other side with the American people the pawns?

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    Mon, November 21, 2016

    Dealing with Illogical Government

    Shortly after November 8 election results came in, I was scheduled to give a lecture to a group of Certified Public Accountants.

    By way of full disclosure, I was ...

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    Thu, October 13, 2016

    Age of Disinformation

    To trust or not to trust — isn't that really the question?

    The sheer volume of information and disinformation being fed to the American people daily makes it ...

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    Thu, September 22, 2016

    Affluent Fear

    When I see that Wall Street and the power brokers are placing their bets on Hillary Clinton with donations to her campaign as well as the unsavory pay to play of the Clinton foundation and the State ...

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    Thu, September 01, 2016

    A Higher Calling

    Throughout history there have been examples of leaders who have done the right thing at the right time for the right reason regardless of the impact on them personally. The story of Schindler's List ...

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    Thu, August 11, 2016

    It's 3 A.M. - Who to Call?

    During the 2008 presidential campaign, then candidate Hilary Clinton ridiculed Barack Obama's inexperience with the now famous ad asking who you wanted to answer the phone during a crisis at ...

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    Fri, July 22, 2016

    America the Surreal

    When the surreal becomes the norm, then what is surreal?

    The rhetorical question of surreal versus normal behavior is playing itself out throughout our nation. When ...

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    Thu, June 09, 2016

    Negative Impact of Minimum Wage

    During a recent run for the Pennsylvania state legislature, I was asked by a very dear friend after Mass to answer two questions with either a yes or no answer. The questions had to do with the ...

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    Mon, May 16, 2016

    Misplaced Blame - Municipal Bankruptcy

    Municipal and school taxes are increasing at an alarming rate. Community leaders and school district boards are feeling the heat from an angry and disaffected taxpayer and homeowner.

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    Mon, April 25, 2016

    Accountability, Responsibilitty, Efficiency

    I am a Certified Public Accountant, a CPA. My profession's ethics standards require me to be objective, to maintain the orderly function of commerce, and to not subordinate my judgment.

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    Tue, April 12, 2016

    National Infrastructure Crisis

    Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers issues a report card for America's infrastructure. In the 2013 report, the ASCE gave the United States a D+ rating with an estimated cost to ...

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    Thu, March 17, 2016

    Oil Production Quotas

    Oil prices have virtually collapsed and OPEC and other oil producing nations are considering quotas and production limits to drive prices up.
    The damage to the oil producing nations of lower oil ...

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    Fri, February 26, 2016

    Japanese Negative Rates: What Does it Mean?

    The Bank of Japan, in early February 2016, lowered interest rates to negative territory. The rates were lowered to a negative .1% on cash balances.
    The negative interest rate policies espoused ...

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    Thu, January 14, 2016

    Destroying Sense of Right and Wrong

    Whenever there is an assault on a society's moral compass the confusion that can result is destructive to both the society and the core values of that society.

    In ...

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    Tue, December 22, 2015

    Beware Deflation

    Much of the European Union and Japan have been beleaguered by a monetary policy characterized by negative interest rates.

    In Europe, Germany, Austria, the ...

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    Mon, November 30, 2015

    Duty, Honor, Country

    I am a retired United States Marine Corps Reserve Colonel. I have served in Iraq, briefly in Afghanistan, and in numerous contingency operations throughout my career. I held one of the highest ...

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    Thu, October 22, 2015

    Mr. Speaker: Lead or Get Out of the Way

    Speaker Boehner's decision to step down as Speaker of the House and McCarthy's decision not to seek the seat may finally create the showdown in our Country that is needed to move us away from the ...

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    Thu, October 01, 2015

    The Unfair Tax Code

    The American media has successfully swallowed a tall tale and we are being force fed the catch! The fantasy surrounds the debate about the unfair tax code. Unfortunately, the questions being asked ...

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    Thu, August 20, 2015

    Economic Warning Signs

    The Occupy Democrats have been quick to point out on social media all of the alleged economic accomplishments under President Obama.

    Unfortunately, the assessment ...

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    Fri, June 26, 2015

    Defrauding America

    Beginning with the General Motors bailout with a total cost to taxpayers of over $11 billion and the total cost to society of over $50 billion in order to shore up UAW pension plans, the Obama ...

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    Thu, June 18, 2015

    The Politics of Subversion

    The Obama administration has raised the bar in terms of artful deception and denial of the most blatant lies.

    When caught in either an outright deception or lie, ...

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    Thu, May 28, 2015

    Fiat Currency and German Bonds

    "Germany sells Five-year debt at Negative Yield for First Time on Record", screams the article from Wall Street Journal. The subtitle also stated "Move reflects plummeting borrowing ...

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    Wed, April 15, 2015

    Myth of White Privilege

    White Privilege?

    Of late the term "white privilege" has been bantered about in academia, the press, and in select governmental agencies.

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    Fri, March 06, 2015

    Personal Accountability

    The character of a nation and its core values determine whether or not a nation will survive. Be it the fall of the Roman Empire, the fall of the Third Reich, or most other empires, the root causes ...

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    Thu, February 19, 2015

    Oil: Surplus or Deflation?

    What is behind the oil price decline

    Conventional wisdom indicates slowing global economy and increased production are the root causes behind the precipitous drop ...

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    Fri, February 13, 2015

    We Are at War!

    World War III has started and apparently our government is unwilling to acknowledge it.

    Just as now, prior to World War II, efforts were made throughout Britain and ...

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    Fri, January 23, 2015

    Accountability and Responsibility

    Be it Ferguson, New York City, or any other social crisis facing our nation, the lack of leadership by the President, the Attorney General, Governor Nixon and other "leaders" opining on the ...

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    Fri, January 02, 2015

    The Real Employment Problem

    The real employment problem

    The unemployment statistics in November 2014 continue to improve or so it seems. But just below the surface of those improving ...

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    Wed, December 10, 2014

    U. S. Senate Puts American Lives At Risk

    I am a retired Marine reserve Colonel. I have been in harm's way.

    The Senate intelligence committee released a report that is likely to be incendiary at best. On ...

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    Fri, November 21, 2014

    Child Mental Heath Care Woefully Lacking

    Mental health care in the United States has been fragmented and disjointed for decades. The homeless problems in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the school shootings by distressed children across the ...

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    Mon, October 27, 2014

    Dollar as a World Currency

    Unparalleled economic growth compared to the rest of the world has been the experience in the United States economy since the founding of our republic.

    However, ...

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    Fri, October 10, 2014

    Islamic Terrorism and U.S. Role

    Bombing is not a strategy!

    Without a clear understanding of the mission and strategy behind the current "bombing campaign" against ISIS, our nation faces ...

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    Fri, September 19, 2014

    New World Disorder

    Recently there was a YouTube video clip commenting about the 20 second speech clip by President Obama in which he was calling for a new world order and that people were too small minded essentially ...

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    Fri, August 29, 2014

    Quantitative Easing Revisited

    By the end of the year 2014, the results and the impact of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing programs should be clearly known. It is anticipated widely that the Fed will eliminate ...

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    Tue, August 05, 2014

    The Cruelty of Liberalism

    The feel-good policies of many liberals are so fraught with unintended consequences that the very help that people believe they are providing to those less fortunate are, in fact, ensuring that those ...

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    Wed, July 16, 2014

    Trickle Up Poverty

    Despite Republican cries to the contrary, President Obama and his team have effectively set the agenda for the US economy and the United States for the years, and perhaps decades, ahead.

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    Mon, May 19, 2014

    Liberal Agenda Backfires

    No good deed goes unpunished!

    No expression could be more appropriate as it relates to the liberal agenda as it relates to illegal immigration.

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    Thu, April 24, 2014

    The GOP and Hispanics

    Since I began my walk across America to raise awareness of the needs of children with behavioral, emotional, and developmental disabilities, I have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of ...

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    Mon, March 10, 2014

    Stopping Welfare Fraud


    Welfare systems and social service systems have expanded substantially since the Great Depression.

    Since the depression, ...

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    Thu, January 30, 2014

    The American Aristorcacy

    The American Aristocracy
    The American Revolution was fought in order to allow the American colonies the right to determine their own future.

    The Declaration ...

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    Thu, January 09, 2014

    Pope Francis, Thomas Jefferson and Capitalism

    "Unless you believe, you will not understand"

    This quote in paragraph 23 of the papal encyclical "Lumen Fidei" provides insight into how to ...

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    Fri, December 20, 2013

    Call to Duty

    This December marks the ninth anniversary of my being recalled to active duty out of my military retirement from the Marine Corps reserve. I was one of the thousands that would eventually be called ...

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    Wed, November 27, 2013

    The Real Employment Problem

    Supposedly the economy is rebounding. Years of stimulus spending by the Administration and over $3 Trillion in quantitative easing by the Fed is allegedly working. Or is it?

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    Wed, November 13, 2013

    When Will They Stop Lying About Health Care?

    In my oath of office as a United States Marine, I was asked if I had any moral hesitation or moral purpose of evasion to honor my oath. It was a clear question. It was concise. The question was ...

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    Mon, September 30, 2013

    Failure of Command

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, in response to the Navy Yard killings, remarked that there were a number of red flags missed in the background check of Navy contractor Aaron Alexis. "Ya ...

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    Thu, September 05, 2013

    The Perfect Storm

    Our nation is facing a perfect financial storm that will affect the lives of our citizens for decades to come.

    Despite the potential chaos which may ensue, the ...

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    Fri, August 09, 2013

    DOMA Ruling Creates New Bias

    DOMA Unconstitutional — Problem Created

    In the 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional.

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    Fri, July 19, 2013

    Race Relations: Have We Progressed at All?

    To say that I am confused with the multiple reactions to the Zimmerman verdict would be an understatement.

    In the wake of the Zimmerman court case, the disparity in ...

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    Mon, July 01, 2013

    Education Bubble Has Burst

    The student loan debate in Congress is bringing to the forefront the student loan crisis plaguing our nation as well as the financial instability of academic institutions in the United States.

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    Fri, May 24, 2013

    Ryan Plans Walk Across America

    Whether it is Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech, or any horrific tragedy that strikes America, the apparent reaction is to respond with the predetermined agenda of the media and this ...

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    Thu, May 02, 2013

    Fed Fueling Stock Market Inflation

    The stock market has recently posted recent highs since the 2008 financial meltdown.

    Inflation is allegedly tame and within "acceptable" limits.

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    Fri, April 12, 2013

    The Last Frontier

    Throughout the history of the world when people have become oppressed they have fled and moved to neighboring uncharted lands. The uprooted and migrating people are called refugees, pioneers, ...

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    Fri, March 22, 2013

    Modern Day Debtor Prisons

    Modern Day Slavery Debtor Prisons

    The United States has often prided itself that we no longer have debtor prisons. Debtor's prisons were, for the most part, ...

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    Thu, February 07, 2013

    Greed is Good

    When the Treasury sold some of "our" shares in GM recently and agreed to sell our remaining shares over a 12-15 month period, the expected loss on the GM bailout will amount to ...

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    Fri, January 18, 2013

    A Time for Leadership

    The American Taxpayer Relief Act was passed and conservatives around the nation immediately began calling for the heads of those conservative lawmakers who voted in favor of the bill.

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    Thu, December 27, 2012

    Social Security and the Politics of Deceit

    In the Vice Presidential debate, Paul Ryan stated "Medicare and social security are going bankrupt". Without hesitation Joe Biden said emphatically "in regard to social security, we ...

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    Thu, December 06, 2012

    Low Interest Rates: Winners and Losers

    "Anytime you have a really great deal, remember for every winner there must be a loser."

    The expression means that when you have a "lopsided" ...

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    Wed, November 21, 2012

    Uncertainty Worst Part of Fiscal Cliff

    No decision is a decision. There's never been a time in our nation's history when that expression means more. The lack of a decision by President Obama and Congress has sparked the doom and gloom of ...

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    Thu, November 15, 2012

    The Fall and Rebirth of America

    The election results are now in and many conservatives and Republicans are disheartened.

    The hope that many of us had that the nightmare of the Obama presidency ...

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    Fri, October 26, 2012

    Deflation is Here

    Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Finland have been issuing short term government notes at negative interest rates since mid year 2012!

    This dangerous precedent has ...

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    Thu, October 04, 2012

    Sticks and Stones

    Few people would consider denigrating any religion or person to be a reasonable, mature, and decent way to behave.

    Yet when riots and killings are allegedly sparked ...

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    Tue, September 18, 2012

    The Disaster of Quantitative Easing

    Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Finland have been issuing short term government notes at negative interest rates since mid year 2012!

    This dangerous precedent has ...

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    Thu, August 23, 2012

    Deflation's Impact

    In response to an article on actions the Federal Reserve consider relating to monetary policy, a blogger questioned me and asked "inflation, deflation, does it really matter?

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    Mon, July 30, 2012

    Fighting the Last Depression

    Fighting this Depression with the Last Depression's Tactics is a recipe for disaster!

    In Chairman Bernanake's doctoral thesis, he "focused on the role of ...

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    Thu, July 19, 2012

    Obama Thinks Government is the Root of All Creation

    (This article first appeared in Investors Business Daily.)

    In the beginning, Government provided the infrastructure that permitted the success of American ...

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    Sun, July 15, 2012

    It's the Uncertainty, Stupid!

    In Chairman Bernanake's doctoral thesis, he "focused on the role of
    monetary policy in affecting economic activity, and on the historical analysis of the causes of the Great ...

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    Mon, June 18, 2012

    Time for a Government Anti-Trust Act?

    Many laws protect us against abusive businesses.

    Some laws protect us against abusive unions.

    But what laws effectively protect ...

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    Thu, May 31, 2012

    Starving the Beast

    With the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers effectively signed their own death warrant.

    The Declaration said in part "That whenever any Form of ...

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    Thu, May 10, 2012

    Debt - The New Equity

    In 2008 the financial world, as we know it, changed.

    Many of the principles we were taught were invalidated, it seemed.
    Save for retirement and live happily ...

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    Mon, April 30, 2012

    Civil Disobedience - Take a Stand!

    With the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers
    effectively signed their own death warrant.

    The Declaration said in part ...

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    Mon, April 09, 2012

    Government Caused Depression?

    During the Vietnam conflict a common complaint of soldiers was that you could never tell who the enemy really was.

    In this current economic recession I too am ...

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    Fri, March 30, 2012

    The Peace Dividend: Paid but Not Earned

    When the Berlin Wall collapsed and it appeared that the Soviet Union was going to break apart completely, President Clinton declared a peace dividend. During that "declaration" of the ...

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    Tue, March 13, 2012

    The Fed: We're Doing it Again

    No sooner had the housing market bubble burst in 2008, when the culprit for the real estate bubble was identified, in part, as the teaser interest rates.
    Teaser interest rates, also called ...

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    Wed, February 22, 2012

    Lost Hope

    As our economy continues to struggle, the structural problems facing our citizens which influence the current economic malaise must not be overlooked.

    There are ...

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    Wed, February 01, 2012

    Conduct Unbecoming

    Recently Congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West decried the public outrage over the reaction to the videos of the Marines allegedly urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban.

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    Wed, January 11, 2012

    It's the Uncertainty Stupid!

    Operation Twist is the Federal Reserve's most recent effort to reduce long term interest rates. In selling $400 Billion in short term securities to use the proceeds to invest in longer term U. S. ...

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    Thu, December 01, 2011

    Super Committee: Success or Failure?

    In the Budget Control Act of 2011, Congress created the Super Committee. The Super Committee technically called the "Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction" was chartered with the ...

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    Mon, October 31, 2011

    Pro-Union is Not Pro-Worker

    A recurring theme from the current administration is that to be pro-organized labor is to be pro-worker. Concurrently, the administration has consistently refuted that it is using class warfare as a ...

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    Fri, September 23, 2011

    A Reply to Warren Buffet

    In an opinion editorial on August 14, 2011 in the New York Times, Warren Buffett exclaimed that politicians were coddling the super rich.

    The research Mr. Buffett did on the tax code ...

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    Tue, September 06, 2011

    Recreating the Dream

    The American Dream can be restored to reality.

    I have never been as optimistic about the future of our great nation as I am today despite significant leadership ...

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    Thu, August 11, 2011

    Mr. President - It's 3 A.M.

    During the 2008 presidential campaign, then candidate Hilary Clinton ridiculed Barack Obama's inexperience with the now famous ad asking who you wanted to answer the phone during a crisis at ...

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    Fri, August 05, 2011

    Creating Uncertainty: Recipe for Economic Disaster

    As Congress and the President debated the increase in the debt ceiling limit to over $16 Trillion, millions of Americans have been held hostage by threats to entitlement programs and threats to ...

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    Tue, July 26, 2011

    Economic Slavery

    The "tax the rich" hysteria gripping this nation is absolute insanity. Cries to raise taxes on those with incomes over $250,000 or some other magical number are incredulous.

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    Fri, June 10, 2011

    Dealing with Disaster

    From the collapse of the Soviet Union to the sovereign debt disasters brewing in Europe, the fatigue and fear of their citizens is clearly evident in their weary eyes. With unemployment in Spain at ...

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    Thu, May 19, 2011

    Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

    The entire budget debate on Capitol Hill and at the White House is a charade!
    To put the $61 Billion dollar budget cuts in perspective, consider that we could save $38 Billion alone by ...

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    Thu, April 28, 2011

    Eliminating the Department of Education

    Cosmetic budget cuts will not solve our nation's debt woes. Real change is required to right our county. Waste must be identified, isolated, and eliminated.

    One ...

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    Thu, March 31, 2011

    The Way Ahead - A Nation in Crisis

    Whenever a nation's government tells its citizens, either business or labor, that they can run your operations better than you can, that government's credibility is shaken.

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    Thu, March 03, 2011

    Death of Common Decency

    The Supreme Court ruled that the Westboro Baptist Church's behavior in demonstrating at the funeral of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder was protected speech under the First Amendment of the ...

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    Fri, February 25, 2011

    Serious Solutions

    The President announced the 2012 budget of $3.73 Trillion with an expected deficit of $1.1 trillion. The massive deficit combines with the three prior years' deficits of in excess of $1 Trillion ...

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    Fri, January 14, 2011

    Deficit Inspired National Stragegy

    The sovereign debt issues of Europe will soon pale in comparison to the sovereign debt issues of the United States.

    The European crisis is merely the forerunner ...

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    Wed, December 01, 2010

    GM Success Story?

    In November 2010, GM sold stock in a public offering.

    At the same time, the President announced that the tough decisions made during his administration were ...

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    Thu, November 11, 2010

    Obsessive Regulatory Disorder

    It's flu season and yet the vaccine for ORD has yet to be developed. The virus is spreading. Our health system is inundated. What is a Nation to do!

    The disease ...

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    Fri, October 01, 2010

    Persuit of Happiness

    I think I can! I think I can!

    Most of us remember with warmness in our hearts that great parable of the little engine and its effort and determination in triumphing over obstacles and ...

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    Fri, September 10, 2010

    Seeds of the Next September 11th

    Wikileaks recently published over 90,000 classified documents relating to the Afghanistan war and, in a second brazen act, published top secret CIA documents for the whole world to view.

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    Fri, August 20, 2010


    Wanasoma! That's right. Wanasoma.

    Our government has learned economics all too well. The government understands elasticity of demand better than most economists ...

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    Fri, July 23, 2010

    Ideology vs. Philosophy: An Education Dilemma

    Star Trek's Dr. Spock must be so confused.

    Seeing the thought process of some of the politicians, business and labor leaders today causes most rational persons to ...

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    Fri, July 09, 2010

    Misery Index Revisited

    For those old enough to remember, the 1980's were consumed by periods of high unemployment, high inflation, and devastating interest rates. The national debt was almost $1 Trillion. Interest rates ...

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    Thu, June 10, 2010

    Energy Disaster

    On March 28, 1979, Three Mile Island suffered a partial core meltdown at Unit 2 of its nuclear reactors. The causes of the failure are now well documented but the consequences of the disaster to ...

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    Fri, May 21, 2010

    Democracy and Freedom Lost

    In my years of service in the United States Marine Corps and having had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time in foreign nations, it became very clear how to me how governments are overthrown ...

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    Fri, April 30, 2010

    Civil Liberties Eroded

    The health care bill, the financial services industry restructuring, the Patriot Act and a host of other bills, rules, regulations, and controls are all serving to quickly erode the very liberties ...

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    Fri, March 19, 2010

    National Debt Threatens National Security

    The greatest national security threat to the United States is our national debt. A determined enemy could bring us to our knees without firing a shot.

    Just as ...

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    Fri, February 26, 2010

    The Perfect Financial Storm

    Since September 2008, the Nation has been in the grip of a painful recession which has affected each and every one of us.

    With unemployment standing steady at over ...

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    Tue, February 09, 2010

    Reform Government as Well as Banking

    Reform government as well as banking!

    President Obama on January 21 chastised the banking industry for taking such tremendous risks with taxpayer funds!

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    Wed, December 23, 2009

    Iraq Was Not Vietnam; Afghanistan is Not Iraq

    The President's decision to send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan came after careful deliberation. The certainty of his rhetoric concerning withdrawal during the campaign has apparently been replaced ...

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    Fri, November 13, 2009

    Civility and Selfless Sacrifice

    By Col. Frank Ryan, USMC (Ret.)

    The Medal of Honor is bestowed on those individuals &amp;quot;who conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his ...

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    Fri, October 23, 2009

    Rebuilding America: Medical Reform

    Over the weekend of September 11th, President Obama chided opponents of his health care reforms for being naysayers. He accused them of lying and of not offering alternatives.

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    Fri, October 02, 2009

    The Strategy for Victory or the Agony of Defeat?

    Our Nation is once again being terrorized by extremist groups intent upon making a statement or inflicting damage to our way of life.

    Many are not convinced that ...

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    Fri, August 21, 2009

    Rebuilding America: - Focus Efforts or Lose the Legacy

    Focus Efforts or Lose the Legacy

    Watching our Congress in action and the change that has engulfed our Nation since January 2009, I am convinced that the Obama strategy is to throw so much into the mix that fiscal conservatives will ...

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    Thu, August 20, 2009

    Misguided President

    Recently, President Obama urged religious leaders to support his health care plan. He invoked a moral and ethical standard.

    He stated: "These are all ...

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    Mon, July 13, 2009

    Essays on Rebuilding America - The Customer

    The Customer

    Recently I went into a fast food restaurant and ordered a hamburger, fries and a diet coke. When paying for my meal, the sales clerk told me that my bill was $27.52. I was stunned. When I ...

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    Fri, June 19, 2009

    Letter of Resignation - 'I no longer wish to be a taxpayer'

    'I no longer wish to be a taxpayer'

    When I heard Joe Biden tell me it was my patriotic responsibility to pay more taxes, I felt like resigning from the Taxpayers Club of America! Wouldn't you love to resign as well?

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    Thu, May 28, 2009

    Ryan's Rules on Free Markets: A Lesson in Freedoms Lost

    There are certain rules of law that fall within the purview of man and there are significantly more important truisms of markets that defy the laws of man. Whenever man attempts to interfere with ...

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    Fri, May 08, 2009

    Rebuilding America: The Oath

    Having just seen the Department of Homeland Security's advisory relating to right wing extremists and how the word extremist is being used towards anyone not agreeing with the President, I am ...

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    Wed, March 18, 2009

    Bailouts, the Constitution and the Role of Government

    Recently Cramer was attached by Jon Stewart. The attacks were anything but complimentary but what Stewart failed to understand when he claimed that Wall Street knew "this" panic was going ...

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    Fri, February 20, 2009

    Opportunity Lost

    President Obama signed the Stimulus Bill into law on February 17, 2009. At the moment of the signing, he stood up and uttered "It's done".

    In ...

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    Thu, February 12, 2009

    A Tribute to Lincoln - A Travesty to Lincoln

    During the recent Presidential Inauguration, Barack Obama used the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln used during his inauguration. Obama traveled from Illinois using the same route Lincoln did on his ...

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    Fri, January 23, 2009

    Rebuilding America: - Bubbles and Panics

    Bubbles and Panics

    On Good Morning America, Elizabeth Warren, Chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel reviewing the expenditures of the TARP funds, expressed righteous indignation with the inability to track ...

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    Wed, December 31, 2008

    Rebuilding America - The Commoditization of America

    The Commoditization of America

    Wal-Mart's and Costco's tremendous success have led us to believe that everything we do and everything we buy are determined only by price. This commoditization of America has had a profound effect ...

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    Thu, December 11, 2008

    The End of JFK Idealism?

    "Ask not what your country can do for you……."

    In his inauguration, President Kennedy invoked our patriotism and sense of honor to serve our ...

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    Wed, November 19, 2008

    Rebuilding America: - Government regulations legalize greed

    Government regulations legalize greed

    The most recent spat of corporate, personal and government greed is causing many Americans to demand greater oversight and regulation on our financial markets. Unfortunately for all of us, these ...

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    Fri, October 31, 2008

    An Open Letter to Colin Powell

    General Powell, I have a tremendous respect for you and what you have done for our country. It is out of that profound respect that I am concerned about your recent endorsement of Senator Barack ...

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    Wed, October 08, 2008

    Tax the Wealthy -- Baffled Again

    I just don't get it. I truly do not understand.

    Over my entire lifetime and in this most recent presidential election cycle, I have heard some lower income ...

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    Wed, September 17, 2008

    Rebuilding America: - Energy Independence

    Energy Independence

    Inflate your tires, tune up your car's engine, drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are all reflective of the multitude of potential solutions to our Nation's energy problems. Despite these ...

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