Our nation must
absolutely reject ridged political dogma and find a workable common
Compromise and flexibility is the only way to establish
a viable future for our nation.
(These issues revolve around the basic question: What
should the central government's role be in a free market democracy?)
Congressional Integrity - Our #1 Issue!
The excessive influence of generous campaign donations,
lobbyists and party leadership are calling the shots in Congress.
Congressional corruption is a very complex and shrouded
subject. Special interests are experienced and savvy. Whatever
efforts to resolve the many problems listed below will be filtered and
adjusted to accommodate entrenched interests. See our Main Menu, "Examination
of Major Issues" for links into this realm.
Protests like the "occupy" groups are NOT new. However they have never had
the nationwide and worldwide participation to the degree that we are
seeing now. We've been there before! As an historical
reference check out "Banks
of Marble" - Pete Seeger. Sure, there are some crazies and
malcontents in the protests. But (a really big "but") this should
not be an excuse to discount the the entire group and definitely not to be
an excuse to discount the many core issues. See our Expanded
This is the largest of the various "entitlements." We have presented
extensive information and discussion elsewhere on this site. Here is
a set of suggestions derived from reviewing many political statements and
data from government sources. Remember that Social Security is
disability insurance coverage, insurance benefits
for surviving children and spouse, as well as a
premium for a future annuity!
Prior Examination Here)
Before discussing Medicare and Medicaid which are dependent upon the
nation's health care system we present a variety of suggestions to fix the
national health care system in place of what has been dubbed "Obama Care."
We review a variety of abuses and problems together with reasonable
actions that can be taken.
Medicare and Medicaid are major issues. Unfortunately they are dependent upon a
clear and rational health care program.
There are political and populist forces attempting to destroy this
essential safety net. Many of the basic issues are discussed under this
This is a real mess! It is complicated and for the most part beyond
the scope of this site. The major problem is that the Federal
government is failing to refund States in a timely fashion. However, the health care
suggestions and Medicare suggestions above may alleviate many of the
Total Congressional mishandling has cost Americans
trillions of dollars. This crisis is wiping out plans to retire with
dignity, provide college education for family members and one of the
biggest reasons for net worth inequities. We discuss this
Congressional created crisis in
Greater Detail with a Unique Proposal
For the most part the government doesn't create jobs - private industry
does! The push for reduced government will produce more unemployed as the
government cuts back. Many of the returning troops from Iran will be
attempting to re-enter the labor force. This is a double edged sword! There are a
number of significant problems affecting this near-chronic issue.
Further, the Housing Crisis severely impacts unemployment beyond that of
the construction industry.
The undeniable facts are that we, as a nation, have spent and borrowed
beyond our means. The national debt must be brought back down to a
manageable level. Some politicians continue to deny the severity of our
debt level and want to continue raising taxes and expand social programs.
Others seek to clamp down an any tax increase regardless of the negative
impact on the nation. Both sides present a variety of scare tactics
and political posturing that do not serve the nation. Both sides
seek to protect their constituency regardless of the needs of the entire
nation. We have researched many factors avoided by our political
leadership and political activists.
Regulations and Consumer Protection:
The current administration has created a morass of new, yet-to-be-defined,
regulations that is stifling job creation. Unfortunately these
regulations often needlessly burden businesses yet fail to truly address
important issues like the importation of foreign goods.
Okay, we are a consumer, importing nation. Other countries want our
business? So... let's enforce the same food and safety regulations on
imported goods that we apply to domestic producers.
on this issue.
All of the recent talk
about debt, entitlements, taxes, unemployment and other major issues seem
to lose sight of several facts that we all must consider and that our
political leadership is side-stepping.
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