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"Paths To The Presidency": John Kasich And The Road Less Taken, Because It Goes Nowhere

Last month I spent a few minutes mocking a Cleveland Plain Dealer story that suggested big donors might hunt down Ohio Gov. John Kasich as he traipsed around the Mountain West plumping for a balanced budget constitutional amendment, and beg him to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. 589 more words


Rand Paul's SOU Rebuttal

Senator Rand Paul, a likely 2016 Presidential candidate, has given a rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. It offers a real opposing viewpoint, with specific policy suggestions, rather than the usual platitudes that too often mark opposition party remarks. 347 more words

GDP & Employment

Creating 35 Million New Jobs

   By Bob Shapiro

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the US has 156 million people 16 and over, who make up the civilian labor force – 8.7 million of these are out of work. 741 more words

GDP & Employment

Europe Invented Statist Austerity

In December I took a first look at the European Commission’s “Report on Public Finances”, with the intention of returning to this important document later. It has been almost a month, longer than I expected, but here we are. 787 more words

Article V rule change passes on House floor

Article V rule change passes on House floor

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) amendment to the House Rules passed by a vote on the House Floor this week.

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Article V

We Agree There Is a Huge Debt Problem! How Do We Fix It?

Yesterday I gave my second “Fix the Debt” presentation, this time to the Greater Omaha Kiwanis Club.  The main slide (just below)
is all they needed to appreciate the magnitude of the problem.  344 more words

Jack Heidel

Official US National Debt Passes $18 Trillion

   By Bob Shapiro

The Official US National Debt (that’s NOT including either Agency Debt or Unfunded Liabilities) just passed the $18 Trillion mark. If every American (including babies and 100-year olds) were working and earning the average US wage, that $18 Trillion would come out to about 2600 hours worth of debt – EACH!. 515 more words

Monetary Policy