After the election we must quickly address the debt crisis or we will fall off the sequestration cliff and automatic cuts to our national budget will start. To the left is a civil discussion of the topic and everyone should listen to it. The discussion was on the NPR show On Being and includes Pete Domenici and Alice Rivlin.
Mayor Duggan Detroit's Mayor needs to get more involved in the education of the city's youth. The city's future, including it's viability, depends on it. Part of his job is to lay the groundwork for future prosperity for the municipality and he cannot sit on the sidelines and hope for better results at DPS! He must provide his expertise and opinions. I am not suggesting DPS come under the wing of the Mayor. I propose a formal communications link that allows interaction and feedback flowing in both directions. Both the city and DPS are in need of a larger middle class. If this does not happen neither entity will prosper and achieve their objectives.The city will not achieve its objectives of stabilizing its population, let alone growing, without good schools. Good schools will not happen if the population does not at least stabilize while its household income grows. The city will not attract a middle class from the suburbs without good schools. Perhaps the May
I am a free market conservative. I voted republican in every presidential election since 1968, except one. It is obvious that our government must live within its means and do so in a manner as not to interfere with a functioning free market economy. If we desire to take control of government, we must demand government carry out one of its primary functions; protecting free markets from tyranny, both public and private. We are vocal about defending it from public tyranny, but silent when it comes to tyranny in the private sector. “Experience should teach us to be most on guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficial. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greater dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” Justice Louis Brandeis 1928 Today our focus seems to be only on the tyranny of government when it comes to free markets. We need t
If Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee there is a good chance of Donald Trump being reelected. That is why Russia is supporting his nomination. Let that sink in as you consider whether to vote for Sanders. This country was not built on socialism, but it could be severely damaged by socialism. It is Controlled Capitalism that made the United States the envy of much of the world's population. Controlled Capitalism is what made America great and that is where we must return if we as a nation want to once again return to greatness. The best candidate to take us there is most likely Michael Bloomberg, but first he must atone for his past sins including “Stop and Frisk” while he was Mayor of New York. He needs to confess he made a mistake. Per Wikipedia , “In 2002, there were 97,296 "stop-and-frisk" stops made by New York police officers; 82.4% resulted in no fines or convictions. The number of stops increased dramatically in 2008 to over half a million, 88%