Monthly Archives: August 2018

What a Democratic House would do

Kennedy quote … they will overturn everything that we’ve done and they will do it quickly and violently.–DJT If President Trump is really worried, he might better relax–there is no way a Democratic majority in the House could  overturn much current legislation. … Continue reading

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Free trade

This trade deal with Mexico will boost jobs and bring new opportunities to hard-working people. –Rep. Tom Reed There is a difference between free trade agreements and bilateral trade deals: the former benefit the economy while the later pick winners … Continue reading

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Korea–A criminal plot?

THE AMERICAN military is holding “secret drills” as part of a “criminal plot to unleash war” claims a state controlled North Korean newspaper after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled a planned visit to the dictatorial state. North Korea … Continue reading

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Picking winners and losers

“Government shouldn’t pick winners and losers” is an idea frequently expressed by Tom Reed. Are bilateral trade agreements better than general trade agreements? Can the United States extract important concessions by bargaining with other countries individually as the Trump Administration … Continue reading

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How do crimes go unpunished?

Let others wallow in Watergate, we are going to do our job.”–Richard Nixon, July, 1973 We don’t pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes.–Leona Helmsley I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?–Donald … Continue reading

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Watergate revisited

Yes, ‘n’ how many times can a man turn his head And pretend that he just doesn’t see?–Bob Dylan If Nixon goes free, I don’t think anyone should be found guilty of anything.–Statement of a prospective juror circa 1974. The … Continue reading

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Tom Reed on government

It (disruptive government) causes a lot of people to not react the way you’d typically see DC folks and the establishment react. That type of disruption coming at it with what some people feel is chaos, some people feel is … Continue reading

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Do we care a whole awful lot?

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.— Dr. Seuss, The Lorax Do we care about the less fortunate among us? Will we be silent while benefits like food stamps are cut? … Continue reading

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Is this how we win?

The Trump Administration’s foreign policy: North Korea’s Kim is a good guy, smart. Disparage allies, praise enemies. Taliban and ISIS resurgent in Afghanistan. Trump and Putin enabling Assad to continue his murderous rule in Syria. American military resources killing people … Continue reading

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Foreign wars

“Erik Prince, founder of the controversial firm Blackwater, is trying to convince President Donald Trump to privatize America’s war in Afghanistan.” Richard Nixon campaigned in 1968 on a promise to end the draft. The draft of middle class Americans was a source … Continue reading

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