Monday, March 15, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
If only a person could close their eyes and the nations budget deficit would go away. But here is the latest predictions of the budget deficit--the highest total ever--and 2011 is only going to get worse...
As a quick reminder, this has nothing to do with the fact that Social Security and Medicare is going bankrupt, and that states are going broke due to out of control Medicaid--which is to provide health care to people below 65 and poor...
Ohh, to be a politician these days. They definitely need more than their 10 fingers and 10 toes to plug the holes in this damn that is leaking...
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Blue Dog Democrats, moderate Democrats and Paygo is simply political posturing and pandering.
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin believes that by talking about being a Blue Dog Democrat and pushing through legislation that appears to be responsible, she will be able to get reelected. But this op-ed by Sen. Jim Bunning highlighting the phoniness of 'PAYGO' legislation is so prescient. It explains exactly how Democrat proposals are political in nature, just to buy votes...
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Government is broken. But the interesting part of this article is that more money is paid out to Americans than they are sending in taxes for the first time in our history.
This article summarizes the concern we have about being dependent on government for our well being...Eventually the well dries up.
I have always been amazed at by the righteous indignation of "torture" on our enemy, but the lack of concern that we "assassinate" our enemy all the time. It must be hard to live between the justification and recognition of neutralizing our enemy on one hand, yet not wanting to "hurt" them on the other...
Here is a great article outlining our nations policy on assassination...
Now Just a Minute - with Neal Tapio
Overview--For the last twenty years, I have been involved in politics and have been disgusted by the two party system. Very little education of voters actually takes place. Instead, demonization of opponents, demagogy and pandering have become the norm and negative advertising has become the form
Who--To reach people politicians ordinarily wouldn't talk to and steer them into becoming more conservative
What--A one minute commentary pointing out the absurdity, ridiculousness, and wrongheaded thought processes of a larger, more liberal government because it defies the basic common sense principles of hard work, personal responsibility and risk/reward competitive behavior
When--Every morning for one minute
Where--On every possible radio station and every possible format, from top 40, classical to talk radio
How--In order to reach people that don't pay much attention to politics, it is important to talk to them in parables--just as Jesus did. Instead of talking in accusations and inflammatory political rhetoric, we would speak to them, over time, by subtly pointing out the error of liberalism and big government solutions.
We would scour the globe for illustrations of liberal ideas gone awry, point out how well intentioned they were, but how the results went off track. The punch line would always be...
but wait just a minute...(e.g. what happens when the more one spends on helping people, the more they expect?)
Money Potential-I would hope that we could get these on every radio station in the country. Because we don't want to be blatantly controversial, but rather subtly and gently questioning, we should be able to appeal to local businesspeople who, 1) want to grow there business, and 2) want to support our mission of reaching and educating the masses of people, who were educated in a school system that indoctrinated people in liberal thought.
The idea is that we would buy 2 minutes of space from the radio station and sell 1 minute of advertising to support our radio minute. If we could double the cost of radio advertising by selling local advertising who would like to sponsor our mission, we could move from market to market growing our business.
More information and background material on our conversation topic would be found at our website. Here we could slowly build a brand, (and a loyal following) where we could reach them to sell other things (e.g. songs, books, speaking engagements, bumper stickers, pins, etc.) We could also have advertising from our local providers if we had a large enough following.