Category Archives: Congress

Gay Marriage and Barbara Jordan

As part of a school assignment related to Black History month, I assisted my niece with her paper on Barbara Jordan.  Of course, in my family who is the go to guy for black history but me? Probably the people … Continue reading

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Even Lawyers Can’t Keep Track of Our Arbitrary Laws

In a recent gaffe, Vice President Biden has done a great service to our country by demonstrating that our current laws are so arbitrary that not even he knows what is legal and what is not.  In context, he is … Continue reading

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IRS’ 401k Early Withdrawal Penalties vs. Americans in Reality

I have been seeing a number of media reports about a HelloWallet analysis related to individuals withdrawing funds early from 401k and defined contribution pension plans.  The theme in this reporting is that these programs have failed as vehicles for … Continue reading

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Raising the Debt Ceiling, a False Controversy

In January 2013, our Congress voted to temporarily suspend the federal debt ceiling [HR 325].  This political grandstanding was designed to stick President Obama with the tar baby of our federal debt and distract Americans from that fact that Congress … Continue reading

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Solve Social Security Underfunding – End Retirement

Is Social Security in financial trouble?  Politicians and pundits evade, dissemble, and argue around the problem.  Instead of me just being another average citizen pointing out that the Emperor has no clothes, what do the Social Security Trustees have to … Continue reading

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George Washington’s First State of the Union Address

As an antidote to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, consider the first one given by President George Washington… Fellow Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: I embrace with great satisfaction the opportunity which now presents itself … Continue reading

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My State of the Union Address

With President Obama about to deliver another State of the Union address, I offer a three year old correction to the legislative priorities of our President and Congress.  Unlike President Obama’s long long long boring and uninspired utterances, this superior … Continue reading

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