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Saturday, April 28, 2012

As the economic recovery takes hold, it is time to reconsider unemployment insurance benefits. The State of Pennsylvania extended the benefit duration in response to the current recession and high unemployment. The extension provides a safety net for the recipients and for the economy. Unemployment insurance checks permit people to purchase their groceries, pay their rent, and buy necessities. At the time of the benefit extension, businesses were not hiring. Things have changed! We are in the midst of a minor recovery and some small businesses want to hire new staff.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

As I was traveling around the United States last week, I noticed that many people were unhappy with the economy.

That was not surprising.

What did surprise me was that there were negative attitudes towards our nation's future. They were concerned that our country's best days are behind us. Unemployment remains high.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My article last week described how President Obama would manipulate the November election to ensure his reelection. This week, I am focusing on what he has said he will do should he become President. Some of the items go back to his 2008 campaign. Since then, there have been additional revelations of his plans to fundamentally change America. I have also included two things I believe the administration will do to ensure that America turns into a bastion of socialism.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

This is the 100th article that I have written since I started voicing my opinions concerning our government and our society. I never thought that I would be able to produce a new article each week. Thankfully, our government and our politicians give me plenty to write about. I would like to thank all of you who read my articles and e-mail me your comments. This "Centennial" article is too big for a single issue, so I am breaking it into two parts. The first part describes how President Obama will manipulate the voters to ensure he is elected in November.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gosh, I can't wait for April 14. That is the day we start working for ourselves instead of the federal and state governments.

Every day we work prior to April 14 is to pay our annual taxes. Since this is the same date as last year, it is safe to conclude that any additional tax increases were small enough that we do not have to work an extra day for the government. After doing my 2010 taxes, I realized that continuing to work only increased my tax burden without making a significant difference to our finances.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The administration had a definite goal in mind when they planned legislation and a recent Executive Order. These actions permit the President to declare martial law and control everything from the car you drive to the food you eat. To prepare for the Executive Order, which will be discussed later in this article, two acts were necessary. The first was the Enemy Expatriation Act. This act enables the government to strip Americans of their citizenship for very loosely defined "hostile" acts against the government.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Obama administration continues to outdo themselves when it comes to making stupid decisions. The worst decision of the week is providing classified information on our missile defenses to the Russians. We have placed interceptor missiles in strategic locations around the world to create a defensive umbrella for the United States and our allies. Now, the administration wants to provide technical information to the Russians that would enable them to defeat our missile defenses as part of an "exchange" of data.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

As I read the news and listen to speeches from our nations leaders it is clear that the administration is leading the country on a path to ruin. The administration has failed us with regard to energy, the economy and foreign policy. The administration's inaction on energy has driven up the price of gasoline while ensuring even higher prices in the future. A few weeks ago, the administration killed the Keystone pipeline project. That project would create tens of thousands of jobs and reduce our dependency on unstable Arabian oil by 40 percent.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Christians are at a definite disadvantage in today's world. They can be beaten and tortured by Muslims and there is no outrage. Christian churches can be blown up or even burned with the church members locked inside and there is no outrage. They can be kidnapped and held hostage in Egypt by the Muslim military rulers of that country and there is no outrage.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I watched the Republican primary race with interest over the last few weeks. I am very disappointed with the nominees, their performance and their platforms. They are bland and have little chance of engaging the hearts and minds of the electorate. After carefully reviewing their platforms, I believe that they do not have a real vision for America. Rather, they are running on a "defeat Obama" platform. The candidates seem like a bunch of kids in the schoolyard lining up to be divided into teams. They scream "pick me, pick me" but they have nothing of value to add to the team.