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The View From The Middle: Government Specializes In Spending Other People's Money

Subscriber onlyIf there is one essential truth all Americans must recognize, it is that the government has no money. Every penny our government spends comes from you. When you combine that concept with the reality that our government is insatiable, inefficient and even corrupt, we should all question how much of our money it takes and how government spends it. Continue reading...

The View From The Middle: Negativity In Politics Knows No Limits

Subscriber onlyOver the last few weeks, I have been reading a wonderful book called "The Boys in the Boat." It's the story of the eight-man U.S. rowing team in 1936. It is a marvelously inspiring story of a group of young men who overcame huge obstacles to win the gold medal in the Berlin Olympics. Continue reading...

The View From The Middle: Ayers' Ideas Ring Hollow On Independence Day Weekend

Subscriber onlyI spent the weekend following Independence Day surrounded by my family and thinking about how blessed I've been in so many ways. All the holiday activities, historical snapshots on TV and the patriotic "man on the street" interviews reminded me how my blessings began when I had the good fortune to be born in this great country. Continue reading...

IRS Abuse A Scandal We Can't Let Die

Subscriber onlyImagine you go to your mailbox and find a letter from the IRS. Your heart skips a beat. You get an anxious feeling in the pit of your stomach. Why? It's because the IRS is a powerful and unforgiving agency of the government that is difficult and extremely costly to argue with. The contents of that envelope can strain, disrupt or even destroy your life. Continue reading...

The View from the Middle To Understand the Man, Know His Bible

Subscriber onlyAccording to Michelle Obama, "Barack is not a politician first and foremost. He's a community activist exploring the viability of politics to make change." The president took that statement as a compliment. Continue reading...

The View From The Middle: Pay Players? How About Educating Them First?

Subscriber onlyAsked if college athletes should be paid for their efforts, many people instinctively say, "of course." They think these athletes are being exploited, and who is in favor of that? But when you scratch below the surface of this issue, you might come up with a very different answer. Before we go deep, however, let's dispense with some distracting side issues. Continue reading...

The View From The Middle: Reagan Would Not Be In Obama's Mess

Subscriber onlyIn the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, I have constantly heard the question, "What would Ronald Reagan do now?" asked by news people. The point that these questioners are trying to make is that, given the circumstances as they exist today in Ukraine, former President Reagan would not be able to do anything differently. Continue reading...

The View From The Middle: Minimum Wage Proposal Doesn't Make Sense

Subscriber onlyMost people will agree that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart guy, and most also attribute a particularly concise and yet precise definition of insanity to him. I think that definition is a great place to start today. Continue reading...

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Senate Majority Leader Reid

Subscriber onlyWho is the mother of all hypocrites in Washington, a town renowned for its two-faced, double-dealing characters. Among them, who is the most unctuous? The potential candidates are legion and the debate endless, but today my vote goes for our Senate majority leader, Harry Reid. Continue reading...

Obama’s Actions Amplify Racism, Deliver Weak Recovery

Subscriber onlyIt is my fondest hope every president would go down in history as outstanding. Presidents become great by doing great things for America. Unfortunately, history has not smiled on all. I’m sure President Barack Obama wants an illustrious legacy. He must remember, however, his legacy will not be written by the low-information voters who helped elect him, but by historians who will dissect his policies and the results they produced. Continue reading...

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