Category Archives: Politics

President Obama Obscures the Facts on Small Business

In his weekly address today, President Obama laid out what sounded like a very compelling argument for raising taxes. However, he was deliberately misleading about the impact of increasing taxes on small businesses.

New Members of Congress from Illinois

2012 was a wave Democratic year. There were quite a few surprise Democratic winners across the country, including in Illinois. Illinois had the distinction of being a bright spot for the Democrats in 2010, in an otherwise Republican wave year. They held on to the Illinois legislature and the governor’s mansion, and so controlled the redistricting process in Illinois.

The Fiscal Cliff: What Is It? How Does It Affect Me?

Now that the election is done, there has been a bunch of talk about how to fix the “fiscal cliff.” But few people actually know what the fiscal cliff is or how it would affect them.

The Hard Work of Governing…

In the early morning on Wednesday, all the talk was about bringing the country together. Will President Obama compromise with Republicans? Or will his second term be as contentious as his first? He can learn some lessons from former president Bill Clinton.

100 Reasons to Vote for Mitt Romney and Against Barack Obama

Recently, I was listening to Hugh Hewitt on the radio, and he cited 100 reasons why you should vote for Mitt Romney and against Barack Obama for president on November 6.  I’ve listed those 100 reasons below, because it’s a very good list.  There are some reason that are stylistic; there are others that are…

Things That Won’t Work: Taxing the Rich

Last week, President Obama again suggested that his opponents in Congress are holding up economic progress because they won’t raise taxes on “the rich.” So, I decided to a do a little bit of math.

Do Republicans Have an Alternative to Obamacare?

With the Supreme Court likely to rule on the Affordable Care Act tomorrow, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about what will happen afterwards.

The Debt Precipice

I had a conversation yesterday morning with a group of conservative gentlemen who are very pessimistic about the future of the American experiment. They see our economy devolving into chaos soon. So I asked myself, Are they right?

The Wisconsin Recall: A View From Illinois

Tomorrow is the Wisconsin recall election. Some have said that it’s the second-most important election of this year. Some have said that it’s a foreshadowing of the November election. I think Governor Scott Walker deserves to be returned to his office.

Building Wealth Requires Saving

There has been a lot of talk about economic growth over the past few months. Economic growth is one of the hot-button issues of the 2012 campaign. Each candidate would like to put in their two cents about what creates economic growth. Republicans like to say that they are the “pro-growth” party. President Obama likes to say that his policies have created some economic growth, and we need to re-elect him for all of the growth to be realized. But what really drives growth? Saving does. Saving drives economic growth. Yes, there are other things that are economic drivers, but saving is a huge economic driver.