RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., November 10, 2014 – The United States’ economic recovery has been slowed by the absence of a well-defined economic policy. It also seems to have been limited to the rich and missed entirely by the poor; the latter of which has been supplemented by individuals who were formerly members of the ever-dwindling middle class.
Far too often, federal programs dramatically exceed their cost projections and fail to deliver their “guaranteed” savings or accomplish their stated objectives. Meanwhile, the national debt continues to skyrocket … Read more
RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., October 30, 2014 – Recently, China quietly overtook the United States to become the world’s largest economy on a basis of purchasing power (according to the International Monetary Fund). The President didn’t call a press conference to announce the accomplishment because it’s not exactly a favorable reflection upon his Administration. It’s also an election year, so expect it to be blamed upon a spontaneous response to an Internet video.
In reality, it occurred because China actually has an economic policy whereas the United States does not. Our Nation’s financial behavior in recent years has been somewhat less than “strategic” and the concept of “fiscal responsibility” never seems to have been contemplated … Read more
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., October 14, 2013 — Obamacare has become the cornerstone of two largely unrelated problems: the budget crisis that has led to a government shutdown; and the debt ceiling crisis that purportedly threatens to put the government in default.
As the healthcare industry in the United States represents approximately one-sixth of our nation’s economy, tampering with it raises risks and rewards that can affect the lives of every American citizen. Let’s examine the good, the bad, and the ugly elements of the controversial law’s journey … Read more
RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., October 7, 2013 – As we enter Week Two of the most recent Government shutdown, one fact should be clear: there is an absence of leadership in Washington, D.C. The lines have been drawn between the two Parties, and they are willing to sacrifice any shred of intelligence and integrity that might still be associated with them for a meaningless political victory. While everyone is defending their position, no one is leading.
Leadership brings people together to accomplish a goal that would otherwise be beyond their reach. It requires the ability to build trust, and trust cannot be established when one’s actions are incongruent with one’s words … Read more
Given recent reports of racism in our country, one might have reached a conclusion that we had a monopoly on it. Yet, Oprah Winfrey claims to have experienced it first-hand when, recently in Zurich, Switzerland, she was denied the right to examine a $38,000 handbag.
Almost coincidentally, President Obama graced us with a rare press conference in which his opening remarks addressed the plight of the shrinking middle class in America just before he left for his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.
Given that chain of events, let’s have a real conversation about poverty and our shrinking middle class … Read more