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Conservatives believe in the sanctity of individual property rights. Liberals believe that those who are well off should be compelled to forfeit wealth for the greater good.
It is always a mistake to underestimate the problem-solving capacity of a robustly growing American economy. Yet Republicans argue with Democrats as if our current sluggish economy is the best we can do. It’s not.
With respect to the fiscal cliff, let the Democrats have what they want. They’re going to win anyway so give them their higher tax rates. Demand exactly nothing in return – save that they accept responsibility for the results.
If you're celebrating Obama's victory, be careful. You own President Obama and President Obama owns the economy and world events. Given the parlous state of both, prudence dictates that you keep your glee in check.
posted on: Nov 8, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
I have now voted in eleven presidential elections and my record is six and five, a half game above .500. Which is to say I have lost nearly as many presidential elections as I have won. So why am I so upset about losing this one?
posted on: Oct 18, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
At the Democratic National Convention, much was made of the president's successes in the Middle East. Exactly one week later, the real world intervened.
posted on: Oct 11, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
President Obama is trying to salvage something from an otherwise disastrous debate performance in Denver. That salvage operation has taken the form of going after Mitt Romney for going after Big Bird.
posted on: Oct 5, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
Obama’s lack of enthusiasm for the exchange with Romney was palpable. I think President Obama likes the title but now hates the job. What we saw in the first debate was the face of a man who dreads going to work.
posted on: Sep 27, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
I have a question for those wanting to renew President Obama’s contract. Why? What about the past four years do you wish to see continued for the next four years?
posted on: Sep 21, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
The economic equality that liberals say they want has been attained before. It was called 18th and 19th century Europe and the equality consisted of equally-shared misery..
posted on: Sep 13, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
When the money drains away, the power to control events drains away with it. So the Brits learned in 1939. So we are learning in 2012.
posted on: Aug 23, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
If we bought groceries in America the way we buy health care, the cost for food would explode and most of our political debate would be centered on finding some policy to deal with high food prices.
posted on: Aug 16, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
Assuming that the purpose of a health care industry is to prolong and improve human life, legislating away money as the economic mechanism for clearing the market and substituting in its place time is the worst possible allocation of resources.
posted on: Aug 2, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
If you harbor any doubt as to how far we have strayed from the founding vision look no further than the story involving the fast food chain Chik-fil-A.
posted on: Jul 26, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, together with a chorus from the media and the far Left, is using the occasion of the senseless murders in Aurora, Colorado to again call for greater restrictions on gun ownership.