Follow the [European] Leader?

October 13, 2012 in Charitable Social Services, Contributors, Economic Policy, Health Care, Monica Frede, Restoring Family, Restoring God by Founders Intent

By Monica Frede   Last week, many pundits commented on the New York Times op-ed that vindicated Sarah Palin’s infamous “death panels” that drew scrutiny from Democrats and moderate Republicans during the ObamaCare debates of 2009. See, Republicans boasted, she was right all along! Even the New York Times admits that there will be rationing. Yes, Steven Rattner did write in his op-ed that “unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently—rationing, by its proper name—the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget.” Yes, Rattner did write that “elderly Americans are not entitled to every conceivable medical procedure or pharmaceutical.” And yes, he also stated that families that try every available treatment option to extend or improve the life of their elderly relatives are “an enormous societal cost that few other nations have been willing to bear.”

Beyond the Surface: Spending and Deficits, Congressional Year Breakdown

September 4, 2012 in Economic Policy, Restoring Country, Restoring Family by Founders Intent

By Kim Lewandowski In 2007, the Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. For those who are listening to the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this: On January 3, 2007, the day the Democrats took control of Congress, the DOW Jones Industrial Average value was, at closing January 5, 2007: 12,398.01. Since then, from June 20, 2008 to January 28, 2011 it went well below 12,000 (as far down as 6,626.94 on March 6, 2009).  It is finally showing some signs of recovery, but even the current Dow is inflated by virtually free money and the cash-printing of the Fed. The GDP: For the last quarter of 2006 was 3.5%. And for the first quarter of 2012 is 2.2%. The Unemployment rate:  Was 4.6% in January of 2007, and at 8.1% currently.  Please note
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A Woman’s War – Bring it On!

May 14, 2012 in Economic Policy, Health Care, Monica Frede, Restoring Family, Work Protections by Founders Intent

By Monica Frede I’ve heard that there is a “war on women” sweeping across the plains, and the Republican Party is to blame. Conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have taken it upon themselves to attack women, but in this election year, the liberals have conveniently brought this to the nation’s attention. President Obama loves women. He’s on our side. He understands us. I do agree that there is a war on women—but with an opaque enemy. The Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation reintroduced to both houses in April, addresses male-female income disparity in hopes of correcting erroneous discrimination against women in the workplace. The bill would provide easier options for women who are targets of wage discrimination, such as disclosing salary information with co-workers. The bill also requires employers to prove that any wage discrepancies are due to business requirements and job duties of those affected
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Liberty 101 – Who Owns You?

March 6, 2012 in Charitable Social Services, Contributors, Economic Policy, Federal Taxation, Health Care, Restoring Country, Restoring Family, Tenth Amendment, Tim Nerenz, Ph. D by Founders Intent

By Dr. Tim Nerenz   It starts and ends with one question: “who owns you?” If you believe that you are owned by your society, that others are entitled to your person, your property, and your compliance with their beliefs, then your demand of the law is that it limits freedom in order to maximize equality. Conversely, if you believe that you own yourself, that you alone are entitled to your person, your property, and your compliance, then your demand of the law is that it protects your rights from those who would limit your freedom. This is why we do not get along anymore. We want different things from the law, from our leaders, from our government, and from each other. In the first case, the owned person seeks to negotiate the terms of his existence through the passage of laws which bind individuals. In the second case, the
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Bullies and The Rest of Us

March 4, 2012 in Contributors, Economic Policy, Monica Frede, Restoring Family, Work Protections by Founders Intent

By Monica Frede video platform video management video solutions video player The UAW protested Mitt Romney at the Daytona 500 this past Sunday. They flew a banner above the stadium that read “Mitt Romney: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” This labor union, boasting nearly 400,000 active members and about 600,000 retired members, planned this response to a 2008 NY Times Op-Ed that Romney wrote titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” Well, they are creative. In Romney’s 2008 article, he addressed the slow death of America’s automobile industry by union hegemony.  He outlined his capitalistic solutions, including lowering the burden per auto of domestic manufacturers compared to their foreign competitors by reducing retiree benefits and hourly pay. Romney wrote that this burden costs averages $2,000 per auto for domestic makers such as Ford. That’s right– $2,000 for every car that comes off the assembly line. That number is staggering because of the sheer
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Limited Government In the Workplace

February 18, 2012 in Economic Policy, Monica Frede, Restoring Family, Uncategorized by Founders Intent

 By Monica Frede Not a day goes by that the media doesn’t quote Obama or one of his advisors, blasting Capitalism. We’ve heard all about these CEOs:the greedy 1%, too distracted by their private jets to notice all the poor lining the streets, refusing to pay their… (say it with me) FAIR SHARE. The Obama administration claims that controlling the activities of private business is how we can resolve our economic disparity. The Occupy Wall Street protest movement developed because, as the supporters claim, the 99% are under then unruly thumb of the 1%. Let’s fix this economic injustice, the Progressives say, and everything will be all right. Again, let the Government fix the injustice. The all-knowing, infallible, ever-benevolent – NEVER power-hungry Government. But the Government doesn’t really FIX anything. Ever. In Obama’s recent State of the Union address he said: We can either settle for a country where a shrinking
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