Mission Statement

Taxes

Share Tweet Follow Email Follow We are a compassionate society that strongly believes in equality and fairness. Such noble principles, however, are notably absent from our tax system, which is regressive rather than progressive, meaning that the effective tax rate decreases as income increases. For example, if one earns less than $113,700 in 2013, she will pay 7.65% in payroll…

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Divide and Rule

Share Tweet Follow Email FollowExcerpts from Confessions of an Old Man A permanent feudal class Two major political parties, Democrats and Republicans, have successfully divided the country in recent decades to maintain their rule. They, as part of the Beltway Beast, have split the nation into categories of conservative versus liberal, blue versus red, left versus right, and us versus…

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Immigration

Share Tweet Follow Email FollowExcerpts from Confessions of an Old Man “America is not just a country, it’s an idea.” Bono Fearmongering is one of the most potent cards politicians hold in order to get elected, whether there is any substance to the rhetoric or not. American politicians are no different. Some American politicians hold the most powerless people in…

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Profiting from Student Debt

Share Tweet Follow Email FollowExcerpts from Confessions of an Old Man “Washington borrows at 2 percent and charges students 7 percent in interest” The federal government has been profiting from student debt earning $66 billion on loans originated from 2007 to 2012, according to Senator Elizabeth Warren. The profits could be as high as $185 billion on new student loans…

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Stealing from Millennials and Future Generations

Share Tweet Follow Email FollowExcerpts from Confessions of an Old Man “There’s nothing like doing things with other people’s money.” President Donald Trump Every US president since Reagan has added hundreds of billions to the national debt compared to his predecessor. President Trump may top all the previous presidents by having an estimated annual deficit of $1 trillion by 2020…

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Foreign Policy

Share Tweet Follow Email Follow America faces a paradox when it comes to foreign policy. US domestic politics engender short-term, tactical thinking based on election cycles. Foreign policy, on the other hand, calls for a long-term strategic vision. Washington seems to view foreign policy as if it were short-term in nature. Perhaps this explains why our leaders are so obsessed…

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