“Give us your huddled masses … or maybe not!”

On the forefront of political discourse, again - is immigration reform ... or should I say what's the best way to keep out or kick out the Mexicans. And intertwined into this dialogue is jobs. The two seem to be forever at odds with each other. "Them damn foreigners are taking away our jobs!" can … Continue reading “Give us your huddled masses … or maybe not!”

High unemployment is here to stay … so what are you going to do about it?

I had a discussion yesterday with Sandy Maxey on Twitter about the unemployment issue here in the United States. Up till now, I've just had cursory thoughts about it. Everybody seems to have a solution. On one end we have full-scale government job creation intervention. And on the other, some profess in the unabashed free … Continue reading High unemployment is here to stay … so what are you going to do about it?

The government isn’t going to help you … so get over it!

I originally wrote this post two years ago but with recent developments in Congress recently, it is might be even more relevant now than then. This last Thursday, the Republican led voted to cut $40 million out of the food stamp (SNAP) over a period of five years. For literally thirty years, I voted in … Continue reading The government isn’t going to help you … so get over it!