Identifying Eight Trillion Dollars in U. S. Federal Savings and Revenue Increases: 23 Ways to Help Balance the U. S. Federal Budget

By Skip Robinson Ph.D. The U. S. Congressional Supercommittee fell from the sky in flames. (Not that it was any great surprise.) It could not reach its goal to manage a bipartisan agreement for $1.2 trillion or more in new revenues and cuts – which could have significantly begun to flag the lowering of the […]

S S & Medicare Are Part of the Solution, Not the Problem

Let me try to make this very simple.  Social Security and Medicare are not part of the problem.  They are part of the solution.  They are NOT part of the deficit.  Cutting them will not make the deficit less.  Cutting them will reduce the revenue side of the equation and make the deficit bigger.  Everyone […]

The Entitlement Hoax

Social Security has nothing to do with the federal deficit. Nothing. It is, has and will be in the black, self-financed and not dependent upon tax revenues. With no congressional action whatsoever, Social Security can pay all benefits on time and in full until 2037 and at least three-quarters of scheduled benefits through 2084. Social […]

The Cutthroat Curriculum

“When you are basing the effectiveness of teachers on lots of softer things, whether the kids feel good, whether the classroom is happy, whether we’re creative (don’t get me wrong, those things are important), but if the kids can’t read…that’s not acceptable,” former Washington D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee asserted indignantly in a recent interview […]

Pencils or Pitchforks?

Turnarounds can be a real bicce and maybe it’s time.  According to a recent Washington Post article, the top 2% spent over $80 million dollars on the last election so they could get their $700 billion in tax breaks.  Some might call that a good return. They were allowed to do that because the Supreme […]

The Other "GULF" In This Country

This is a reply to a reply to one of my blogs.  I made it a blog because it is a response to a number of selfish people in this country.  I hate to think of the world they would wreak if they actually ever get the reins of power.  They would make Brave New […]

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new US government? 10 of 13

source with video and better formatting. David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site “For Our Economy” for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice. Regarding the title of Americans starting a new government, I remind readers […]