Does Big Business Give a Damn About Conservative Values?

Big business doesn’t’ really like free markets, and often times will kill off competition simply by hiring a flock of attorney’s and lobbyists to navigate onerous regulations that most small businessmen and women don’t have the time (or inclination…) to understand. So why do conservatives always seem to “go to the mat” for big business […]

Should the Government Dictate Family Leave Programs, or Let the Private Sector Decide What it Can Afford?

Since Donald Trump took office some 22 months ago, his daughter Ivanka has campaigned for federal paid family leave.  Back in August, she was instrumental in organizing a Senate hearing to discuss her government-supported paid family leave proposal, which at its core, relies on Social Security to pay for parental benefits. The private market today […]

Gloom and Doom or the Next Debt Crisis?

The west is heading into a pension crisis reality that should kick off in 2019.  While it is fairly certain that European nations will crumble first, as they currently have between 30% and 40% of their population already retired, the United States is not far behind. Is raising taxes (i.e., California) the answer or part […]

Can the Government Fix Social Security, or Will it Take Free Market Intervention?

According the Congressional Budget Office, the Social Security Trust Fund will become insolvent by the year 2034.  This means that seniors that depend on Social Security will not be able to collect their full benefits starting that year. Just to be clear, that means 43% of single American senior citizens relying on Social Security for […]

A “Failure to Launch” Crisis?

According to a recent survey, nearly 23% of millennials ages 24-26 are back living at home with mom and dad.  This is up from 13% back in 2005, which is scary to someone that has a college senior living out of state right now and who is enjoying the “empty nest”. Add this to the […]

More Than Half of Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Don’t Work

Data from numerous ObamaCare expansion states reveal that, if new enrollees are not required to work, they will not work—at all. Based on recent research, this conclusion bodes ill for Idaho should Medicaid expansion pass in November. To find out more about the Medicaid Expansion and if Proposition 2 is a good thing for Idaho, […]

Are U.S. Markets Looking at a Major Crash in Q4?

U.S. share markets are continuing to be driven up this year.  Why?  The reason is twofold: One, institutions are selling the market based on the assumption that there will, in fact, be a crash.  These fears are driven, in part, by Goldman Sachs forecasts for 2018. Two, the current rally is fueled in part, by […]

Is the West Coast Going Nuts?…

It seems that socialism is winning the battle up and down the western coast of the United States.  Companies (and of course, the families that own and operate them) are migrating out of California, Oregon and Washington in every increasing numbers, and the pace does not promise to slow down any time soon. So why […]

Economically Speaking, Are We Doomed to Repeat the Past?

It’s been 10 years since the great depression of 2008 and nobody really seems to be happy about it.  Liberals believe that guilty bankers got off scott-free.  Free market disciples cry over the fact that they have not seen “meaningful” reforms while out west, our growth has been slower than experienced in other parts of […]

Is America better off Without NAFTA?

The NAFTA agreement doesn’t represent a “free trade” agreement, but a compromise.  Do our politicians put together trade deals for the benefit of American workers, or the average consumer? To learn more about NAFTA and if the United States might all benefit from its cancellation, please click on the following link: the worker or the […]