One More Regulation – Fewer Jobs for Idahoans

One More Regulation – Fewer Jobs for Idahoans

Sometimes I just have to shake my head and ask the question; how did we elect so many dumb people to our legislature? In a recent article published by The Idaho Business Review, Democratic Rep. Ilana Rubel wrote an op-ed...
read more
A Plea From a Distraught Middle-Class Mother

A Plea From a Distraught Middle-Class Mother

I am an S.O.B. (son of a butcher). I see every issue through the eyes of my beloved butcher father David Root. That’s how I knew Donald Trump would win the election when few others did. It’s because I clearly...
read more
The Cycle of Debt & A Salt Free Diet

The Cycle of Debt & A Salt Free Diet

“If you do not have economic freedom, you are not free.” This is not my quote, but came from a gathering I attended some years ago. I do not remember who said it, but it has stuck with me for...
read more
Complete & Total Vindication

Complete & Total Vindication

Obama was up to his old tricks again on Tuesday with his farewell speech. Once again he lied about the economy and jobs. Or maybe I should phrase it differently: Once again, Obama chose to omit the facts. The good news...
read more
Dual and Dueling Economies – the American Economy and the ‘National Indian Economy’

Dual and Dueling Economies – the American Economy and the ‘National Indian Economy’

It is easy to imagine thousands of Sears and K-Mart stores sprinkled across the country. It took each of these corporations over one hundred years, including many national economic downturns and corporate bankruptcy periods to reach a point that in...
read more
Indian Casinos… Too Big To Fail!

Indian Casinos… Too Big To Fail!

Imagine a major Indian casino, the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, reporting that its slot revenues reported to the state in April have “stabilized,” slipping only 1 percent. The same casino reported $1.3 billion (with a “B”) in gross reven...
read more