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Why America Declined Before Trump

In a 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, one senator noted that “The Federal Register indicates there are over 430 departments, agencies, and sub-agencies in the federal government.” Obama’s presidency produced 81,640 total pages of regulations and rules for 2016 alone, a record. To put into perspective what type of effect the regulatory state has on […]

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The Trump Economy Soars

I don’t mean to say, “I told you so.” But I told you so. As the great Mohammed Ali said, “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up.” Since literally the day Donald J. Trump declared his candidacy for President (almost three years ago), I’ve predicted that he would turnaround the miserable Obama economy and produce […]

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Will Limousine Liberals Fix Social Security?

I have always been amused by liberals who consistently mire the working poor and lower middle class in all kinds of schemes that sound good in theory but have the opposite effect in reality. Life experience shows that having a positive mental attitude produces many excellent results, but instead, leftist politicians are convincing people they […]

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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 on Idaho’s non-compete law and how bad it is for startup businesses and hiring talented […]

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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 see the attack on middle-class America. I see the dramatic decline of middle-class America. I understand […]

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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 many years, — decades in fact. I was reminded of it, again, when reading Proverbs […]

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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 is I feel vindicated. All conservatives should feel vindicated. As in… Complete and total vindication. […]

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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 November 2004 resulted in K-Mart acquiring Sears for a venture encompassing assets worth 11 billion […]

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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 revenue for 2009. However, the economy is still dark, customers have less disposable income to slough into […]