Category Archives: Politics

Interesting political issues.

Capitalism destoyed the American family

I run into many people who live apart from their family and where they grew up.  Lot’s of people face the challenges of caring for their aging parents while living in another place.  Young parents don’t have family nearby to … Continue reading

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US Tax Revenues

I saw a post from one of my friends the other day, talking about relief for individual taxpayers.  I found the following graph on Wikipedia which shows the percentage of tax revenues from various sources.  It’s interesting the taxes from … Continue reading

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Don’t blame the 47%

I found the latest ‘gaff’ by republican candidate for president Mitt Romney so misleading that I have to write about it.  This is typical republican rhetoric making ordinary American citizens the scapegoats for the problems in America. I wonder if … Continue reading

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Beware the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP)

It’s time to wake up America.  Have you heard of the Trans-Pacific-Partnership?  No neither had I until a friend of mine in Germany brought it to my attention.  And there’s a good reason we haven’t heard so much about it … Continue reading

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Re-enact the Glass-Steagall Act

I was really encouraged the other day when I saw an article in the Financial Times reporting that Sandy Weill, former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup commented in a CNBC interview that the big banks should be broken up and … Continue reading

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The Government doesn’t control the Financial Sector

I few years ago a friend of mine who lives and works in Italy told me, “the Italian government does not control Naples.”  That was hard for me to believe, that a government doesn’t control one it’s own major cities. … Continue reading

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European Bank Stocks Rally – Why not?

I saw this article in the Financial Times and I had to comment.  There was a big rally in European Bank stocks in January.  http://on.ft.com/xuvEpq Why shouldn’t European Banks rally?  They are getting practically free money in the form of … Continue reading

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PM Criticizes EU

I think the UK Prime Minister should turn his attention to fixing the problems in the UK and let the Eurozone leaders work on sorting out the problems with the Euro. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/xdDHuT He already created enough problems … Continue reading

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We Need More Financial Sector Regulation

I read an editorial in The Economist about the recent “Occupy Wall Street” movement.  I find it interesting that the author took the liberty of editorializing about several symptoms of the 2008 financial crises without adequately addressing the cause. The … Continue reading

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A multi-party political system represents the people

How much longer should the U.S.A. struggle with the two party system, i.e. Democrat or Republican? I hope that people will look beyond their borders and take a look at what’s happening in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.  The … Continue reading

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