Monthly Archives: October 2013

Politicians only care about using social issues to divide and conquer not about solving them

There is no such thing as no time: just no priority.  We are busy running our daily lives complaining we have no time for whatever it is we claim we have no time for but the reality is we do … Continue reading

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We Should GRIP politicians

Technically speaking, voters control term limits for our political non-leaders. I have the naïve belief term limits are not necessary because voters can throw the bums out.  Unfortunately, most voters simply re-elect incumbents. Jim Gearhart, a radio host at NJ101.5, … Continue reading

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Eden on Earth does not exist

For every action, there is an equal and contrary reaction.  That is what my high school Physics teacher taught me.  That premise also applies to politics and proves the laws of unintended consequences. New Jersey has a ballot question to … Continue reading

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The Push-Shove Two Step

When push comes to shove, the political non-leaders we entrust to act move out of the way.  Whether you support Obamacare or believe in the Conservatives’ fight against it, the one thing most of us like to see is decisiveness.  … Continue reading

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NJ May Hold The Key to Gridlock

Action begins when fear arises.  In the case of the pseudo leaders we have in Washington, DC action begins when election fears rise.  On October 16, New Jersey voters go to the polls for a special election to fill the … Continue reading

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And That’s the Way It Wasn’t

By Michael Lordi I’m bummed that I’m going to miss the AmCham Palooza Party on October 23. This of course is the stellar, multi-million dollar shindig sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and held at the Hotel Equitorial in … Continue reading

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You can’t legislate fair

Try as they might, those in Washington cannot legislate fair.  It’s impossible.  Life is, unfortunately, unfair.  Some people have talent at a particular sport while others do not.  Some people that have wealth, others do not.  That is just the … Continue reading

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“It’s All in the Application, Bubula.”

By Michael Lordi One Hundred years ago today, (October 3) President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the modern federal income tax. So where are the parties? There are no Centennial celebrations I know of; no laudatory commemorative speeches from our … Continue reading

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Redistribution of wealth for any grand notion never works

In times of strife, reasonable people can make reasonable compromises to avert disrupting everyday life.  I guess that is why no one in Washington, DC is able to get anything done….there are no reasonable people. We are in Day 4 … Continue reading

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You can’t spend your way out of a spending problem

The cure for alcoholism is to drink more.  The best way to treat a gambling addiction is to bet on when you’ll beat it.  The remedy for drug addiction is to take more drugs. All of the above is absolutely ridiculous and … Continue reading

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