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America’s Pension Crisis part 2

ICYMI – part two of our interview with Lawrence J. McQuillan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute and author of CALIFORNIA DREAMING: Lessons on How to Resolve America’s Public Pension Crisis.    

America’s Pension Crisis

Our guest is Lawrence J. McQuillan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute and author of  CALIFORNIA DREAMING: Lessons on How to Resolve America’s Public Pension Crisis

The basis of his economic theory

You can steal from your children and your grandchildren with impunity because, after all,  “In the long run, we’re all dead“. “We repudiated entirely customary morals, conventions and traditional wisdom. We were, that is to say, in the strict sense of the term, immoralists. The consequences of being found out had, of course, to be …

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The Sedately Blindfolded…

At first glance, I thought “oh, a juxtaposition of encroaching Islam and the West’s willing full blindness to it”. But after just an exhale, I thought, the clear, focused eye of the vigilant vs the languid, insouciant, and blithe blindfolded adorning rube extends beyond the global cultural tectonic  shifts.  The blindfold’s breadth is exceedingly broad.  …

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Is Senator Shaheen Your Senator…or Just the Democrat Party Senator?

New Hampshire US Senator Jeanne Shaheen is not here to talk to any little people that are not her little people.   When asked a question about more spending stimulus, as recommended by President Obama, that would be more debt spending at the expense of our children and their children, she couldn’t even be bothered to respond. I guess she’s …

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The White House is out with its Sequester Doom & Gloom – but what does the chart really say?

Ah yes, Obama hoisted on his own petard.  How “smooth” is it for the White House to start hauling out these “the Sequester is going to hurt children and old people” stats, but fail to note “Oh yeah, our boss was the one that first suggested this with his last self-serving hissy fit on the …

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Data Point – Future Entitlement Spending

When you look at future Federal budgets and wonder why you can’t feed YOUR kids because the Progressive programs (and the debt for funding them) are sucking it away from you, you can blame ourselves for putting these chuckleheads at the helm. (H/T: Heritage)

Obama – always the victim

A primary tool of any Community Organizer is to create a set of people to believe they are victims.  Victims of a circumstance, victims by “authority”, victims by ginning up a fabricated storyline (see: Reverands Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson as examples).  Well, isn’t it rather obnoxious to see the most powerful man in the …

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