Preventing solutions: the American Way

I continue to recollect how I felt about the opportunities leading up to the 2008 election.   It was probably fantasy on my part, but I felt it was possible to come together to make hard decisions about the unsustainable obligated spending programs of Social Security and Medical-Benefit programs.   It was an opportunity to…

2008 the missed opportunity for fiscal responsibility

Early in 2008, I was very encouraged that we were about to do something about about the growing national debt.  There seemed to be a growing consensus that the debt (at that time) was too high and growing too quickly.   A consensus was growing that we need to come together to make hard choices…

Healthcare and Education

Expanding my thinking about the impacts of current policies on the young adults, I see a pattern in both health care (in particular affordable care act) and education (in particular common core). By young adults, I’m using my own definition based on my own experience that the period of age between 19 and 34 are…

Deficits and Debt

Beginning in the 1980s, I became sensitized to the politics of national debt and deficits.  By sensitized, I only mean that I pay attention to the issues although never really coming close to a clear understanding of what to do about it.   The nature of the problem changed over the time and of course…