Is it them or us?

via: Jewish World Review This was originally published on Jewish World Review / November 4, 1998, but the message still applies today!

IT’S ELECTION TIME, and I’m not one to defend politicians, even though only few exhibit honesty, statesmanship and respect for our Constitution. On the other hand, we all have complaints about what Congress does. In my more cynical moments, I feel that Americans deserve what we’re getting, including the diminution of our liberties. Let’s look at it.

What kind of things make us feel good about our particular congressman? Continue reading

Advertisements

Where are the poor?

via: Jewish World Review This was originally published on Jewish World Review / October 28, 1998, but the message still applies today!

THE CENSUS BUREAU reports 36.5 million poor Americans in 1998, nearly 14 percent of our population.

Both historically and globally, poverty has meant living in destitution, something akin to what we see in India, Romania and Mexico. For our country, only a tiny fraction of the population shares anywhere near such a fate. Continue reading

The budget surplus hoax

via: Jewish World Review This was originally published on Jewish World Review / October 21, 1998, but the message still applies today!

LET’S THINK ABOUT THE FEDERAL BUDGET but first consider a pretend scenario between Mrs. Williams and me.

“Honey,” she says, “we have a budget surplus. Our 1998 expenditures were $90,000, and our revenue was $100,000. That’s a $10,000 surplus.” Continue reading

Can Clinton run the economy?

via: Jewish World Review This was originally published on Jewish World Review / September 29, 1998, but the message still applies today!

SUPPOSE SOMEBODY SAID evidence of Clinton’s good job performance is the fact that the sun rose every morning and rivers flowed to the ocean during his administration. I would hope that every American, even those with the dimmest of wit, would respond by collapsing in uncontrollable laughter. Continue reading

Liberals and the constitution

via: Jewish World Review This was originally published on Jewish World Review / September 25, 1998, but the message still applies today!

CLINTON’S SCANDAL AND HIS POSSIBLE IMPEACHMENT have produced somewhat of a metamorphosis among liberals in and out of Congress. They’ve become strict constructionists of at least a sentence or two in the Constitution. Continue reading