Econ/Tax/Spend/Big Govt

What ‘Economics-only’ Republicans don’t understand

By The Editor

A terrific article by Selwyn Duke posted on American Thinker with the title “What Libertarians Misunderstand” is a must read. For years this column has worked on conveying the easy-to-understand reality that behavior is civilization. You can’t have a healthy economy and an unhealthy culture. Those who would like to pretend the “social issues” aren’t important are fooling themselves.

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Big Government’s Government Union Firewall

By John Biver

Are you on the fence – deciding whether the limited-government supporting candidates need your help during these last three weeks of the campaign? Let me assure you, they do. Those who support big-government high tax policies are out campaigning in large numbers.

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Bill Brady, meet Bill Zettler

By John Biver

Nationally the issue of state-level taxpayer-funded pension systems fills the headlines daily. If you’re not seeing them – you can get a daily digest of them at websites like Pension Watch. Illinois has been…

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Some Republicans on track to repeat past mistakes: Our present crisis is not merely economic and political, but moral in nature

By John Biver

Republicans are riding high in the polls right now – things are clearly going their way. However, superficial Republicans are again seeking to dumb down the work ahead by narrowing their focus and ignoring the tenets of their excellent platform.
It’s easy to understand the desire to ignore things such as serious foreign policy issues. The Republican Party is still failing to effectively communicate a coherent foreign policy message post 9/11/01. The new reality brought about by a successful attack on our homeland by adherents of Islamic jihad is not difficult to comprehend (click here to learn more). But God forbid the GOP get its act together – it’s much easier to toss the issue aside.

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Joe Bast’s advice for Bill Brady

By John Biver

Who is Joe Bast? He’s the president of the nation’s premier state issues think tank—the Heartland Institute. Regular readers of this website know we’re big fans of the work of Heartland. In light of…

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