Posts made in January, 2013

America – “She’s brain dead.”

America – “She’s brain dead.”

January 6, 2013 America – “She’s brain dead.” By Ted Burnett Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.  – Sir Winston Churchill Prime Minister of Great Britain (1874-1965) If Washington’s mishandling of the “fiscal cliff” demonstrated one thing to me, it’s that our elected officials can no longer govern on behalf of the nation.  It’s as though the body no longer has a functioning brain to make accurate and timely decisions and give instructions to its other organs and to all four limbs.  If the brain is essentially dead, the body can’t and won’t live on.  Last year, I heard several news reports state that 30% of all health care costs are spent...

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My response to NYT’s Paul Krugman on the Fiscal Cliff Deal

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/perspective-on-the-deal/?comments#permid=109 January 1, 2013 By Ted Burnett It’s obvious that Paul and many pundits have never fought in the trenches nor have they led an army of any size into war and come out victorious. The United States is bankrupt and the response to our crisis is nonexistent. We have dug ourselves into a deep hole and we’re arguing about how much dirt to put back in the hole. Will it be one or two shovel fulls, not a backhoe’s worth. If this were a football game, we’re currently on the 1 yard line and we’ve got to drive the ball 99 yards, with the time running out, and cross the goal line to score a touchdown to save our ship of state. Rather than have both political...

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