Elections have consequences

For the past year it has become the public mantra of Democratic Party politicians: "Elections have consequences." Whether they were talking about bailing out large corporations or taking over the banking, auto, and health care industries, that simple phrase has been their fallback position.To some extent, that is true. When the nation elects a leader … Continue reading Elections have consequences

Tea parties signal new American revolt

On the night of December 16th, 1773, American colonists who had grown weary of British taxes on all sorts of goods boarded three ships in Boston harbor and dumped crate loads of taxed tea into the harbor waters. This protest against 'taxation without representation' became known down through history as 'The Boston Tea Party', and … Continue reading Tea parties signal new American revolt

AIG: Angina-Inducing Greed

For those of you who may have just read the headlines and listened to the featured story blurbs on the news regarding insurance giants IAG with passing interest, I will try to give you a simplistic version.Let's start with the basics. Who or what exactly is the American International Group?Well, AIG is by their own … Continue reading AIG: Angina-Inducing Greed