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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 26, 2012/ 4 Iyar, 5772

Who are Really the Heroes?

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As John Stossel points out in his great new book, No They Can't, Why Government Fails---but Individuals Succeed (Buy it at a 39% discount by clicking here or in KINDLE edition for 52% off by clicking here), we are convinced by liberal academia and the mainstream media that politicians are somehow heroic. In annual Harris Interactive polls, people were asked to name their heroes. In 2001 Jesus Christ won. In 2009, Obama won, followed closely by Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

When former U.S. Senator Edwin Muskie died, newspapers and TV ran long and solemn tributes to the Democrat operative. For its maudlin tribute, The New York Times tapped Bill Clinton for his testimonial that "Generations to come will benefit" from Muskie's work. Stossel points out that David Packard, founder of Hewlett Packard, died on the same day; the papers ran much smaller obituaries.

"Laser printers, 60 million PCs, hundreds of useful products and thousands of jobs existed because of David Packard." He created thousands of millionaires and a $5 billion foundation that helps children. With his management style from the computer company he founded, Packard reordered corporate America. He got rid of executive suites so all workers could communicate better. He came up with the profit sharing plan, flex-time for workers, and many other innovations that made Americans' lives better. Today his company, founded in a garage, employs 340,000 people.

Yet Edwin Muskie was viewed by the media as amazing. David Packard was just a greedy, evil businessman.

Those who believe that government has magical "transformative powers" also seek to convince us that all of our ills can be blamed on someone else. That was the whole "hope and change" shell game Obama played on the country in 2008. "Just vote for me and all your problems will go away." If government could make you feel better about yourself, it would be a bar.

Obama believes that corporations are inherently evil and are out to destroy workers. Mr. President needs to put down the John Grisham novels and read the work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman.

U.S. enterprises have done more to better the lives of Americans than any politician. The best we can hope for in our elected officials is that they will get out of the way, taking their regulations and graft with them, so American ingenuity and enterprise can lift the standard of living of all our citizens.

The real reason politicians fight so hard to get reelected, at all costs, is that they fear having to live under the laws and regulations they created.

Obama spent the past week giving teleprompter speeches about his vision of "fairness" and how, if only we passed his "Buffet Rule," all would be right with the world. Never mind that both liberal and conservative economists scored it as a political game of conjured-up envy. The bill raises only $5 billion. It's simple math: Obama has run up $5 trillion in deficit spending, so $5 billion divided by $5 trillion is one tenth of one percent (.001). It was another class envy ploy, not a real proposal.

He even lined up a few millionaire donors, mostly Democrat fundraisers, to stand behind him while he made his pitch to the nation for raising taxes. They had confessed to Obama, the high priest of taxation, that they did not pay their "fair share" and should be ashamed. It is an article of faith among the few still-rich liberals that being rich is OK as long as you feel guilty about it.

This Democrat Kabuki theater has all the substance of a WWF match between Obama, the Defender of the People, and the evil Darth Vader (a political rival to be named later). I trust the average voter sees this for what it is: unsubstantive political pandering and grandstanding.

Obama made $900,000 less last year than he did in the previous year. So even he is suffering under his own economic policies. This is a man whose entire wealth has come from writing two books about himself before he had actually done anything. Harvard now offers a class called "Understanding Obama" -- a class I doubt even Obama could teach.

Our country is great because of good people who pursue their own self-interests in business. Businesses power our country, and citizens power innovation. People like David Packard and their vision make us great, not opportunistic politicians who create nothing of economic or moral value.

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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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Previously:

GSA Vegas excesses? Bush's fault

Temptation of the Tebow

ObamaCare---Once They Get their Commerce Claws in Us, What's the Limit?

Obama's Campaign Theme: Taxation and Demonization

DNA and Me: Family Facts not Genome for Years

College for Everyone? Some Children Need to be Left Behind

Hope for the Hip-Hop-ocrisy at the Grammys

The Bain of Our Existence

Confusing Obama and 'Go Bama'

E-conning the Public, Washington Spending, and Other Shell Games

Looking Back at 2011

Kim Jong Il: North Koreans Love You Long Time --- it's Mandatory

What the MF-- Global?

The GOP Primaries: The Adultery of Hope

No Thankfulness at Thanksgiving for the OWS Crowd

Cain Mutiny, or a ‘High-tech Lynching?’

Slipping into an Envy-ocracy

An honest, if unconventional, assessment of those vying to wipe that smirk off Obama's smug mug

The Unwashed Masses Descend on New York City

Obama ‘pivots to jobs’ --- his

Washington: Blame No One. Do Something!

Our Debt Problems: Politicians Extend and Pretend

No Child Left --- To the Left

Dems' debt ceiling demagoguery

Golf Summit --- I Like Spike(s)

Nancy Pelosi Finally Demands a Weiner Probe

The porkulus political payback project

Schwarzenegger, please!

An ILL Wind for Business --- Boeing, Boeing Gone?

Osama's 72 Virgins --- and Obama's 72 Versions

Bin Laden was taken out by seals and now sleeps with the fishes

Trump: Got 99 problems, but rich ain't one

Why you should see the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ movie

Why The Donald trumps the Bamster

O-Bomb-A

Mid-East Megalomaniacal Despots on the Run

Truther or Dare

Facebook ‘Un-friends’ Our Increasingly Regulation-burdened Capital Markets

Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak

Hold 'em liable --- the colleges, that is

Follow your Hart in a look back at 2010

GOP wins in showdown

WikiLeaks --- Danger or Disinfectant?

The Angle of the Rangel

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

Time to starve the spending beast

The TSA: We Do Chicken Right!

A Red Wave

No Juan Left Behind at NPR

Capitalism in Time Saves Mine

The Broader Picture of What These Elections Mean

Dem-moralized: ‘Dead Fish’ taken to the trash cant

Ships Passing in the Night

Obamanomics continue to add up . . . for Republicans

She had Tiger by the tail: If Elin did not get Tiger's money, Obama would have


© 2010 Ron Hart

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