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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

Dems' debt ceiling demagoguery

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "Democrats warned that if the debt ceiling isn't raised, the government would cease to function. How would you be able to tell?" Jay Leno

The common characteristic among Democrat politicians is that they could not do well in the real world. Most could not run a business or organize a high school musical. If you are financially inept, D.C. is the best place to be --- since there is safety in numbers.

As a result, we have people running America's finances who have spent their lives spending other people's money, rather than their own. Anthony Weiner could not even get hired as a Wal-Mart greeter; no store would want to have anyone out front that "happy" to see customers.

When George Bush had the checkbook, then-junior Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill) said raising the debt ceiling was immoral. Now he says it is immoral not to raise it. I guess your morals change once you become President.

The two parties cannot seem to agree on any spending cuts. They should at least stop funding The Real Housewives of D.C.

Politicians always use scare tactics to get their way. Bush did it with the Patriot Act and Obama did it with the stimulus bill (a.k.a. the "Union Supporter Payback Porkulus Bill"). Now he is using the debt to scare us all. Obama has said that if we don't raise spending, as he wants, the U.S. debt rating could go from AAA to C. This will not happen; but, if it did, it would not be too bad. Ask any waitresses in D.C. Their tips from politicians and lobbyists got better when they went from AAA to C.

Obama now says he wants to raise the debt limit another trillion dollars or so. That way we can continue spending money we don't have until we are out of debt. This would take our debt from $14 to 15 trillion. Fifteen is not a good number unless you are Roman Polanski or Woody Allen.

You cannot spend more than you have. If that bit of wisdom wins me the Nobel Prize for Economics, I will give it to my 3rd grade teacher.

Like my buddy Jim Ross says, "Politicians are like pigs at a trough: They will eat everything in there, no matter how little or how much you put in."

Not raising the debt ceiling does not "bankrupt" us. It just cuts off the bar tab of the drunks in Washington D.C. They still have plenty of cash flow to pay interest on the tab they ran up in the past; they just can't order more rounds of drinks for themselves and their buddies.

The government takes in about $2.16 trillion annually in revenue from the taxes it takes from us. Politicians spend $3.7 trillion, resulting in an annual $1.6 trillion deficit. The Feds currently borrow about 40 cents for every dollar they spend. We are just asking them to stop this and to make some of the same hard spending choices each American family or business has recently had to make.

The annual interest charge on the debt they have run up is $385 billion. We pay it anyway, but with $2.16 trillion coming in each year, the income-to-debt-coverage ratio is 5.5 times. Paying the debt you owe and ending with less debt is a good thing, not bad. Somehow Washington is more concerned with blame than simple math.

Instead of addressing the real issue, Obama resorts to his standard class warfare. He says, "The rich need to pay their fair share." Let me tell you two things I have learned: (1) When someone says "your fair share," you are talking to a liberal who is trying to get into your wallet; and (2) When someone wants to "share" or have "fellowship" with you, he wants to try to convert you to his religion.

Never mind that the top 5% percent of Americans, those who have businesses and hire employees, pay 58% of federal income taxes. Half the country pays none. It comes as a surprise to most of us that we are "rich," according to Obama's demagoguery. The top 25% of tax payers make an adjusted gross income of just $67,280. You greedy SOBs, what with your work ethic, paying taxes, driving your fancy 2007 Impala and providing for your family --- you should be ashamed.

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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:

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


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