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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 Oct. 8, 2009 / 20 Tishrei 5770

Where Have You Gone Willie Shakespeare?

By Cal Thomas




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "Neither a borrower nor a lender be." -- William Shakespeare, "Hamlet"


Why won't we listen to what used to be called sage advice before the Internet made too many of us think we are re-inventing the world and nothing we think or try has ever been thought or tried before?


The Obama administration is rumored to be seriously considering a second stimulus measure to "improve" the economy. Given the job losses since the last stimulus, I'm not sure we can stand more of that kind of stimulation. Never mind that millions from the first stimulus cannot be found and that billions more have yet to be spent. And how soon Democrats forget their once-great concern about burdening future generations with debt and dependency.


President Obama's budget has projected deficits of $9.1 trillion over the next decade. Brian Riedl of The Heritage Foundation has looked into it and found the numbers to be inaccurate and misleading. What the president's budget ignored is an additional $4 trillion in likely additional spending, which excludes, says Riedl, the following.


  • Additional discretionary spending ($1,545 billion)

  • Health-care reform ($595 billion in spending and $583 billion in revenues). And that's just for starters. As we have seen with Medicare, initial projections by the government, no matter who runs it, are almost always wrong.

  • Additional cap-and-trade outlays and revenues ($821 billion in spending and $214 billion in revenues).

  • Extending "expiring" entitlements ($216 billion in spending). Notice that once anything becomes an "entitlement," ending it is a virtual impossibility.

  • Net interest expenses resulting from the increased deficit spending ($251 billion in spending). Please read that last one again. We the taxpayers are going to be forced to spend $251 billion in interest on the debt because our government cannot do what every American must do: control spending.

  • More realistic interest rates ($1,328 billion in spending and $65 billion in revenues).



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    That's how the administration gets to $9.1 trillion. Remember, this was going to be an honest and transparent administration. Brian Riedl says the reality of the president's budget over the next decade is much different from the already outrageous spending to which it admits. According to Riedl's analysis, the President's budget agenda would actually result in:


    • An additional $5 trillion in spending, $1 trillion in revenues and $4 trillion in deficits over the next decade.

    • Budget deficits adding $13 trillion to the national debt over the next decade. Again, re-read that figure. Say it out loud. Repeat it to your spouse-partner-kid (the kids will be paying for this) and your neighbor.

    • The national debt held by the public surpassing $20 trillion by 2019, reaching nearly 100 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

    • Annual budget deficits rising to nearly $3 trillion by 2019.

    • Spending surpassing 28 percent of GDP by 2019, shattering the peacetime record set this year.

    • Washington spending more than $37,000 per household in 2019, compared with $25,000 per household (still too high) in 2008.


    (See this and more at www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/bg2319.cfm.)


    This is why so many are angry. This administration is more than mortgaging our future. It is bankrupting it, all in the name of taking care of us. The best thing government can do for us is to get out of the way and let us care for ourselves. These numbers are unsustainable. They are outrageous. And they will become a reality unless enough Americans rise up and say they are not going to take it anymore.


    It's our money, not theirs. They are now stealing it before we make it. Let's hear some outrage about this. Let's sustain it through the next three election cycles, beginning next month with the governors' races in New Jersey and Virginia. If we don't, the future belongs not to us, but to China, Japan, Qatar, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, among others -- all holders of our national debt.


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