Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

March 11, 2017


Government – “In my many years I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a government.” John Adams.

Politics – Democrats are waging a “red herring” attack on Jeff Sessions who broke no law, who did not lie answering any question, and did not work with the Russians on the election.

Politics – The Democrat fantasy election threat from Russia serves two purposes: delegitimizes Trumps win and distracts from Clinton’s abject failure as a Presidential candidate.

Politics – In “Bizarre-land” of Nixonian politics, Obama’s Trump election wiretap reverted to the Democrat playbook: first deny, then obfuscate, then obstruct, then ignore, and forget it.

Politics – Last century, Antonio Gramsci advocated changing the American and European culture slowly so that the new generations would be willing and eager to accept Marxism.

Politics – American women are communist “useful idiots” supporting International Women’s Day, first observed across the United States in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America.

Politics – Trump supporters peacefully gathered in dozens of cities in "March 4 Trump" rallies, and were met by anti-Trump demonstrators, resulting in violent clashes and arrests, including members of By Any Many Necessary (BAMN) and other violent "anti-fa" (anti-fascist) groups.

Scandal – Mike Pence is criticized for his use of private email accounts (permitted by state law), handled no classified information and he did not lie about it, unlike Hillary Clinton who illegally used a private email, ignored security, and lied about it and obstructed justice.

Media – The mainstream media vendetta against the President has compromised the media integrity, so in reaction they no longer enjoy the respect and esteem they once held.

Media – Trump measures success by “mindshare” dominating headlines, grabbing audiences, and setting the media narrative and he is not only winning, but crushing it!

Government – “In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” Voltaire.

Economy – Obama’s Keynesian policies have slowed growth to less than 2%, so Trump has promised to return to a normal growth over 4%, once Keynesian restraints are removed.

Economy – The monthly Index of Small Business finds the highest optimism rate since 2004, and consumers share that optimism, with confidence in the economy at a 15-year high.

Budget – If Trump is serious about reducing the cost of government, he should reduce the size and spending of government by 10% each year until the budget is balanced.

Entitlements – With the federal debt 75% of the GDP, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are so large and growing that they are on track to overwhelm the federal budget.

Healthcare – Survey found that just 22% of ObamaCare enrollees rate their health plan as good to excellent, down from 77% last year, because 96% reported a decline in customer service support, 90% noted premium increases, 80% said their plans had narrower provider networks, and 77% said their plans' benefits had been trimmed.

Healthcare – There is no need to replace ObamaCare since a free market will deliver better solutions and the federal government has no role (10th Amendment) in healthcare market.

Immigration – Trump pledged to change from family-based system to merit-based based on principle that those seeking to enter ought to be able to support themselves financially.

Environment – The ultimate goal of the global environmentalist movement is not to impact the climate, but rather to destroy capitalism and take over the world’s economy.

Education – Federal student loan debt is currently $1.3 trillion and rising fast, and now that Obama nationalized the student loan program the delinquency rate has risen to 11.2%.

Energy – Renewable energy alternatives require permanent mandates, renewable portfolio standards, investment tax credits, production tax credits, feed-in tariffs, and myriad other subsidies, exemptions and other regulations to make these energy sources sustainable.

Sexuality – In Canada, research found that more gay men are suffering and dying from suicide than from AIDS, and have been for years.

Government – “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” Thomas Jefferson.

Europe – The only hope for the EU is to dissolve the current bureaucratic structure, and replace it with what once was the sole reason for it’s existence: a European single market.

GWOT – Based on well-documented links to the financing of terrorism, the United States should designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).

GWOT – The State Department should designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization that exports its radical ideology and subsidizes global terror.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY