Musings on the Week

Musings on the Week

April 19, 2014


Freedom – Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan.

Politics – About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll .

Politics – The problem with our elected leaders is that they feel compelled to “do something” and end up passing laws that may not be needed, probably won’t solve “the problem” and will be loaded with unintended consequences.

Politics – Paul Ryan offered a Republican 2016 campaign strategy: In 2012 we warned you about big government theory, but now we can see and feel big government in practice.

Politics - This week’s distractions from the stagnant economy and ObamaCare: more equal pay demogoguery and defense of non-existent foreign policy achievements.

Politics – Hillary Clinton lost $6 billion while at the State Department and abandoned four to die in Beghazi “What difference does it make?” – Next President? – Not No, but Hell No!

Welfare – We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added. Ronald Reagan.

Deficit – Despite collecting $1.32 trillion in revenues (income excise, estate and gift taxes, and duties) in the first half of fiscal 2014, the federal government still ran a $413 billion deficit.

Healthcare – Despite promises that this would not occur, total health care expenditure increased from 16.54% of GDP in 2008 to 17.91% of GDP in 2012 – another ObamaCare fail!

Taxes – President Obama has so far pushed for 442 tax hikes — many of them aimed squarely at the struggling middle class whom Obama has vowed repeatedly to protect.

Energy – Ethanol production requires more energy than the fuel delivers to your engine, actually raising carbon-dioxide emissions from the tailpipe 12% over non-ethanol blends.

Elections – Leftists have contempt for the electoral process because they don’t believe it serves “the people,” so election fraud is justified as payback for structural inequitities.

Family – The Democrat War-on-Women denigrates women as second-class citizens if they prioritize their children’s well-being by career decisions to enable them to be at home.

Peace – Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.Ronald Reagan.

Foreign Policy – The Obama administration suffers from hubris, the supreme delusion that what they think is what everyone thinks and they just need someone to show them the way.

Libya – It's been 18 months since the attack on our people in Benghazi, and not a single person has been brought to justice – this is a major Obama disgrace to the country.


David Coughlin

Hawthorne, NY