Monthly Archives: November 2012

Why are Small-Government, Balanced-Budget Types so Disparaged? – Andrew J. Billups

Having a core set of non-negotiables is admirable; it does not make one “stubborn.” Those who insist on balanced budgets, small affordable government, and a paydown on the national debt (so as to treat our children fairly) are praiseworthy. I … Continue reading

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Does the National Debt Matter?: A Thought from Andrew J. Billups

“If the National Debt doesn’t matter, why do we pay any taxes at all? Why not pay for everything with borrowed money??” — Andrew J. Billups Share on Facebook

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Commitments: Aren’t They ALWAYS Made in the Past?

When Congressman Steve King said yesterday that he is choosing not to honor his commitment to Grover Norquist, because it was made in the past, I think of comedian Mitch Hedberg, who would say that whenever someone showed him a … Continue reading

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Fiscal Child Abuse: A Thought from George Will on Deficit Spending

“We are all getting gifts [from the federal government]. We are getting $5.00 worth of services, and we are only being charged $3.00 for them.” — George Will Share on Facebook

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Authenticity: A Thought from Eleanor Roosevelt

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” — Eleanor Roosevelt (quoted in The Week) Share on Facebook

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What Kind of Society do We Want?: A Thought from Margaret Thatcher

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Should Losers Join Forces with Winners?: Andrew J. Billups

One of my favorite professors at Virginia Commonwealth University told my classmates and me that a rule or saying can have the ring of truth yet not be true. It can have good cadence and “roll nicely,” he would say, … Continue reading

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