It is a revealing, and perhaps sad, commentary on the state of the GOP nomination process that so little - if any - discussion has been spent on the proper role of the federal government's most powerful branch, the scope of its powers, and the identity of its future members.
In no way do I want to contribute to unemployment, but perhaps the most useless profession is equities analyst. However, every bank, brokerage firm, mutual fund, and broker dealer seems to differ with my opinion because they employ dozens of these people.
Several months ago, film critic Nell Minow – aka The Movie Mom-- presented a segment on “Roger Ebert Presents” about the use of American corporations as the villain in many films. Minow noted that many films, which are often made and distributed by corporations, use corporations as their preferred “villain of choice”.
Liberal press bias has been so stark and the lying by omission so blatant that it's time to take stock again.
Angry protesters are uncertain of what they want, except for more.
The mirror into modern-day America created by the "occupiers" who have taken to the streets reveals painful images and insights for those committed to traditional American values. Even without a clear, core message, most Americans can identify with the anger at those who have contributed to our broken economy. But many tax-paying Americans are equally fed up with the stream of complaints from the self-obsessed protestors who want their debts forgiven and the "rich" to pay for their "free" education.
Some common complaints reveal more about the complainer than about the object of grievance.
As Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have gone national and now global, observers are taking note of the prominent role of labor unions in this anti-business crusade. The rote denunciations of “corporate greed” at these events could be lifted from almost any AFL-CIO convention speech.
Both Perry and Cain include 100 percent cash expensing for new-business investment. Both Cain and Perry would eliminate the double tax on capital gains and other investments, as well as the double tax on the foreign earnings of U.S. companies.