Economic Bandaids and False Gods

Written by Steven Hansen Here we go again.  Election season is here and all we hear is how the incumbent or the challenger is off base and leading the U.S. to disaster.  The two biggest campaign talking points are unemployment and the U.S. budget deficit. Unfortunately, there is no candidate out there who has any …

Debt Ceiling: Killing the Golden Goose

Listening to the discussion on the USA debt ceiling, most political pundits would like to have you believe that cutting spending is all that is necessary is to balance the budget. But that is really too simple. The issue is NOT the spending per se – but growing imbalance in the USA spending. By simply trying to cut spending, the imbalances will remain and grow. The major item out of balance is entitlements.