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Worse Than The British Tyranny of the 1700s

By Rob Gettemy The idea that the federal government can tell a private employer such as Boeing that they cannot move a portion of their production to a right to work state is an infringement that if enacted could and should bri...
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K-12 Public Education, How Did It Go Wrong?

By Rob Gettemy Let me be clear up front.  I am not bashing teachers.  I believe that the majority of teachers care deeply about what they do.  However, let me be equally clear, I am bashing the teachers’ unions and governm...
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The TEA Party Freshmen are the Grown Ups in Washington

By Rob Gettemy Much of the press in the last month has been about the challenges for John Boehner in trying to craft legislation that would “satisfy the radical TEA Party Freshmen.”  Conventional wisdom among the mainstrea...
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Why do liberal baby-boomers hate children?

By Rob Gettemy Recently at a gathering of friends, I had a spirited discussion with a liberal friend of mine.  This person is at the front edge of the baby boom, and I believe she thinks like many in her generation.  After le...
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Refundable Tax Credits, Welfare for the Middle Class

By Rob Gettemy I’ve always been troubled by refundable tax credits.  These credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, and the latest, Making Work Pay Tax Credit (MWPTC), have resulted in millions of ...
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Thank you, sir. May I have another?

By Rob Gettemy This famous line from Animal House has become a euphemism for being tricked into thinking something that is bad for us is actually a good thing.  Politicians of both parties have an uncanny ability to make us fe...
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