Friday, January 23, 2015

Obama 2015 State of the Union Continues Class Warfare Politics

The law review editor and community organizer is certainly true to his liberal ideology. His 2015 State of the Union speech was nothing new:  more government programs, more spending and more tax-the-rich diatribe.

The tried and true populist "Robin Hood" notion that the rich are too rich and they must be made to pay more has been core to his and most Democrat agendas. Add to this the false belief that higher capital gains taxes is one way to penalize the rich.

Obama is laying the ground work for 2016. He knows that 100 percent of the "ideas" in his one plus hour speech will not be implemented. It is because they are bad ideas for government and for the American people.

Tax breaks for child care and free community college all sound great but they cannot be funded. Free is never free in so many ways. Government paying for this and for that does nothing but tie people to ... government. This is core to why I can never support Democrat ideas. When people oppose this in its government, the rebuttal is non-compassion. It is the opposite that is true.

There are plenty of things the government can and should do. But Obama's list does none of these. None of his ideas actually do anything to create jobs, motivate industry, spur risk, and create real wealth. He only cares about wealth redistribution, not the role of government.

For the next two years, everything he and the media will discuss will have at its core wealth redistribution and class warfare.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It Is A Rare Day When Your Team Wins a Major Championship

Immediately after Ohio State won the first CFP National Championship, Buckeye Nation was able to bask in the moment. Winning a major championship for YOUR TEAM is a rare thing.

Passionate sports fans know this awe too painfully.

MY TEAMS are:
  • College:  Ohio State, Utah (I'd pick OSU over a head-to-head)
  • MLB:  Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians (I'd pick the Reds over a head-to-head)
  • NFL:  Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings (I'd pick the Browns over a head-to-head)
  • NBA:  Utah Jazz
  • NHL:  Detroit Red Wings
  • Soccer:  Liverpool, RSL (I'd pick Liverpool over a head-to-head)

Each has had its moments, some more so than other. This win for OSU was its sixth national title; Utah has never won one. In NCAA Men's Basketball, OSU and Utah have each won one, but neither in my lifetime. The Browns have never been to a Super Bowl; the Vikings have lost four. The Reds have won five World Series' the last being in 1990; the Indians have won two, the last one being in 1948. The Jazz have lost two NBA finals. Liverpool has won the European Cup / UEFA Champions League five time, the FA Cup seven times, and the English top tier league 18 times but never the Premier League; RSL won the MLS Cup once. Detroit has won 11 Stanley Cups (only four in my lifetime).

In sports, in one way or another, after the dust settles and the season comes to an end, every team is a loser except one. For sports fan, there's always next year. But for this Buckeye fan, I am savoring the moment. This is one of the sweeter championships.