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A New Year Wish – Donald Trump for President 2016

People insisted I write a final end of year post for the blog. Here it is and I want you to consider it carefully:  We must elect Donald Trump President of the United States.  United States immigration policy is completely off the rails and is destroying the culture that built the country. Much of this is by design.  Yet, even if by accident of good intentions, immigration needs to stop now and be reversed. Donald Trump is the only presidential candidate that has...

Trusting Consumer Price Index Inflation Numbers

Forum user Sophie was asking about a Consumer Reports article questioning the accuracy of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for reporting inflation. The question boils down to: Does the CPI underestimate inflation? Yes, it probably does.  The CPI underestimates inflation for a very simple reason: It’s a government agency run by a political appointee that may be trying to make his/her boss look good. You don’t make your boss look good by reporting higher than actual inflation numbers, comrade. The CPI...

Donald Trump, Immigration, and Divesting from America

I normally don’t discuss U.S. presidential campaigns, but at this point I’m for Donald Trump for the simple reason that he is talking like he will get the immigration system under control: Donald Trump Immigration Reform Plan The preamble I could have written myself: Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That...