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I have an axe to grind, but unlike the New York Times, I freely admit it.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Life Always Exposes Planned Parenthood

When Planned Parenthood calls upon one of its biggest racial gunslingers, you know someone touched a nerve. In an attempt to quiet Life Always, an anti-abortion group, Planned Parenthood called on Al Sharpton to help have a billboard taken down that calls the 36-percent abortion rate of black women the number one killer in the black community since 1973. Life Always board member Pastor Steve Broden notes that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a supporter of Eugenics, which espouses the theory of a master race and contemplates the elimination of inferior individuals. In her book, Pivot of Civilization, Sanger referred to immigrants and poor people as "...human weeds, reckless breeders, and spawning... human beings who never should have been born." She once wrote "The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." There are many who believe Margaret Sanger was a racist as well as a believer in the master race concept espoused by Adolph Hitler. There are many that say she founded Planned Parenthood to achieve those goals. Has she succeeded? Life Always would say yes.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby Boomers Should Retire Early

If the pathetic whining baby boomers had any real gratitude and guts they would retire and get out of the workforce so the younger generation of workers could find some meaningful work. For example almost every money show gets a phone call from some baby boomer who has at least one pension, a million plus in his IRA, owns a primary residence and a vacation home or time share, but he wants to continue working. It's common for government employees to retire at 50% of their salary and come back to government work as a consultant for as much or more money that they were making when they retired. What about all the old windbags on TV who have more money than they can ever spend, but they keep working. Okay I'll mention some names: Bill Bradley, Bob Schieffer, Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters, John McLaughlin, Eleanor Clift, and that's just off the top of my head. Yea Rush too, he's almost 60 and he's got plenty. Get out, brother and play some golf. The Baby Boomers may be the most rewarded generation America the world has ever seen. Stop whining, retire now and make room for the future generations your always taking about.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Modest Effort to Reduce Spending

Whenever people want to criticize those who say cut spending they say “give me specifics.” This column is dedicated to those people. This is The New Narrative’s contribution of a spending cut that can save over $6 billion this year. Do not replace any federal employee that retires in 2011. That simple step would save the Federal Government $6 billion this year alone. A modest research effort demonstrates that approximately 86,558 federal employees have retired every year since 2000. While there are some variations in what an average federal employee earns the numbers range from $66,000 to $74,000 so I selected $70,000 as the calculating amount. Put it together and you have a savings of $6 billion. That's billion with a B or if you prefer $6,000,000,000; enough zeros for doing nothing? Give us a little time; we can probably come up with more.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Dirty Little Secret About Budgets

The dirty little secret about Congressional spending authority is that no current Congress can commit a future Congress to spending cuts. The current Congress can only cut spending in the budget currently under consideration. Because budgeting is done one year at a time typically future cuts are used as tools to justify increases in current spending. The 2012 Budget offered this week by President Obama is a perfect example of a budget that cuts spending in the out years of a 10-year plan and increases spending in the first year. Cuttung $1.1 Trillion over the next decade is meaningless in real spending terms because the only budget being considered is the current one. The problem is that the President does not have the authority to enforce those future cuts and that is why, as we noted in a previous column future cuts never happen. Proposed cuts, whether proposed by the President or the Congress must be done in the budget under consideration. Future cuts must be rejected and exposed for what they are: empty promises.