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China and Nebraska Hogs

LB 176 – China and Nebraska Hogs
 
This is where I break with Republican Conservatives. Do we really think a Chinese company will promote the General Welfare of We the Nebraska Farmer by controlling our Hog Producers for their benefit? I got news for you…Ranchers will be next. How in the world do we think “Chinese Capitalism” will be a “Good Thing” for our Nebraska family farms?
 
If Republicans think this will enhance the liberty of our farmers/producers/ranchers for themselves or the next generation…they are misguided. You can watch the predicament of the “Tennessee Chicken Producer” with Tyson or what has happened to the “Family Hog Farm” in Iowa to know the fate of what is coming under the direction of a Chinese Multi-National Company.
 
I’m a capitalist and employ almost 100 people. I’m not one to preach or pass these “Ultra Capitalist” bills to prove I’m business friendly.  I’m comfortable in my capitalistic clothes, but I’m about Americans first.
 
This bill is a perfect example of why most Nebraska Republicans have no clue on why Trump who talks tough on Ch-Eye-Nah (my Trump impression) has an appeal to many conservatives. This is going to get real for Nebraska….reeeallll quick.
 
To be fair (PS–they don’t endorse me or I don’t endorse them…I’m just giving my opinion), real conservative leaders like Brasch, Groene, and Schnoor said ‘No’. Other Republicans like Davis and Bloomfield took a stand. Good for them. I have liked what I have seen from a social, civil, conservative and boldness level from Brasch, Groene, and Schnoor (90+% of the time). I will continue to watch their moves. I tend to appreciate their boldness and how they view what is best for Nebraska. They are not afraid to stand for what they think is right and go against the prevailing tide of the majority. Our Rural Way of Life is important to defend. Stay conservative. Ditch these Republicans who put China lobbying dollars in front of a Nebraska way of life.

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Nebraska’s Growing Budget Problem

 

Nebraska’s 20 Year Spending Record

Nebraska’s Growing Budget Problem

It was great to see the Huskers turn back the clock 20 years in Santa Clara and feature an interesting football concept….the run.  The game spawned a question in my mind.

What if our ‘Husker’ government decided to create a spending plan similar to the ’95 legislature?  How would our government function? 

Two weeks ago, LIBA leadership (Lincon Independent Business Association) invited Nebraska’s Speaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley (Kearney-Buffalo County) to address our membership on this very topic.  The State budget was the primary conversation.  Full video coverage of his speech can be found on LIBA.org!

The ‘Mile High’ View – Accomplishments & Problems in the Budget

Over the last 20 years our state revenues have risen on average 4.4% a year ($1.8 billion to $4.3 billion).  That is a healthy clip.   Unfortunately, our State Legislature and Governors the past 20 years have presided over the same spending mistakes our national government began to make in greater significance in the 1930’s:  Increasing welfare to individuals.  This dangerous “Living” Constitutional view of Promote the General Welfare has taken root.  ‘Promote’ is yet another word that has been redefined by the Progressive movement.  ‘Promote’ now equals ‘Provide’.  What progress has been made in these areas with our citizens the last 20 years with substantial spending?  That is the question they do not want to answer.  We must transform our belief system.  We must internalize the fact that spending more money AND the institution of government will not be the primary solution to solve our social ills.

The Founders (who I feel wrote the best ‘Bible’ on the topic of civil legislation) knew the definition of “Provide”.  They chose to couple the word “Provide” with the purpose of “Defense” and not “General Welfare”.  This is a monumental difference that goes unnoticed by our elected leaders who have sworn to uphold the Constitution.

I will define the word “Defense” and “General” for the Republicans in a future blog.  (Hint: Think “Less Offense” and forget “Corporate” as the adjective to welfare).

If our government learned the definition of “Promote” vs. “Provide” we would improve this country’s financial situation.  Contrary to progressive beliefs, we would be improving many able bodied lives by freeing them from dependence on the state.  It is like exercise.  Short term pain for long term gain.

This subtle but massive change in our definition of “Promote” has created a staggering national liability that our nation will have trouble repaying.  The same “Provide” fact pattern is threatening our state if we don’t take action today.

Examining the “Husker” Budget

From strictly an accounting point of view, if spending rose less than 4.4% a year in any given category we would be growing our budget in a sustainable fashion.  If we spend less than our rate of revenue growth, we have the ability to do a tax cut.  If we spend less than our rate of revenue growth, we have the ability to fund priority areas in state government that present opportunity/risk to the state.  There are three major categories of state spending; Agency Operations, Aid to Local Governments, and Aid to Individuals.

Since 1995, expenditures in ‘Agency Operations’ have grown by 3.8% a year.  This is lower than the 4.4% growth in revenue.  This category stays in balance.  However, correctional services and the court system are showing cracks at the State level.

Nebraska could still increase spending in Agency Operations and be as efficient as revenue growth.  Less crime, speedier trials (especially out West with increased drug traffic), more state patrol, or cutting taxes are viable priorities in my mind.  I’ll let the citizens be the final judge.

Since 1995, expenditures in ‘State Aid to Local Governments’ have grown by 3.8% a year.  This is more efficient than the 4.4% growth of our treasury.  This category stays in balance.  Local education, homestead exemptions, and aid to local governments are in this area.

Unfunded mandates from state to local government are a large problem. Unfunded mandates from our national government to our state government are a large problem.  Addressing unfunded mandates could be a viable use of redirected funds at BOTH LEVELS!  However, it will probably take a partisan revolt to change this behavior as ‘passing’ the buck is as partisan as it gets.

Since 1995, expenditures in ‘State Aid to Individuals’ have grown by 6.1% a year!  Excessive and perpetual acceleration of individual aid spending is of grave concern.  You can make a difference in this area at home by becoming LOCALLY engaged and taking action.  Please redirect some of your attention focused on the Presidential race (of which your vote will have little consequence) to our state!  Call your Senator.  I know firsthand many are frustrated by the apathy of citizens with state government.  They would welcome your voice and involvement!

Further Analysis of the Macro Budget

‘Agency Operation’ share of the budget has shrunk by 11.2% the last 20 years.  ‘State Aid to Local Government’ share of the budget has shrunk by 10.8% the last 20 years.  However, ‘State Aid to Individuals’ share of the budget has accelerated at 39.2% the last 20 years!  Let that fact sink in. 

Does this spending behavior appear to be a balanced and responsible approach by our state government?  Is this the trend in service we want to see from a state government?

No!

A 20 year perspective will help you understand where our government is trending. Slippery slopes happen each passing year with little fanfare.  The kettle on the range is turned up another degree each passing year to create more government dependence.

Understanding  the primary role of government as framed by our Constitution (both National and State) would help frame a direction for government.  Mercy should be primarily addressed by outside institutions who are exponentially more effective in dealing with societal problems.  George Washington served on a Vestry Board and worked on the Constitution.  He was smart not to combine both efforts in one institution.

If Nebraska continues down this path another 20 years with the same growth rates in revenues and category spending, State Aid to Individuals will be 41.9% of our budgeted expenditures.  Compare this to 22.7% of our expenditures in 1995!

Furthermore, these growth rates do not balance!  Despite our balanced growth in Agency Operations and Aid to Local Governments, we will be running an additional $342 million annual deficit due to accelerated growth in Individual Aid spending if this trend continues!  If we were to control State Aid to Individual spending at a 3.8% growth rate and maintain a 4.4% growth of revenue we would have a surplus of $1.1 billion in 20 years.  That is a $1.44 billion budget difference by controlling spending in aid to individuals at a 3.8% growth rate (compared to the 20 year 6.1% growth rate).  We could address infrastructure, cut taxes, invest in schools, empower local governments, or improve the state Patrol with this money.  However, what do I know?  I’m just an Independent with an unequal vote and voice at the primary ballot box.  I’m way behind in my line of thinking.

We need to set a responsible example to our children and our national government by being a beacon of light with responsible government spending.  Progressive politicians on both sides of the aisle need to wake up and exercise some fiscal constraint and responsibility.  They should not be afraid at challenging the endless empathetic arguments around state aid.  They should be more fearful in the lack of progress in the general welfare of our people due to this misguided approach to government spending.  They let short term cries around “Security” tump action that would provide that same individual long term prosperity.

Nebraska has time on our side to solve spending problems if we act now.  We should not kick the can down the road by talking tough and doing nothing like our national politicians do (seen a plan yet to tackle those unfunded liabilities as promised?)

I’m proud to be the only member to have run with a detailed plan to solve our social security problem with details.  I have solutions in this blog for our state as well.

Speaker Hadley and His Budget Speech

Unfortunately, I didn’t hear the conviction from Speaker Hadley to solve our budget problem during his speech. Below are some of Speaker Hadley’s quotes.  I have referenced the approximate time in the LIBA video for your reference.

Speaker Hadley Video (Will expire soon)

Opening Minute: “Nebraska is a high tax state.”  I agree.  What are your plans for change Speaker? Less rhetoric and substantive plans are needed from all levels of leadership to solve problems and start a conversation in constructive legislation.  Less talk and more walk please.

(5:30) “As a Senator those are hard things to deal with….Anytime you are working with aid to individuals”

A proper perspective in growth of spending and Constitutional intent should make this an easy area to bring to the table.  In my opinion, we need new legislators if cutting spending “Is too hard to deal with”.   He has his PHD in Accounting.  He should know where 6.1% growth trends in spending will take us.  

(11:20) “It is difficult to cut spending…it really is!  You get a lot of special interest groups, rightly so, telling you why their area is important to fund.”

Herein lies the biggest problem with partisan politicians today.  Democrats in general believe in more welfare spending.  Gadley is typical for the GOP…they can’t stand up to lobbyists.  They often take the campaign money and pass the spending bills for special interest.  It is time for change.  

I’ve attached a memorable PSA for advice if you have a hard time acknowledgin an Independent political figure.  It was produced by a moderate Republican.  This PSA will help Republicans and any sensible Democrats in learning how to actually cut spending and deal with those “TOUGH” special interest groups when they offer you a new spending bill.

Just Say No!

(14:00 and 16:25) Credit Speaker Hadley.  He is a very funny guy.  I like him.  This letter is about principled governmental differences and is not personal. He is hilarious!  I’d have lunch with the guy anytime.

Balancing the Budget

In summary, Speaker Hadley’s mile high view to balance the budget doesn’t add up. He wants lower taxes while simultaneously saying it is very hard to make a spending cut. Those positions do not go together to create a balanced budget.  Unfortunately, they garner votes from the simpleton citizen who can’t solve 1 minus 2 and like what they hear.  Independent conservatives like me prefer to do the math.  Like most Republicans, he is preaching more employment and growth in the economy to “Grow” out of this situation.

Friends, have you looked at recent financial statements from the farm?  They are not strong.  I’m very familiar with our farm in Wayne County.  It is not a banner year. Cattle Markets are struggling as well.  Income tax (a big driver of state revenues) from Ag will be down.

Hadley expresses the unemployment RATE is a key stat he watches for income tax growth.  Friends, the unemployment RATE will not get much stronger than present levels. However, net positive migration for jobs and wage growth should aid income tax revenues.

At the end of the day, if you add it all up, you see a headwind coming in revenue. Revenue challenges and lower taxes will not bode well for a balanced budget when it is “Too Hard” to make cuts in spending.  We already have a $100+ million shortfall on our hands.  It is time for action!

In summary, growth is not a be-all end-all answer.  We do need to grow.  However, we must also cut spending!  We must demand a plan by our representatives to make wise decisions for the benefit of both sides of the ledger.  One sided ledger arguments appear to be the primary challenge with both Republicans and Democrats. Both hasten the goal of a balanced budget.  We must balance considerations to create inflow (not raising rates) and stop wasteful outflow.

“What About the Poor Todd? Don’t you care!”

I’m very passionate about ending oppression of the poor.  I’m very passionate about ending endless welfare for the able bodied non working poor. They coexist nicely.  Addressing the Federal Reserve, taking on the financial institution lobby, and reducing endless welfare for the able bodied would be my goals.

The Fed. Our financial system needs to be based on money earned in hard work.  Our financial instruments need to be backed by equity created by labor…not a printing press.  Investment equity needs to primarily come from people, not Wall Street. Change percentage of bank debt to private bonds and watch our economy grow for all.  This will shrink inequality and allow Americans to thrive (albeit at different levels) together by reducing the monetary float from the printing press that works against labor.

Abraham Lincoln knew labor was the superior to capital.  Both parties are slaves to the banking system and will not make necessary changes.  Article I, Section 8, Clause 5.  Learn it.  Understand why we no longer follow the original Constitution.  Income Inequality is a problem.  Structurally designed inequality can be addressed when we tackle the banking system.  Controlling money for the people will enable the poor to get a leg up on purchasing power and savings/investment options.

It doesn’t stop there.  I want even tougher limits placed on the financial institutions.  We should wipe out usury interest from our books.  Payday loans, 18% interest, etc. just prey on our poor.  Rates should not exceed a percentage over prime.  Those businesses usually extend problems for the poor.  They do not solve the problem.  Short term pain for long term gain.  Remember?

Our current financial system is set up to prey on the poor and inflate producing assets to a value that make them unattainable to those offering hard work to produce livelihood out of capital.  Ask yourself how new young farmers who took a mortgage out for land at record prices (no interest printed money inflates prices) are doing?  Do young farmers even exist or have viable options to start a farm?

Second, we need to fight for our poorest workers first before we can fight for these clauses with a straight face.  Count me in with Trump on fighting for work at home.  We need our manufacturing jobs here. It is time the establishment of both parties learn business.  Stop getting schooled in trade.  We need to control our borders from Democrats allowing additional unskilled workers to come into our country.  We need to control our borders from Republicans letting good jobs leave this nation with poor economic policy.  Control the borders should work for business and people.  Adjust national policy accordingly.

Finally, Nebraska (and America) needs to stop “Providing” the General Welfare. People need to be Independent again.  Providing is not the Constitutional perscription and it doesn’t create vibrant citizens that contribute. It is time to relearn the ENTIRE pre 1913 Constitution for the benefit of all citizens.

My Solutions to the Nebraska Budget

As a blogger that offers solutions and not just criticism…here is what I would do differently.

  1.  Stand up to lobbyists. Lobbyists should not be bullying around a Speaker.  Just say NO Speaker Hadley.  Do what needs to be done for the people.
  2. We need to move spending allocations back to historical levels.  Capping all spending at 3.1% growth is not strong enough.  Let’s put a 10/20 year plan in motion to move total percentages in the “Big 3” categories back to 1995 allocation levels.  Aid to Individuals should be reduced as a percentage of budget by .5% a year until the category reaches 22.7% (1995 level).  A return to the Constitution would be a better option.  However, I’m offering a pragmatic approach that is more likely to pass with Democrats and Republicans who find it “Hard” to cut spending and operate in a “What is everyone else doing” progressive environment.
  3. Invest in our young people.  Want growth in income tax?  Train them for good jobs. Leave them less debt to create a business or run a healthier life at home. In-state tuition should drop by offsets in state spending.  Funding of Universities and State Colleges should move up .25% of the total budget for the next 20 years as long as our schools invest in principled education and not elaborate buildings/social engineering/or more overhead administrative jobs.  Hank Bounds/Regents – Are you listening?  Higher Educational Achievement = Higher pay = Higher tax base. Furthermore, make sure our community colleges get their fair share.  We have unfilled high paying jobs that would generate income tax.  We need to help our community colleges “Get the word out” on the opportunities they can create for Nebraskans TOMMOROW.  I’ve spent hours at community colleges from Metro, Milford, Hastings, etc.  We are missing HUGE opportunities for our people!
  4. Address Unfunded Mandates.  At a minimum, unfunded mandates must be capped (Preferably eliminated).  Passing the buck maybe American.  It shouldn’t be Nebraskan.  Don’t cramp our localities ability to make needed local decisions/investments.  Local decisions make a bigger difference.

Nebraska is unfortunately trending the progressive way of National government.  Even Republicans are adopting liberal initiatives at home (See recent votes on Death Penalty, Higher Taxes, More gambling measures that hurt our poor, etc).  Proud conservatives in this state should recognize they have let the welfare state (as a percentage of the total budget) grow by 39% the last 20 years while our spending in our 2 main areas have declined 10%. Is that conservative legislation from a conservative state?

Our state legislature has made a poor statement about our future by dropping our total spend on our University/College system from 19% to 14% of our budget!  This would not be my message to the next generation and Nebraska to grow a brighter future.  My suggestion would be to gradually return to 1995 levels in education in the form of tuition reduction.  Our University system is a governmental charge to address in our charter.

Unfortunately, our state budget is a reflection of the growing belief in progressive philosophy within both parties.  It is time for common sense and fiscal discipline!

We have the brainpower to get this done.  We just need to witness more courage from our delegation.  Leadership starts at the top!

I hope you benefited from my “State” blog for the week.  I will return to National issues soon. I wanted to make a contribution to the dialogue at the state level for the New Year.  I’m grateful for the service of our Nebraska State Representatives for their hard work and little pay to make Nebraska a better place.  I’m happy to say that many of you have become trusted peers the past two years!  I value your relationship.  Thanks for what you do.  I believe in and am counting on you to make this right for my four kids and many other Nebraskans this year.  Let’s ensure the Good Life for the next 20 years!

God Bless! Have a Great 2016 Session! …And Believe in the Run!

Todd

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Our Visit to Kentucky – The Failure of Senator McConnell – Activism in His Backyard

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A post on my fine visit to Kentucky last week…..

I was fortunate to be welcomed to Louisville last Tuesday. (I attached the picture of my beautiful wife and average ‘me’ in downtown Louisville)

I wanted to recognize the warm welcome by the beautiful people of Kentucky. Furthermore, I want to personally thank David Patterson, the Libertarian candidate from Kentucky (lost to Senator McConnell) for offering up a fine place to stay with one of his supporters in Louisville. That is genuine southern hospitality! The warm hospitality was appreciated and you can expect the same reception if you visit Nebraska.

Moving on….Kentucky reminds you it is full of “Unbridled Spirit” at the border. Unfortunately, they have a Senator “Bridled” to K-Street and Wall Street interests. He has lost sight of Promoting the General Welfare of the American people. He has focused much of his work on providing the corporate welfare that is not aligned with our Constitution.

Unfortunately, Nebraskans are not without blame. They elect candidates loyal to K-Street. They love the political propaganda ads K-Street pays for with candidates that come from establishment roots.

Even the largest grassroots organizations like “For America” don’t get it. They are accurately frustrated with Senator McConnell. However, they support and fund candidates in our state who have gone on national TV and pledged to be a “Team Player” with Senator McConnell. Why would you support someone pledging to work with a leader you are frustrated with “For America”?

As most of you know I’m an advocate against the Fed that was created in 1913. I believe money belongs to the American people and not Wall Street. However, do you know what other poor institution was created in 1913? The Majority Leader of the Senate! Is it any coincidence we have a Majority Leader promoting the best interest of Wall Street over Main Street?

Grassroots and K-Street can win a $5 million race in Nebraska. However, did you ever ask why K-Street and Wall Street interests will spend upwards of $80 million on a Kentucky race? Simple. Power.

A Majority Leader calls the shots of what legislation, amendments, and resolutions will be allowed to be presented on the floor (Watch Senator Cruz rightfully call out Senator McConnell) to have a chance to become law. A nice grass roots candidate may have good thoughts. Unfortunately, their ideas will not see the floor with a “Majority Leader”. A majority leader controls what is presented. This is why affiliation over view is a superior consideration. This is why the people should be turning away from establishment loyal candidates.

The position of Majority Leader in the Senate is not in the spirit of the Constitution. However, it did answer a need for organization of government work. If I were calling the shots, I’d make a 7 person panel with members to determine what legislation will be introduced to maintain organization but dilute concentration of power. No one person in a large elected body should have that much power over a national agenda.

I appreciated the time in Kentucky. The renovated Embassy Suites was amazing–check it out (It puts the Nashville Embassy to shame). Louisville’s downtown has come a long way. I hope Kentucky politics goes farther then their upgraded downtown. They need to “Sting Like a Bee” against some of their politicians and have courage to elect mental heavyweights like David Patterson.

We need those knowledgeable in the Constitution. Better yet, we need people loyal and considerate to the people. Main stream donor base politicians have been failing America for decades. A police officer walking the walk understands the needs of the people and should be of high consideration.

Thank You Kentucky for your warm welcome and hospitality. You have more than a sizable impact on the direction of our country. I implore you to demand Senator McConnell to Promote the General Welfare of the American people as called for by the Constitution. Provide the Corporate Welfare was never called for by our founders.

We need leadership to create a liberty oriented and fair playing field. We have a crisis with both our President and the Majority Leader. I hope you the people of Kentucky can make the difference and put some pressure on your Senior Senator to change their approach!

 

 

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Senator Cruz Calls Out His Party! It is About Time Truth is Spoken!

Rush Limbaugh Interview With Senator CruzCongrats Republicans!

This is a monumental day in GOP history when truth was spoken. The entire party was put on notice by one of their own on the floor of the United States Senate! I encourage you to watch the full speech by Senator Cruz and read the entire interview with Rush Limbaugh (even better). Send Senator Cruz a letter of encouragement on this issue. The establishment will rally against him for his comments.

Please watch and read. My personal commentary follows…..

Senator Cruz is spot on! He hit the nail on the head of why I left the Republican Party. Crony Capitalism and Corporate Control is consistently placed over Constitutional Liberty by the GOP party at the National level.

I do not believe in following bad leaders no matter what party they come from. Obama and McConnell are both poor leaders to follow. Both sides are consistently sold out to either a belief in corporate board room direction or government control. Most voters don’t realize Wall Street wins with either party under current leadership (Hint: You Lose). Corporate payoff and government debt both feed the treasuries on Wall Street.

We need neither institution to flourish AT THE COST of the individual or Constitution. We are overdue for a populist centered Constitutional movement!

Furthermore, welfare elimination should cut both ways. The opening paragraph of our Constitution calls for the government to Promote and not Provide the General Welfare. Republicans…this applies to corporations, not just those on endless social welfare. You can’t preach against handouts to people when handouts in the billions (See Senator Cruz’s comments) go to donors. Senator Cruz is the one GOP leader calling out that hypocritical approach. Refreshing!

This maybe the seed of a real Republican revival. True conservatism, True free markets, and a True Constitution may have a chance again with the GOP if he succeeds in influence. If you want the party to thrive GOP, ditch the lobbyists purchasing legislation at the cost of the taxpayer. Ditch the K-Street, so called, “Conservatives”.

Most importantly, we as Americans need to be about a reliable and defined Constitution. “Equality Before the Law” is the definition of “Justice”. Our Constitution calls the government to establish justice. Washington needs to create a level playing field in law (not income redistribution). Create equality (in opportunity) before the law. Ditch these favors that do not promote equality in the market and definitely do not promote the general welfare of the AMERICAN people the Constitution calls for.

Finally, I want to say I’m wrong. I was skeptical of Senator Cruz “Non-Establishment” base with his close family ties to Goldman Sachs (Wall Street Powerhouse for those not in the know). I think his bold statements answered much of my skepticism.

That speech on the Senate floor took real guts we have not seen in sometime. It is nice to see there may be more than just two establishment options to choose from in Washington. I think you are seeing a real populist flair evolve in Cruz, Trump and even Saunders if you are a Democrat.

I still question Senator Cruz’s endorsement of candidates who declared themselves to be “Team Players” with Senator McConnell, are tied to the Bush establishment, or meets with K-Street/Wall Street banking donors for substantial donations. Why Republicans add to the establishment base is beyond me when policies have so obviously eradicated the middle class and eroded the Constitution. Conservative works when it doesn’t play favoritism in law for donors.

In conclusion, I heard a bold Senator that understands there is a crisis of leadership on both sides of the aisle. Hats off to Senator Cruz. This could be a pivotal turning point for the party if they can rally behind his message to clean up their own shady dealings and purify their conduct that will give credence to self proclaimed declarations to advocate for liberty.

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CoOportunity is Broke!

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(Welcome to my blog for the week.  If you can support my work with a donation for advertising the material–I would appreciate it.  You can write me at todd@watsonforseante.com  Please like my social media pages!  Please send me your e-mail and we will get you on the next e-mail blog.  I do not share e-mail addresses with anyone.  They are solely used for my purposes in sharing thoughts on our great country)

Part I: The people continue to elect leaders who cannot govern

Part II:  The fight between the fascist and socialist healthcare parties

An Educated Citizen Speaks Up for the People

One of the great citizens of Nebraska who voted for me relayed this sheet she obtained (see picture above that was sent to me–it’s small–I summarize the biggest points below) outlining the government contributions and signups to cooperatives (“Co-Ops”) across the country.  She is a champion for private enterprise and has a heart for the well-being of the people.  She wants people to wake up and know what is going on at the government level in healthcare insurance.  In this case she highlights the Co-Ops around the country and the situation with CoOportunity that just failed in Iowa and Nebraska.  I like her.  She thinks.  She doesn’t take her cues from either Fox News or CNN on how to think.  She can process for herself.  Good material like this is often beyond comprehension or investigative reach of Nebraska reporting news media outlets like the World Herald or Journal Star.  She thought we could bring some investigative journalism and light into the fold to educate the citizen who seeks solid information outside the paid for main stream media.  We are happy to pass on your great piece!

At a mile high view you can see the government could not allocate a dollar much less $2.5 billion to Co-Ops fairly if they wanted to. When you analyze the sheet you realize how inept the government allocates money (ignore how you feel about the healthcare policy for now).  CoOportunity health was funded with $145 million ($2.5 billion was given to various Co-Ops) and had an enrollment of 114,000.  All the Co-Op sign ups around the country garnered 549,000 members combined.  What this means is that CoOportunity Health had 20.8% of the enrollment numbers of all co-ops but only received 5.8% of the funds allocated.  This breaks down to $1,275 of support for each CoOportunity member.  This is a small cushion of reserves to start a health care insurance fund.

Compare these numbers to the Co-Op in Connecticut (It’s nice when you are in the Wall Street District of Hedge Funds and large donors).  HealthyCT (Connecticut) received $180 million for 6,094 members that signed up.  This breaks down to $29,537 of capital backup per member.  They had 1.1% of those enrolled in Co-Ops but received 7.2% of the Co-Op funding.

Chicago is another political Co-Op power play and takes care of Obama’s old stomping ground.  Land of Lincoln Health was given over $160 million for 3,428 sign ups. They received $47,720 per member sign up.  Did anyone even pay a premium with that subsidy? Ever think about a reallocation D.C.?

Reallocation would make too much sense but would also mean the demise of the Republican’s plan for a failure like CoOportunity to show the failure of the system.  At the same time, this doesn’t excuse Co-Opportunity for poor pricing from the start. Regardless, few new insurance providers are prepared with few actuarial numbers on what preexisting conditions would do to a plan.

What do you think makes a better backstop for an insurance company that needs reserves?  $48,000 per member in Illinois, $30,000 in Connecticut, or $1,200 in Iowa and Nebraska?  Where are our federal reps in Iowa and Nebraska making sure a proper allocation was written into law for their citizens (too busy smoozing lobbyists–including established insurance companies– for contributions)?  They set up 120,000 people, their businesses, and their reps for an insurance earthquake that distracted 120,000 away from work productivity.  They led 120,000 into a frenzy of worry, anticipation, and additional work to transfer plans.  Of course 95% of the 120k probably voted for these two parties.  Congratulations 120,000 – Ce la vie.  Not only did you get what you pay for.  You got what you voted for too.

These are your leaders you continue to elect America.  I don’t know about you but my 1st grader could allocate better then these bureaucrats in Washington.  Poor reserves is one of the five main pillars of the CoOportunity financial failure.  Poor pricing, unknown costs of preexisting conditions, low deductibles, and out of control inflation to take care of special interests supposed “Costs” are the other four.

If you cannot do the math you may want to go work in DC.  They hire people who are unable to do a basic allocation formula and fail in basic 1 minus 2 calculations.  If you can count backwards to minus $70 trillion you are on the fast track to Sr. Management at the Fed.  Furthermore, they follow it up with lawyers who write laws that cannot do basic allocation of funds based on use.  I feel bad for our people but I don’t.  We get what we deserve by continuing to construct a government with two basic parties who have not been able to count the last 35 years.  I still weep at some of the pain our people go through.  Unfortunately, they sew their own seeds with their civic or lack thereof conduct.

Our people are still out of their mind to think these national parties represent us, much less will change and fix things.  If you think people who create $70 trillion in the hole can do basic monetary allocations–you may want to rethink your logic.  The people continue to reap what they sew with promoting these parties.  There are bright stars in these parties.   However, those sitting on top and in control of the party— well—they are not.  They maybe bright but the heart motivations are for power and get the answers wrong most of the time.  Unfortunately, they control their party members who don’t have the confidence to stand apart from the crowd and need the purse strings and party approval from the top for their ad campaign, power, and emotional approval.

Premium Pricing Problems

The second problem in the formula is the premiums.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that if you charge dramatically less than competitors with good actuarial numbers,  cut the deductible in half, expand the coverage, and add in preexisting conditions that the insurance pool is not going to fare so well.  Basic math says that will not work.  Of course the Democrats have never understood basic math in healthcare.  Obamacare was suppose to be “Affordable”– double premiums anyone?

Don’t worry Dems, the Republicans have not understood basic math and discipline in paying for a world wide police force.  Don’t worry Dems or Republicans, the electorate is not without blame.  They don’t look for people who count.  They watch the TV to determine who they like better and take action based on who the TV tells them they should be afraid of more.  Counting is not even a skill consideration when people vote.  Whoever can make the one side fear the other side the most still works.  Fear trumps old concepts like character evaluation, skill set, and listening to the constituent over the money.   Don’t worry party members–many don’t vote.  They believe in giving up on their civic duty or that they will not make a difference in government (sadly they are partly true–see previous posts).  I digress…..

Overall, people were happy with the service CoOportunity provided.  The coverage was good.  However, premiums did not cover the out of control costs in today’s healthcare world.  Friends, cost is the problem and neither the Fascist party (GOP) pulling legislation for the hospitals, AMA, pharmaceuticals, and Doctors OR the Socialist party (Dems) who believe in archaic concepts like price-controls and utopia of free healthcare for all will work in America.  We already have Medicare which is a Socialist system and it is bankrupt.  This is an everlasting burden on our kids.  We don’t need more evidence that Obamacare should not be retained. Granted Socialism works in Sweeden, but let’s respect other cultures and realize this system runs against the culture of our country and more importantly violates the intent of “Promote” (Not Provide) the General Welfare in our Constitution that every Senator supposedly took an oath to defend.

We need the Constitution to guide us again at a time when neither of these current parties existed.   Neither party is advocating true free markets.  That is what we need.  Make no mistake we have not had free markets and competition in healthcare.  Republicans need to wake up to quit protectionism and price setting for their large donors in the healthcare industry.  If they want to price set they can focus on Doctors, Hospitals, and Drug Companies setting their prices on their website.  That would be nice “Price Setting”.  Socialism is more of a backlash to this Fascism system that was created by the GOP in the first place.  It is sad to hear Democrats say private healthcare doesn’t work.  If only they knew they are not experiencing private care.  They are experiencing Fascist dictated care.

All sides are culpable in the out of control healthcare situation.  (Watch my debate with fellow 2014 Senate Candidate Dave Domina on this topic in Northeast Nebraska on my Youtube channel).  The Constitution can lead us back.

The ACA is not socialism.  The ACA is a Socialist/Fascist System

I’m going to blog more next week on the 60 minutes special on Healthcare that recently aired.  It was one of the better journalistic attempts at what is really going on in healthcare.  Most conservatives believe they are fighting for private healthcare if they beat Obamacare.  This isn’t true.  They are going to end up fighting for Fascist healthcare care where the hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceuticals and Doctors (Doctors are the small one in that pie) keep their part of the pie at the continued cost to the taxpayer. Of course it is the citizen who still elects the candidates on commercials those entities buy.  We need true Patriots to step up and put down both attempts at Socialism and Fascism that are failing the people.   Both systems should be feared because both are failing the American people who often fail themselves at the booth and the treadmill.

Granted many of the local health care professionals will be private but most have tie-in’s to the hospitals, peddle big pharmaceuticals, and live off insurance companies which run public policy AND REVENUE at the top.   Not all Doctors are winners in this game but those on top of the pyramid structure usually are.  Those that support the system that feeds the top usually do well.

The only worse thing then Socialism in healthcare for America is an attempt at a combination of Socialism/Fascism (the real Obamacare).  Socialism would be better than a combo of the two. Private Markets beat both hands down.  For the record, we have not had free markets since the 60’s in healthcare.

The government bureaucrats win, the providers win, but the taxpayer takes a massive hit in either of these non-free market systems.  The next 10-15% of the American population to fall from the being able to provide for themselves just happened.  Another 15% has been happening for some time (even pre-Obama) because the healthcare industry and government has consumed more of the economy (through a non-competitive marketplace) from the people.   Constant GDP allocations to each segment are good targets but graphs of healthcare and government consumption show the ever increasing dominant consumption of wages.  This has to change.  Growing the pie is part of that equation for workers.  However, cost controls that competitive markets create should be our first step.  Don’t listen to their speeches on free markets or choice–watch their votes and actions towards Socialism and/or Special Interest Control.

Finally, the average American needs to get off their duff and get in shape (I’m in that boat and working at it–so don’t take offense).  Not “all” the problem is healthcare.  Like voting, a lack of citizen engagement in health is bogging down the individual.  After all, who has time for voting, exercise, or parenting when making a buck, watching TV, and having fun consumes one’s time?

I think Co-Opportunity is the first domino to fall in the “Co-Ops” and ultimately the ACA.

In the latest government bailout passed jointly by Obama AND 100% Senate Republicans, they put the citizen back on the hook for Wall Street risky decisions (FDIC insurance for their very dangerous bets), eliminated legislation to reengage derivatives that can take down the economy (you bailed this out in 2007 America), and recreated 3% down home mortgages (of which I warned you) which took bail out money to fix the last time, and more bank goodies that will continue to hurts the American worker whose purchasing power has been eroded by quantitative easing.  Fighting stagnate wages with more healthcare premiums is already bad enough!

Die hard Republicans who think this is good policy to stimulate housing should study commercial reserve lending legislation passed at the same time.  They raised commercial reserves to make it harder to buy commercial real estate.  Why Lower Housing Reserves and Raise Commercial Reserves?

Commercial institutions own the Federal Reserve–literally.  They also own commercial real estate but do not own houses (they just own the mortgages).  They reduced competition and expansion in Commercial but created expansion in Housing and Mortgages. They are going to put you the taxpayer on the hook again if 3% equity fails the next house price swing.  When private companies do not have to pay for the “Moral Hazard” they created–they will do it again.  Obama and the GOP are reauthorizing it.  See Florida/Arizona/Las Vegas 2005-2007.  Get educated on the stockholders (Wall St) of the Federal Reserve and learn they work for themselves and do not represent the American people.  Yes there are good staff members at the Fed. However, don’t ever forget the banks own the Fed and they have a small board (the staff reports to this board) that meets in private with no public visitation.  Most of the staff and all of the American citizens have no clue what is discussed in that room.

We need a Constitutional Recovery to get our monetary system back.  We need to get our people back to an honest economy where hard work advances with dependable purchasing power for the hard work.

How does this “Fed Talk” relate to healthcare Todd?

Guess what the legislators who helped out Wall Street didn’t do for CoOportunity and the 120,000 members in the same bill that passed in December?

They didn’t fund the money to get Co-Opportunity additional funds they were anticipating.  Consequently, 120,000 lost their non Wall Street provider in health insurance.  However, Wall Street got what they needed for the insurance providers and the banks who are really in control of this government.  Welcome to America.  Citizen needs take a back seat to Wall Street needs.

It just perturbs me what Conservative Republicans do to the label “Conservative”.  It even bothers me more when they talk “Constitution” but don’t even understand the “Constitutional” framework of the monetary system that runs more of our lives then the government does.  All the other good things will be attacked with “Conservative” when you continue to pull for a Wall Street THAT WILL FAIL US.  Learn your ideology Republicans.  The legal and actual owners of the Central Bank (The Federal Reserve) is Wall Street.  It is not a Federal Institution America–Its owned  by Wall Street Stockholders.

A Central Bank is Key Plank #5 to Communism (#5–Read Marx–Google it).  If you are an Independent and you get yelled at for talking to Socialists (Democrats)–just tell them you would rather talk to proponents of Socialism then those who advocate for planks of Communism –the GOP–Wall Street–the owners of The American Central Bank–The Federal Reserve. Wall Street calls the shots of the GOP and a significant portion of the Democrats. This is the #1 reason they don’t represent the citizens over the corporations.  Their power is really held by these corporations because they respond to the money (power) and not the people.

Most people will have a deer in a headlights look because they don’t know a Central Bank is a key component to Communism.  Most DO know that the GOP is tied to Wall Street.  Most Don’t know Wall Street literally owns the Federal Reserve.  Most don’t know the Federal Reserve is not a government branch.  Watch the light bulb turn on after explaining to them the facts.  Some start to change and ask questions.  Some pass and give a statement, “That is just the way it is”.   Let them say that to God in their prayers a few times and ask them to get back to you.  Have them visualizing God knocking over the money changing tables in a fury.  Give them a WWJD bracelet and then love on them.  It takes time for others.  Central Banks are pillars to Communism and is enough of a reason of why this system should be rejected.

There are some Republicans who do understand the dangers of Wall Street.  My contributions as well as others carrying the flag on education are starting to open eyes.   Some Republicans disagree with Wall Street but still support the party. They still believe hope is in the “Change” of the party.  It reminds me of the women abused for decades who think their man is going to change “the next time” regardless of a 35 year track record.   I hope they are right and I’m wrong (Deep Down I think I’m right).  I’m just happy my conscious is not compromised to either at the current time.

The seeds of 2007 were just replanted in the latest federal extension in December (Ironically just after I warned you before the election). The GOP and Obama will be responsible for the next Wall Street collapse caused by these planted seeds.  Most will scream at the government or other people during the next collapse.  I’m going to look squarely in the eye of those who voted these parties.  Most just need to look in the mirror since they support a government control or corporate control backed party.  Most of these same people are extremely controlled by their pocketbooks.  God tends to mock the gods that fail people by highlighting their failure.   I think its coming in our monetary system and its not going to be funny when the money god of America is mocked by the real God.

Citizens should be supporting a citizen backed politician sooner rather than later.  They are going to have to look for them. Socialism and Fascism control the media in their ideologies.  They have achieved that (especially the larger media outlets) and the citizen is only going to find a citizen candidate through research or in a true “Free Press” which doesn’t exist under Fascism or Socialism.

The reality is your lives were not meant to be run by government or money.  When both parties are controlled by the same money and manipulate each side with fear of the “Other” side — they keep us in a battle that doesn’t attack the problem.  If Citizens just played with the concept that the fight with the other side is by design to keep your eyes off the agenda of the large money–it may open your eyes.  There are big differences on many of the “Value” fronts but the very top know money is power.  As long as we fight against each other on issues not related to “money” then they will retain the power.

Both die hard liberals and conservatives should try to solve why Obama and the Republicans walked in lock step on the latest federal budget extension?  Follow the campaign money and get back to me.  You may learn the money and not the party will get their way.  Furthermore, when Tea Party advocates who truly understand the Constitution and Die Hard Liberals join hands to stop Wall Street provisions in the latest government extension–you can see why we have more to be united on then divided.  The majority just do not understand the monetary system. They do not understand why it is the problem to help income inequality and stimulate the economy.  Predominantly many do not know how it violates the Constitution at the same time.

Your enemy is not your American neighbor.  Most likely your neighbor needs education to believe in the Constitution again.  Most have not even read the Constitution.  Quit fighting and look at the power on top.  You could easily spend a week on the document and just scratch the surface (I’m still learning) of the true intent of our founders.  Try spending two hours.  Read a discourse on just 1 item.  It will change your perspective.

Cost Remains the Problem in Healthcare

A focus on costs and building competitive markets so healthcare becomes more affordable is where we need to go.  A reformation of Medicare and Social Security that doesn’t leave people out to dry but ultimately can go away in 75 years should be our goal.  Trusting in government or corporations to take care of us will fail.  Social Security/Medicare is Socialism and it is a financial failure with costs dictated by Fascists on top that prosper with an out of control inflation curve.  Americans did better pre-1960’s on a GDP basis.  Our healthcare has advanced dramatically, but it has outpaced progress in other important areas of American life.    We must learn from history and slowly reverse financial course.  We need dramatic adjustments to start the process.  If Senator Fischer or Senator Sasse will honor their pledge and make the first step to work towards solvency of Medicare–their terms would be a success for taking on the biggest financial problem of our day.  Although this pledge has been recited for years by endless GOP candidates with no action–I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt for their term.  I will hold them accountable if they don’t take it on as they pledged.  I don’t even care if their bill passes.  I will be shocked to see it presented due to “Team Player” attitude in the party and knowing the course of these leaders “Actions” for some time.  Of course the electorate knows their actions too and have been hoping it will be different the last 30 years.   I hope I’m wrong–I really do.  I want to see the guts to propose and fight for the legislation for the sake of our kids and liberty of this country for generations to come. Ignoring the problem is not an answer.

With regards to CoOportunity we can see the harm in losing competition in the marketplace.  In December, renewals were taking place and Blue Cross/Coventry/United treated CoOportunity like a competitor.  Quoted premiums for a family Gold plan were around $1,400.  After the Department of Insurance announced people should move to a new provider–companies had to rebid.  Overnight the premiums for healthcare went up to $1,700 for the same plan.  Nothing changed but a lack of competition overnight. The consumer lost.

Competition matters.  Republicans will celebrate the failure of the plan.  That is fine.  Where is your solution?  In a day where the largest mature industries are huge and can destroy small entrants easier–we need to solve capitalization and anti-trust hurdles.  What is your plan to create more competitors in the marketplace Republicans?  What is your plan to create a competitor with significant reserves needed to challenge these Big Boys who can raise prices 20% overnight with less competition?  Why is an exchange a bad idea that offers individuals choice?  Marketplaces with more competition and choice is what we need.  Start-ups to sell chicken on the corner is one thing.  Start-ups to offer health insurance with AAA rating reserves as a backdrop is another.

Don’t Trust Lobbies or Government With Healthcare

The government and the big lobbies in healthcare are not the taxpayers and citizens friends.  However, we have an electorate that still buys the messages they buy on TV.  They are going to have to become more savvy and think of a third option rooted in Constitutional history.

Thank You to Those in Healthcare Who Were Blessed With the Gift of Healing And Help People.

As a last point–I’m thankful for my Doctors and healthcare providers.  I’m truly blessed to have great people who God truly gave the gift of healing.  They work tirelessly to use their God Given abilities to improve lives.  I love the service but frankly a $25,000  bill for a normal birth (a life process that has happened since the beginning of time) of my 4th child was the only part that didn’t give me a warm glow.  It got me motivated to fight on.  Life is a basic building block and philosophy of mine.  We need more life.  25k hospital bills for a routine life process does not incent LIFE to happen.  Our birth rate is at a dangerous level in this country (learn from the mistakes of Europe).  $25k birthing bills is part of that problem.

I choose to think of the great Nurses and Doctors that gave us great care.  My family has been touched by many of these providers.  I would be remised to categorize all in this ‘greed’ boat (especially Nurses).  Most are good providers.  However, most of the “Good” do not have the courage to speak truth to the system hanging over them.  Frankly many don’t even try to understand it.  They are programmed to live under current conditions and never question the conditions they live under.  Many of these providers deep down care for their patients.  If they really care in a holistic approach–fight the powers obstructing healthcare (lobbies and government).  Help create a system that truly serves the people in a solvent matter.

I want to continue to implore these individuals on the inside to raise a voice at these ivory towers (biz) and government (easily done for Nebraskans) for JUST change .  Healthcare needs to find a balance in American life again with the patient economically prospering when they take accountability for their own health and are responsible in obtaining and paying for reasonable healthcare.  Those who think this system is or was Capitalism needs to wake up.  Socialist countries manage healthcare costs in the low teens of GDP.  Our country is heading to over 20% of GDP.  Socialism rarely beats capitalism in cost.  In healthcare the Socialists are DESTROYING the American Capitalists in cost to the consumer.  This is probably the best proof that our system is not Capitalistic but Socialistic (Medicare)/Fascist (The Rest of the System).  This was easily the case before “Obamacare” as well.  No one would be running to Socialism or proposing Obamacare if our medical GDP was less than Socialist countries–we could afford it at this rate.  If I’m speaking to conservatives I tell them eliminating Obamacare doesn’t even come close to solving the problem.  Standing up to your lobbying firms that feed your campaigns are.  We would need both to go to achieve low costs again.

If you win the healthcare fight Republicans you better get to work real quick on competition to get our costs inline.  The US needs to beat Socialist country GDP percentages of healthcare consumption to prove you are right.  We are not here to pay for R&D for the rest of the world to meet the Globalist agenda.   Frankly, the Socialists have a better argument then the so called “Capitalists” in providing cheaper healthcare.  We were well in excess of 140% in costs of GDP of Socialist countries before Obamacare was on the radar.  This is unacceptable.

I don’t run out the door when I talk to Socialists.  They have some ideas.  If you can achieve better healthcare stats at 66% of the American costs–I’m going to listen–regardless of what government system you participate in.  I don’t believe in the ideology myself but frankly Fascism can be much worse.  If the Republicans want to really beat Socialism they can clean up their own party first and stand for a true free market.  Fascism doesn’t have a chance at beating Socialism in healthcare costs.   True free markets is the only chance to beat a solid Socialist healthcare plan.

Citizens have a responsibility too.  We should aim to improve our health on our own to those in Socialist countries.  Quit worrying about the money the Fascists want you to make to flow up hill.  Get outside and exercise.   Your family needs your long term presence in old age more than a corporate fat cat needs the money you can make for the system tomorrow.

Disclaimer

As a last disclaimer, I received more then a few comments for supporting pre-existing conditions.  I still support this clause.  I don’t think markets solve pre-existing conditions and they need a solution.  I think they are best served in their own ‘High Risk Pool’ where they pay a rate on par with most Americans with a highly subsidized contribution from the government.  We need a dedicated focus on those with pre-existing conditions to ensure they have the service they need but are not given a free pass to be unhealthy in other areas.  “Born With” conditions have my greatest sympathy because no one picks their condition at birth.  Insurance companies do not work for pre-existing conditions and we just discourage hard work in the private sector with these outrageous new premiums to workers to bare the cost of pre-existing coverage.

Second, many of these people criticizing my attempt at pre-existing conditions are Die Hard “World Free Market” Republicans who take exception to my policy.  I’m not a global free market guy but a United States Free market guy.

I like to challenge the global free market guys (90% Republican).  If your party is so free market–why doesn’t your party allow medicine to be bought from around the globe where it is often one-half to a third of the price in this market?  These products are like commodities based on modern day packaging and tampering laws.  There is no good reason the rest of the World can obtain these drugs at half to a third of the price as Americans pay.  Let free trade reign in purchasing drugs for health around the world if that is your mantra.  That can help people receive what they need for less.

Free markets don’t exist in this country for healthcare.  (PS–Did you know an MRI can be $2,500 in Lincoln but $700 in Kearney?) Many will drive to Omaha for cheaper airfare–why not Kearney for an MRI?  Healthcare can be cheaper when we make educated purchases.   It is time for printed prices!  Have no fear Doctors.  Americans will pay more for good service!

Fascism dictates what markets are free and which are closed.  May domestic competition  thrive again for the sake of America.  Have a good weekend! Todd.  Please “Share” on your pages to expand the readership.  We need your support!

Upcoming Public Speeches

I will be speaking this week on the 29th to CMBC in Lincoln.  I will be giving a speech on business and my personal testimony.  We are going to keep the focus on God and business.  I will not overly focus on politics, but will talk about my experience in this election.  You are cordially invited to listen and I’d be happy to dialogue with you after the event.  Write for Details.

Upcoming Blog Topics and Previews:

Oil:  Quit thinking Boom and Bust.  This is Socialism/Fascism.  Think Collection of Supply Then Running Up The Price.  Prices are manipulated by governments; not markets.  We are making ourselves dependent on Foreign Oil Again!  We will also explore the obvious “Cartel” in oil and laugh at how we don’t see what the world sees; The American “Cartel” on interest rates.

The Latest Federal Budget Extension: Planting the seeds that destroyed the economy in 2007.  The 7 year cycle warning I gave in 2014 is coming to fruition.

Our Souls Desire a Master:  Some choose God.  Some choose Government.  Some choose Work.  Some choose Money.   All people have faith.   It is what people put their faith into that determines their beliefs and actions.  Fascism is often the result of those with belief in self or money and not God (Think Hitler and Big Money Germany in 40’s).  Socialism or Communism is often the culture of those who believe in the state and not God.  Our Constitution was designed with an emphasis on a belief in the Individual Under God.  Varying beliefs often dictate the government they choose to believe in.  We will explore these concepts and will tread lightly without making 100% overarching assumptions (like all conservatives are Republicans–enough already 😉 ).

 

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