*Can Donald Trump Save America? That was the unlikely headline of a lengthy (and mostly admiring) article in Human Events, the weekly tabloid that likes to brag it’s been “leading conservative media since 1944.” It sure sounds as though The Donald will be making a run for the Presidency next year. And while I disagree with a ton of things he’s said and done, one argument he made sounded interesting. Rather than bring our troops home from 120 countries around the world, his solution is simpler: Bill each country for the protection we’re providing for them and demand they pay up.
*The airport gropers want more of your money. The Transportation Security Administration says that so many more Americans are carrying on luggage these days, rather than pay baggage fees to the airlines it’s costing TSA more than $250 million a year to inspect them all. Guess who will be asking Congress for more money? If anyone on the Hill is listening, how about offering businesses that money to find less intrusive ways to protect us?
*More deceit from Barack’s staff. Jack Lew, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, coined an interesting phrase when he testified before Congress recently. “We’ve got to put a plan forward that would get us to primary balance by the middle of the decade.” What is “primary balance,” you ask? It’s what the annual budget would be minus any interest payments on the national debt. Hey, bet if you didn’t have to make any interest payments on your home, car or credit cards, you’d find it a lot easier to “primary balance” your budget, too. What a bunch of con men we’ve got running this country.
*It takes one to know one. Did you see what Bernie Madoff said in his jail-house interview with New York magazine? Sure he was a crook, he admitted. But it all happened because his clients were “greedy.” And besides, he added, the Federal government is nothing more than a giant Ponzi scheme. Oh, and by the way, he’s really “a good person.” Sure, Bernie. I’m so glad I’m helping pay the tab for your room, board and medical care for the rest of your life.