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Thomas Jefferson on taxes

Jefferson’s view on Taxation Did you know for the first 140 years of America  (1776-1916) there was virtually no direct taxation on American citizens? In 1802 when Thomas Jefferson took office he eliminated all direct taxation on US citizens. Tax-free America. This was Jefferson’s vision and I have quotes from him to back it up. […]

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George Washington’s economic policy

One of the reasons so little has been written about the economic policy of George Washington is, government way back then is nothing that it is today. The original founding fathers were libertarian. They believed the government’s roles was to prevent the abuse of government powers on individual freedoms. They fought a revolution over it. […]

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Countries in the EU

What are the EU counties? I believe in the EU and am a European citizen. I am also an American citizen. The other day I was at the playground with my child and when she was on the swing I was seeing if I could name all 50 US states. I did it with little […]

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Will America collapse?

This article addresses the ideas will America collapse, but also why people dream of the idea of the fall of the establishment and the rise of post-apocalyptic reality. Define collapse of the United States To answer the question will America collapse or fall, you have to define what this means. To me collapse means a […]

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Balanced budget amendment

The balanced budget amendment is something that comes up from time to time in the political debates but now is still a pipe dream. It simply is a call for fiscal responsibility. It means the government can not spend more in any given year then it takes in taxes. The only exception would be a […]

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Presidential or parliamentary government

Which is better the presidential or parliamentary system of government? I am both an American and an EU citizen and see the advantages and disadvantages of both. I do not want to compare these two systems as this has already been done. The purpose of this post to tell you based on my experience which […]

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Will the EU survive – Europe II

Will the EU survive? People are asking the question because of the crisis and elections. The European Union has only seen good economics times, with the first sign of trouble Europe politicians are using the chaos to their advantage by playing on people’s emotions. I am an American living in the EU (I am a citizen […]

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Polish president – the cause

The Polish President Lech Kaczynski went down in a plane crash with his wife Maria The news is a tragedy for the Polish nation and the world. Where was the President going? He was on the way to the Katyn remembrance, the place was the Russians shot 10,000 Polish officers and 12,000 other Poles, during […]

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Government takeovers

The purpose of this post is to explain in simple terms why government takeovers will hurt the poor and empower the rich. It is so simple and I have no idea why Republicans and Democrats in America do not understand how Obama’s government takeovers will hurt the poor and give money to the rich. It […]

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Insurance Politics

Expats and US health care reform insurance?

I am an American living as an expat abroad full-time. Will I have to pay for health care insurance in the US ( which I will not use) under this new health care reform bill? This is a good question. The purpose of this post is to clarify the rule for expats regarding new mandatory […]