Recent Articles by Gordon Sawyer
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Our World War II gang is thinning out now but for those still around the events in the Ukraine, and our reaction to them, is scary.
Ron Evans was a Georgia country boy, and I mean that as a high compliment. Every now and then somebody in the teaching world lifts up out of nowhere and makes a memorable mark about their part of education.
It appears to me the Obama Czars are determined to regulate American small business out of existence.
It was barely daylight when I woke up the other morning, and I sort of opened one eye and saw a bare tree limb out my window.
There is an huge gap between Progressive Liberals and Fiscal Conservatives.
Isn’t it interesting how bad situations sometimes bring out the best in people?
Even the most strident of Obamacare supporters say it will not work unless our healthy young people – age 18 to 35 – pay enough for THEIR insurance to also pay for us old goats who aren’t so healthy.
I regularly read a business magazine out of London, the Economist by name, for its world view of business. But every now and then I think their view of America is better than ours. A recent edition reported on the rise in Europe of groups like our Tea Party folks and in so doing described our current politics.
I think it is time we get off the backs of our young Americans, those between age 20 and 35. They have been the “boots on the ground” for Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the 1930’s a great debate broke out among economists that is said to have defined 20th Century economic theory. On the left was John Maynard Keynes who proposed a government with centrally planned socialism. On the right was F. A. Hayek proposing government with a free market and democracy.
President Obama now says he deceived the American people, which brings to mind a line from history: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” These words are generally attributed to Shakespeare, but probably came from the pen of Sir Walter Scott. It’s an old story. You tell one lie, then have to tell another to cover up the first, then another, and you are caught.
With a sluggish economy and the crash of Obamacare computers one could assume the economic future of America is bleak. But take government out of it, and look at the business world, and we see great opportunity.
There was a political cartoon back in the 1960’s showing this hippie-looking kid yelling at his parents, waving some sort of a booklet at them, and saying “there is no way I can be overdrawn at the bank. I’ve got plenty of blank checks left.”
One of the major problems in the rollout of Obamacare has been government computers. They don’t work. While computers in private insurance companies work the way they should, the Obamacare computers are a fiasco. President Obama himself said there would be a few glitches, but don’t worry, he said.
The United States has the greatest economy in the world. It is based on free enterprise (including businesses large and small); free markets (which means you can spend your money how and where you wish); and freedom of choice (which means you can work where you wish, and invest as you choose).
We in America treated our Vietnam veterans terribly. The fact many Americans opposed that war was absolutely no reason to treat returning GI’s with disrespect.
I have a Bulldog friend who says the Georgia-LSU football meeting is “the game of the century.” I’m a Yellow Jacket fan, and I agree. It had been billed as a battle between two quarterbacks, and to some extent that is true. But it was more, much more. It was an epic battle between two complete teams.
There is a great rivalry nowadays between big cities on one side, and small towns and rural areas on the other. Seventy-five years ago “in town” was the place to be. That is where the jobs and stores were.
While President Obama is busy trying to take us into war, his signature Obamacare is already changing the work-week of we-the-people. One of the victories of labor unions was the 40-hour work week.
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