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Gordon Sawyer

Gordon Sawyer





Recent Articles by Gordon Sawyer

  • Remembering Wyc Orr
    My friend Wyc Orr died the other day … all too young.
  • VA Hospitals and Obamacare
    It appears President Obama, and his Democrats, are doing everything they can to defuse the scandal at the Veterans Administration hospitals.
  • Is It Time To Raise Taxes?
    When the SPLOST tax started, it sounded like a good idea, and it was. The idea was to let we-the-taxpayers look at some urgent local projects, and we could vote yes or no for a Special Local Option Sales Tax of one cent to pay for them.
  • Profit Can Turn Things Around
    No matter what President Obama and his Democrats say, out here in the real world where we live and work we are still suffering through the longest and deepest recession in 75 years.
  • About Your Kids and Your Taxes
    April 15 was your day of reckoning for taxes, and I want to ask you to do a thing this year you normally don’t do.
  • About Easter and America
    I think it fair to say every now and then that the government of the United States is built on a Judeo-Christian foundation. We are the example of success for democracy in the history of Western Civilization.
  • Figures don’t lie, but …
    A government report out of Washington says our economy has reached a “milestone.”
  • Let The Private Economy Grow
    It seems to me there is a huge divide between economic information coming out of Washington, and what we see here in Northeast Georgia. The White House says things are great.
  • Poor Old Red Rabbit is Dead
    They shot poor old Red Rabbit the other day. They didn’t kill the bus line, just the name.
  • Ukraine Viewed By a WWII Vet
    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: Marching To The Music
    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.
  • One More Obama Job Killer
    It appears to me the Obama Czars are determined to regulate American small business out of existence.
  • The Ice Storm of The Century
    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.
  • Progressive Democrats vs. Fiscal Conservatives
    There is an huge gap between Progressive Liberals and Fiscal Conservatives.
  • By The Side Of The Road
    Isn’t it interesting how bad situations sometimes bring out the best in people?
  • Squandering Young People’s Wealth
    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.
  • The Tea Party: A European View
    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.
  • Turn ‘em Loose. Let ‘em Fly.
    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.
  • The Great Keynes/Hayek Debate
    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.
  • Oh, What A Tangled Web....
    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.
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