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America’s Ticking Deficit Time Bomb

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 10th, 2012 8:35 AM |

A few weeks back as my son was preparing to go back to college for his second year we discussed the prospects for America’s future. As with many within his peer group, he is very interested in a wide array of social and economic issues of the day.

After touching upon some of these issues, I then directed his attention toward the clock just to the left of this commentary that runs every second of every day. That clock measures our collective level of indebtedness without incorporating the costs of our entitlement programs.

I informed my son that the compounding cost of the debt was nothing more than a choke hold on opportunities for him and all of those in his generation and other generations to come.  (more…)

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK): “We Have No Leadership”

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 2nd, 2012 6:28 AM |

I truly appreciate those in our nation who can properly frame the debate which MUST be had if we are to protect our country and the future for our children. I heard just such a man last evening. I compel you to listen to him.

Who is this man?

Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma. He laid out not only our greatest problem but also indicted the corrosive culture in Washington that has allowed this problem to grow. Coburn provides the barometer by which all of our supposed politicos should be measured.

What did Coburn have to say? A lot. Try these on for size… (more…)

The Time Bomb of Global Government Debt and Deficits Is Ticking Louder

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 23rd, 2010 12:35 PM |

Living beyond one’s means is a path to long term pain. That path is not in front of us, but rather is upon our nation and many others around the world.

The cost of funding the global government debt and deficits will continue to serve as a drag on our economic future. While financial wizards may believe the debts can be postponed, the simple fact is in the midst of a sluggish economy, global governments will not generate sufficient tax revenues to fund spending programs and the deficits. What does this mean? Lessened spending, increased taxes, and assorted other measures of fiscal austerity.

The Financial Times provides a fabulous review on this topic today in writing, Public Finances: Daunted by Deficits: >>> (more…)

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