It’s Either Collusion or It’s Not

My comments: For most of my adult life, I’ve attempted to stay far away from the political fray when it comes to expressing my thoughts. As a blogger in recent years, I’ve strayed from that position from time to time. I’ve more or less made my position clear that I lean left of center. Today, …

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Record debt and inequality gap? It’s almost like 40 years of Republican tax cuts failed

My Comments: I don’t enjoy paying taxes. Never have. But from day one I’ve known they were a necessary evil. So I paid and rarely complained since I knew life in civilized society calls for answers that only government can satisfy. Over the last several decades, however, and especially of late, tax breaks have gone …

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Fiduciary Standards, Retirement, and Politics

The definition of “fiduciary standard” I prefer to use goes like this: to conduct oneself legally, ethically, and morally when giving advice and acting on behalf of others. It means I’ll act in someone’s best interest at all times. It implies the duty of good faith and trust at all times when performing duties on …

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No, undocumented immigrants don’t get Medicare for free

My Comments: The article that follows is part of my response to the current popular political phrase “Medicare For All”. Unfortunately, that’s an overly simplistic phrase that fails to properly reflect the underlying need for a total re-evaluation of our current health care delivery system here in the US. Yes, there’s a growing national discussion …

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America, the Gerontocracy

My Comments: For some reason, I don’t feel threatened by having political leaders much younger than I. I do feel threatened by the passage of time and how it erodes the skill sets of people, me included. Cognitive dissonance is a term I'm perhaps not qualified to use, but I’ve been around enough people in …

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The Trump Presidency May Have Just Entered Its ‘Endgame’

My Comments: I’ve practiced as a financial planner and investment advisor for over 43 years. During those years I’ve held myself to what is known in law, medicine, accounting, and other professions as a fiduciary standard. Simply stated, our actions and behavior must be legally, morally, and perhaps ethically, in our client/patients best interest. Period. …

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The GOP’s Demographic Decay

My Comments: I was born in England almost 78 years ago. I left when I was 6 or 7 when we moved to France. Then, at age 9, we came to the US. I have zero recollection of ever meeting anyone who was not white. It wasn’t until we moved again, this time to India, …

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