Too Much Government Regulation Is The Problem?

The Republican Party, some of the more obviously paid-for Democrats and many major corporations claim that industry regulations are inhibiting job growth and that these regulations are hurting our economy. They want government regulations to be dramatically reduced.

Some even call for the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency altogether. They claim that the free market will police itself.

Fortunately for us, there is already a working example of how non-regulation and pure market forces works.  It’s called China.

Take a look at this video and then ask yourself, “Is this really the kind of world that I want to live in?  Are corporate profits this valuable to me?”

China is what you get when profits are put before people.


Fun Fact:

The combined income of the top 400 wealthiest American families

is greater than 150 million average American families combined.

That means they’re getting paid

375,000 times more than you.

So, for example, if you earn $10 an hour, at the end of 1 hour you will have earned $10 while a top 400 family will have earned $3.75 million.

One of the Best Ideas You’ve Never Heard Of…Yet!


Disappointment with the political class is an open discussion these days. Both major parties are corporate-owned, their leaders little more than puppets and none of them represents any of us.

That reality has finally pushed average Americans into talking among ourselves. And talk we have.

Lots of genuine conversations about real issues have transpired and do you know what’s happening?  Some really good ideas are starting to surface.

One of those ideas has resulted in the formation of Americans Elect, an Internet era solution to the gridlock and general childishness that currently occupies political space.

Essentially, Americans Elect has created a new way to select our leaders.  It doesn’t rely on political parties or big-time donors and they don’t support any policies or candidates.

They, instead, provide the mechanism for voters to select a president based on issues  that the voters themselves define.  We select a president, not a party.

It’s how democracy is supposed to work and it’s here at last.

Check out this video and see what you think.  (You’ve got to love intelligent innovation).

Honest Commentary That You Won’t Be Seeing on Television

(This is not a photo of Patrick. This man is a peaceful protester at the same event literally begging the police to stop harming him.)

My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan

My name is Patrick Meighan, and I’m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.

I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 other people at Occupy LA. I was sitting in City Hall Park with a pillow, a blanket, and a copy of Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Being Peace” when 1,400 heavily-armed LAPD officers in paramilitary SWAT gear streamed in. I was in a group of about 50 peaceful protestors who sat Indian-style, arms interlocked, around a tent (the symbolic image of the Occupy movement). The LAPD officers encircled us, weapons drawn, while we chanted “We Are Peaceful” and “We Are Nonviolent” and “Join Us.”

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Warren Buffet Proposal

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.

Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.


If you agree with the above, pass it on.