Monthly Archives: August 2012

Swimming in Ideology-infested Waters

aka:  Dysfunctional Federal Government – Or Is It? (Part 2) Imagine the political arena is a vast ocean of ideology.  It’s easy if you try…(oops – apologies to John Lennon).  Every politician, newspaper, radio show, web site, TV talking head, and newsstand … Continue reading

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Q&A With Colorado’s Future Project Founder – Krista Kafer

I started Necessary & Proper Gov’t here on July 27th because I wanted to find out if I could persuasively connect with others outside my direct circle of family and friends about reasonable politics, government, and economics using calm and … Continue reading

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UPDATED::Dysfunctional Federal Government – Or Is It? (Part 1)

Here’s one of the hottest water-cooler topics kicking around this year: “What the hell is wrong with those fools in Congress?” Even President Obama has become fond of saying it. It seems Congress can’t even agree on what’s for lunch, much less … Continue reading

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A Sports Fan’s Take on American Politics

This week the 2012 Summer Olympics are concluding, and the 2012 NFL Pre-season is kicking off.  A sports fan’s paradise.  So it’s not surprising that a sports analogy popped into my head as a great way of describing the nature of … Continue reading

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How to Train a Political Animal to Restrain Itself

“There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between a Republican and a Democrat.” This outcry typically comes from someone politically oriented on the far left or the far right.  From where the complainer stands on the political spectrum, both parties … Continue reading

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Controversy Over Taxes? Must Be An Election Year

Before you read the rest of this post, write down your answer to this multiple choice question on a sticky note: In order to be “fair”, what percentage of all U.S. federal income taxes should be paid by the top 10% … Continue reading

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The Federal Gov’t Isn’t #1 In Our Lives

Can we agree that the most important government entity in our daily life SHOULD be our local government…meaning our city, county, and school district elected officials and employees?  What other elected officials could possibly know us and our family’s local … Continue reading

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