Implications of Federal Budget Deficits and the National Debt on the Future (Updated)

A few facts need to be presented at the onset of this paper: In 1980 the national debt was less than 1 trillion dollars. By the year 2000, twenty years later, the national debt was around 5.5 trillion dollars. The national debt doubled under the Bush administration from $5.5 trillion to $11 trillion dollars. During … Continue reading “Implications of Federal Budget Deficits and the National Debt on the Future (Updated)”

Energy Policy: A Sensible Strategy for Addressing an Approaching World Oil Shortage Crisis

Proven world oil reserves are currently estimated at about 1500 billion barrels1. Current world oil consumption is approximately 33 billion barrels per year2. 1500 divided by 33 yields a result of around 45 years before proven oil reserves are depleted. The 45 year average consists of some countries with less than10 years of proven reserves … Continue reading “Energy Policy: A Sensible Strategy for Addressing an Approaching World Oil Shortage Crisis”

Why the “No Child Left Behind” Program Should be Replaced with the “Quality Education Initiative”

First, we all need to accept an indisputable reality of life.  Some children will be left behind.  If a tragic car accident occurs which leaves a young child totally brain dead but kept alive on life support equipment, the child will obviously be left behind.  No one would suggest that the child be main streamed … Continue reading “Why the “No Child Left Behind” Program Should be Replaced with the “Quality Education Initiative””

Energy Policy: A Sensible Approach to Reducing US Dependency on Foreign Oil

World oil reserves are currently estimated at about 1200 billion barrels1. Current world oil consumption is approximately 30 billion barrels per year2. 1200 divided by 30 equals an average of approximately 40 years before the world oil supply is depleted. Unfortunately, the average of 40 years consists of some countries with less than 12 years and … Continue reading “Energy Policy: A Sensible Approach to Reducing US Dependency on Foreign Oil”

Foreign Policy and National Security

The United States has rid the Iraqi people of a ruthless dictator, set in place a democratic republic in Iraq, and invested tens of billions of dollars in the Iraqi economy and infrastructure.  It is now time to let the Iraqi people run their own country.  Within one year of my inauguration, I would withdraw … Continue reading “Foreign Policy and National Security”

Implications of Federal Budget Deficits and the National Debt on the Future

A few facts need to be presented at the onset of this paper: In 1980 the national debt was less than 1 trillion dollars. By the year 2000, twenty years later, the national debt was around 5.5 trillion dollars. The national debt doubled under the Bush administration from $5.5 trillion to $11 trillion dollars. During … Continue reading “Implications of Federal Budget Deficits and the National Debt on the Future”