What You Need To Know For Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Feb 3, 2014

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My Latest In Forbes:  CA Democrats Divided Over Race & Gov't Spoils/Should students be judged by the color of their skin or the content of their transcripts?

My Thought For Today:  Will we ever have a color-blind Constitution.  This Supreme Court says we should.  But will future Supreme Courts?

Top Story:  Supreme Court Supports State Power To Ban Affirmative Action

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Two Wrongs Don't Make a Good Foreign Policy

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Sep 3, 2013

Two Wrongs Don't Make A Good Foreign Policy

 A Way for the President To Make a Difference in Syria & Restore American Prestige  

by Thomas Del Beccaro

By all accounts, the President has mishandled Syria.  By extension, the United States has as well. The Syrian question highlights the difficulty of the post-Cold War era.  The world of foreign affairs is no longer a binary question of who to follow.  Indeed, the ability of the United States and the Soviet Union to control international events continues to diminish in the age of non-state terrorism.  [read more]

What You Need To Know - Friday, June 28, 2013

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Jun 11, 2013

My Thought for Today:  The omnibus Senate Immigration Bill is filled with problems just like ObamaCare was.  The Republicans in the House need to expose those problems if they want to defeat.  They cannot pass something so we can find out what is in it.

Top Story:  Senate approves Immigration overhaul

Must Read: Obama's Crisis driven 2nd term

CA News: Walters:  Budget won't end fiscal mess

My Latest in Forbes:  California's Anti-Fracking Idealogues Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth -  The world knows of California’s unemployment, spending and budget problems.  With over $1 trillion in public debt, it’s unlikely California will be able to right its fiscal ship.  Amazingly, a giant gift was laid at California’s doorstep in the form of giant oil fields accessible by fracking.  Rather than promote the budget soothing jobs and the tax revenue that comes with it, California Democrats have lined up to stop it.

What You Need to Know - Friday, March 22, 2013

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Jan 24, 2013

My Thoughts For Today:

#1 In the Top Story - Republicans vow to get to the bottom of Benghazi - given the nature of what occurred, it's good to see Republicans fighting on - Democrats are used to Republicans walking away from controversies over fear of backlash.

#2 Dems are so fiscally irresponsible that even a motion for a balanced budget is too much for them.

#3 CA voters are turning on big spending Sacramento projects such as the water bond and high speed rail - what will they do when the Dems want a tax increase for public employee pensions?

Top Story: Republicans Not Giving Up on Benghazi Inquiry

Must Read: Mona Charen: Republicans Should Prepare for the Collapse of Obamacare

Nat'l News:  Senate Dems Unite to Defeat Balanced Budget Motion - House approves Ryan Budget - Senate Rejects It

CA News: Unfunded pension liabilities for Teachers catching lawmakers attention

My Latest In Forbes:  Republicans Need A Smart Action Plan, Not Just Words -- The New Left Only Cares About Power, Not People -- Barack Obama Is No Ronald Reagan - He is the Worst of FD --- Jerry Brown Still Treating California's Jobless Like Unwanted Stepchildren ---  Republicans, Sun Tzu & Obama's Fiscal Cliff Victory

My Thought For Today - Common Sense & Taxes

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Sep 8, 2012

Pls share- It's Common Sense these laws of economics: The more something costs, the less of it you get or is sold. Less expensive cars generally outsell more expense cars - More Fords/less Porsches. That applies to all things: drapes, food, JOBS & INCOME. 

The higher the cost to hire, i.e. excessive workers comp costs, generally the less hiring is done. 

Why Obama's envy campaign will not work

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Feb 1, 2012

"Why Obama's envy campaign will not work" -  by Thomas Del Beccaro, published in Human Events on 1.30.12

The politics of envy have reached center stage in America.  While it’s not surprising that Obama is using it to badger Republicans, the surprise for many is that some Republicans are using it against other Republicans.  The question of 2012 is whether Obama can ride such a divisive strategy to reelection.  In a word, the answer is no - because Obama has no plan for the future and today’s voters want a plan.

DEL BECCARO: What Solyndra should mean to conservatives

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Oct 14, 2011

Conservatives in particular should recoil at the Solyndra story. It is a tale about centralized economic planning gone awry and it is only the tip of the iceberg in President Obama’s government of czars.

Even in California, Obama Is Running Out of Excuses and Time

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Sep 14, 2011

In 2008, candidate Obama famously dodged a serious question by telling America that the question was simply “above [his] pay grade.” Three years into his Presidency, voters around the country are clearly voicing their opinion that being held accountable for the failing economy is not above his pay grade.  Even in California, perhaps America’s last bastion of liberalism, voters are finally turning on Obama.  Read the full article