Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fences and Jobs

To build a wall with Mexico we put a tax on every transaction that sends money out of the country. Mexican illegal aliens send about $20 billion to Mexico each year. A 10% tax would bring in $2 billion per year. That buys a lot of fencing. 

Many American factories closed and were shipped to Communist China, and Americans lost their jobs. US companies did that because the Chinese hourly labor costs were less, fewer regulations on almost everything, and much lower taxes. If we cut taxes, decrease regulations and put a 10% tax on everything imported from China, then many of those jobs will come back to the USA. Nothing is free. Do teachers and doctors work for free? How do you pay them if health care and college is free? You take money from other people in the form of taxes. That causes more people to stop working or take jobs overseas. It also increases prices because costs are increased by increasing taxes. 

What jobs will all these college educated people be doing? How will your degree in gender studies translate into a nation with more jobs? Bernie Sanders has never worked for anyone in his life nor has he ever run a business. I have done both of those things and know how business works. Higher taxes kills jobs; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Debates

Donald Trump is staying out of tonight's Republican presidential debates.  I have not been happy with the debates from any of the networks.  Rather than be an opportunity for the electorate to see the various candidates present their views and policies, they have become opportunities for the media to abuse the candidates. 

The moderators make speeches, and try to get the candidates to argue with one another.  They are more interested in pressing a liberal agenda and making the candidates look bad then they are about informing the people.

I think the Republican party should host the debates.  They should select whoever they want to ask the questions.  They should have all the Republican candidates in the debates, even if they are low in the polls.  As long as a candidate makes it to the ballot he should be able to debate.  The party should host the debate and then allow the networks to show it, unedited and live, and rotate through them; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hunting

Why is shooting an animal worse than killing a cow in a slaughterhouse?  Traditionally, animals killed by hunters are eaten, and all the various parts used for leather, etc.   Hunting licenses also are used to pay for rangers, habitat preservation and wildlife management. 

There are more deer in North America now than when Columbus landed because of fees paid for by hunters.  Hunting a male lion permit costs $25,000.00 plus all the various fees for the safari, etc, typically $1,000 per day. 

How do you expect the poor people of Africa to make a living without hunting?  Farming destroys wild animal habitat.  Poaching pays a lot, and wastes animals.  How many non-hunters do you know who have donated $26,000+ for African wildlife preservation?  Hunting is actually good for animals; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

St. John I:1

IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to be come the Sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

That's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

CCW

The highest murder rates are in big cities like Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and others that essentially ban the carrying of handguns by citizens. When something bad happens the first thing people do is call 911, and hope someone with a gun comes to help them. 

 I have been a firearms instructor for 45 years and I think that anyone competent enough to drive a car on the road can be trained to competently carry and use a firearm in about the same amount of time. Several decades ago, Florida changed their laws to allow almost anyone to carry a concealed firearm. 

The media was hysterical and spoke of boycotts and murder in the streets. Since that time crime has plummeted and almost never is a concealed carry citizen convicted of improper use of their firearm. If you trust The People to govern themselves in a democracy, how can you not trust them to know when their lives are in danger and allow them to protect themselves with a firearm?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Global Climate

For a decade when I was growing up, we were told in school we were headed for a new ice age and it would be a disaster. Then we were told population would overeat all the food. Then it was pollution was destroying the Earth. 

Then it was nuclear winter. Then global warming, now climate change. The solution was always the same. More taxes, unilateral disarmament, more regulations, give up more freedoms. Forget it. The Earth changes. 

It warms up, it cools off. It was warmer when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. It was cooler when the Mammoths were here. Humans did not cause it then, and I am not convinced we are causing it now, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Abortion Shooting

 http://fox13now.com/2015/11/29/source-suspect-spoke-of-baby-parts-after-planned-parenthood-shooting/

The vast majority of mass murders done in the USA are committed by people who are mentally ill. Typically they have a long history of mental illness and at some point they strike out against someone. This guy who did the Planned Parenthood, Utah shooting, seems to fit that pattern. 

 If he had not shot up an abortion clinic, it would have likely been a school, shopping mall, or entertainment venue. I doubt we can assign any ideology to his actions, anymore than we can for most of these mass shooters. I don't know of any pro-life groups that urge people to commit murder to stop abortion. 

 Just as abortion is murder, shooting up a clinic is murder too. Everyone is entitled to due process, no matter who they are, what crime they did, or how certain we are of their guilt. I support the death penalty for murder and should this person be convicted I think he is a good candidate; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.