Politics

Affordable Healthcare Act Already Hiccuping Badly -- Negatives From Law Keep Piling Up

President Obama - Affordable Care Act - Obamacare

This article has opinions from the author based on his findings and research on this controversial issue. The Affordable Care Act, the ACA, or Obamacare as it has been called, has been in the news quite a bit recently -- but unfortunately for President Obama and his sweeping insurance solution, the reasons have been mostly negative. The first of October marked the anticipated debut, the day when potential insurance buyers could use the government websites to navigate plan options under the new healthcare regime. It's safe to say...

2013 Election Day Guide -- St. Paul & Minneapolis Mayoral Races Heat Up

2013 Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates

With Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback stepping down at the end of his term, the November 5th election is looking like it will be unpredictable. Thirty-five Minneapolis residents are vying for his position, an overwhelming number made even more complicated by the Ranked Choice Voting option. First used in Minneapolis in 2009, Ranked Choice Voting allows the voter to choose and rank his top three candidates. With this method, expensive primaries to narrow the field are no longer necessary. In addition to Minneapolis, this 2013 election marks the...

Understanding Quantitative Easing and the Risks to Our Economy

Quantitative Easing - Breakdown

The bursting of the housing bubble in 2007 and the proceeding financial crisis drove the US economy into the worst downturn since the Great Depression. The Great Recession, which lasted from December 2007 through June 2009 (this's what the National Bureau of Economic Research tells us, anyway), brought on the creation of new and unprecedented monetary policies by the American central banking overlord, the Federal Reserve. The most scrutinized of these new programs is the Fed’s asset purchasing program known as “Quantitative Easing” or simply, QE. Well, what in the...

Jesse Ventura Preps for Potential 2016 Presidential Run

[caption id="attachment_187" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Jesse Ventura Presidential Run Joseph Friedrichs prepares to chat with Jesse Ventura at the 617 Lounge in White Bear Lake in this 2009 photo. Photo credit: Paul Dois[/caption] Get ready Minnesotans, in just three years former Governor Jesse Ventura will likely be running for President, of the United States, of America. During a recent interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Ventura explained the timing would be right in 2016...