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Our Economy and Our Devastating Inflation PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 13 August 2008 02:36

I will start by taking for granted that most people feel that our economy is struggling and that higher prices are being felt. But why is our economy struggling?

 
Our Economy and Our Devastating Inflation PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Thursday, 07 August 2008 04:24

I will start by taking for granted that most people feel that our economy is struggling and that higher prices are being felt.  But why is our economy struggling? 

One of the biggest reasons is inflation.  So, what exactly is inflation and why is it a problem?  Inflation has recently been redefined as a rise in prices; however, real inflation is an increase in the money supply (a.k.a. printing money and credit out of thin air), and this leads to overall higher prices.

For our dollar, the increase in the money supply has been alarming and devastating to everyday Americans.  The money supply inflation has been at about 15 percent, which is much higher than most Americans' yearly pay raise.  This is devastating to Americans because our earnings and savings are worth less and less; for example, it takes $3.60 to buy a gallon of gas instead of $2.

 
County Attorney Candidate Outlines Positions PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 02:15

Thank you for considering my request to publish my positions as the Republican candidate for Scott County Attorney. My 30-plus years in practice and 10 years as an Assistant Scott County Attorney prosecuting felony drug cases will guide my actions as county attorney and provide the following to the citizens of Scott County.

 

 
Save Credit Island's Wild Places PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Monday, 23 June 2008 11:02

When City Hall dispatched LeClaire Park into the hands of casino hotel developers, the discussion was held in the third floor conference room of the Kahl Building-the only public notice, tacked up on a City Hall kiosk that afternoon.

 
The Danger of Free Trade PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 26 March 2008 02:10

Patrick J. Buchanan, three times contender for U.S. president ('92, '96, and 2000) and syndicated columnist seen in the Quad-City Times, in his December 2007 book Day of Reckoning identifies the great illusion that is fatally eroding the USA's economic strength and world economic leadership: free trade.

 

 
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