Who is Actually Looking Out for American Workers? Changes to Rules Regarding “White Collar” Exemptions to Overtime Pay

Written By:  Arnie J Olsen      11/28/19

Trump touts deregulation “savings” of $535 million!  2.7 million American workers pay the bill!

We all hear soundbites on the various things Donald Trump and Republicans have either already done since winning the 2016 election, but rarely do you hear what these rhetoric laden statements actually mean for the American people, and with all of the daily coverage of the bigger news stories, you may not even be aware some of these things are happening, much less get a factual account of what they mean to you and others. Continue reading “Who is Actually Looking Out for American Workers? Changes to Rules Regarding “White Collar” Exemptions to Overtime Pay”

The 5 D’s of “Political Dodgeball”:  Dodge, Distract, Deflect, Duck, and umm, Dodge

Written By:  Arnie J Olsen  11/7/2019

People on both sides have been talking for nearly 3 years now about Russian influence on our 2016 election, it was a major focus of the Mueller Report, and every one of our intelligence agencies have both stated it was rampant in the lead up to 2016, and it is ongoing right now.  Usually, the comments made by my Trump supporting friends on the topic include some form of denial that they were influenced one bit when they chose to support him.  Everyone swears that they were not influenced by social media at all. Continue reading “The 5 D’s of “Political Dodgeball”:  Dodge, Distract, Deflect, Duck, and umm, Dodge”

When the “Free Market” Needs a Handout

Written By:  Arnie J Olsen  10/28/19

Food for thought – Government Bailouts, Subsidies and “Socialism”:

The auto industry bailout that took place in 2009, cost the taxpayers $80.7 Billion on the front end of the deal. Continue reading “When the “Free Market” Needs a Handout”

The Three Pillars of a Moral, Ethical and Effective Government (and life)

Written By:  Arnie J. Olsen  10/29/19

I have an “admission”…I voted Republican a number of times in my life, beginning with the first election I ever participated in…a mock vote in the 4th grade (1980) where I voted for Reagan over Carter. Continue reading “The Three Pillars of a Moral, Ethical and Effective Government (and life)”

Sean Hannity Viewers…Here’s Your Sign!

By:  Arnie J. Olsen  October 23, 2019

So, I took one for the team last night and watched a full hour of Sean Hannity.  (And yes, I am OK for anyone who is worried about me.)  Given the testimony of Bill Taylor yesterday, and how bad it made Trump look in this whole Ukraine thing, I really wanted to hear how it was going to be reported by Trump’s biggest fan.  Continue reading “Sean Hannity Viewers…Here’s Your Sign!”

Preventing Voter Fraud?

By:  Arnie Olsen  March 28, 2019

If the people in power were truly concerned about illegal voting, and believe photo ID is the solution, wouldn’t it be more convincing if they showed actual evidence that this is really a problem in the first place?

More importantly, even if they show this is a real problem, how does showing a photo ID prevent it? Continue reading “Preventing Voter Fraud?”

The Electoral College and All Its Flaws

There has always been some opposition to the use of the Electoral College to select the President of the United States, but since 2016, an election in which Donald Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, yet won the Presidency via the Electoral College, the opposition has grown to a loud roar, albeit mainly from Democrats.  Now, the 2016 election was not the first time we have wound up with a President who actually lost the popular vote.  All of us remember the same outcome in 2000, with George Bush winning the election over Al Gore, though the popular vote margin was significantly smaller, but in reality, 2016 was the fifth time this has occurred in our history. Continue reading “The Electoral College and All Its Flaws”