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California Dreaming

Al Checchi | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

As presently structured, California may be insolvent. There is no foreseeable means to conduct business as usual while balancing its annual budgets, investing in needed infrastructure and meeting its long term state employee pension and health care obligations.

The Super Committee's Predictable Failure

Al Checchi | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

Debating tax policy now is putting the cart before the horse. The real issue is what the government should be doing. Then we can worry about how we should pay for it.

Why I Cannot Support Barack Obama

Al Checchi | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

I wrote the following four years ago in October, 2008 just prior to the national elections. I will not vote to reelect the president.

A Declaration for Independence

Al Checchi | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

We, the people, consistent with our nation's founding principles and in keeping with our sacred duties, in national association declare our independence from the politics of the two major political parties.

The Fourth Way

Al Checchi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

We need to develop a "Fourth Way," the American Way -- neither left, right, or bipartisan, but a non partisan common sense program for American civic renewal.

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

Al Checchi | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business
Al Checchi

We hear a lot these days about those evil corporations and their pernicious effect on America. Should we hunt down these malefactors of malice? Perhaps, but on examination, they would be us. Off with our heads?

Forget Global Warming, What About the Towering Inferno?

Al Checchi | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

The time for simple belt tightening, repealing the Bush tax cuts, soaking the rich, "praying out the gay", or cutting out that illusive waste and fraud is long past. Only a total restructuring of what government does can provide any hope that the next generation.

Americans Are Mad As Hell...

Al Checchi | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

Americans should be out in the streets. We should be resisting the unresponsive and irresponsible leadership that has risen in government and industry. We should throw the bums out.

Labor's Success Fuels Decline

Al Checchi | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

In a "what have you done for me lately" world, there is little that labor can now offer and it is increasingly difficult to envision future circumstances for reversing its sagging political and economic fortunes.

Play To The Base?

Al Checchi | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

Those who are advising President Obama to "play to the base" and tack further to the left are sowing the seeds for a Democratic wipe out more devastat...