Newspaper Op-eds by Chuck Kelly

 

Economic absurdities that
Democrats must expose:


...because it's wrong to penalize success and hard work.


...therefore, we should eliminate the capital gains tax.


...After all, they came from, and understand, business.


...even though it is based on pitting the worlds' workers against each other.


...union bosses are only out for themselves.


...and the more the rich have, the more will trickle down to everyone else.


...Democrats are communists, or at least, socialists at heart.


...so when we tax wealthy investors, we lose jobs.


...so investors, not workers, create wealth.


...so we should give them all the tax breaks possible.


...Democrats just want to tax and spend today.


General Issues:


...check out this 2-minute video.


...It's a mountain, and a terrible defense of globalization.


...for those of Indonesia, Mexico, China and India.


...and how not to do it again.


...and the "crisis" is just a ploy by those who want to destroy it.


...Republicans' most important propaganda technique.


...and get the media on your side




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From the Charlotte Observer, September 14, 2012, Bad question: Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, July 6, 2012, Workers need legal rights

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, June 7, 2012, Funds for police, firemen deliberately starved

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, May 14, 2012, U.S. gave China its 'miracle'

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, April 8, 2012, How a Catch-22 is destroying the middle class

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, March 11, 2012, 'We' aren't all in this mess together—yet

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, February 9, 2012, A look at vultures, socialists

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From the Asheville Citizen-Times, February 18, 2011, Globalization carries a bias against labor

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, November 28, 2010, Protectionism is result, not cause, of unemployment

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, October 20, 2010, Estate taxes aren't a levy on the dead

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, September 3, 2010, How a Democrat can win in a red state

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, August 5, 2010, American investors bailing out in economic recovery

From the Shreveport Times, July 3, 2010, Reactive government is the problem; Proactive government is the solution

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, June 3, 2010, How lobbyists work against workers' best interests

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From the Asheville Citizen-Times, February 11, 2010, Smaller federal government equals bigger corporate government

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, January 8, 2010, Church and state must remain separate

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, November 15, 2009, Best and brightest, or greediest and most corrupt?

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, October 9, 2009, Historical precedent vs. economic nonsense

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, July 3, 2009, Obama could learn from FDR’s approach

From the Charlotte Observer, October 21, 2008, Time for "demand side" economics

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, August 19, 2008, Globalization can't work in a world without rules

From the Asheville Citizen-Times, January 22, 2008, For us to thrive, government must ensure the freedoms that count

From the Yancey Common Times Journal, November 14, 2007, Politics, not "education" created good-paying jobs

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From the Rock Hill Herald, March 18, 2006, "Bias" in beholder's eye

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From the Arizona Republic, May 6, 2002, The income gap is no accident

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