Author Archives: Roy Filly

About Roy Filly

Please read my first blog in which I describe myself and my goals.

If we weren’t so stupid (by “we” I mean politicians) we would have privatized Social Security decades ago.

Originally posted on The Rugged Individualist:
Of course (Republicans) are scared of entitlement reform because every time you put entitlement reform out there, the other party uses it as a political weapon against you. Paul Ryan Borrowing and spending is…

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A dozen debunked climate change predictions just last year.

The “climate crisis” is the “existential threat of our time,” so says Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As well,  Chuck Todd, had an entire panel of climate “experts” on Meet the Press. To begin the discussion he expounded, “We’re not going to debate … Continue reading

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You can learn a lot from graphs.

Not entirely sure what lesson to take from this graph. I guess “Don’t Do Drugs” comes to mind. Interesting that trains are safer than planes and that you are more likely to die from a lightning strike than a train … Continue reading

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AOC and idiot math!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) wants the rich “to pay their fair share.” She proposes a 70% tax on earnings greater than $10,000,000. An AOC-style tax hike theoretically would raise $22 billion annually – the Laffer Curve might get in her way, however. … Continue reading

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Is this the reason Democrats want more illegal immigration?

Democrats do not strike me as a group that “plans for the future.” If they did the federal government wouldn’t have huge unfunded liabilities (including promised Social Security, Medicare and government pension payments, the federal government owes somewhere between $100 trillion … Continue reading

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Exactly how bad a year was 2018?

If you listened to the lame-stream media, 2018 was nearly apocalyptic and, of course, President Trump was entirely to blame. The government was “shut down.” Federal employees were not being paid. The stock market was experiencing huge gyrations. The melodramas of … Continue reading

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“Tax hikes.” Will the Democrats ever learn?

Democrats have never met a tax they didn’t like. If you think that is a gross overstatement, I assure you it is not. California Democrats have even taxed cow farts. US democrats love Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He is … Continue reading

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Pulling out of Syria (or Afghanistan)… some facts worth considering.

I consider myself strongly conservative when it comes to military defense. I was displeased when President Trump announced a withdrawal of US Forces from Syria. I railed against Obama when he pulled out of Iraq. US Forces have been deployed … Continue reading

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Do we really want to turn the United States into “California?”

All “progressives” point to California as a model of what they hope to achieve in their quasi-socialist utopia. As a resident I can tell you that California is much nearer to feudalism than quasi-socialism. In essence we are seeing a defacto … Continue reading

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I used to like Romney. Now I DON’T!

Newly Christened Senator Mitt Romney gratuitously slammed our President as his first official act. Importantly, this is unambiguously part of his plan to run a primary challenge against President Trump. I am reminded of the fact the he couldn’t beat … Continue reading

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