Author Archive for Ron Darbouze

Politics Trough Podcast – Episode 25

On this week’s show, Ron Darbouze and Joe Frusci discuss the House GOP budget plan introduced by Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI); Bruce Bartlett’s article on the “income gap myth” and what it means to be rich in America; and high gas prices and the potential impact of President Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Politics Trough Podcast – Episode 24

On this week’s show, Ron Darbouze and Joe Frusci discuss the US soldier who shot 16 civilians in Afghanistan, the latest wrinkle in Greece’s austerity measures, the storylines from the GOP primaries in Mississippi and Alabama and the rationale behind President Obama’s low job approval.

Politics Trough Podcast – Episode 22

On this week’s show, Ron Darbouze and Joe Frusci discuss the economic plans being pitched by President Obama, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, Tim Geithner’s view on taxes and the “privilege of being an American”, and a Wall Street Journal article on Norman Davies: British Historian and “Emperor of Vanished Kingdoms”.

SuperFail and the Case Against Tax Revenues

This past week, in between family, friends, food, and football,
the 12-member bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction could not agree on how to reduce government spending by $1.2 trillion over ten years. The bad news – they didn’t cut spending. The good news – they didn’t raise taxes.

Politics Trough Podcast – Episode 12

On this week’s podcast, Ron Darbouze and Joe Frusci discuss the growing tension between the US and Pakistan, more dysfunction in DC displayed further by the super failure of the Super Committee, and Joe’s provocative blog post on the erosion of civil liberties in America.