By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has received a lot of favorable response from Republican activists for his recent comment, "[Republicans] are the 47 percent." Contemporaneously, former Sen. Jim DeMint, now president-elect of the Heritage Foundation, used "Meet the Press" as a forum to declare the need to put "real people and real faces" on the Republican Party.
Nothing - absolutely nothing - is more important to Americans' financial security than knowing that their savings and investments are safe and protected. Yet to believe the naysayers in Washington, the latest financial headlines again stir doubts about the safety and soundness of our financial institutions.
President Obama officially has begun his 2012 campaign, telling special-interest groups what the government will do for them if he is elected to a second term.
In every child's life there comes a time when childhood fantasies are shattered and he or she is forced to accept reality — there is no Santa Claus or tooth fairy; parents don't always mean it when they promise to stay married until parted by death.
"The trouble is that the wealthy don't fit the stereotypes," writes Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson. "They aren't all pampered CEOs, hotshot investment bankers, pop stars and athletes. Many own small and medium-size companies. Half of the wealth of the richest 1 percent consists of stakes in these firms."