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A seasoned financial professional, currently providing subject matter expertise on a variety of regulatory topics, including the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and overall compliance monitoring. He has previously held positions as Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Chief Audit Executive (CAE) and Director of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance, is a son of a Philadelphia, Pa. Steelworker and very concerned citizen with regards to the fate of our Republic.
Monday, July 25, 2016(2 comments)
"Learned Helplessness", the Self-Inflicted Cause of the Democratic Party's Potential Demise
Just as at the turn of the twentieth century, U.S. voters are disenchanted with both political parties as indicated by April 2014 Rasmussen Reports poll which found that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is fair to say that neither party in Congress is the party of the American people This explains why the 2014 mid-term voter turnout percentage of eligible voters was a 72 year low ("learned helplessness" in action).
Wednesday, July 15, 2015(2 comments)
Why The President's Trade Agenda is a Cup Two-Thirds Empty, At Best!
Since the current global conflict is a Jobs War, The President's Trade Agenda is a disaster waiting to happen. It fails to address the lion's share of our trade challenge, imports and it supports the Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism which lowers the risk to corporations exporting jobs. Tell your Senators and Representative to support the Americans in the jobs war, by vote against the trade agenda, later this year.
Thursday, March 27, 2014(69 comments)
The Greater Deformation: the Corruption of Democracy in America
America’s democracy is under attack by our Financial Aristocracy. In a 2012 CBS News/New York Times poll, 76 percent said the U.S. Supreme Court decides cases based on personal and political views, not legal analysis. Without a mandate for a national referendum on SCOTUS decisions, especially five-to-four decisions,“We the People” will never, on a sustained basis, regain control of our Democracy.
Thursday, February 20, 2014(7 comments)
Are Votes for Fast Track, (TPP) and (TAFTA) Votes for Crony Capitalism?
Crony capitalism appears to be a Global epidemic, ultimately resulting in the privatization of gains and the socialization of losses. In his bestseller, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, David Stockman makes the case that crony capitalism has been eight decades in making in America, while according to Rep. Paul Ryan “We're starting to see some crony capitalism here in America"
Tuesday, November 27, 2012(1 comments)
Throwing Good Money After Bad: Extending the Capital Gain & Dividend Tax-cuts
American voters crave for truth and leadership. Ideologues who "favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible" represent the antithesis of what voters want and have played a significant role in bringing about the Fiscal Cliff. Tax-cuts that violate expectations,that are void of accountability and lack verification of results deserve to be political liabilities.
Friday, July 20, 2012(1 comments)
The Competitive Double-Standard: The Olympics versus Global Trade
When Olympic competition was marred by performance-enhancing drugs, drug-testing was widely accepted; but economic cheating/fraud in the global trade arena, it's business as usual. Human nature beings what it is, a lack of boundaries breeds negative competition. Enron, WorldCom and Madoff eventually ceased to be tolerated, yet our tolerance for negative competition by trading partners has been to date virtually without limit.
Monday, July 2, 2012(1 comments)
Has Our Defense of Freedom Made America Less Independent?
Our trade deficits are weapons of economic destruction, fueled by a laundry-list of free trade agreements. They have eroded America's independence and are enabling al-Qaeda to achieve its central goal of: "bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy". Senator Obama's concern in 2008 has evolved into welcoming free trade agreements with open arms, why? To keep capital happy! It's bipartisan Kool-Aid drinking at its worse.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Common Interest Health Care
Common Interest Health Care is the antithesis of the special interest sickness care system that plagues America.
The Consumers Union Safe Patient Project, whose tagline is "End secrecy, save lives" provides testimony that process improvement in health care is sorely needed.
U.S. health reform advocates should seek necessary votes from the center versus appeasing anti-reform special interest groups.