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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.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 The Greater Deformation: the Corruption of Democracy in America (69 comments)
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 Are Votes for Fast Track, (TPP) and (TAFTA) Votes for Crony Capitalism? (7 comments)
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 Throwing Good Money After Bad: Extending the Capital Gain & Dividend Tax-cuts (1 comments)
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 The Competitive Double-Standard: The Olympics versus Global Trade (1 comments)
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 Has Our Defense of Freedom Made America Less Independent? (1 comments)
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.