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Some Musings from David Coughlin, Conservative American Writer

Posted: September 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm   /   by

David Coughlin is a fine Conservative writer.  He publishes weekly “Musings” and “Views on the News” on his website and in his free email updates.

I find his “musings” to be incisive, often inspiring, and sometimes encouraging.  They are great discussion starters.  Here are a few from this week:

Politics – Barack Obama is running against Mitt Romney for President, while Romney is running against Obama, the Mainstream Media, and the left-leaning pollsters.

Politics – The Republican Party looks very different, running more than 60 black and Hispanic Republicans for Congress, with the highest number in the House since the Reconstruction Era.

Politics – Barack Obama has lost his magic since everything he touches has failed: the economy, job creation, civil rights, energy independence, and international respect.

Media – Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.

Government Dependence – Dependence on government programs has been slowly increasing, but President Obama went into overdrive to increase this percentage.

Debt – The Federal Reserve will purchase $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities per month that have no market value, devaluing the dollar and increasing our cost-of-living.

Stimulus – The “stimulus” was throwing money around with no concept of value, wasted on the politically well-connected, and temporary “make work” projects of unjustifiable costs.

Housing – HUD mandated that 50% of Fannie and Freddie’s loans were to be “affordable”, causing 40% of mortgages to be lower quality subprime when the housing bubble burst.

Energy – Obama’s War on Coal spawned a punishing regulatory environment with minimal climate benefits that has resulted in the closing of 175 coal-fired power plants so far.

Environment – Absence of any evidence of anthropogenic global warming undermines any legitimacy for carbon taxes, other than a thinly disguised international redistribution of wealth.

Healthcare – Obama promised that he would cut health insurance premiums for families by $2,500 in his first term, but instead family premiums have increased by more than $3,000.

Taxes – Hillary Clinton has revealed her latent leftist tendencies by advocating a global governance tax on elites of the world, expanding redistribution of wealth internationally.

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
David Leeper

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Some Musings from David Coughlin, Conservative American Writer