US Senatorial Candidate Jack Heidel on Gun Control

US Senatorial Candidate Jack Heidel on Gun Control

Effective action must be taken to reduce, and hopefully eliminate, mass shootings in the United States. To accomplish this, I endorse a ban on the production and distribution of firearms classified as “assault weapons” to the general public.

Over time this will substantially reduce the number of assault weapons in general circulation and therefore make them harder to obtain by the deranged people who commit mass murders.

I also endorse universal background checks for all gun purchases from gun dealers, at trade shows, and by private parties.  …

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Why I am Entering the Race for U.S. Senate

Why I am Entering the Race for U.S. Senate

 Why I Am Entering the Race for U.S. Senate

 

I am so upset about our huge annual deficits and rapidly accumulating debt that I entered the 2012 Republican Primary for Nebraska’s Second Congressional District. My platform in that contest was to “Eliminate the Deficit.” Large numbers of voters agreed with me but I still lost in the Primary.

In November 2012 I began writing a blog, “It Does Not Add Up” (http://itdoesnotaddup.com) addressing the debt problem and the related problem of slow economic growth. Now five years …

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After the New Tax Law: Debt Is an Even Bigger Problem

After the New Tax Law: Debt Is an Even Bigger Problem

The Republicans in Washington are exuberant because passing the new tax law means that they finally have gotten something done. And the new law will have at least one highly beneficial effect:

The new 21% corporate tax rate will increase profits for domestic corporations and encourage multinational corporations to bring their foreign profits back home. Even if these profits are used to buy back company stock or are paid out in larger dividends, the new money will be put to use in the U.S. economy one way or another. This …

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