Author Archives: Jamie Bryant

I will Gladly Pay You in 2085 For Some Benefits Today

I have been researching this blog for a while. I looked at graphs that show our government’s debt, projected debt, current and projected cost of interest on that debt, solvency problems with Medicare and Social Security and the ticking time … Continue reading

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Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You: Giving in America

Those of us who think that government has grown too large and overstepped the role it was given in our Constitution believe that many things that the government does today were intended to be the role of private citizens, charities, communities, … Continue reading

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An Open Discussion – Participation Requested

So what do you think has made America so prosperous? Why are we the country so many dream of migrating to? Is it freedom? Do we think differently than other nations or cultures? If so, how? How did one of the … Continue reading

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The Fed, QE2, Monopoly Money and the Price of Milk

If you are like me, phrases like “quantitative easing”, “monetizing the debt” and “inflationary policies” make my eyes glass over. I don’t have a degree in economics. I want to trust smarter, or at least more economically educated, people than … Continue reading

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Welcome to Purple Ground – Where everyday red and blue people find common ground

A Citizen’s Blog Purple Ground is based on the idea that red and blue Americans who love their country can find common ground on principles. We love America We know that Freedom is not free and we honor our troops … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Visions

There is a  shining example this week of the great divide between the accepted wisdom in Washington and truth that the American people know. Yesterday Joe Biden told the audiance at a political rally that “Every single great idea that has … Continue reading

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Fear and the American Dream are Incompatible.

If we understand what has made America the most prosperous nation on earth we can restore that prosperity anytime it is in jeopardy.  The answer to understanding America’s economic success is found in the idea of “The American Dream”. Historian James … Continue reading

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