By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_foalavjaA] Voters hate to be manipulated. The faux commercial above is funny because it smacks of some truth.  Take the current budget debate. Nine days ago, the Congressional Budget Office made a dire prediction:  America is going to experience long term red ink like we haven’t seen since World War II.  We…

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By Tom Quiner Is America heading in the right direction or the wrong direction? According to poll results at www.RealClearPolitics.com, 61.7 percent of Americans say we’re heading in the wrong direction.  One year ago, the number was 48 percent. Why is dissatisfaction growing? Certainly some of the biggest concerns are runaway deficits and the unprecedented…

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