William Haupt III is a retired professional journalist, citizen legislator in California for 40 plus years, and author. He got his start working to approve prop 13.

Haupt: Justice and the political machine

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Vermont, Worker's Compensation Fraud  /  No Comments

 “Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.” – Kin Hubbard, political humorist For those who are not familiar with Justitia, the symbol of law, she is the badge and emblem that mirrors the values and morals of free men in a nation of lawmakers. She stands for a society where men […]

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Haupt: Politics a grandiose sales pitch

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.” – Oscar Ameringer According to a recent Gallup report, Americans regard the clergy as the most honest and honorable of all professions. And this same survey lists the bottom three […]

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Haupt: Identity politics handcuffs democracy

By   /  May 10, 2017  /  Arizona, Colorado, Commentary, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. During the height of the Cold War, everyone was seeking refuge from the Communist “curtain of fear.” The principal at our parochial school demanded our parents […]

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Haupt: How overtaxation can kill an economy

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Legislature, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn’t work. So when they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services, it’s actually a false choice.” – Scott Walker During the late 1970s and continuing for a decade, America experienced unprecedented prosperity. President Ronald Reagan created wealth and jobs, […]

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Haupt’s Take: The do nothing Congress continues to do nothing

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” (Gideon Tucker) Harry Truman an ardent defender of Roosevelt’s New Deal programs entered the national limelight during World War II as the head of a Senate committee investigating defense spending. He was praised for […]

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Haupt’s Take: Reaganomics and Trumpnomics vs. Obamanomics

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “The truth of the matter is that stimulus money not only doesn’t stimulate; it actually reduces output.” (Dr. Arthur Laffer, Chief Economic Advisor for President Ronald Reagan) When President Reagan entered office in 1981, he faced a lugubrious economy. According to Bloomberg, the recession of 2009 was the […]

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