StandPoint is a place for Steve Weber to state his opinions about current, national, and world events.
Stand Point is a way for me to take a stand.
Politicians, candidates and thought leaders put out position papers. This website is the space for Steve’s position on a whole host of issues. Most of the issues are political and relate to public policy.
Because as a citizen of the United States of America, an inhabitant of the planet, and a member of the human race, I feel an obligation to be knowledgeable and informed about important issues.
- School Choice Week - This is School Choice Week. School Choice Week started in 2011 and has been growing steadily ever since. This year there are 11,000 events planned up from the initial 150 events held in 2011. The movement is gaining momentum. School Choice Week is typically held during the last week of January. The school choice movement […]
- Riders – What they are and how they work - A rider is legally defined as an attachment, schedule, amendment, or other writing that is annexed (added) to a document in order to modify it. Lawmakers in both state legislatures and Congress use riders to amend a bill. Typically, a rider is added at a late stage after the bill has passed out of committee […]
- Government Waste - When businesses get too big and unprofitable, programs and employees are cut. Smart companies make hard choices. They stop the bleeding. They re-prioritize and refocus. With some pain and a little luck, they return to profitability. The Government just keeps getting bigger and bigger. No programs ever get cut. Rarely does an employee lose their […]
- It’s Time for a New Version of Glass-Steagall - Today there is talk among both Democrat and Republican Presidential candidates about renewing Glass-Steagall. Glass-Steagall was a banking act instituted back in 1933. It was a companion act to the FDIC Insurance program where the Federal Government guaranteed a depositor’s money up to $250,000. In order for the Government to ‘guarantee’ the money held in […]
- ISIL or ISIS? - The attack in Paris last week got me thinking. Why does the President (and Administration) say, “ISIL” while everyone else says “ISIS”? The Washington Post gives the technical, semantic reasons for each acronym in their June 18, 2014 article. The short version is the difference between “al-Sham” and “the Levant” … or Syria and Greater […]