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Entries from December 30th, 2010

What’s Wrong with America, Part III – Jobs and Infrastructure

December 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on What’s Wrong with America, Part III – Jobs and Infrastructure · Lobbying, Media, Politics

It isn’t rocket science, although this country is pretty good at that, but it is quite easily achievable. We can restore the great American Middle Class. What is wrong with America can be made right. Some things are missing that can be restored. First, jobs, and they will come from stimulating the economy and at […]

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What’s Wrong with America Part II –The Neoconservative Agenda

December 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on What’s Wrong with America Part II –The Neoconservative Agenda · Politics

Since 1980 the Republican Party has morphed from a simple, fiscally conservative, business and military-oriented political party into something completely different. The Republican Party has become the literal political arm of Corporate America and the Super-rich. The problem with this is quite obvious. The Super-rich and the huge corporations, like the health insurance corporations, for […]

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Neocons Versus Firemen

December 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Neocons Versus Firemen · Politics

We were going to continue with our Populist view of what’s wrong with America in Part II, discussing the shift in American Values. But first, this on Neocon Greed. We have to tell you the 2010 version of Dickens’ A Christmas Story. In this story, Scrooge is the Neocon Republican Senate. Bob Cratchit and Tiny […]

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What Is Wrong with America? Part I—Economic Inequality

December 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on What Is Wrong with America? Part I—Economic Inequality · Politics

The United States has gone wrong. It has gone off the rails. When we have people who were in January living a normal life and by October have lost everything, we are not the United States of the 20th Century. Since 1980, average Americans have lost ground, or perhaps gained a few thousand dollars more […]

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A Neocon Senate with No Conscience

December 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Neocon Senate with No Conscience · Politics

What happened to the United States of America? What happened to a government that anyone could turn to? What happened to a government that sent troops to allow little black children to even attend school in Alabama and Georgia and Arkansas? What happened to the government that built dams to help farmers along the lower […]

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18 Needy Families

December 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on 18 Needy Families · Politics, Taxes

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Why Tax Cuts for the Rich? Because They Think They Can.

December 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Why Tax Cuts for the Rich? Because They Think They Can. · Politics, Taxes

If you think that we need a reduction in taxes from the Bush-Cheney 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, you need to get the facts. You are being sold a bill of goods, a scam, a lie about taxes so that a few rich men who will benefit greatly want you to think that you will […]

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Senator Sanders Tells of Civil War on the Middle Class

December 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Senator Sanders Tells of Civil War on the Middle Class · Politics, Populism

Mr. Smith finally came to Washington. Only his name wasn’t Smith and the message went out far beyond the chamber of the U.S. Senate. A determined, intelligent, dedicated U.S. Senator told the rest of the country what he, and many million other citizens felt…that he was mad as hell at the lobbyists and the billionaires […]

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Time for a Military Coup

December 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Time for a Military Coup · Politics

It is time for a military coup. It is time for strong leadership to take over the reins of government and start to force some discipline on Congress. In other words, it is time for the Democrats to consider a candidate who has really good leadership and administrative skills and is as tough as nails. […]

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Time for New Democratic Leadership

December 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Time for New Democratic Leadership · Politics

Someone said recently that his mother, would turn over in her grave. The intelligent and earthy mother of three boys and sister of five outstanding athletes was also tough. She would, he said, never, ever understand turning away from the first African-American President after the hope and dream of electing one–and a man of such […]

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Neocon Republicans and the Super-Rich

December 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Neocon Republicans and the Super-Rich · Politics, Taxes

Now that the Neocon Republicans have shown us their colors in the bright light of day….no tax cuts for the lower 98% of Americans unless they can have huge tax cuts for the top 2%…we can get on about our business. They have made it clear who they are and whom they favor. Here is […]

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Tax Cut Magic

December 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Tax Cut Magic · Politics, Taxes

The Neocons, formerly the Republicans, (there are now no remaining Republicans) have a unique perspective. On December 2, 2010, the Democrats, and a few Neocons, in the House of Representatives voted to give every taxpayer in the United States who earns less than $250,000 a tax cut. The Republicans not only did not vote for […]

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