Let’s cut to the chase — The President stated in his speech a question: “We know what you are against, what are you for?”
The Republican Party is for Genocide: the deliberate killing of poor people by cutting social programs that are aimed at helping recovery from outsourcing and affordable heatlh care. They resent poor people, particularly those who are not of European roots.
Here’s an option:
A. a special federal income tax needs to be imposed upon small businesses and corporations in the United States who outsource jobs to foreign countries.
B. the revenue from the tax should go towards raising the minimum wage in America to optimum levels.
C. Teacher Unions and Other worker unions need to have more say in working conditions in America.
D. The U.S. should prohibit U.S. businesses from doing business with sweat shop countries.
This plan would send a message to U.S, Citizens with foreign business abroad that they cannot take advantage of sweat shop conditions abroad, and a minimum wage is required of their businesses in foreign lands.
"Diplomats and ministers from Israel and the Israel lobby have been working Congress, while officials from Arab Gulf states have been telling the Obama administration directly the same message: how much they oppose the proposed deal that Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany have drafted to trade limited sanctions relief in return for Iran starting to roll back its nuclear program.
Never have I seen Israel and America’s core Arab allies working more in concert to stymie a major foreign policy initiative of a sitting U.S. president, and never have I seen more lawmakers — Democrats and Republicans — more willing to take Israel’s side against their own president’s. I’m certain this comes less from any careful consideration of the facts and more from a growing tendency by many American lawmakers to do whatever the Israel lobby asks them to do in order to garner Jewish votes and campaign donations.”
The delay in the Affordable Health Care Act proved one significant point by all the disappointment — it is needed. Otherwise, there would be no disappointment.
Too bad the Republicans missed the point and counter-productively allowed Obama to single-handedily Champion the Cause.
In times past, Republicans would have seen the need and helped fix the network to gather some humanitarian credit. Today, they are bought out of such favor.
Converting a religion to merge with another religion is like a corporation buying out another company; a lot of times nothing really changes except political power and wealth — which may add some personal security.
If Bush can add the Muslims to the equation, that would be something.
Maybe the Christians should convert to Judaism — same result. Then again, a lot of Christian corporations do follow — business is business and religion is religion.
When you believe that faith alone will save you, it does take a lot of pressure off of doing the right thing.
NYTimes: Billionaires’ Row and Welfare Lines
Policing the World, and our Republican Borders is an expensive adventure. If any severe cuts must be had, surely, the military is one — we are not the police for the multi-nationals who are making money through outsourcing.
If there must be negotiations with Congresskonal Bandits, then serious Anti-Trust Reform must be on the table, including Tariffs on Multi-National Corporations.
The Banking Industry caused the 2008 crisis, and multi-nationals Americans have shackled the American Workers.