Thursday, February 03, 2011

More Meaningless Votes from the GNoP...

As the GNop and Tea-tards are holding symbolic votes to repeal the healthcare reform legislation, this video sums them up just right...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rigged Card Game...

I dont understand why anyone would be against letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the top 2%. They have been playing in a rigged card game for the past 9 years and now dont want to tip the dealer.

The laws have been written to allow an incredible transfer of wealth... only not the kind "Joe the Plumber" was concerned about. It has been an upward transfer of wealth to the top 2% who now control about 43% of the wealth in this country. And over 90% of "new wealth" in the past 10 years.

“Class warfare,” the GNoP leaders shout, claiming that any tax increase in this economy would stop the earth from rotating.

Class warfare? Yes, there’s class warfare occurring in this country, but it’s not what the GNoP claim. It’s the other way around: a war being waged by the country’s privileged financial elite against the American middle and lower classes with the help of politicians whose pockets are kept stuffed by the top 2%.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

End The Tax Cuts For The Rich...

Here is an accurate view of why we need to let the Bush tax cuts expire. Back in 2003 the Federal government knew we could not afford them. Now, it is estimated that over $2.3 trillion was left in the pockets of the wealthiest 2%.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Poking Fun at the Right...

This pretty much sums up the Right's view of health insurance reform.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Still Confident...

It has been a long time since I posted anything here. Here are a few of the things that have been on my mind the past year.

Why cant Congress do anything ?

Why is the U.S. still in Iraq ?

Why is Guantanmo Bay still open ?

Why haven't any of the causes that created the economic meltdown been corrected ?

Why do the Republicans like it better when the rest of the world hates us ?

Why haven't Bush and Cheney been arrested, or at the very least be called in front of Congress like the British did with Tony Blair?

How can the SCOTUS give corporations the right to spend unlimited money with no restrictions in political contributions and advertising ?

Why does anyone think Sara Palin is qualified to be POTUS ?

Sadly, we are just kicking this can down the road which is all our government is ever able to do. We desperately need term limits in Congress. The average age of a senator is 60 (the oldest ever) and the average age of a member of the House is 55 (the oldest in more than a century). Most of these guys, and certainly the leadership, are so out of touch with the common person. They have been writing laws that only benefit the top 1%. Do you need more than a recent article in Forbes Magazine about the 400 wealthiest Americans to make my point?

...This year, for the first time, everyone in The Forbes 400 has at least $1 billion. The collective net worth of the nation’s wealthiest climbed $120 billion, to $1.25 trillion...

Are you kidding me? 400 people are worth $1.25 trillion !!!
While manufacturing gets shipped overseas, unemployment is over 10%, health insurance costs keep going up, and the rich keep getting richer our Congress decides to hold hearings about a college football playoff system.

The United States is quickly evolving into a 3rd world banana republic with a few ulta-rich and everyone else scambling for the crumbs.

I hope that President Obama can get us headed in the right direction, but he needs to get Reid, Durbin, McConnell, and Kyle under control in the Senate and Pelosi, Hoyer, Boehner, and Cantor under control in the House in order to change direction.

Yes, I am still confident this can happen... but President Obama needs to get a spine and start making things happen.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Time To Select A "Campsite"...

It's been a while since the POTUS election. I am still willing to give President Obama policies and changes time to start before I pass any judgement. We are an "immediate gratification" society and expect someone to get things fixed in a day, when it took years to get into the mess.

Now, I sit back and watch the two camps in the GOP fight over what the face of the GOP will be. The Limbaugh-Hannity-Coulter camp that says the GOP need to "get back to our roots" and move further to the right. And the Wills-Noonan-Steele, and now adding McCain to that camp. No... Not John McCain. His daughter Meghan. She is 24 and seems to realize what the GOP needs to do better than most. This is the camp that says the GOP needs to open the doors and make the GOP cool again. That includes remaining fiscally conservative but becoming more socially liberal.

Put me in the Wills-Noonan-Steele-McCain camp.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

History Was Made...