It was the Reverend Al Sharpton who said it best when he said that we should look at what the Politician does for the donor and not only the fact that he/she received campaign funds from a particular donor with an agenda. What he was referring to was the fact that someone brought up that indicated that Wall Street Firms and Big Banks were donating heavily to Barack Obama’s campaign, insinuating that the President was perhaps not the “change” agent that regular citizens clamored for after the financial collapse of 2007. Sharpton argued that while you could not argue with the fact that the
Regardless of party affiliation, do not make the mistake of relying on news sound-bites, story titles or television banner news to form your opinions on what is the political reality of things. Remember that regardless of which station you watch, conflict and sensationalism sells and therefore the sound-bites are merely intended to bring you back to that channel’s show, where each sound-bite story is generally discussed further and analyzed, not by one side, but if done fairly, by both sides of the issue. This means that you will not get a true picture of what the political reality is by
CCM doesn’t care who you vote for as long as you get informed in a balanced way and vote. We believe there should be a compulsory voting law, much like compulsory jury service, which by the way takes much longer. We don’t think the penalties for not going to vote should be harsh, especially on first offenses, but repeat offenders maybe should face small fines or the loss of their voting privilege. It’s a shame that our voting numbers are so low that we feel that this is even necessary, but who can blame the people that don’t vote, after all day after day you hear how the entire political
The fight for the White House in 2012 will feature the Republican’s insistence that “trickle-down” economic policies continue and even get strengthened and Obama’s insistence that, especially in times of slow growth, people making over a million dollars a year have their tax rates returned to what they were during Clinton’s term. Obama’s speech today relied on historical facts and as he phrased it, “a trip down memory lane”, in order to attempt to find one example of the success of “trickle-down” economics and he could not.
Chicano, Anglo and African-American cultures will never be fully integrated, they never have and they never will. Schools have taken steps over the years to integrate and the attempt to have the cultures learn together and perhaps even more equally so must be applauded. School integration has most assuredly had an impact on race relations and perhaps even on the equality of the quality of education, although schools now, especially in Texas under Gov.
Take for example at the current moment, stocks are soaring with gains of four-hundred (400) plus points and they are rallying around the World, on news that our Federal Reserve and the central banks of other Nations are freeing up dinero. It is all about the flow of money because then you can put yourself in the way of the flow, much like being standing next to a river and dipping in from time to time, and making yours, which then puts you in a position to spend also.
If you believe that the more money you let flow to the richest Americans, by way of tax cuts, subsidies or no regulations, will create a better economy because the more money rich people have they will invest in companies and create jobs, then that is one point for being Republican. This is called trickle-down economics and part of what is called laissez-faire economic policies, which means the Federal Government should not intervene in company practices at all. The Bush tax cuts were intended to do that and his policies were also laissez-faire until they needed bail-out