Certain members of Congress have blasted Wikipedia and Google for their protests of PIPA and SOPA, the so-called piracy bills making their way through Congress, which the media giants label censorship bills, because of how they have protested by taking their fight to the public and using their sites to deliver their message. Yet what does Congress do when they cannot negotiate their way to gaining support for a bill they support, they go to the public in much the same way. They and their allies try their hardest to get on television to speak loudly and often, which for many Americans actu
Make no mistake about it, there are those companies like Halliburton, who has played this game for awhile, and Black-Water, who sprang up during Iraq, who profit huge from war. Think about Iraq, for example, we come in, nuke the site for morbid, become the victors and to the victors go the spoils. That Country has to be rebuilt and the budget for rebuilding and security is basically limitless because it is based on the good faith and credit of the United States of America. There are no bigger construction or security projects on the face of the planet and not even a handful of companies
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
It appears that San Antonio is set to send another Chicano to Washington who hails from a fine family that no doubt instilled great family values, that while not unique to us, nor possessed by all of us, are general Mexican-American cultural traits that CCM believes make a good leader even better. Rep. Joaquin Castro announced this past Saturday that he is seeking Charlie Gonzalez’ U.S. House seat, which the latter announced on the same day he would not be seeking re-election for. Of course this U.S. House seat belonged to Henry B.
Is it just us or does that number not sound too bad? For the eight point something percent of Americans not working, it is bad and we are not trying to diminish their time of struggle. The trajectory recently has been that those numbers are improving as well, but if we were part of the political party not in the White House, knowing that economic times (good or bad) are usually attributed to the President and his policies, we would also not stop talking about how these are the worst economic times ever.
The discussion on this topic can go on and on, with arguments on both sides of the issues and it would probably end up like most other philosophically divisive policy issues in the U.S.: half against taking medicine out of the market at all and the other half arguing for something not completely controlled by the market. Without getting into detailed pros and cons, what is the gut answer? A dying person anywhere in the U.S., the surgery readily available to save that person’s life, but the person cannot afford insurance and much less to pay for the surgery out-of-pocket.
It seems we have amnesia about recent history: before W left office the Nation was losing 750,000 jobs a month even though he gave millionaires and billionaires, the so-called job creators, a huge tax cut that is still in place. He started two wars and kept the cost of both of them, billions of dollars, off of the accounting books, leaving Obama to have to put them on the ledger. One of the wars he started was criminal, based on lies to the World about the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the fairytale connection between Saddam and the invasion of New York on 9/11. To this da
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone”, as stated by John Maynard Keynes, an English economist whose theories are subscribed to by many governments, seems to be the best way to describe the conflict on Wall Street. The adage, “don’t hate the players, hate the game”, we think may apply to the “Occupy” protests. The Capitalist System of the USA is what we have subscribed to since the beginning of the Country. Wars have been fought in defense of Capitalism, although they were coined as wars
News blasts all day from Television and Radio, lately all of it sounding much the same and very negative. It is very rare, if ever, to see a leading story that is positive as if there is no positive news out there. What about “the USA still has Carmakers in Detroit thanks to Mr. O’s Stimulus Plan?” There is little doubt that is a true, very positive story and one that translates into the saving of tens of thousands of jobs and the “Made in the USA” label.