After a failed 50-year+ embargo, it is time to try something different since the embargo isn’t working, at all. Time for the United States to change tactics, and President Obama could not have picked a better time to decide to normalize relations with Cuba.
A recent poll found that millions of Americans say that they believe that the Republicans are better at reducing America’s debt and deficit and the handling of the economy overall. I find it amazing and a bit disturbing that so many Americans “know” something that is demonstrably false.
The facts are that conservative economic policies led to America’s two biggest economic catastrophes: First in 1929 and then again in 2008. America’s economy cannot survive when only a handful of greedy rich people control it. America’s economy cannot survive when the vast majority of the wealth and income in America is concentrated in the hands of a few greedy people. We only have to look to history to see this is true.
The Republicans did not win this past election because of the people who voted for them; they won because of the people who didn’t vote. The Democratic Party needs to engage those people who didn’t show up last November if they want to attain electoral success in the future.
The Greedy Rich have succeeded in buying the Republican Party and have used the Republicans to write legislation that have then allowed the Greedy Rich class to steal most of America’s money. The Greedy Rich have also succeeded in tilting the economic playing field so that the transfer of money from the poor and middle class will continue ad infinitum; or until Americans say enough. Will Americans stand up for their rights? And when?
The Senate passed a bipartisan bill almost two years ago. Speaker Boehner has refused, so far, to bring it to the floor of the House. All that needs to happen is for Boehner to bring that bill to the floor for a vote. The entire problem they are having would be solved.
However, if Boehner did that, the Republican Party would not be able to portray President Obama as; “lawless”, an “emperor” and “destroying the Constitution,” which is what the Republicans really want.
While using Microsoft Word I find that some of the suggestions it makes regarding proper grammar structure are, to say the least, not actually proper. This morning I came across the mother of all Microsoft Word grammar mistakes. I am typing away when that green squiggly line appeared under the first sentence of a paragraph. Now, the sentence was grammatically incorrect, (it needed a couple of commas), however the suggestion given to me by Word was total gibberish:
Meet the new Republican chairman of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee
Senator James Inhofe, climate change super-denier is first choice to be the next chairman of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee. This is the committee that is tasked with combating global climate change.
Americans need to get a little perspective on the Ebola crisis. Out of 312 million people in this country, 9 have been treated for Ebola. Meanwhile, according to the CDC, the flu kills around 23,000 people per year in the U.S. Also it is important to note that Ebola has killed no one in the United States. Eric Duncan, the man who died in Texas; died because of the total incompetence by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. It was that hospital’s incompetence that killed Duncan, not the Ebola virus. The two nurses who contracted Ebola from Duncan were taken out of Texas and were cured.