Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. at a Cuban Independence Day Celebration in Miami, Fla., Friday, May 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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.
U.S. Voters Give GOP Edge vs. Dems on Handling Top Issues
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.
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Forget everything you think you know about America’s economy
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The Democratic Party is lamenting its losses from this past election. They are trying to figure out how to get the American people reengaged and to vote for the Democratic Party again.
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.
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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.