Republican/tea party members know they can’t win a national election, so they are going to focus on city, country and state elections.
Let’s start close to home. Ormond Beach is fighting over fluoride in the drinking water, something I thought was settled years ago. Volusia County schools fought about the history books used in the public schools. The state Republicans have keep about 300,000 people from getting Medicaid even if the U.S. government pays 100 percent of the cost the first three years and 90 percent thereafter. The Republicans have cut taxes on businesses every year but can’t find the money for health care.
South Dakota is trying to shut down the one and only abortion clinic, even as abortion is legal in the United States. Kansas is trying to pass a law a law (and you’re not going to believe this one) that any person, public or private, can refuse service to anyone they believe does not follow their religious beliefs.
The Keystone XL report by the State Department was a sham, written by pipeline advocates. The pipeline will promote development of the Canadian tar sand. If the pipeline really had no effect on the economics of the tar sands development, why is Canada lobbying so hard to build it?The Keystone XL pipeline is not in our national interests, it is in Canada’s. It will pollute our waters, poison our air, add to global warming,
1:46 PM Barack Obama, Economic inequality, Reaganomics, Ronald Reagan, Trickle-down economics 12 comments
As President Obama’s popularity begins to vacillate in the polls, our tendency toward collective memory disorder appears to be acute. Revisionists portray the Reagan years as a golden age in American politics. Certainly, it is difficult to rate a president while he is serving in office. However, why has the media and the public chosen to forget all of the criticisms of the Reagan administration voiced during the 1980s?
President Reagan encouraged some of the most mean-spirited attitudes ever expressed in the White House. In essence, he institutionalized greed. Do you remember trickle-down economics? According to Reaganomics, all government had to do was cut taxes on the wealthy and economic prosperity would follow. Trickle-down economics worked according to its plan — the rich got richer and the poor learned firsthand about the flow of American jobs outside the United States to lower-wage venues.
Given today’s focus on income inequality, I cannot believe that today’s media goes along with this charade....
Who represents the moderate GOP?
As a lifelong moderate Republican, I watched the State of the Union address, along with the multiple GOP responses, and came away perplexed and puzzled as to where my party is and where it is heading.
Newspaper comments to the responses such as “fragmented, disjointed and party divisions” tells me the tea party has done more harm than good and guarantees another Democratic victory in 2016.
For her third year in a row, Kate Upton is featured on the coveted magazine -- but this time on the back.
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