Archive for October, 2010

“Losses by Whitman and Fiorina are Good for America!

Another of my articles has been posted on The Huffington Post on Wednesday. This is a must read article for voters in California. Wisconsin, Delaware, Nevada, alaska and Kentucky.

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The two Republican Candidates will spend more than $260 million in California races!

It seems that voters of California have finally come to their senses. It’s a great thing for the country!

The most recent USC/Los Angeles Times Poll shows Edmund “Jerry” Brown with a 13 point lead over Republican hopeful Meg Whitman among likely voters. It also shows, despite earlier difficulties, that Senator Barbara Boxer has taken an eight point lead over Carly Fiorina at 50 percent to Fiorina’s 42 percent.

Despite spending $130 million of her own money Whitman finds her numbers sliding to 39% while Brown’s have risen to 52%. Brown has spent less than half of what the Whitman campaign has.

It appears that Californian’s have spurned the inanity of the Tea Party and are looking toward the health of the country and the state as priorities in their Senatorial and Gubernatorial selections. Californians have always led in putting the needs of the nation ahead of self-interest.

Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, though not as crazy as other candidates endorsed by the Tea Party, have little interest in ‘the people’ of California caring only about the power that these positions would give them.

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“Bank Foreclosures on the Decline!”

That was the positive banking headline until Friday!

Only 14 banks had been seized since eight succumbed to the failing economy on August 20th. That was until Friday when 7 banks became victims.

As I wrote this article on Wednesday, then tried to finish it on Thursday, I asked: “Is this a trend we can get excited about?”

Foreclosures accelerated in April, May and July and with the exception of one week in August and one in September, had been incredibly benign. With only 14 banks taken over in the last nine weeks the total for 2010 climbed slowly to 132 for the year; just eight away from the 140 shuttered and barred last year. Including the seven from Friday we’re now just one away from last year.

Has the banking landscape really changed so much that the number of failing banks would decline so dramatically?

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“How Independents Can Save the Country!”

My newest article has been posted on The Huffington Post under Politics. Click on the Huff Post link to read the article there.

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Never in our history has the Independent vote been so crucial.

Independent voters are generally ignored—politically speaking—until the last month of an election. But today, unlike any election in the past, they hold the future of this country in their reasoned and sane hands.

Once again, in state after state, county after county, and city after city, Independent voters are given weak and—in numerous cases—horrific candidates! Yet again, we are called upon to choose the political direction of this country for the next two years.

Independents in America are angry about what’s happening to our country, as angry as the partisan evocatuers who have openly displayed their angst. The Tea Party .

The vocal displeasure of the Tea Partiers has had a major affect on candidate selection in primaries throughout the country. Their anger at incumbents has swept away a number of established politicians in favor of a more raucous, but seemingly out-of-touch, group of individuals with unrealistic aspirations of changing government. To say the least, Tea Partiers are motivated. That motivation has mostly affected right-wing candidates but may have ramifications on the left side of the aisle on November 2nd.

Control, in fact the direction of this mid-term election, lies in the motivation and the resolve of a more stable, more reasoned, and growing political group—Independents.

Independents have chosen to not be affiliated with either Democrats or Republicans. And for good reason!

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“America’s Challenges: Stealing From the Poor!”

This new article is the third in the series of articles in The Challenge Series here on The Cutting Edge. It  has just been posted on The Huffington Post for your viewing and comments.

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Redistribution of wealth during the 1920’s was devastating for America in the 30’s

In the Golden Age a small portion of American businessmen controlled a great portion of America’s wealth.

That disproportionate balance of ownership led to high unemployment, tremendous loss of personal property, farms, and businesses, and long humiliating soup and bread lines—the Great Depression.

Described in the first paragraph of “Our Electorate: America’s Greatest Challenge!” the current redistribution of wealth is one of the eight critical challenges this country now faces.

That same imbalance that destroyed the U.S. economy in the 30’s exists today.

If we allow the wealthy to usurp hard-working Americans’ buying power, the country will continue to slide deeper into poverty. A declining middle-class will push us back into recession.

There was great news, however, just two weeks ago. The recession has ended—in June of 2009!

The National Bureau of Economic Research reported that the deepest recession in 80 years ended after just 18 difficult months for millions of Americans. Everything has gotten better.

Better for whom?

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“Without Shame: Destroying the American Dream!”

This article was posted on The Huffington Post yesterday and may be seen by clicking on the link to the article.

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Hard-working Americans struggle as one party shamelessly destroys America’s hope!

The middle-class is dead!  Their buying power eroding despite the band-aids applied over the last 30 years to stanch the hemorrhaging economy.

As a result, the economy continues down a dark path.

Shamelessly Republicans block or dilute every program that would help 98% of the American people.

Attempts by the Democrats to help ‘all‘ Americans are incessantly attacked by the right-wing in lock-step unity displaying complete disdain for our citizens and our country.

Republicans have diluted healthcare, weakened financial reform, hold the unemployed hostage, delay assistance for small businesses, block job creating moves to renewable energy, support big salaries and huge bonuses for the wealthy, and prevent the proper levels of taxation that will help decrease the budget deficit.

Republican policies and ideas got us into this mess and they want to return to power determined to completely kill this country.

It’s easy to see how they’ve destroyed the American Dream and why we will slip back into recession and possibly further—into a depression.

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