Archive for February, 2012

“The Power of One!”

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Does money in politics subvert our precious democracy?

Would you pay $1.00 per month to get rid of PAC’s, SuperPAC’s, and the ungodly amount of money being funneled into federal political campaigns?

It is estimated that more than $3,000,000,000 will be spent in the 2012 election. Outrageous! The cost of elections has spun out of control and must be reined in.

Money is not the root of all evil, but its corrosive influence was evident in the 2010 elections; a malignancy that will be even more destructive in this electoral cycle.

Though money in politics was a problem long before the Citizens United ruling, the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision desecrated the 1st Amendment and is infecting our democratic elections — the cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant democracy.

So how can we reverse the Supreme Court’s mistake and get money out of politics?

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“Who’s Left, Santorum?”

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The GOP is running out of presidential candidates.

Santorum won all three caucuses in early February defeating Mitt Romney by double digits in two of the states. With wins in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado, Santorum had gained momentum going into Maine.

Maine returned momentum to Romney after he beat Ron Paul in the state caucuses, albeit, by a mere 194 votes. But that victory has become controversial with the exclusion of three counties from the final vote totals‚ counties that may favor Ron Paul.

Next, are Arizona and Michigan, two important primaries preceding the significance Super Tuesday will have on the race to the nomination.

Who will have the momentum after Michigan and Arizona?

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“It’s Not Envy, My Friend”

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The Republican candidate thinks we’re all envious of him.

Romney feels that envy of his financial success, the envy of income inequality, is the driver of the current uprising against wealth — the driver of ‘class warfare.’ He also believes that envy is the reason for the anti-Romney movement of those opposing his candidacy. But the class warfare he alludes to is not generated by envy.

It’s only a talking point emanating from Romney himself to deflect from his obvious deficiencies and to fire up the Republican base.

True, some individuals are probably envious, but, is it envy that causes so many to dislike him?

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“Saving Us From the Bottom”

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It’s time for a radical new approach!

We’ve tried trickle-down and it hasn’t worked! All that’s trickled down is crap.

So as we near, bounce along, or bounce off the bottom in our financial recovery, let’s start thinking outside the pox.

Yes, supply side economics has been a pox on this country, on the world — a pox on capitalism with a predatory financial system and unfiltered greed becoming a malignant cancer.

What caused this insidious and unrelenting disease? How do we reverse it?

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