"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
The BP/Obama task force has developed a strategy for preventing the Gulf waters from polluting the precious oil. It goes something like this: As soon as the relief wells are finished engineers will remove the cap from the damaged tube. Workers will then begin pumping the Gulf's water under high pressure into the oil reserve through the relief wells. Oil should then erupt into the Gulf at an unprecedented rate from the damaged pipe.
Now I know there has got to be a hole in this story somewhere, I have no problem with that.
After a lively econ debate last semester concerning the Earned Income Tax Credit, just for kicks afterwards, I wanted to see when it was enacted. From wikipedia, I found a startling sentence:
"Enacted in 1975, the initially modest EIC has been expanded by tax legislation on a number of occasions, including the more widely-publicized Reagan EIC expansion of 1986."
I have been listening recently to the arguments about expanding economies or controling deficits but I am concerned. The world today is vastly different from what it was in the thirties. The biggest changes began with Reagan and Thatcher. They turned conventional wisdom on its head and today the world is paying for it. The removal of virtually all regulations especialy those regarding financial regulation, largely the fault of Clinton and his advisors.
Can you all please sign the Petition at this link ( http://www.change.org/petition/view/end_free_trade_now ) so that we can get our Hard Working American jobs back.Because of MFN Status to China and Vietnam,belonging to the WTO and NAFTA legislation our jobs have been stolen ------------ Please help to get them back by reading the Petitrion at the attached link and following though by signing the Petition.Thank You All,Greg Timmons,Parlin,NJ 08859
Robert Byrd is the reason he Republican Senators can now "filibuster" without speaking.
Robert Byrd filibustered against the Civil Rights legislation for 14 hours. After that speech he argued that the Senate was too sophisticated to require Senators to actually speak against a motion and require the parliament to vote with a super majority to deny his right to speak.
Regarding the passing of Senator Byrd, one must ponder the wisdom of our great American philosopher, Bugs Bunny when he said "Good Riddance to Bad Garbage, I alluz say !"
Flags are at half-staff and eulogies will ring out today praising this alleged "Great Statesman", but his heart AND VOTE was always with the Ku Klux Klan. Once a Klansman, ALWAYS a Klansman. Byrd held the titles Kleagle (recruiter) and Exalted Cyclops. In 1944, Byrd wrote to fellow segragationist Sen. Theodore Bilbo.
As long as hackable, untraceable, pre programmed, automatic, electronic voting machines are being supplied by the very corporations who strive to crush the middle class and rig every election from city council to the Presidency, no election in the country is free of election fraud. We Americans have given away our most precious right and guarantee of a free state... THE VOTE.
A very sad picture about our very sad past.
When I search the news each day, certain articles stand out and seem to beg BLOG ME and pass Me around. Today it wasn't an article but a picture that called out from our sorry past.