Seriously -- what have the Republicans (national Republican leaders) done in the last 30 years that has helped the average American?
They haven't supported the EPA, CDC gets cut by these yahoos. They have reduced taxes on the Americans most able to bear the costs of taxes -- and who have most benefited from the American economy. They have sent our jobs overseas as a result of kowtowing to corporations. They object to mass transit, public supported health care, etc., etc.
So what have they done in the last 30 years to help the average American?
In the year 2000, the passage of the Gramm Leach Bliley act opened the gates of hell, tearing down the remaining rules and regulations of 1933, 1936, The Glass Steagall Act and The Commodity Exchange Act; thus releasing the Kraken of Wall Street once again to wage destruction and reap havoc upon the world.
Assuming that there are legitimate federal concerns, or that government can most efficiently and transparently handle some problems, and assuming that some most egregious damage can be done to manageable budgeting by tax cuts and corporate-military subsidies, while the costs-of-living ("entitlement" spending) rises mostly occur because of market/commercial "forces" (that should be 'mitigated', regulated or reformed) then; enough of the argument that government has FRIVOLOUSLY decided to spend more and more.
This page contains comparative graphics regarding the banks that place their bets in the unregulated derivitives market "casino."
I gotta tell ya... it's frightening.
Everyone and I mean EVERYONE, every last American alive today should watch this video. Robert Reich hits the proverbial nail on its EVER LOVING HEAD. Please watch, it's very important, this may save America from the wealthy corporate personhoods (banksters) who wish to turn our democracy into a plutocracy - oligarchy. Thinkingblue
Robert Reich: Public vs. Private Morality
President Obama has again shown that he is politically astute in dealing with "hot button issues" that might tend to hurt his reelection in the fall by bringing another OBVIOUSLY disruptive element onto the table in the spring before the election. Gay marriage is obviously politically and electorally disruptive to most everyone except of course to the LGBT community where, understandibly, its a magnified issue that is always on their front burners...and that's OK.
Democratic National Committee: Invest In The Scott Walker Recall Now!
By Mary Magnuson (Contact)
To be delivered to: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chairperson, Democratic National Committee
Democratic National Committee & Debbie Wasserman Schultz, invest now in the crucial fight to remove Scott Walker from office in Wisconsin--the people have worked hard and it's time to help.
The sick and weak, as well as the very young and very old will be the first to go as the planet becomes ever less hospitable to life.
Whooping cough cases increase dramatically; total number of patients unknown.
Elizabeth Warren epitomizes Hartmann's democrat rule. Tell a lie, and keep telling it, and maybe some one will eventually believe it.
Obama and the Democrats don't want to piss off the ALEC corporations that pay the bills or these same corporations might fund a campaign against them.
Today's Democrats put their own self interest before the welfare of the People, just like the filthy GOP.