Entitlement Hater Paul Ryan Was A Social Security Baby
April 19, 2011
By Ray Medeiros
When Representative Paul Ryan was 16 years old , tragedy struck his family. His 55 year old father had passed away from a heart attack. Young Paul Ryan found his father’s lifeless body and was burdened by the fact that he had to tell his mother and siblings of this horrible situation.
- From McClatchy News Service: What role Wall Street investors play in the high cost of oil is a hotly debated topic in Washington. The Obama administration, the Bush administration before it and Congress have been slow to take steps to rein in speculators.
I just thought that: as Madison moves into its "action" stage AFTER Wisconsin screwed up their 2010 elections due to "teenage pouting"...as the unions "turn more local and less aligned with the 'faux dems" [aka...republicans in blue suits]...as the usual 1960s style lefty "complainers" are now only hearing themselves as they STILL complain-and STILL do NOTHING but complain, that I would repost what I think will be the handbook for future "public activisms"...for THIS century. Its 2011 and NO LONGER 1968,,,GET IT YET???
When is President Obama, finally going to earn the Nobel Prize for Peace he was given? Why is he continually moving us into new wars or police actions, all while Congress hands him more power to conduct wars without their approval? Our country needs to help itself right now, not the Middle East. I understand helping ourselves means making sure we also have oil, but where does it stop?
On the issue of makers and takers the makers take more than they make! And they took the Bush tax cuts intended to create jobs and growth and they made excuses. My second issue is with demand , demand does not drive economies fuel drives our economy, fuel drives our foreign trade policy, when deregulation allowed Wall Street to speculate on fuel, it circumvented the taxpayers right to control their own trade policy and destiny. We are forever subservient to the oil industry. Second, and Wall Street. First.
One of the problems that I have been confronted with is the actual process of convincing people of what is really going on in our country. Many people believe that discussing politics and /or religion should not be done. It is OK for citizens to be misguided and misinformed by powerful information/propaganda centers such as Fox news. But, a common belief persists that you shouldn't bring up poitics or religion in social environments. We seem to have mostly opportunities to simply preach to ourselves.
I received this viral email (found after my response) from a family member and had to respond.
This is a terrible article.
Who voted in the 545?
by Dr. Woody | WWH - XCEPTIONAL: In the last 10 years, the Executive department of the US Gummint has arrogated unto itself an unprecedented number of ‘powers’ it had hitherto been forbidden the exercise of, either by convention or by fiat.
Obama is really overplaying his hand going into the 2012 elections with his assorted appointments throughout the Administration
"NETANYAHU SPAT in Obama's eye.The Republicans in the audience must have enjoyed that. Perhaps some Democrats too."
Here's Uri Avnery's essay on Netanyahu's address to the U.S. Congress:
The Gush Shalom team
The Patriot Act!?
To protect patriotic Americans or determine which American’s are “patriotic”?