US Domestic Politics

Discussion of US politics and their world impact.

Clinton, Obama and the New Era of American Empire

to read Norman Birnbaum's article published on August 19, 2014, click on

http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/wp-print.php?p=22889

First Hand Account of Police Violence in Ferguson

A Night in Ferguson: Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and a Jail Cell

By 19 Aug 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

Unions

Following Thoms discussion on Unions and quitting them I thought that I would tell you a recent experience of mine.

Unions

Following Thoms discussion on Unions and quitting them I thought that I would tell you a recent experience of mine.

Good Example Of The Oxymoron-'Military Intelligence'

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/map-shows-why-f-35-145300144.html

"This Map Shows Why The F-35 Has Turned Into A Trillion-Dollar Fiasco"

EU visas

With Irish lineage you can get an EU visa, or UK or Irish. Check out your names

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/top-100-irish-last-names-explained2-139628643-237431291.html

Hillary Clinton?

Ok, maybe I'm not on board here:

[Hilliary Clinton] argued that the "failure" of the Obama administration to arm Syrian rebel forces led to the rise of the Islamic State.

So there you have it. She was for 'arming' the rebels in Syria. And where else? And what other military action?

Hawaii Senate

1600 votes are the span for the Democratic nominee. The guy is leading but the lady is close Hanabusa is her name and I am rooting for her. 1)there should be more women in both houses 2) a trvial point, an immigrant from Poland was a musician and craftsman, was also very patriotic toward his new homeland. John So was enamored enough to change his name, a little. He added USA to his last name and John Philip Sousa even invented the Sousaphone. Anyhow I doubt Hanabusa altered her name but Hanab might be an island name.

Reagan

From '81 to '89:

National debt: 1B to 2.9 Tr

Military spend: 190B to 340B

FICA: 6.65 to 7.51

Top tx rate: 70 to 29 (plus a set amt)

Cap gains tx: 15.9 to 22.9?

Unemployment : 7.6 to 5.3

GDP: 3211 to 5658

Inflation: 10.3 to 4.8

Is any of that disputable?

Would Obama be So Unpopular Today if He Had Governed as a TRUE Liberal and Not a GOP-lite NeoLib?

I don't think so.

There's no question that Obama's persistent penchant to compromise with and adopt horrible GOP ideas is the main source of his general unpopularity today.

For example, we can trace much of his unpopularity to the unpopularity of the ACA, a horrible GOP alternative to single-payer.

Should Illegal Immigrants Get Better Healthcare Than Citizen Prisoners?

Compare these 2 stories.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/13/insurer-linked-group-now-pushing-obama...

"Insurer-Linked Group Now Pushing Obamacare For Illegal Immigrants"

http://www.healthycal.org/archives/12048

Poor health care moving from prison to jails

More Koch Bros. Shenanigans

As the beacon of democracy grows dimmer........

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/koch-brothers-local-elections_n...

How The Koch Brothers Are Organizing Against Your Local Zoo, Transit And School Board

$15.00/Hour YEAH!

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/08/mcdonalds-replacing-cashiers-with-machines/

Mickey Dee's prices might not go up as a result of a $15 minimum wage after all - they might actually drop.

Occupied America, U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy @TPM
A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.

Asking "[w]ho really rules?" researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power.

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