We need a third party with no pure social issue concerns

We need a separate political party that only focuses on economic equality – no social issues, idealogy, etc. – just plain fair taxes and benefits for the middle and lower class.With just a few votes in the Senate and a couple dozen in the House, this new party would wield enough power to move both … Continue reading We need a third party with no pure social issue concerns

MSNBC and Politico Unite (it seems)

Today, the news seems to be mirrors - MSNBC commentators, Politico writers and even the Huffy AOL, are arguing that entitlement cuts have to come fast, and that means the destruction of Social Security and Medicare.One of the most disgusting examples of this Pete Peterson type campaign was MSNBC introducing a segment on cuts for … Continue reading MSNBC and Politico Unite (it seems)

If Bush had been allowed to win another term as President, then:

We would have 150,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Guantanamo Bay would be open. There would be no public option on healthcare, and policy costs would continue to rise. Seniors would face cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits. DADT would be Pentagon policy. Wall Street would get all the tax breaks they wanted, paid … Continue reading If Bush had been allowed to win another term as President, then:

Bill Gates investments are not just in Microsoft

Cascade Investment LLC is a private investment and holding company. The company describes itself as a diversified investment company. Its investments include more than half the Bill Gates fortune: Auto Nation Berkshire Hathaway Canadian National Railway Carpetright Dante Giovanni Corporation Coca Cola Femsa SAB de CV - 20% stake Cox Communications FEMSA (Mexican brewer) Four … Continue reading Bill Gates investments are not just in Microsoft

Paris is burning! Deficit Commission looks for matches.

Paris is burning and a Democrat on President Obama’s deficit commission predicted recently that the bipartisan panel would come up with recommendations to "shore up" (destroy) Social Security. “The stars are aligned,’’ said Alice Rivlin, a former budget director under President Clinton and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. “I do expect that … Continue reading Paris is burning! Deficit Commission looks for matches.

MSNBC finally found France

In a news report early this morning, MSNBC noticed that some 3.5 million residents of France were demonstrating in the streets against raising the retirement age from 60 to 62. In the U.S. the current age is 66 with a law change leading to 67. There was no mention of the strike affecting the supplies … Continue reading MSNBC finally found France

Our soldiers died for a Theocracy in Iraq?

The Associated Press reports today that tens of thousands of Americans died or were wounded to create a theocracy in Iraq. The news was downplayed by big media, but the following is the report: An agreement signed by Iraq's two main Shiite blocs seeking to govern the country gives the final decision on all their … Continue reading Our soldiers died for a Theocracy in Iraq?

Your Retirement, Obama, the IMF, Greece and the New Democrat Coalition

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is one of the top 25 most influential journalists, according to Forbes magazine, and as editor at Newsweek and host of a Sunday CNN talk-show, it's difficult to argue that selection. Another of the top journalists is Charlie Rose of PBS fame. And you can add Mort Zuckerman, owner of U.S. News … Continue reading Your Retirement, Obama, the IMF, Greece and the New Democrat Coalition