Sunday, July 13, 2014
When terrorists attack Americans, they don't ask whether we are Republicans, or Democrats. They only ask if we are Americans. We have to come together, compromise and remember that the politics that divide us; only make our enemies stronger and us weaker as a country.
Why is it that one political group always wants to force their will on another even when voters have spoken twice that they want the country to follow another direction? Is it because they are afraid that their political agenda will succeed and that the country will note that popular political groups agenda will keep them in power for decades like FDR.
The other political group could take advantage by keeping true to their ideals but creating new policies and new ideas that include all populations and all social classes to their political party. The GOP has to create policies that address job creation, paying down the deficit and IMMIGRATION REFORM. Along with the current immigration crisis that has to be addressed urgently for Americans and for these children coming over the border.
Every GOP President has always had a high deficit, it is only under Clinton that the deficit has been reduced significantly and now under President Obama. The reasoning is common sense, if you advocate for tax cuts, there is not enough revenue collected to pay bills therefore you borrow more on credit. It's true of all households and its true when it comes to government spending. The tax increase went towards paying down deficit; which is going down and the lowest in years. If Obama would have gotten his Jobs act passed; the economy would have been working better and more infrastructure jobs created. The GOP obstruction since 2010 has kept President Obama's agenda from fully being implemented.
During the state of the union, the Republicans with their four addresses all said Mr. President where are the jobs? After, they have purposedly obstructed every piece of legislation this President has placed on the floor of Congress, the Job Acts Bill, the Budget bill, the infrastructure bill, the immigration bill all turned down. These people have the nerve to say, Mr. President. Where are the Jobs? Despite all of the obstruction, the President managed during the two years that he had with a functional Congress when Pelosi was leader, the stimulus went to save car companies. The loans were paid back, and the jobs were saved now this past June 2014, 288,000 new jobs were added.
Meanwhile Congress, has done nothing but name post offices, and hold hearing on Benghazi and the IRS which have cost US taxpayers 14 million dollars to investigate supposed scandals. Both hearings have uncovered nothing but mistakes and incompetence but no coverups or illegal activity; Darryl Issa the Republican Committee chair has become a celebrity on Fox getting his cues from Megan Kelly on what to ask next. Government has to become more efficient, less partisan because the world is looking at the U.S. and our politicians as immature and unable to get our act together.
The world's despots and dictators laugh at our Democracy saying if this is what it means to be free that you can't even agree on running your own country, then whats the point. It makes the U.S. look weak in front of the world, especially when politicians that hate the President go on the media to praise Putin and to say how weak Obama is. As an American I was looking at those morons and thinking to myself, we don't need the Russians or the Chinese to throw bombs here, all we need are some Rudy Guiliani's or John McCain's and Lindsey Graham's.
These guys don't know when the politics should end; other countries read and see our media, read our blogs, when they hear our own politicians disparage their own President, then what can you expect other dictators or rogue leaders to think. These morans open their mouths; its really upsetting because President Obama is black he gets so little respect form these southern and Republican party politicians; which is created to encourage their base to engage more in politics.
The politics of the day are ruling the common sense of these politicians who no longer do what is right for the country but what is right for their interest groups. The Supreme Court decision allows private citizens to contribute unlimited amounts to political campaigns, it is a continuation of the citizens united case. These cases allowing big money into political campaigns only allows for corruption of the system and the drowning out of the voices of the average voter; the average person gives a donation of 200 or less.
Supreme Court has decided that private corporations have religious identity like individuals and can not be forced to follow laws that violate their religious viewpoints. This protects the Business owner but what of the religious or nonreligious views of its employees. This decision will open a can of worms that will change society back to the pre civil rights days. Any private for PROFIT corporation can use religion as a method to circumvent US protective laws of minority groups, woman, gays and lesbians, children, and everyone else based on employers religious views. So to the baker that refuses to make a wedding cake for gays and lesbians, the Supreme court gave them a green light to do so under religion. In addition to Supreme Court claiming the narrowness of decision; the justices know that many new cases will arise from decision because this court has basically defined a corporation as a living identity with the rights of an individual such as that of religion and freedom of speech through the Citizens United case.
The GOP conservative Supreme Court should be careful in creating corporations and organizations as people because there are many laws that could be changed against corporations as well. An example Congress has created a law protecting the NRA from lawsuits by private citizens and victims of violence; since corporations are people too with religious protections and free speech protections, why should the law protecting the NRA by Congress be constitutional since it prohibits private citizens from suing them; if the corporation and organizations are to be treated under the law with individual rights, then why should the average citizen have their rights abridged to suing an entity that now has the same rights under the law as an individual. This can work both ways so be careful for you wish for; I hope that Moms for Gun Sense read this post.
Democracy for sale that's a future blog post. Meanwhile, my point is that politics have always been divisive but in this age of social media, the tone has been more vile, disagreeable, ugly, hateful. I can think of a lot of other adjectives to describe how politics has become so bad. It is to the point, that one group thinks they have all of the answers and they don't want to compromise. The GOP has engaged in the politics of personal destruction of its opponents, it started under the Clinton administration and since Obama has become President has reached epoch proportions. Ted Cruz when he was welcomed back in Texas as a hero, after the government shutdown in Washington DC, he said he was glad to be back in Texas, in the united States of America so I guess Washington DC and other cities aren't. I guess that was a dig at the rest of urban America, you know the part he doesn't consider part of the U.S. Politicians like Ted Cruz want to divide for their political ambition have no interest in serving America; only themselves, if only their voters opened their eyes and became aware of the facts and read the issues instead of biased media coverage. I think the voters would have a change of heart on some of the issues and will chose better candidates to represent them in Congress.
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 11:39 AM