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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Romney Doesn't Have The Interest, Dedication, or Compassion To Fix Middle Class Problems

Blacks between the ages of 16 and 19 are more likely to be unemployed than any other group in the nation.  Their jobless rate has consistently been more than twice that of white teens - and more than four times the national rate overall.  The economist attributes these unemployment inequities to a growing shift of jobs - from the inner cities to the suburbs.  A weaker job networks for blacks, a low minimum wage, a deficiency in soft skills, and a bias among some employers are also factors.  Yet, Newt Gingrich says "go to work as a janitor." 

 I find it ironic that Republicans have such disdain for the lazy, and yet their solution to every problem is do nothing. Their answer to wealth inequality, do nothing. Health care? Do nothing. Climate change? Nothing. Racism? Doesn't exist. For a group of people so head over heels in love with self-reliance, they sure do recommend a lot of sitting on their ass.”  Bill Maher
Who failed are the Americans that can’t see the beginning of a miracle of national rebirth right under their jaded noses.  Who failed are the smart ass ideologues of the left and right who began rooting for this President to fail so that they could be proved right in their dire and morbid predictions.  Who failed are the movers and shakers behind our obscenely dumb news cycles that have turned “news” into just more stupid entertainment for an entertainment-besotted infantile country.  And who failed are the obvious racist who have crawled out of their holes into the daylight for all to see and condemn.
It’s time for some sense and sensibility. Conservative principles and values are sending the middle class Americans to the poor house.  Republicans are pandering to the lowest common denominator to get votes.  Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan has the same Medicare plan - "Die Quickly."  Republicans need to consider what the country needs. Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!   
President Obama is succeeding without the help of his lefty “supporters” or hate-filled Republican detractors!  The future looks good.  He’s rising in the polls and people are beginning to open their eyes to the truth.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Women Can Never Vote Republican!

The GOP Attacks
AWoman's Right To
Choose An Abortion

2011 GOP Comprenhensive and Radical Assault

1.  Redefining Rape
2.  Abortion Audits
3.  Let Women Die
4.  Personhood
5.  Race/Sex Abortions
6.  Forced Ultrasounds
7.  Fetal Pain
8.  Heartbeat Bill
9.  Government Shutdown
10. Attack On Planned Parenthood

Monday, December 26, 2011

President Obama Fights For "Fairness"

A 1975 labor rule defined home care aides as “companions,” a class of workers that does not qualify for federal minimum wage and overtime protections. Ms. Coke’s lawyer, Craig Becker, argued before the Supreme Court in 2007 that the rule was supposed to apply only to occasional domestic workers, like baby sitters, not home care aides.  The justices ruled 9 to 0 that only Congress or the Labor Department could change the rule, not the court.
The Obama administration proposed regulations to give the nation’s nearly two million home care workers minimum wage and overtime protections.  The administration’s move calls for home care aides to be protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the nation’s main wage and hour law.   The White House said 92 percent of these workers were women, nearly 30 percent were African-American and 12 percent Hispanic. Nearly 40 percent rely on public benefits like Medicaid and food stamps.  While industry experts say an overwhelming majority are paid at least the minimum wage, many do not receive a time-and-a-half premium when they work more than 40 hours a week. Twenty-two states do not include home health care workers under their wage and hour laws.
Republican lawmakers and business groups criticized the proposed rules.
President Obama nominated Mr. Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board in 2010.  Senate Republicans blocked his confirmation vote, so President Obama installed him on the board through a recess appointment.
McConnell charged Obama of engaging in “unhelpful political opportunism.”  Imagine that.  The fact still remains that McConnell’s filibuster tactic and desire to make President Obama a one term president is the primary reason our nation’s economy has not turned around.
Compromise is the only way forward.  Constituents all over America are angry and don’t understand why Congress cannot sit down, hammer out our differences and have a solution that we all can support. Good honest people deserve a Congress that will put partisan politics aside in favor of the greater good.  More often than not, an ‘all or nothing’ attitude produces nothing.  An ‘all or nothing’ attitude is not what we need right now.  I don’t care who wrote the plan or the compromise.  The American people need a Congress that is willing to put all options on the table.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

"Fired Up Ready To Go"

The next year holds a lot for us, in terms of the direction of this country. We must re-elect the President, return the House to Democratic hands, and expanding the Democratic majority in the Senate. This year will be our time to turn back the Tea Party tide and move our country to a more progressive direction with President Obama at the helm.

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