Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dick Durbin Says He Won’t Vote For Government Funding Bill Without Sequester Fix

If we look back to when and how the sequestration came into being, it was the stick that was supposed to whip them into shape and towards a viable budget; unfortunately for the rest of us, our congressional officials failed us mightily when they couldn’t come up with anything else but the sequestration cuts. Our […]

Martin O’Malley: The Presidency ‘Is Not Some Crown To Be Passed Between Two Families’

I do have some serious reservations about a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign because first she has been cagey about what her intentions are and second she has performed a little too often on the speechifying circuit for huge sums of money and most of that money has come from Wall Street. I understand that Wall […]

Fierce Backlash Mounts Over Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

We have religious liberty written in our constitution “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Moreover with […]

Now We Know Why Huge TPP Trade Deal Is Kept Secret From the Public

Apparently the lessons from NAFTA did not reach Washington D.C. Meanwhile for the average working person, NAFTA has been disastrous across the board with job outsourcing, devalued work and job insecurity. When the TPP was first announced, it was compared to NAFTA but on steroids and after reading what Wikileaks obtained from an anonymous source, […]

Upset By Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Banks Debate Halting Some Campaign Donations

This is why we need campaign finance reform. As the old adage states “Follow the money” and the banks are threatening to withhold “the money” as a symbolic assertion of their power and authority. If that isn’t a red flag as to how out of control our political finance system is, then I don’t know […]

Pelosi, Boehner Rekindle Bipartisanship With $214 Billion Medicare Deal

This is a welcome change and it goes to show that when two seasoned professionals come together and open-mindedly engage in negotiations, a constructive and positive piece of legislation can be achieved. I am sure that there will be additional adjustments made, but for a first run draft, it is very hopeful. Now I am […]

Senate Girds For Lengthy Budget Battle Over Obamacare And Defense Spending

I would love to know how many defense contractors are on the Republicn Party’s speed dial because I am pretty sure that our service men and women aren’t asking for billions in defense spending. I would bet though that if asked, our soldiers would, to the last one, ask for better veteran’s aftercare funding, housing, […]

Obama To Young Scientists: ‘Keep Asking Why’

These kids and every kid out there, quite frankly, are where the future lies for our nation. I find it so incredibly comforting to know that our President is a closet geek, that he is such a huge fan of science and he gathers huge amounts of inspiration from our brilliant young scientists. President Obama […]

Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing

“Greed is good” I’ll never forget that line from the movie Wall Street, yes it was a movie, but it had a lot to say and looking back, it was a clarion call for change, unfortunately it was ignored because greed is as addictive as any drug of choice out there and it has been […]

Obama Vows Not To Sign A Budget Bill That Doesn’t Fix Sequestration

Boehner’s lame assessment of our President’s blueprint for economic growth only highlights his disconnect from reality. Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, both far from being liberal bastions of journalism, heralded President Obama’s economic record as quite an achievement, overtaking Reagan’s economic record and surpassing Clinton’s. Both publications even hinted that because President Obama came […]