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How Stupid Are Republicans That They Didn’t Get the Message? In particular about Immigration Reform?
Posted in "John Hively", Economics, Economics, recession, free trade, immigration, income redistribution, Uncategorized, war, wealth redistribution, tagged Democrats, economy, Free trade, hispanics, immigration reform, privatization, Republicans, Ron Wyden, Wall Street, war on Jpm1000000pmWed, 30 Jan 2013 14:11:36 +000013 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Republican Party leaders are stupid enough to believe they don’t appeal to Hispanics because of the party’s position on illegal immigration and opposition to comprehensive immigration reform. Apparently, the Republican leadership believes that if they help to pass some form of immigration reform, Hispanics will vote for more jobs destroying, middle class exploding, tax breaks for the rich. They must believe that Hispanics will vote for more war, privatizing public schools, the military and other government services; that they will vote for destroying Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, shipping more jobs overseas and redistributing more income from the 99 to the 1 percent. Somehow, the Republican leadership believes Hispanics will vote for people who deny science if it happens to present bad news for corporate profits, like global warming; and that they’ll vote for nut jobs who believe in “legitimate rape.”
Here’s how stupid the Republican leadership is. Before the November 2012 election, a Fox Latino poll found that only 6 percent of Hispanics listed immigration reform as their number one priority, compared to 45 percent who listed the economy as their number one issue. A Latino Decisions election eve poll found 53 percent of the respondents thought the economy was their number one priority, compared to 35 percent who thought immigration reform should be number one. On a national level, Republicans tend to get between 17 and 35 percent of the Hispanic vote. Helping on immigration reform isn’t likely to change that.
In other words, the economy is the number one priority for most US Hispanics. They generally tend to vote Democratic, and there’s nothing the Republicans can do about this, since the positions espoused by the Republicans are aimed primarily at destroying the middle class.
In fairness to the vast majority of Republican politicians, the bulk of the national Democratic establishment has the middle class in their cross hairs, as well. Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden is classic example.
Maybe the Republicans should stop nominating far right, and ultra-right politicians for national offices. Maybe they should oppose the Democrats in their income redistribution plans, rather than aid and abet it. Maybe the Republicans should nominate people to national office with a platform for aiding the middle class, rather than redistributing middle class income to the rich. Maybe that would get more Hispanics to vote for the GOP.
Click below for more on this story from the Guardian of the UK.
Click below for another lesson the Republicans didn’t learn from the election of 2012.
Posted in "John Hively", auto bailout, income redistribution, Occupy, Politics, the Rigged Game, war, tagged ASOTRECOL, Barack Obama, Colombia, General Motors, Protest, Ron Wyden, Senator, strike, US embassy on Jam8000000amSun, 05 Aug 2012 07:43:18 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
After spending an entire year protesting peacefully in front of the U.S. Embassy, maintaining an occupation day and night, four members of ASOTRECOL, the association of workers and ex-workers injured at the General Motors assembly plant in Bogota, Colombia sewed their mouths shut Wednesday August 1st, 2012, beginning a hunger strike that they are determined to continue until General Motors resolves their situation or they die.
These workers were fired for occupational injuries that they developed from the General Motors assembly line- from doing repetitive movements, lifting excessive weights, being put into harmful body positions and being pressured to maintain an accelerated work pace. General Motors Colombia operates in a way that exacerbates these injuries and abuses- obligating workers to work extra hours, hiring workers for short contracts, detecting which workers are injured inside the company medical facility, dismissing workers shortly after their injuries are detected, inventing the reason for the dismissal, intimidating workers into signing their dismissal papers, using falsified papers and bribed officials, and controlling the media through its advertising dollars.
General Motors received a bailout in 2008 and a significant percentage of the company is still owned by the U.S. people (around 26%). The tax dollars of workers here have been used to help a company abuse workers.
Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden voted for the Colombia Free Trade Treaty last year fully knowing what’s going on in Colombia, which is not only about the protest in front of the US embassy, but also the continuous murder of labor union leaders. Almost three thousand have been butchered in Colombia since 1986. Nobody has been been charged with a crime in these murders. That means the Colombian government is behind the butchery, and on behalf of US corporations. Wall Street’s president Barack Obama signed the illegal treaty into law late in 2011 knowing all of this. So did Wall Street Ron Wyden.
Posted in corruption, Economics, income redistribution, war, wealth redistribution, tagged Barack Obama, Crown Brothers, Franklin Roosevelt, mitt romney, Wall Street on Jam6000000amThu, 21 Jun 2012 08:42:15 +000012 10, 2010 | 1 Comment »
A US presidential election will take place in November pitting President Obama against challenger Mitt Romney. There’s one thing that can be said about this contest. Each man represents a powerful faction of Wall Street and other wealthy con artists, like the Crown brothers of the Military Industrial Complex. They are billionaire investors that have groomed President Obama to be president like a well trained bird dog. Both factions want to suck the 99 percent and government at all levels financially dry by redistributing income and wealth from those to the themselves.
Don’t you wish we a had a real choice for president? Listen to the video below. I bet you wished we had that guy to vote for; the real man of the people.
Posted in corruption, culture, Economics, Economics, recession, free trade, goldman sachs, income redistribution, Occupy, trade, trade deficit, war, wealth redistribution, tagged Free trade, income redistribution, Trans-Pacific Free Trade Treaty on Jam4000000amFri, 06 Apr 2012 09:47:35 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
The American Dream has been thrown out the window by the one percent and their lackeys in government.
Now they’re kicking the battered dream down the street with the toes of their boots as they negotiate the Trans-Pacific Income Redistribution Agreement. That back room deal means more of the same. Redistributing more income from the 99 percent to the one percent. That’s all it’s about. But these trade have given us something.
Lackluster job growth, high unemployment, a weak housing market, massive redistribution of income and wealth from working people to the rich, shipping away our jobs, as well as much of the tax base which has weakened our schools, fire and police departments; these agreements have given us potholes in our roads and in our future opportunities. These agreements are shattering the American Dream. Resist!
The US Army is Pulling its Advertising from the Rush Limbaugh Show. But Guess How Many Others Have Done It?
Posted in corruption, culture, Economics, education, entertainment, Politics, war, tagged advertisers, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, war on women on Jam3000000amMon, 12 Mar 2012 10:13:47 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
In a shocking move, the United States Army is pulling its advertising from the Rush Limbaugh Show after his unwarranted and vicious verbal assault against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. He called her a “slut” and a “prostitute” for her congressional testimony on behalf of contraceptive coverage within health insurance coverage. So far 141 groups have withdrawn or are planning to end advertising on the Limbaugh Show.
The corporate media of the one percent has been painting the rulers of Iran as a bunch of war mongering, insane crazies willing to attack the United States, thereby committing suicide. That’s nonsense. Always has been. Iran has been made out to be something it is not by the US corporate propaganda networks so as to give the 99 percent a boogie man to fear. The one percent owns those companies. Here’s something the US media of the one percent never mentions. Iran hasn’t attacked another nation in hundreds of years, and it’s government is anti-Al Queda. Our government officials are the crazies to fear in their eyes. Think about George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the illegal and unwarranted invasion of Iraq and you get the picture.
Now the Iranians are saying something nice about President Obama that the US media doesn’t want us to hear. So click on the story below and you’ll notice it’s not from the mainstream US media. Notice I used the word “mainstream.”
Posted in Economics, Economics, recession, Politics, Recessions, the Rigged Game, Uncategorized, war, tagged boom times, General Motors, income redistribution, manufacturing, obama, Robert Reich on Jpm2000000pmThu, 23 Feb 2012 13:32:08 +000012 10, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Working people aren’t sharing in the weakest and bleakest economic recovery since the alleged recovery under George W. Bush. That was a dismal recovery. So why have the last two boom periods been so dismal?
The weakness is because of the massive redistribution of income and wealth from working people to the 1 percent which has been undertaken by Republicans and Democrats in the halls of congress during the last thirty years. Now the demand for goods and services is far less than it should be. When 99 percent of the population earn 93 percent of the total national income, like 30 years ago, demand is much greater than when that percent is down to 75 percent, which it is now. Job growth and wage growth are weaker because of this redistribution, which is an ongoing process in the halls of congress and the Koch Brothers wing of the Supreme Court.
That means the boom periods are going to be more and more shallow by historical standards in every measurement compared to previous boom periods. The current boom period will be worse in every way than the horrible boom period under George W. Bush. Time Magazine called that “the lost decade.” And it was. But if you think the Bush decade was bad, the current boom period will be worse, or at the very least, as bad. The boom period after our current anemic so-called recovery will be more shallow in every way. Do you see a pattern here? That’s the reality because more and more income is constantly being redistributed from the 99 percent to the 1 percent by our, or rather the 1 percent’s, government. And, yes, President Obama is part of the problem, not the solution.
Over the next decade, the rich may have 30 percent of the total national income, meaning we’ll have less. The demand for goods is dropping in the long haul, the economy moving downward in a slowly unfolding Great Depression.
The war of words are heating up in the Persian Gulf. A spokesperson for the US navy said the Iranians are preparing suicide boats to attack the US fleet. No doubt about it. The Iranians intend to defend themselves against a US attack.
Let’s face it. President Obama is going to facing an incompetent Republican candidate for the presidency. But he’s going to also be facing billions of dollars of Super Pac money that want Wall Street Mitt in office. The presidential battle is shaping up to be a battle between two candidates representing different factions of Wall Street.
The quickest way for Obama to win reelection is to become a war president in a presidential year. Iran is a nice target, and it’s being painted with sinister brush strokes by the American media.