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At the State of the Union, a President Outgunned in Congress Is Still Combative [NYT]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2015 by sheriffali

The circumstances facing President Obama as he delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night could not have seemed less promising: a presidency with only two years left to get anything done in a Congress that is now totally in the control of a party that has routinely ignored his pleas for cooperation. So he chose wisely to send a simple, dramatic message about economic fairness, about the fact that the well-off — the top earners, the big banks, Silicon Valley — have done just great, while the middle and working classes remain dead in the water. His remedy: skim from the rich and redistribute to those below, while deploying other weapons to raise wages and increase jobs.

 

He did not frame the debate over inequality as starkly as many economists have, preferring instead to talk about the virtues of “middle-class economics.” But he came close. “It’s now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next 15 years, and for decades to come,” he said. “Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort?”

Mr. Obama knows his prospects of getting Congress to agree are less than zero; Republicans dismissed his ideas before he even voiced them. That does not make them irrelevant. Mr. Obama was speaking not just to the present but to the future, to the 2016 presidential elections and even beyond. By simply raising the plight of the middle class (and, looming behind it, the larger issue of economic inequality), he has firmly inserted issues of economic fairness into the political debate. Hillary Rodham Clinton or whomever the Democrats nominate cannot ignore them now. Even Republicans, disinclined to raise taxes on top-tier earners, may find attractive the idea of doing something for those in the middle.

 

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If You Are Not In The 5% Top Earners Voting Republican Is Against Your Own Interest And That Of Your Children And The Generations To Come.

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GOP AGAINST 95 PERCENT OF AMERICANS

Appeals Court Throws Out Obamacare Lawsuit Similar To House GOP Suit [TPM]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2014 by sheriffali

A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit by a group of conservative doctors who sued the Obama administration for violating the Obamacare statute by delaying the employer mandate.

 

A three-judge panel on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously affirmed a lower court decision that the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons lacked standing to sue because they failed to prove that the administration’s move would harm them.

 

“In a market economy everything is connected to everything else through the price system. To allow a long, intermediated chain of effects to establish standing is to abolish the standing requirement as a practical matter,” Judge Frank H. Easterbrook wrote for a three-judge panel of Republican appointees.

 

Notably, the lawsuit is similar to the one that the Republican-led House voted to authorize against Obama in July. GOP leaders say they plan to sue the president over the one-year delay of the employer mandate, although they’ve left some wiggle room to target another piece of Obamacare.

 

Legal experts say House Republicans will have a hard time achieving standing, which is required in order for the case to be heard on the merits. Their argument for standing is different, though, than the doctors’ claim: Republicans say Obama’s end-run around Congress threatens the separation of powers.

 

“The Supreme Court does not think that the Constitution’s structural features are open to litigation by persons who do not suffer particularized injuries,” Easterbrook wrote for the 7th Circuit panel.

 

The doctors association that brought the lawsuit said in 2011 its goal is “to fight socialized medicine and to fight the government takeover of medicine.” Prominent members have included former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and current Rep. Tom Price (R-GA).

 

7th Circuit ACA Employer Mandate Ruling

 

 

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4 Billion Dollars Spent To Elect People with 9% Approval Ratings That Are Against 95% Of The American People’s Interest; And It is The Majority Of The Same People That Voted To Elect Them, November 4, 2014. [REPUBLICANS]

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It defies common logic and beyond any sane person’s comprehension as to why the “Majority of Voters” would vote and reelect the same people that are responsible for almost destroying America during their 8 years rule when George W Bush and Dick Cheney ran the country.

 

In addition, since the inception of 2009 these elected people have done nothing but obstruct everything that would help 95% of Americans, including our Veterans, Middle-Class, Students and the Poor. They have “blocked” or “voted” against every bill having to do with Jobs, Infrastructure, Education, Health Care, Students, Unemployment Insurance, Veteran’s Benefits and other assistance for the American people.

 

I think we are living in a time where majority of Americans are uninformed; uneducated; ignorant; brainwashed and totally bankrupt of basic common sense. In the Exit Polls 54% of the Voters disapproved of how President Obama has handled the Ebola Virus. Just imagine, one person died and the approximately seven people that contracted the Ebola Virus have all been cured. Mr. Obama has taken steps along with other countries to contain the Ebola Virus that are only in three countries in Africa in order for it not to become a worldwide problem.

 

On the other hand, Ronald Reagan sat around until 20,849 Americans died from the HIV AIDS Virus before he even acknowledged its existence. Many of the same people are still in Congress and they are the same people that have cut over 600 Billion Dollars from the CDC Budget since 2010.

 

At the end of 2008 Bush and Cheney along with Republicans had literally wrecked the country. The Stock Market, Dow had fallen as low as 6,500; NASDAQ below 1,800; The S & P that House most of the 401K plans fell to 730, wiping out 50% or more of people’s pension. The Housing Market had totally collapsed and unemployment had hit 10.2%. The Annual Deficit was 1.2 Trillion Dollars. We had two unpaid for Wars costing to date 5.1 Trillion Dollars and two unpaid for Tax Cut for the wealthy of 1.2 Trillion Dollars.

 

Today the Stock Market is at record high; the Housing Market has recovered; Over 10 Million Jobs have been created bringing unemployment down to 5.9% and the Deficit has been reduced by 72%.

 

But yet, Majority of the Voters are totally dissatisfied with President Obama handling of his job. People are so ignorant on the Social Media Sites they blame Obama for the 2005 Hurricane Katrina Disaster; they haven’t a clue that the Deficit has been reduced by 70%. They blame him for America’s National Debt of 17 Trillion Dollars, even though when Bush left Office our National Debt stood at 10.4 Trillion and if you add the unpaid 5.1 Trillion for Wars that Bush started and the 1.2 Trillion Dollars unpaid for Tax Cuts, it isn’t difficult to see why our Debt is at 17 Trillion Dollars.

 

Irrespective of the Politicians that were Winners Tuesday night and even those that lost, their good life isn’t going to change. They will continue to draw $174,000.00 Plus Salaries and other major benefits including the best Medical Coverage. The people that are going to suffer are the people that Voted them into Power.

 

What has caused such damage to the Brains of the Majority of Americans?

 

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ELECTION NOVEMBER 4 2014

Why Are Congressional Democrats Distancing Themselves From President Obama When The Economic Record between Obama And Bush Is Crystal Clear?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2014 by sheriffali

Remember Al Gore! He too distanced himself from Bill Clinton’s amazing Economic Record and he lost to George W Bush by 538 Votes. Had Al Gone not run away from one of the most prosperous times in American History, Economically, Florida would not have mattered anyway. Just imagine, Gore couldn’t even win his own home State.

 

We are living in an age where 70% of the Public cannot name the Three Branches of Government or even name one Member of The House of Representatives or Senate in their own State, but the Media and the Pollsters are betting the 2014 Mid Term outcome on Polls taken from these same people.

 

It seems self evident that phantasmagoric rationales and internecine narcissism far outweighs “facts,” at a time when the majority of Americans are uninformed, ignorant, easily brainwashed and yes, down-right stupid.

 

In a consolidation of Polls 72% of Americans agree that the Republican Congress hasn’t done anything to help the Middle Class, Poor, Student or our Veterans, but yet, 75% want Republicans to take control of the Senate and keep control of the House. Just how dumb have we become from the influence of Cable News and Social Media, where lies are trolled as facts; hate blinds reality; and a majority of Americans calls President Obama, dumb and stupid.

 

Imagine, a man that Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard; taught Constitutional Law for twelve years and at 46, was elected President and reelected in 2012. A man that took America from the brink of collapse after eight years of Bush and Cheney meltdown and breathe life into America, yet he is disrespected and kicked around by the right-wing, some on the left and most in the Media.

 

One thing we have proven in America today by fulfilling the old adage; “Man is the only beast that runs faster when he has lost his way.”

 

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Don’t is the Republican Agenda but Jack Daniels Stolichnaya Bacardi Boehner, is suing the President for doing his job. Duck Tape can’t fix stupid but it can muffle sound!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2014 by sheriffali

There is something really wrong when Middle Class and Poor Republicans keep voting against their own interest when it is a fact, that the 12 Poorest States in the US are Republicans Run Red-States.

 

They are last in Education; health care benefits; jobs; or anything productive for their children’s future, but yes, they keep voting Republican. The Republicans do give them full Second Amendment Rights to purchase all the Guns they want and the Open-Carry it where ever they want to take their Guns. Church, Schools, Stores, Restaurants and anywhere their hearts desire.

 

Republicans have convinced their base that President Obama is a socialist; that he is coming to get their Guns, Donkeys, Cows, their homes, their land and yes, all of their Pigs. Strange enough, these people believe these lying Politicians.

 

Bill Moyers asked Former President Lyndon Johnson “why do Middle Class and Poor Republicans vote against their interest? President Johnson responded; “take the lowest white man and tell him that he is better than the best black man and he wouldn’t know you are picking his pocket. Hell, give him someone to look down at and he will empty his pockets for you.”

 

Perhaps that same question can be answered in two ways; Mark Twain said; “it is easier to fool someone than to convince them that they are being fooled.” Another way to answer the question is; “when you are dead you don’t know you are dead, others do, but you don’t. The same philosophy applies to stupidity.

 

Democrats are not saints but in fairness they do pass Bills and institute programs to help the Middle Class and the Poor, irrespective of Party affiliation. But, Republicans do nothing to help 98% of America but spend their time, effort and your money, protecting the top 2%.

 

Everyone that is of legal age to vote in November you should vote. However, when you cast your vote ask yourself what has the Republican Party done for you outside of promoting Guns, hate, prejudice, bigotry, anarchy, anarchist, poverty, joblessness and war. Perhaps, just perhaps, you should look back over the past 50 years and see if you can find one Republican that left a smaller budget than they inherited.

 

Look back and see which Republican President in 50 years spending was [1 ¼%]? That is what President Obama spending is. Reagan was 8.5%; Bush 41 was over 6%; Clinton 3.25%; Bush 43 8.9% and Obama 1.25%. These numbers are not hyperboles, they represent facts and you can verify these numbers using the Government Web Sites.

 

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Obama Is on a Pro-Labor Roll; The President on July 31, 2014 signed the most important workers’ rights reform of the past 20 years.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2014 by sheriffali

If you’ve been following President Obama’s burst of enthusiasm for executive orders—I know it’s August, but hey, you’re reading this—you may have heard that he’s been flexing his muscle on behalf of labor. Last month,Obama banned federal contractors from discriminating against gay workers. For that one, he won liberal kudos and conservative scolding for refusing to exempt employers that object on religious grounds. Obama got similar attention for his order in January raising the minimum wage for new federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.

 

So it’s a little odd that the latest executive order in this bunch has gone virtually ignored (following a few dutiful daily news stories) even though it packs the biggest punch. “This is one of the most important positive steps for civil rights in the last 20 years,” Paul Bland, executive director of Public Justice, a public-interest law group, says of the July 31 order. The employer-side law firm Littler Mendelson calls it “the most sweeping order to date” that the Obama administration has aimed at federal contractors. The trade group Associated Builders and Contractors is “strongly opposed” and says the order could create a federal contractor “blacklist.”

 

What’s this about? Bear with me for a minute, because there’s a reason this one isn’t lighting up TV screens or Twitter. It’s important, but it’s also kind of technical. The order, called Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, does two things. It requires companies bidding for federal contracts worth more than $500,000 to make previous violations of labor law public, if they have any to report. That’s a shaming device that the administration hopes will push companies to settle back wage claims and nudge them toward better behavior in the future.

 

The second part of the order is what Bland is so excited about. This provision says that companies with federal contracts worth more than $1 million can no longer force their employees out of court, and into arbitration, to settle accusations of workplace discrimination. “Here’s why this is so important,” Bland said when I asked him to explain. “For the last 20 years, the Supreme Court has been encouraging employers to force their workers into a system of arbitration that has been badly rigged against the workers. And so this order will result in millions of employees having their rights restored to them.”[Slate]

 

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http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2014/08/obama_executive_order_on_mandatory_arbitration_huge_news_for_workers_rights.html?wpsrc=sh_all_tab_tw_top