Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Say What?

NPR's Morning Edition stated that the average age of the Rolling Stones (69) is two years OLDER than the U.S. Supreme Court. What does that say about the state of the world?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Wage gap?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/magazine/skills-dont-pay-the-bills.html?smid=re-share

So,it's not a skills gap, but a wage gap. Shows the constant conflict between profits and expenses (wages). Anyone who tells you they started their business to create jobs is lying to you.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Succession or Moderation?

Steven Greenhut: Angry conservatives seceding from reality http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/sacramento-121140-seceding-angry.html

"...more than 675,000 Americans in every state have filed online petitions with the White House calling for the secession of their respective states from the union. The Obama administration had created the "We the People" online petition system to encourage the public to more directly participate in the nation's governance by suggesting ideas that the administration should pursue."

So,what do you think? Should Texas leave the union? Or is this just so much talk? I can see splitting up California, but I don't want to live in a "conservative" state.

I don't think what we need is to split up the COUNTRY. What we need is to split up the PARTIES. We need a moderate party. A group in the middle espousing the moderate views expressed in both parties, but suppressed by the more radical factions at either end of the spectrum. I find is particularly true in the primaries when the moderating views of the other party are not considered.

I am a moderate Democrat, but I can see the points of moderate Republicans as I consider the issues besetting our country. Radicals at either end have such strong" filters" that the moderate viewpoints never even get through to be considered. We need a moderate party where both sides of an issue can be considered as early in the process as possible. We need to elect moderate politicians who are willing to compromise to advance the country. We need politicians who are more interested in advancing the country rather than their own narrow agenda. We need less personal  greed and more national advancement for all American Persons.

Succession? Nope, what we need is moderation.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

So, What Changed?

Obama is still president-- a good thing
The Republicans still control the House--not so good
The Democrats still control the Senate-another good thing

The message that I hope BOTH parties got from the election is that compromise is required .

This American person is tired of the Republican obstructionism. I'm also very tired of the lack of compromise on both sides. I can see the need for both spending decrease and revenue increase. What I want to see is programs the Republicans like -- defense and other programs that benefit their cronies -- are among those reduced. And, I want to see the Democrats admit that some social programs need to be more efficient. I want to see the rich pay more of their share. They do not create jobs with that money so put it to a better use for the country by benefitting the middle class who DO create jobs by their spending. I want to see programs for the poor like childcare which helps them get and keep jobs. In short, I want more moderation on both sides to benefit each American person.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Republican Party Does NOT Represent the Population

The Republican party is 90% white. They do best with the electorate is as far from the demographic distribution of the U.S. as possible. That should say something about how a President Romney will govern. If you are concerned about the country, get out and VOTE democratic.