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  The Republican Party is once again desperatly seeking a candidate to unite the extreme with the corporate establishment. Mitch Daniels destroyed hopes in the party by deciding that he would not run. With Corporate Donors without a clear place to throw the money names are suddenly being thrown into the ring that previously weren’t thought of.

  Influential Corporate dollars are attempting to coax Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush , Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run. After stoking the fire of the tea party the GOP establishment seems to be in a bind. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is considered the closest to a front-runner, but his support for his state’s health care plan has destroyed him with the far right and doesn’t appear to be recovering.

  With Daniels out of the race, the GOP is back to square one, looking for a candidate who can keep the big money happy, and keep the base Energized. Can such such a candidate materialize in time? The field is looking scarce and Tea Party favorites like Bachmann or actually gaining momentum….

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Am I the only one who has noticed that the biggest successes for Republicans and big business has happened under a Democratic President?

Let me lay this out and then Progressives and Liberals can ask themselves how they allowed it to happen.

1977: Jimmy Carter signs The Emergency Natural Gas Act As a result of this legislation There are hundreds of unregulated natural gas suppliers operating in the United States.

1993: NAFTA

eliminated “barriers” of trade between the US, Canada and Mexico. it brought the immediate elimination of Tariffs on more than one half of U.S. imports from Mexico. as a result Jobs shipped elsewhere by American companies wanting to exploit cheap labor. .

1994: Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act
This Legislation repealed previous restrictions on banks from operating in multiple states. It also allowed banks to acquire other banks or set up branches in other states without creating separate off shoots.

1999: , Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act :
This Legislation repealed the Glass–Steagall Act, allowing commercial banks, investment banks, securities firms, and insurance companies to merge.

Here we are in 2011 right after a huge financial crisis caused by deregulation championed by Republicans who successfully “bullied” the legislation through by holding parts of the government hostage.

They did it again in 2010 by stripping the Health care bill and holding out on unemployment benefits to ensure that the top brackets keep the Bush tax Reduction.
They are currently seeking cuts to Medicare , Medicaid and Social Security in order to privatize and drive profits for big business.

When are we going to put our foot down and start holding Democrats accountable? Being a “team player” has cost us our society , our livelihoods and The American Dream.

It needs to end!

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  It’s amazing to me how Americans supposedly hate “Socialism” and America is supposedly “Center Right” yet Americans are in love with Socialism.

  It’s apparent that Americans by large don’t have the slightest idea that The Military , Social Security , Public Education and Medicare are in fact all socialist programs.

  The word “socialist” has become a undefined boogie man in American politics. Americans often use words like “Nazi” and “communist” as synonyms for socialist when it really is far enough from reality that those who say it should be considered foolish.

  It really is sad that Americans will make foolish statements like “Communism means the Government controls everything” or “Nazi’s were Socialist because it means National Socialist” When the first is a gross understatement and the second is just like saying China is actually a “People’s Republic”. The reality is Fascists (Nazis) and Communists are almost exact opposites in regard to ideology and philosophy.

  All of this is simply the result of politics , propaganda and the fact that when World History is thought in grade school they typically tip toe around the politics of the Communists and Nazis.

Either way the fact remains that Americans by large margins oppose cuts to the socialist programs in the United States.


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 and largely support raising the taxes on high earners back to previous rates.

A more recent poll had the following results regarding raising taxes and cuts to medicare.



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Someone please explain how Americans can both be against and for Socialism? , While your at it please explain how this is a “center right” country.