Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) is new to the presidential sweepstakes despite her C.V. Her name is being mentioned as a candidate for Veep under Mitt Romney. Appearing on “Meet the Press” today, Sen. Ayotte was asked by host, David Gregory, if she was ready to be president. Instead of answering “yes” or “no,” Kelly went through her resume and included a dig at President Barack Obama. She said Obama should show more leadership over the Senate. But the Republican senator left out her caucus’ collective war on Barack Obama which has lowered the public’s favorable rating of Congress which is characterized as “the worst Congress in history.” Ayotte did not mention Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s <<raison d’être>> :
Senator Ayotte forgets the old truism: “You can take a horse to water, but, you can’t make him drink!” If she wants to really be effective, she should take back the Republican Party from those who stand for the increase in fortune of the “Top 1%” and those who support the Paul Ryan budget which would seek to balance the budget by taking money from the poor and the middle-class and give thousands of unearned dollars to the rich! [I wonder whose side she was on in her former job?]
By Gilbert Mercier
NEWS JUNKIE POST
America’s middle class has been under attack for about 30 years. One of the main goal of Reagan, the Republicans and the pro-corporate Democrats was to dismantle the few critical social programs and safety nets put together by FDR and later Lyndon Johnson. Bush Sr. kept pushing for the same social Darwinist policies of deconstruction of the New Deal, so did ultra corporate Democrat Bill Clinton, and of course Bush Jr. So far, President Obama has failed to reverse the disastrous policies of what could be called America’s Jungle Capitalism.
The great divide between the haves and have-not has dramatically increased since the 2008 financial crash. The United States has seen a record number of its citizens living on food stamps while the number of millionaires has also reached a record high. It makes America as polarized in term of wealth possession today as in 1928.
Recent statistics show that 40.8 million Americans currently rely on food stamps to meagerly survive. It means that one out of eight Americans can not make it without government provided food stamps to feed themselves. This figure is projected to rise to 43.3 million by 2011.
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