I am sure you were too busy yesterday to watch Terry McAuliffe on “The Daily RunDown” (MSNBC). Terry, as you know is a successful businessman implementing an exciting business opportunity in the manufacture of “green” automobiles. In yesterday’s interview with host, Chuck Todd, Terry was quite passionate in his description of our problem with job creation and convincing in his ideas for a future course of action. Please watch this short video:
Sir, you know the players who are sitting on $2 trillion in capital that could be used to create jobs. You know the companies that have millions in taxes that need to be repatriated and you have power as President that some people feel you are slow to use. WE NEED TO SEE YOU BE ENGAGED, MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. I am tired of your detractors saying, “Well, he makes great speeches, but…” If necessary, be radical! Do whatever it takes to get the job done! Bless you!
The Tea Party‘s blindness to the harm it was causing us now rocks the globe. No one talks to the Tea Party but Eric Cantor and John Boehner. We keep waiting for them to come out with a mea culpa style press release saying that they have learned their lesson and are more than willing to work with all parts of The Congress, and the President, to fix the untenable way we have been governing our great country and repair any damage, real or imagined, to the “full faith and credit of the United States.” Monday our investors’ faith in stocks reached a new low in a selloff. But, as people sold stocks, what did they buy? AA+ Rated Treasury Bonds!Standard and Poor’s, whose own creditability is questioned, did not damage the intangible faith in the credit worthiness of The United States! The actions of this agency will have a positive effect by pushing self-serving political interests into abandoning their competing lust for individual victories and putting America’s health first in our domestic hearts.
Speaker John Boehner must denounce his zealous exclamation, “I got 98% of what I wanted” and with Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell, guide all Republicans back to the tradition of why we send elected representatives to Washington, DC., i.e., to represent the people and not some political party or ideology. The Congress should volunteer to shorten their long vacations and resume their seats in The Capitol to work focused on one goal: To fix what has gone wrong with American politics avowing to forever sever a raise in the Debt Ceiling from any other issue. When were attacked and brought into World War II, we were welded into one nation with one goal: To defeat the forces of evil who were conspiring to rule the world. While evil was unable to dominate the world militarily, evil is not dead. It is strong and diverse and seeks to economically dominate the good people of the world. Witness large-scale computer hacking for economic advantage. Witness the starving masses in Somalia who are being kept hungry to conserve power over them. Witness dictators slaughtering their people to remain in power.
John Boehner, this mythical “98%” you got, what is it or what does it amount to? You and your Tea Party have done harm and must atone by ‘straightening up and flying right.’ That “big deal” you rejected must be put back on the table and passed into law. In a series of sober ads Rachel Maddow asks, “Can America do big things again?” It falls to you, John Boehner…and Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell,,,and President Obama, to answer that salient question. The world expects us to function as we did when we we defeated the original “axis of evil.” Gentlemen, will you answer the call? The world is waiting!
: the art or practice of pushing a dangerous situation or confrontation to the limit of safety especially to force a desired outcome
Who pushed us toward a last-minute avoidance of a government shutdown in December of 2010 and, also, spearheaded the lack of compromise and intransigence in our recent negotiations with the US House? The same actors:
I CAME ACROSS THIS VIDEO YESTERDAY. IT IS VULGAR AND ADULT YET IT SHOWS PASSION FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WILL AGITATE TO ASSURE THE CREDIT RATERS AND THE ENTIRE FINANCIAL COMMUNITY THAT AMERICA IS ALIVE AND WORKING AND THEY KNOW HOW TO RUN A GOVERNMENT THAT IS THE ONLY SUPER POWER LEFT.
DID THIS VULGAR VIDEO INSPIRE YOU GET INTO THE GAME OF RUNNING OR INFLUENCING THOSE WHO RUN OUR GOVERNMENT TO MAKE AMERICA THE COUNTRY ENJOYED BY OUR “GREATEST GENERATION?” HOW STRONG IS YOUR PASSION FOR “AMERICA, THE LAND OF THE FREE”?
So, Standard and Poors pulled the trigger. After the miserable display of governing the world’s only super by both political parties, we lost our “AAA” rating. And, we were warned! In the face of calamity did the Congress pull together and make a joint effort to stave off a seeming ‘impossibility’? Were they too arrogant? Were they too petty and single-minded in their desire for a political victory…at any cost? One analyst said that it was known that we had serious financial problems, but, they were escalated by the Tea Party’s lack of regard for the safety of our economy and their puzzling unwillingness to compromise and a strong desire to protect low tax rates for the rich, who are consumed by their lust for increasing wealth on the backs of the middle-class and the poor. This should be white-collar crime! Of course our massive debt and no end to unending unemployment factored into S&P’s decision. If only our leaders had a scintilla of vision! WE HAVE TO VOTE NEW PEOPLE INTO CONGRESS. THROW THE BUMS OUT!
I was happy this morning when the news reported that “the full faith and credit of the United States” will still mean a lot in financial circles and we should be able to bounce back like Japan did. [Note: Today, we borrow from Japan whose economy tanked in the ’80s.] I am sure more encouragement will come from analysts as the day moves on. It wouldn’t hurt to include our nation in your daily prayers.