By Leigh Munsil
Former Sen. Bob Dole, a World War II veteran, says he worries about younger injured veterans at places like Walter Reed Army Medical Center, having himself lived for decades with a disability resulting from the wounds of war.
“When they’re there, they’re surrounded by people caring for them. Nurses, technicians, doctors,” the former Republican senator from Kansas and presidential candidate said. “I’ve often wondered if they realize what happens when they roll out their wheelchair and go home, if they understand in some cases this is forever. It’s a shock.”
Having worked with veterans for years, he added that he knows that veterans of conflicts like Iraq and Afghanistan will be taken care of long after he’s gone.
“That’s what makes America so great,” he said. “We don’t forget those who fought for us.”
The ‘Lizard People’ are coming…in their black helicopters.
Sir, please adopt INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIR AND INNOVATION as the signature of the Obama legacy.
Our nation is crumbling as countries, like China, are investing in programs that bring their infrastructure up to 21st century technology and imagination. We need a system of high-speed rail, state-of-the-art airports, a new secure electrical grid, true high-speed INTERNET for all Americans, etc. Mr. President, please keep the energy ‘moving forward’ to improve, repair and innovate on American infrastructure. —GoodOleWoody
Non-Partisan Congressional Tax Report Debunks Core Conservative Economic Theory-GOP Suppresses Study
What do you do when the Congressional Research Service, the completely non-partisan arm of the Library of Congress that has been advising Congress—and only Congress—on matters of policy and law for nearly a century,produces a research study
If you are a Republican member of the United States Senate, you do everything in your power to suppress that report—particularly when it comes less than two months before a national election where your candidate is selling this very economic theory as the basis for his candidacy.
Initially released on September 14, 2012, the study—authored by Thomas Hungerford who is a specialist in public finance at the C.R.S.—correlated the historical fluctuations of the highest income tax rates and tax rates on capital gains dating back to World War II with the economic growth (or lack of the same) that followed.
Lowering the tax rates on the wealthy and top earners in America do notappear to have any impact on the nation’s economic growth.