Corporate America

Truth or Consequences in the Budgetary Class War Waged in Congress

The reality is that many of our elected officials no longer believe they are answerable to the people; that the Constitution is merely an outdated piece of paper; and that we the people are largely simpletons whom they mock with their political spin and tales – their smug demeanor evident all the way to the bank. And sadder still is that we mostly prove them correct as we habitually fall along our divisive party lines. Mitch Gurney

May 1, 2012 ·

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Corporate/Elitist Welfare vs. Personal Welfare – An In-Depth Analysis

A glaring contradiction exists in which some conservatives take issue with welfare for the needy but not for the wealthy or corporations…they hate these programs because they believe they create freeloaders and that people should fend for themselves, except for the wealthy and corporations of course… Consequently their mantra is welfare creates freeloaders and demand the programs be cut…but seldom do they demand cuts to subsidies that benefit the wealthy and corporations nor even acknowledge the existence of the corporate welfare system.

January 12, 2012 ·

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Martin Luther King Had A Dream For Our Nation Which President Obama Is Turning Into A Nightmare

“From every mountainside, let freedom ring. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be ... Read More »

August 13, 2011 ·

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Tens Of Billions Could Be Cut From Medicaid/Medicare/Social Security Without Impacting Services

How can President Obama and our Congress make the public believe they are sincere in cutting the federal deficit when both parties are ignoring tens of billions of dollars in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security savings that could be accomplished without impacting services or unduly causing hardship to our seniors and the nation’s disadvantaged? Our ... Read More »

July 15, 2011 ·

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The Assault on Laborers Wages in America & Abroad – UPDATED With Addendum

America’s companies are ambassadors representing our nation and the American people around the world. With crap like this occurring is it any wonder why so many people don’t like us?

June 11, 2011 ·

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Bipartisan Lovers when Agenda Dictates

For the really big issues, like government citizens surveillance and wars, don’t buy in on the partisan bickering between the Democrats and Republicans, for the most part it is all just theater. When it comes to critical policy matters the parties are not as far apart as it appears and often rumble in the sack together.

June 5, 2011 ·

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Social Security & Medicare – ‘Earned’ Entitlements

What association do you make with the word ‘entitlement’? Is it negative or positive? Conservative opinion shapers can exploit the negative connotation many people make with ‘entitlement’ and frame Social Security and Medicare in a negative misleading manner while at the same time accurately describe them as entitlements. Seldom mentioned, however, is that Social Security and Medicare are ‘earned’ entitlements based on legislative arrangements and requirements with taxpayers. The premise behind the conservative’s agenda for these programs is the belief that people are better equipped to plan their own future and don’t need the government’s assistance. Whether that is true is a matter of opinion. The historical record doesn’t bear this out. It’s part of their ‘selective’ less government motif and perhaps part of a corporate serving agenda as well.

May 29, 2011 ·

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U.S Debt – how much is too much?

As policy makers bicker over the budget and increasing the debt ceiling let’s take a look at our nation’s financial condition. In recent years I have begun questioning how much debt is simply too much even for the U.S government… Are you familiar with the term normalcy bias? It is a mental state we often “enter when facing a disaster.” It “causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects,” causing most of us to be inadequately prepared. I suspect to a degree normalcy bias with the economy is at play in clenching this ‘faith based notion’ in the U.S. credit system all together.

May 22, 2011 ·

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What if you only bought American made products?

If you carefully inspect your home plus the stores you shop at you’ll find them loaded with American brand name imports from clothing to Christmas and Easter decorations to electronic components and nearly everything in between right down to G.E light bulbs. This includes many of America’s most darling Wall Street companies from Apple to HP and even Ford and Chevy. ABC News with Diane Sawyer recently reported on this in a series Made in America and their revelations have taken some folks by surprise. Perhaps some of us have been buying our goods with eyes wide shut...

May 16, 2011 ·

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Endless Wars and Debts and Taxes to Pay for Them

As Congress members return this week from recess the battle over the budget will soon begin. Obama wants to raise taxes on the wealthy by repealing the Bush era tax cuts and close some tax loopholes. The GOP refuses to consider any tax revenue increases at all. But given our dire budget situation shouldn’t everyone and every corporation be paying their fair share for the good of the nation? Following the same rationale of ‘support our troops’, what is our patriotic duties with respect to our nation’s financial well-being?

May 4, 2011 ·

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