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Political Ideology vs National Vision

The United States of America used to have great collective and progressive visions for the country regardless of political or ideological affiliation and religious faith we adopted as our core values. Great and huge national projects used to be our way of moving ahead of the competition and that’s how we became the leading country in the world of technology, business, diplomacy and social model that the rest of the world envy to have. To name a few examples, the New Deal during the Great Depression, Lunar Lending during the Kennedy Era, great technological discoveries in medical science, space exploration, and many other areas of advance technological skills we developed over the years that helped our country’s economic growth, improved our way of life, to lead the world toward long-term peace, prosperity and financial stability. What’s happening in the past decade that set us up for self-destruction? What really went wrong in the process to our national competitiveness on the world stage? Can we get back on track again to continue our main goals to a rational democratic dialog to fulfill our vision of being the greatest nation on earth?

 In your own words we would like you to answer those questions above in your comments, suggestions and propose solutions that proven to be working in real life situations. Bear in mind it’s always easier to build from scratch than to do corrections on an existing project. To get America back on its track again it’s not going to be an easy task, but with patriotically goodwill, consistency, perseverance, courage, dissociation of political rhetoric ideology and most important of all with a well-defined national vision will make it possible for America to carry out its national economic prosperity for all of its citizens. The most important factor to remember we have to put away the ideological monster back in the box, lock the box, work together to have our country work again toward its path of prosperity for all. God bless the United States of America and God bless all readers of this article. Let’s get to work together for the benefit of our Great the United Sates of America.

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Reflexion of the Day – February 14, 2012

Radical ideological negative political statements are perfect recipes to build craters and develop erosion in our national social fabric. But understanding the real problems our nation is facing is a great starting point to find real solutions to improve the lives of all our citizens. “Us against them” never work and will never find real solutions that will serve the most members of our society. Working together like a team on the field of our every day lives always finds proper solutions for the common good. Remember Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, and progressives we are all Americans and we will always be Americans. Honestly, working together it’s a must do with no questions ask.

© WDC News, February 14, 2012

War on Religions – Are you kidding me?

Be very carefull who you are defending

If you are listening to the news lately, the only subject on the news schedule is “Obama’s War on Religions.” After learning how to lie, steal, cheat, what makes a perfect radical ideological conservative republican? We understand that politics is one of the most unfriendly discipline mankind have ever known. If we are looking for a perfect meaning for “political rhetoric,” we believe it will be fair to say character assassination is the best meaning to assign to that discipline.

 To gain momentum with voters, politicians’ best choice is to make the opponent look bad to the electorates. To accomplish that goal they will make fantasy illustrations, even personal attacks on the opponent personality just to gain sympathy from the voters. Misinformed voters are the easy target for the insane rhetoric which we call “red meat.”

It's Started with him

The issue that brings us to these insane campaign slogans lately has nothing to do with religions and war on religions. Any rational voter will understand that the key issues here are labors’ rights and benefits. As civilize society, we are governed by laws and orders to interact with each other. Our laws must be observed and respected by individuals as well as any institutions that operate within our social fabric. The wording in the rule published by the Department of Health and Human Services may need some reclassification to make it acceptable and understandable by the general public and if you are looking at that rule, it never asked the Catholic Church to go against its teaching.

Politics is a dirty discipline in which if human do not adopted politics first, we believe pigs could be the first to practice politics because today’s political rhetoric look like a mud fight as we know it. Sometimes we wonder if the politicians really believe in the statements they made in public. For example: “Obama’s War on Religions, “Obama did not create the recession but he makes it waste” “If I am elected President I will repeal Dodd-Frank Financial Regulation,” “If I am elected President, I will overturn Roe v Wade”. These statements are bunch of lies. The President of theUnited Statescannot repeal laws without Congress of theUnited States. But majority of misinformed voters will believe them because the politicians tell them what they want to hear.

We cannot solve the country’s problems with those lies. We need a President who knows, feels, and understand what are the problems the average citizen face in their every day lives. Social issues like abortion, same sex marriage, religions (our constitution already made provision for that), and so on are not going to solve our debt crisis, unemployment, poverty, and education. We need to inform ourselves to find out what are the real issues to change the country. Stop watching Fox News and find a better way to be informed about real issues that affect us all as one nation regardless of the political party we decide to associate ourselves with. Remember we are one nation.

Domesticate a Tiger Will NOT Change Its Natural DNA

A tiger is a tiger no matter how we chose to raise the animal. Its DNA coding can not be altered, changed, or reprogrammed. This is a basic fundamental principle of nature. A tiger’s gene is programmed to be self-sufficient in its natural habitat such as to hunt to survive, live in open fields with other animals in the environment, and that is the life a tiger is created to live until it dies. We may capture a tiger, put it on display in our animal zoo for rational human beings to see, study its behavior, and learn something about the animal but we have to be very careful because the instinct of a tiger can be kicked in any time; meaning the animal could be very friendly one moment and the next minute becomes very dangerous to the human. Politicians like Mitt Romney have similarities in this regard. He will never forget what he does best which is destroy companies, firing people from their jobs after he bankrupts the companies and makes million of dollars for himself and his company. Even with all the knowledge in the world, we can’t change a tiger’s natural behavior and we can’t change the behavior of a politician like Mitt Romney. Even with all of his millions he will still love to destroy companies and layoff people, just because that what built into his political and business DNA.

What about the new species of politicians we have in the field these days? Can

New Species of Republicans

they be reprogrammed, changed, altered, or even turned into human beings? If you want to try that, we are wishing you the best of luck and we think you are going to need great luck to change a politician. Bear in mind, they are not user-friendly these days. During this current electoral campaign, we heard many of the conservative rhetoric and we wonder what are these people thinking when they came out with those silly ideologies. People with average intelligence wonder if these folks believe that we are stupid about the real issues that we care about.

Mitt Mad Like a Tiger

Mitt Romney is a classic example among the group of the new species of the radical conservative republican. In several of his robotic speeches he said: “President Obama does not understand how the economy works. You have to elect a President who knows how the economy works.” Now, wait a minute, what makes him an expert in the national economy? Romney’s experience is to go out there find a company in financial trouble, buy the company, bankrupt the company, fire the workers, and sell the company for a healthy profit. If we call that practical economic experience, we must review our concept of national economy. This is an act of mercenary and that’s exactly what it is and that is far from qualifying Romney as an expert in economy. Having the population working is the key for economic stimulus but the other way around in Mitt Romney’s own words “I love fired people who provide service to me.”

Here is another laughable statement he made many times: “if you elect me as your President, I will repeal Obama Care.” Mitt, the executive branch in our government has no Constitutional power to make or repeal laws in the United States of America. In regard to repealing or making laws in the United States of America, the President has the power to VETO any law enacted by congress and there is nothing else the President can do about making or repealing laws in the United States of America. What if you’re elected President with a majority Democrat Senate and House of Representatives? How are you going to deal with that lie? Being the President of a country like the United States of America requires someone with character and determination to tell the truth even when things are not the way people expected them to be. Mitt, you do not have those qualities. You adjust your views according to the situation you are facing and you change positions like a clock that change the time every second.

Deregulation & Tax Cut

What to expect if Mitt Romney becomes the next President of the United States of America? Tax cuts will be the number one item on his agenda because Mitt and his rich friends will profit from that policy followed by deregulation of the financial sector which we have known to be the cause of the financial meltdown in 2008. Massive layoffs in government and in the private sector like we saw it during the end of George W. Bush’s administration and the effect has a very long impact on the rebound of our national economy including the international financial crisis. The states with republican governors and republican majority in the states legislative bodies will pass “right to work laws”, and not one of those conservative decisions will help solve unemployment and the national debts problems we are facing in this country.

Expect more crazy and irrational social legislations around the country to ban abortion, defunding family planning, eliminate union rights, more restriction to vote as citizen of the United States around the country, a constitutional amendment to define personhood, legislations to eliminate social security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and many other unwanted legislations while they ignore the real multiple problems the country has to deal with. Mitt Romney and his conservative bodies will pass legislations to allow companies to ship American’s jobs overseas because they will have tax breaks for doing so. We have nothing against the conservative republican but the way they want to run this country is too radical, ideological, and inhuman for majority of Americans. If the register voters allows this to happen, these crazy politicians will bring the country down with them. We can not and will not allow that to happen.

What else we should expect if either one of those crazy conservative

More Deregulation To Destroy the Environment

candidates ends up in the Oval Office with a majority radical conservative republican Congress? According to Rick Perry, we will invade Iraq again to start a new war that will cost American human lives and millions of dollars we don’t even have. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Perry all pledge to bomb Iran. That will be another war to expect from the republicans. Picture the United States of Americain your mind after 4-years either one of irrational Looney occupy the office of the Presidency. Voters, our future and the future of our children and grandchildren is at stake, if we don’t take action we have a lot to loose. As we have experienced this before, there will be negative political ads all over to convince us to vote against our own interest like we did in 2010 Mid-term election. We have to resist the temptation of falling into the crack. This time we have to prove that we will be the one in the cockpit to land the plane safely. We pledge to elect candidates who represent us in Washington and in the state governments.

All the candidates are against any tax increase to reduce the national debt and for tax cuts for the so call “job creators” and they claim that tax cuts and deregulation will solve unemployment and improve the economy. We have been down that road before and the result was the meltdown of the financial crisis, record high unemployment, and slow growth in our national economy. We understand that policy does not work at all. We wonder why it’s so hard for the radical conservative republicans refuse to admit that their policies are not working for the majority of Americans. Basic principle for us as private citizens, when we are berry in debt, we take a second job to increase our revenues, and try to reduce our expenditures. In short, conservative folks, tax cuts and deregulation do not create jobs nor stimulate the economy.

The facts are available for us to compare, Bill Clinton’s Administration v. George W. Bush’s Administration. The radical ideological conservative will ignore the facts between those two administrations but we know that under Clinton’s administration the tax rate was higher, he balanced the budget before he left office, the treasury recorded a budget surplus, the unemployment rate was low, and he created million of jobs during his administration. George W. Bush came to office; he gave huge tax cuts to his millionaire buddies and deregulated the financial sector and the result was the meltdown of the financial market, massive unemployment, and the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Compare those two administrations’ policies we and can fairly conclude which one worked and the one that is not working.

 According to right-wing conservative republican rhetoric if they can legally eliminate most of these useful social programs in America, the country will solve all of our national problems. Here is a list of those social programs they want to eliminate:

  • Social Security
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps Program (provide foods to the poor)
  • Health Care for all American
  • Labor rights
  • Right of women to choose
  • Family Planning
  • Privacy Rights
  • Gay and lesbian rights
  • deregulation
  • Right to vote as an American citizen

They claim that if they can pass legislations to ban these social programs, the

Fat Cats Theory

country will have full employment, the national debt will be magically paid-off, giving huge tax cuts to the richest American, and deregulate businesses will be a perfect recipe for full economic recovery for the country. If we let that happen, this is a perfect recipe for disaster. Poverty will spread all over the country; the country will have two classes of citizen, the super rich and the poor; and the below poverty groups will be like it is in many third world countries around the world. This is not an imaginary assessment, instead this reality of where we are headed because of the decisions those crazy nuts have made in the past and in our present time.

Writing this article does not mean we are anti-free enterprise system, anti-capitalism, or against the Laissez-Faire theory but in a rational sense we see the country and the world as an inter-connect that moving parts are in harmony if we can just leave aside the ideological behavior out of the common sense decision-making process to work in a single unit to solve problems and make this country a better place to live, raise our children, and leave a better future for the generations that will be replacing us. Previous generations did that for us in building highway systems, railroads, airports, seaports, the sewer system, the electric grid, social security, and Medicare. So why is our generation of politicians so selfish and not willing to leave a legacy that will be useful to our future generations to come.

 

A Tiger is A Tiger So Is Mitt

A tiger is a tiger no matter how it’s being raised, domestic or grown up in the wild. The animal will always have its natural gene. Mitt Romney or any of the other candidates don’t have an idea how the rest of us live our lives because they have never experienced the financial pains we have to endure. Some of us are living paycheck to paycheck in a constant difficulty to pay the bills, we can’t find a job to take care of our family obligations, if we are sick we can’t go to see a doctor because no medical doctor will see us unless we have health insurance or the cash to pay for the service. Romney will always say “I will repeal Obama Care” just because he can afford it for himself and his family and if we can’t that will be too bad. A tiger is a tiger; the conservative republicans want to eliminate the safety net that generations of Americans enjoyed for over 50-years because they have financial resources to take care of themselves in their old age. It’s not a problem if the rest of the Americans die in poverty because life goes on. A tiger is tiger and so are the right-wing radical conservative republicans. Their political DNA coding cannot and will never change because there is no override for their gene programming.

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Compromise is NOT a Dirty Word

Everything we humanly do can be classified as a transaction or negotiation. In other words, it does not have to be an economic activity or an exchange of money for an item to have a transaction or negotiation for what we want. Transactions are happening every second of our lives; with family members, with friends or total strangers, neighbors, and every other aspect of our social lives but mostly in the political and diplomatic world we have some form of transaction or negotiation. As a matter of fact, the world is depending on negotiations to conduct every day business and international affairs. In every one of those transactions or negotiation, each party wants something different. Even though they are looking for something different from each other, it’s not always easy to compromise to complete the negotiation. Why? Because we believe we should always have exactly what we want in the transaction in exchange for what we are willing to give up. But few important things we have failed to understand that human beings may have similarity but it’s unlikely to be identical in taste as well as desire for things we value in our lives.

 Let us work on some examples to illustrate our points here. In a family situation, the kids wanted to go the mall to hang out with their friends on Saturday afternoon. They asked their parents and the parents decided to let the children go to the mall but they have to meet certain conditions. They have to be home no later than 9:00 PM and they can’t be late. The kids agreed with the terms and the parents granted permission for them to go to the mall and be with their friends on that Saturday afternoon. In this example, there has been a negotiation and an exchange between the parents and the kids: “I give you permission to go to the mall to be with your friends, if you are willing to be back home exactly at 9:00 PM.” In that case, if the kids accepted the term in that negotiation, the transaction is pending until the children get back home at 9:00 PM as they agreed to. The kids were home that night at 8:57 PM. That concludes that transaction and both parties got what they want out that transaction and all of them shake hands and are happy.

 Negotiations or transactions between friends or total strangers are more formal than between parents and children. In that example above, it was simple and personal because the parents have more control on the outcome of that negotiation. What could happen when you have to deal with friends or someone you don’t know? As you negotiate in a situation you are concerned about your personal interest. You are looking to at least obtain something of equal value or more of what you are about to give up. Here are two examples we can use to illustrate this concept: one of the negotiators would say “I will trade you my baseball card collection for your golf bag.” A more formal transaction goes like this: “I will trade you my BMW 7-series plus $85,000 in exchange for your Roll-Royce Ghost.” These are all forms of transactions and negotiations that are happening every day between family, friends, total strangers, and they are not different from government bodies to use those form of negotiations to solve national problems.

 Those examples above are very basic fundamentals in any negotiation or transaction between two parties. Can those basic principles be used in our national debates to solve the fundamental problems our country is facing? We have one major problem with elected members of the United States Congress: they can change a simple issue and make it so complex, it becomes impossible to solve. Radical ideology is the driving force for members of the United States Congress. They lost the main purpose why the voters elected them in office. They completely forgot what they promised during their campaign and ignore the problems the country has to be resolved. They are more concerned about the next election and they spend more time in raising money than concentrating on solving national problems on behalf of the voters. Some of these elected officials are not fit to be members of the governing bodies in our national government. Some of them are uneducated, ignorant of the basic functions of governing, and lack of problem solving skills. We need people who understand the real issues involve in our government, people who can analyze and access the reality, and not scared of making rational decisions in the best interest of the country instead of people who think about their job at the expense of our country. Real patriots are visionaries who do not care about who paid for their election but care very dearly about their country’s future and the generations to come.

 The United States Congress is becoming a real dysfunctional institution. During the pass three years we experienced many acts to prove how defective the United States Congress became. During the 2010 mid-term election, the voters elected a group of representatives who are lacking in governing skills, they’re angry, hate the head of the executive branch of our government, and they worked in harmony to restrict progress and that make it difficult to work on real national problems to come up with real solutions that may benefit the country. We have seen those unproductive acts during the health care debate, the debts ceiling debate that downgraded the national credit rating, and many legislations that were suppose to create jobs nationwide have blocked without a fair up or down vote. These careless actions are the evidence to prove that our government has been broken. Our ideas may be different but if we make the effort to meet half way then some solutions could be beneficial for the country.

Discredit one member of the governing body maybe a great way to score political points but honestly it’s not the best way to govern a country like the United State of America. Like good patriotic citizens, we must be willing to accept political defeats for the benefits of this country because the future of this country is depending on the current actions and decisions of our elected officials. Remember, if the pass administrations acted the way the current US Congress has, we may not have the freedom we all enjoyed as American citizens and the pride to be a United States citizen. Forget about your ideology, just work together for the best interest of the United States of America. It’s not an easy job to compromise on your political ideology and principles but as a real patriot you must work with your opponents for the benefit of the future of our country and your constituents.

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