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Monthly Archive for May, 2012

So, you’re really confused now … is Obama the right leader for our country, or should we try a new guy? We think there are many reasons to stick with President Obama, but one of the strongest arguments may just be: Financial Regulations. Yeah, we know … BORING! But, we should stop for a moment […]

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GLOBAL ECONOMY

The US economy is holding up much better than the economies of many other countries in this worldwide recession triggered by Wall Street banks. Clearly, big business has not jumped in to get the economy and employment kick-started, but our nation has been bumping along above the double-dip territory … not so with countries that […]

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WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR US ECONOMIC CRISIS?

I betcha that some out there will quickly reply, “government overspending.” But, that’s not right. The worldwide, economic meltdown was caused by the deregulation of Wall Street — leading to risky, greedy gambling with tax-payer backed money: Heads — Wall Street wins; Tails — Wall Street wins. They couldn’t lose, and they didn’t. To continue […]

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DIFFERING VISIONS

Democrats and the GOP truly have two different visions for our country — one based in theory and ideology, the other in pragmatism and evidence. Republicans have imbedded their theories deep in their souls, as almost a religion. This explains why they get so angry if they are questioned or challenged about their political positions, […]

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IF YOU REPEAT A LIE OFTEN ENOUGH…

In a bizarre twist, the GOP is hanging the debt and deficit around Obama’s neck. “The President should have endorsed the Simpson Bowles Commission,” the GOP screams — without bothering to mention that the Republican Party does not endorse it because it calls for increasing taxes to help address the deficit. They bemoan the lack […]

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AND YET … THAT’S THEIR PLAN!

We need to be skeptical when Mitt Romney tells us that HE has the answers to turning our economy around. For starters, there are forces from outside our nation — primarily in Europe, including Greece, Spain and Portugal … and also China — that are impacting our ability to bounce back quickly from this Great […]

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GOP OFF THE RAILS!

There’s a new definition of bi-partisanship in governance. Richard Mourdock, a two-term state treasurer who had the backing of the Tea Party and national anti-tax groups, just defeated 36-year GOP Senator in the Republican primary in Indiana. Mr. Mourdock recently said, “To achieve bi-artisanship in D.C. the Democrats have to come OUR way.” I’m sorry, […]

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NEW ORLEANS TODAY

By Diane and David Sikes Our visit to New Orleans kicked off with all our traditional touristy stops — great food and music — but, we were also interested on this trip to know just how our beloved New Orleans was faring since Hurricane Katrina. The French Quarter looks just the same: charming! And downtown […]

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