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  •  Wake up, America! (0+ / 0-)

    What are the statistics?  Why do so many Americans seek another nation for Retirement?  I hear more and more people, friends, associates, discussing the possibilty of moving to a foreign country.  There is a real "malaise" in the American people due to the ignorance in our nation's leaders.

    Our economy is so skewed toward the 1%ers.  What has happened to Labor, to the Middle Class, to working people?

    When you criminalize the act of "being poor", and make imprisonment one of America's most profitable and growing businesses, you must think about your social values.  Mr. Romney says that corporations are people, but the guests of Corrections Corportions of America might disagree with him!

    President Obama has to wake up and he has to take positive steps to lead America out of the doldrums that the Republican Party seems to prefer.  Obama has to lead the Democratic Party  and he has to lead the Democratic elected officials in the Senate and the House to make positive steps that will provide the American people with a potential to dream and hope that the future might be better.

      The Democratic Party must step forward and remember the mantra from 1992, "It's the Economy, Stupid!"

    We can't and we haven't been able to make the economy work for one reason:  Republican Obstruction!  In 2012, the Voters need to have a Choice and the Crazies on the Right are simply offering more of the Same.

    Please, DNC, Democratic Party and President Obama:  Place the Blame, and Lead this Nation.

    •  Capitalism Sucks (0+ / 0-)

      "  The Democratic Party must step forward and remember the mantra from 1992, "It's the Economy, Stupid!"

      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      Marx said it first....and HE meant it.

      "You go to war and you could lose your heart, your mind, your arms, your legs - but you cannot win. The soldiers don't win." -- Anonymous Soldier

      by aybayb on Sat Aug 13, 2011 at 04:43:29 PM PDT

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      •  Actually, "the economy" is an amorphous (0+ / 0-)

        entity which can't be tasked with doing anything, much less initiate a change. No,

        "it's the electorate, stupid."

        We the people are empowered to make change.  Evidence, if you need some, can be found in the three decade long effort we've seen of the ruling elite trying to "trim the electorate" by any means possible (fraud, disenfranchisement, disappointment, discouragement, distraction, diversion), including the more recent effort to degrade the offices needing to be filled by proposing worthless candidates.  Perry and Paul and Bachmann and Ayotte are jokes. There's more than one way to undermine a system.  Introducing parts that are designed to fail, like counterfeit nuts and bolts is one.  Counterfeit public servants are what the Republican party and now the Tea Party have been offering up.

        http://www.youtube.com/cyprespond

        by hannah on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 04:00:31 AM PDT

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