Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a former United States Senator from Pennsylvania. Specter is a Democrat, but was a Republicanfrom 1965 until switching to the Democratic Party in 2009. First elected in 1980, he represented his state for thirty years in the Senate. (Wikipedia)
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Posted by TopOfTheThread on March 27, 2012
Posted by TopOfTheThread on January 28, 2012
My friend KRS posted a great image on fb…. (I hope you don’t mind I borrowed it.) Love it! The people commenting on her wall spurred some thought…
Change is painful. You may say the USA has been experiencing change since 2007-2008. Perhaps it’s permanent? Who knows?
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Let’s clarify something right here. REVENUE = TAXES.
Replacing the word TAXES with the word REVENUE is a brilliant marketing spin created by the Obama Administration . It is still TAXES. . We are still paying these TAXES. And the government is still wasting our TAXES. And we all know there is a tremendous amount of waste in spending our TAXES.
And by trying to increase TAXES (or as people drinking their “Kool Aid” say Revenue) it’s wasting even more TAX money.
The government is broken. Can it be made any simpler? Would you keep pouring water into a cracked bottle? “… Oh let’s compromise… let’s only pour less water into the cracked bottle…” The bottle is still leaking and we are still wasting water!
It’s painful but it is time to stop “kicking the can down the road” and not getting anything accomplished. The government collects plenty of TAXES. We are spending more than we bring in.
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I love it when the average citizen, drinks the Washington DC Kool Aid, and makes a reference about compromise.
The Obama Administration has been given the positive-media-created-label that they have “reached across the aisle” and “have been willing to compromise”. This is strictly media spin. And when you, the average citizen, hears something 10, 20, or 100 times, you start believing it.
This is a common format for President Obama reaching across the aisle:
- Obama: The drink for the meeting will be Hot Chocolate.
- Republican: We are allergic to chocolate so we disagree.
- Obama: In that case we shall have Hot Cocoa.
- Republican: Hot Cocoa is also chocolate so we disagree with Hot Cocoa.
- Obama: OK. In that case we shall have Swiss Miss.
- Republican: Swiss Miss is also chocolate so we disagree with Swiss Miss.
And then the Political Machine spreads the news that they have “reached across the aisle” and the other side is “unwilling to compromise”.
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The Tea Party. Domestic terrorists? You may hate them. You may say they are too extreme. I personally do not agree with them, but I respect their willingness to be the bad guys to achieve the common good.
Look closer at what they did. They were the only “group” willing to take a stand for change.
When The Tea Party wouldn’t blindly raise the debt ceiling and insisted on budget cuts, they were doing the right thing. Everyone hated them. The media made them out to be villains. But they were the only ones not allowing Washington to “kick the can down the road” and continue on our path to bankruptcy. Think about it.
Change is painful. Often there needs to be a “bad guy” to get things done.
I have to go now. We are contesting our PROPERTY REVENUE, and I need to complete the paperwork…
Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 4, 2008
I live in New York. I vote in New York. New York votes Democrat (with or without me). ...So if I vote for Obama, New York’s 31 Electoral Votes go to Obama. If I vote for McCain, well, New York’s 31 Electoral Votes still go to Obama.
Let’s get everyone voting. Let everyone feel their vote counted; Every last vote mattered.
Here’s the new plan…
- If a candidate gets 57% or more of the popular vote in the state, the candidate will get 100% of the state’s electoral votes.
- If a candidate gets less than 57% of the popular vote in the state, the candidate will get 80% of the state’s electoral votes.
This plan will (a) have states without a dominant preference, contributing 80% of its electoral votes to the candidate and 20% to the other candidate, and (b) states with dominant preferences (greater than 57%) will have all of their electoral votes given to the candidate.
From a psychological perspective, let’s look at my situation of living in New York. (In each scenario I realize NY is an Obama state.)
- Scenario (a): If I plan on voting for Obama, I rush out and vote hoping to contribute to New York awarding 100% of the electoral votes to Obama.
- Scenario (b): If I plan on voting for McCain, I rush out and vote hoping that I can contribute to New York only contributing 80% of the electoral votes to Obama. (and 20% to McCain).
Hypothetically, if Obama gets 55% of the NY popular vote, he would get 24.8 electoral votes and McCain would get 6.2 votes. (Yes, we need to account for fractions and the point there is more than 2 candidates… plus other details.)
Interesting idea? This plan keeps the electoral college process in place but also accounts for the popular vote. It also has everyone feeling their vote does count.
Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 14, 2008
The media always influences, or attempts to influence, your thoughts.
Certain TV stations are Democrat-biased. Others Republican-Oriented .The subtly of the biases varies.
I really like this example:
The anti-McCain bias jumped off the page.The cover of Direct Magazine (directmag.com) June 2008. Obama is presented as the happy, good looking, approachable, high-tech person. Hillary Clinton is drawn as a cheating, bug-eyed person. John McCain is presented as an old, asleep-at-the-wheel candidate.
There’s no arguing Obama is the winner in this presentation.
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