Internal development of Canada’s internal borders, from the formation of the dominion to the present. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rather than change policies and reach out to minorities and women to expand their base, I have a different suggestion for the GOP, annex Canada. If each of Canada’s ten provinces are admitted to the US as states, that would expand the US Senate to 120 members. That should allow the GOP to retain control of the House and gain control of the Senate. There are sufficient old, white men north of the border to allow the GOP to offset the continued influx of the undocumented from south of the border for many more years. I doubt that Canadians would be happy with this idea, but the GOP don’t care about democracy anyway.
Picture of Rudy Giuliani (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yesterday on FOX, Rudy Giuliani stated the standard GOP policy line that families, cities and states must balance their budgets and thus the Federal government must balance its budget too. That is a false analogy. Cities and states must balance their budgets by law, and they cannot issue their own currency. Sovereign nations outside the European Union can and do issue their own currencies and thus need not balance their budgets annually. Rudy was being deliberately obtuse or he is economically illiterate. Perhaps as a former mayor of New York City, he is not familiar with budgeting at the Federal level.
It is true that families and the Federal government must balance their budgets or generate a surplus to pay down debt over the intermediate to long-term, but it is not true that both families and the Federal government must balance their budgets annually. Families and the Federal government can and should go into debt when circumstances so require. Families are prohibited from issuing their own currency (counterfeiting), but the Federal government can and should act to counter recessions by stimulating the economy. In the past, the Federal government has helped cities and states maintain employment during recessions. In the current Great Recession, the GOP in Congress have opposed stimulating the economy sufficiently and they have opposed helping cities and states to maintain local employment. In my opinion, the GOP wants a sluggish economy for political reasons.
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President-elect Barack Obama, headshot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I am so proud to be an American citizen in 2013 when we have just re-elected President Barack Obama. He looks so distinguished with a touch of silver among the black hairs on his head, he sounds so eloquent when he speaks and he has articulated his second term goals so well and feelingly. I would like to shake his hand again and tell well done and begun. Let us pat each other on the back for supporting this man who will lead us for four more years.
English: John McCain official photo portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Earmarks are dead; long live earmarks. Earmarks have not gone away. All that has changed is that the name is now lettermarks and the fact that now the public cannot consult a government source that lists the lettermarks (earmarks) and how much they cost. John McCain should be very happy. Why isn’t he bragging about this “accomplishment’?
English: CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee Mitt Romney offering remarks before a curling event (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Which Mitt Romney will show up tonight?
Will it be the severely conservative Mitt or the moderate Mitt?
Mitt Romney, man of a thousand faces and ten thousand disguises.
In God, we trust. All others, including Mitt Romney, must pay cash. And he has plenty of that in the Caymans and Switzerland and who knows where else.
Tonight, alea jacta est. The die will be cast.