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The Lesser of Two Evils in 2013. Can our broken economy be fixed by either of them?
"The lesser of 2 evils in 2012"
Is this a fair statement? I heard a prominent news commentator make this statement about Mr. Romney (That he is the lesser of two evils before the recent presidential elections).
Should we have to settle for "the lesser of two evils"?
Political quibbling simply a ruse to hide politician incompetence.
Are we ready for another 4 years of a do nothing Congress?
These kinds of remarks by "legitimate" newsmen are certainly far from intelligent or productive.
The 2012 presidential elections are over and the war has already begun between the Democrats and the GOP/tea party. The first statements made by House speaker Boehner: 'We will not back down on not taxing the wealthy' and making major changes in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
In an email i received today from Progressive Congress.com:
"This week President Obama declared an amazing victory for the values that built the middle class in this country and urged us to remember that we're all in this together. It was awesome.
That’s why the Republican-led Congress is moving full steam ahead to slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.....wait, what?
Paul Ryan and a coalition of CEOS and lobbyists are pushing now to gut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to fund even more tax breaks for the wealthiest 2%. Even though voters said a resounding “no” to their failed economic ideas and made-up math. The worst part is, it looks like lots of Democrats -- including President Obama -- think it’ll be best to cave to Republicans' latest tantrum for the sake of having a deal.
It is difficult to imagine there will be any appreciable differences between the last 4 years and the next 4. Does anyone really believe that Romney would have been the "lesser of two evils"??
Can the economy recover?
- Can the Global Economy Recover? Do those in Power Even Want it to?
Unusual circumstances call for unusual changes. America must lead the way to global recovery with 3 basic and necessary approaches.
The reason i generally use Webster dictionary definitions in my articles is to avert any misunderstandings; and for clarification of purpose; to avoid confusion of intent, by those who read them.
Econometrics 101: The application of statistical methods to the study of economic data and problems.
- 1. the management of household or private affairs and especially expenses.
- 2. a thrifty and efficient use of material resources.
- 3. frugality in expenditures.
- 4. an instance or a means of economizing (savings).
- 5. the arrangement or modes of operation of something (organization).
- 4. the structure of economic life in a country, area, or period (of time) - specifically an economic system.
We need to view our economic crisis on a national AND a global scale in order to understand its complexities. Pointing fingers and trying to assign blame is counterproductive; and meaningless arguments and/or discussions on (parts) of the reasons for our current dilemma will never solve the problem.
As with everything that man does - there must be adequate, reasonable, moral and ethical "regulations" and "rules" of conduct to avoid misuse, abuse, corruption, and unbiased interpretation of purpose, for establishing any, and all, systems that are meant to be fair and equitable for ALL people of our nation and our global society as well.
- Are There ANY Intelligent People Left to Serve in American Politics?
The dumbing down of America is nearly complete. The proof is in the quality of new politicians. If they knew anything about history, would we be in this predicament today?
Perimeters of control
- 1. the boundary of a closed plane figure.
- 2. the line, or strip, bounding, or protecting, and area.
- 3. outer limits (being the operative force of influences)
There is a total (ultimate) level of "communal" monetary fluidity in everything from family budgeting to local governments, state governments, national governments and ultimately the global economy.
The basic premise (concept) is the same for all of them: income versus spending that must be adhered to, in order to maintain continuity and stability on each level.
Without perimeter control our budgets are uncontrollable and unsustainable if any deviations occur. In the current state of our economy - too much of the income (and/or circulating money) is used for personal and selfish purposes.
By that i mean excessive amounts of money are being taken out of our economy, and placed into personal bank accounts, simply out of greed, or deliberately to weaken the U.S. and global economy to the point of dissolution, termination, or destruction by breaking down, disrupting, or dispersing the life blood of our economy; leading to the dissolution of the government itself.
Note: (This is NOT a conspiracy theory - it is actually happening right under our very noses. As shown by the obvious increasing disparity between the wealthy and the rest of the people)
If we take any undue (excessive amount) from the "communal" money that is required to be recycled to ensure fluidity then collapse is inevitable (incapable of being avoided).
Our constitutional rights must encompass ALL people. This is not being done today. (with the reasons being obvious and apparent). (And being aided and abetted with the sanctioning of the supreme court that has allowed corporations the same privileges as a person, but without restrictions necessary to maintain the status quo)
As the few greedy wealthy (via out of control corporate America) continue to drain the economy of that fluidity (the life blood of our economy) necessary to sustain and maintain that status quo, there can be no other outcome than the death of the host (the collapse of our economy). [if we drain the blood from a human body - the body dies] [if we drain the monetary fluidity out of the economy - the economic system dies].
It cannot be made more simple than that.
We need to be asking ourselves (and our leaders):
- Where are the perimeters of control?
- Where are the guardians of our economic stability?
- Who will stand up for the people against those who are abusing, misusing and killing our very way of life?
- Are there ANY actual economic 'physicians' capable of treating a sick/injured economy?
- Will the opposition to any cure be stronger than the instinct, and desire, of our people to survive? [the 1% versus the 99%]
Treating economic wounds
We all know that if you have a human body with multiple bleeding wounds to its skin (the perimeter of control of bleeding) that without treating all of the wounds simultaneously the living body will terminate (from bleeding to death).
Treating only one wound at a time is tantamount to incompetence on the part of the treating physician.
A physician who cannot view the body as a "whole" living organism should not be a physician at all.
Our acting president is our (one and only) hope for the survival of the economic (body) of this nation and ultimately the global one as well.
Quibbling over religious dogma and who should, or should not, have equal rights based on moral grounds is a distraction from the greater picture, and simply a means of evading the point of an argument, or reluctance to face the greater problem (our broken economy).
By virtue of this constant avoidance of addressing and attacking the basics for repairing the economy, we must also take a look at the reasons for this evasion by those who have the authority to do so.
Cajoling, or trying to deceive the public with soothing, or accusatory, words or false promises, by our politicians is just a symptom of their ineptness, and their apparent lack of a basic understanding, or ability to view the problem as a whole.
At least that is the logical perception of their abilities, or lack thereof. One would loathe to view them as competent and merely gaming the system for their own personal gains at the expense of all others, as does corporate America itself.
We have all seen (and heard) the lies, half truths and innuendos being fraught upon us by the presidential hopefuls, and the frightening prospect that the likes of a M.Romney might one day take over the white house.
Our best hope is that the current president be allowed to continue to guide this nation on a path of progression; and not regression, oppression, and the return of those archaic unrealistic 'conservative' ideas that his opponents are hell bent on forcing on us instead.
It really is appalling, and disheartening, that President Obama will be the one referred to as the "lesser of two evils", and face the continued constant overt obstructionism by his losing opponents for another four years of a "no action congress".
by d.william 04/20/2012