- Politics and Social Issues»
- Middle East Political & Social Issues
The Egyptian People Demand President Mubarak Leave The Country
The Egyptian people demand President Mubarak leave the country.
Protesters in the center square say that they will not leave until the government takes action to expedite their demands. After 30 years of President Mubarak’s control of the government, the Egyptian people are protesting in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria against the Mubarak Government. For the past eight days, protesters still continue to riot and protest their government.
Unemployment in Egypt is 10% and food prices are escalating similar as to what’s happening right here in the US. Mubarak has inniated changes in the government and he has told the people that he will not run for another term. The protesters are demanding that Mubarak leave Egypt immediately. President Mubarak has not altered his plan to stay until the next election later this year and has refused to resign. It is clear that the army is supporting the existing government and has controlled most of the rioting factions so far.
Congress is wondering why the Obama Administration was not prepared for the insurrection across Egypt and the middle east countries. Congressional hearings may discover that the administration was informed last year by the intelligence agencies but they did not act and failed to inform Congress. President Obama has denied knowing about the potential uprising in Egypt.
President Barak Obama held a news conference on Friday 2/4/11 and spoke briefly of the Egyptian riots. President Obama on wed. took another step away from the US Government’s strongest ally in the middle east. The President said he was ordering Mubarak to begin a new transition to a new regime. ‘’. Obama said that he had a telephone conversation with President Mubarak and told him that ‘’ an orderly transition must be meaningful, must be peaceful and must begin now’’
The US Government has for 30 years supported the Mubarak led government. It should not be the US Government to interfere with the government of Egypt in any way .The people of Egypt must solve their problems internally as they are doing. Some members of our government have decided to ignore the serious ramifications to having a radical group take over in Egypt.
Many of our allies in the middle east are watching our government's actions in what is happening in Egypt. Surely, they may be concerned as to how quickly the US government has essentially abandon the Mubarak government. Should the government be taken over by groups not friendly with our ally Israel, some would question what actions would the US government take to defend Israel in case of a war..
President Barak Obama recently made a statement that President Mubarak has held office for 30 years and that it’s time to move on. The president also pointed out that a majority of Egyptians want Mubarak to leave the country and that President Mubarak should listen to the desires of the people. What a hypocrite our President is, seems to me that 60% of the people were against the Obama Healthcare Reform bill before Obama pushed it through the US Congress, Chicago style.
For members of our Congress, 30 years of service should not be a reason to sent some of them back to the private sector. In 30 years ,wondering how many recessions the 30 year All-stars had a part in taking care of the middle class working people. In our democracy they are allowed to serve until the We The People vote them out.
The list of United States congress persons by longevity of service. It includes those Representatives and Senators who have served at least 36years
The lists include fourteen currently serving members: John Dingell, Daniel Inouye, John Conyers, Charles B. Rangel, Bill Young, Thad Cochran, Pete Stark, Don Young, Patrick Leahy, Max Baucus,Chuck Grassley, Tom Harkin, George Miller, and Henry Waxman. It includes thirteen former members who are still alive: Jack Brooks,Ernest Hollings, Robert H. Michel, Joe Biden, William Broomfield,Neal Edward Smith, Joseph McDade, Paul Sarbanes, Pete Domenici,Ralph Regula, Christopher Dodd, Dave Obey, and James Oberstar
THE ALLSTAR LIST
John Dingell, Jr. 55 Daniel Inouye 51 David Obey 41 Neal Smith 41Charles B. Rangel 40 Paul S. Sarbanes 40 Joseph R. Biden 38Pete V. Domenici 38 Thad Cochran 38 Fortney (Pete) Stark 38Don Young 37 http://www.policyarchive.org/handle/10207/bitstreams/968.pdf
Take note, some of the above have announced that they will not run for re-election in 2012.Just a reminder of what our government is ‘’ Government by people , for the people’’ or is it ‘’Government for the people, by the people’’, confusing sometimes. How about ‘’ We are a nation of the rule of law ‘’, somehow that don’t include our Government in Washington. Maybe somewhere Congress or the President gave themselves an exemption. Enforcing the immigration laws seem to come to mind.
Your Author Jon Ewall
Jon's website http://www.chicagoconsultant.com/page1.php
Your author is a online marketing consultant of products offered on the internet. Jon’s website blog contains a variety of interesting subjects and articles that he has written