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stevendedalus's Articles In Politics
February 21, 2012 by stevendedalus
This Santorum surge and if he wins Michigan, will only usher in Jeb Bush.  The nonsense of social issues at a time when jobs are needed will not  have any meaning nationwide.
February 16, 2012 by stevendedalus
Rick Santorum has a 70% chance of winning Michigan? Unbelievable!! It appears the auto industry and anti-abortionist are on the same bus heading toward Romney's desttruction and their own come November.
January 11, 2012 by stevendedalus
"A three-member panel of the  Denver-based U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the rights of plaintiff Muneer Awad, a Muslim man living in Oklahoma City, likely would be violated if the ban on Sharia law takes effect." Regardless of the ruling, Sharia law would still be practiced, but the courts should definitetly prosecute violations of human rights, particularly women's and children's.
January 9, 2012 by stevendedalus
"I know what it's like to worry whether you're gonna get fired," Romney explained to a crowd of several hundred people in Rochester. "There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip.'' This coming from son of an ex-governor and auto industry executive!!  Romney suffers from amnesia.
January 8, 2012 by stevendedalus
Though I'm surely no friend of the former Speaker, Paul's cheap shot at Newt's lack of service is totally outdated and irrelevant. His rancor is consistent with the Paul image as a cantankerous old man--and i should know!
January 7, 2012 by stevendedalus
Though we think of the Republican Party consisting of white voters we forget that 45% of color votes the hard right line as well—mystifying. Of course, Miami and other key cities have a lot to do with it, since most of the ostensible "color" vote is Latino.
January 7, 2012 by stevendedalus
Black People Alert: "paychecks, not food stamps" Newt is back shooting from the hip.
September 15, 2011 by stevendedalus
  "The Census Bureau reported that there are now 46.2 million Americans living below the official poverty line—the highest number in the 52 years since that statistic was first measured—and median household income has fallen back to the 1996 level." [NY Times]   Yeah, I know most of us mainstreamers are fortunate to have jobs or pensions, some even get help from WWII or baby boomer  parents, yet the glaring fact remains that there are far too many people hurting&...
September 13, 2011 by stevendedalus
Sunnunu—the acorn doesn’t fall far from the oak—using the same old arguments handed down to him. It’s as though Time planted this "… on the dole" [FOX balance?] to counteract Foroohar’s Keynesian memos. Coming from tax dodging New Hampshire, Sunnunu naturally thinks everyone is on the take. And as Foroohar points out it is exactly states like his that aggravate the national deficits by shortchanging its average citizens through phony accounting.His long list ...
September 13, 2011 by stevendedalus
Unless the Dems acknowledge that what’s a deficit that an income tax hike of ¼% on the poor, ½-1% on the middle class and 2¾- 4½% on the wealthy wouldn’t cure? There should be no floor, "earned income" credit: if you make a buck be prepared to hand over a percentage, however meager it still helps the deficit. Yet, there’s little chance  Obama and the left of blue dogs will hammer it home for the good of the nation."
September 12, 2011 by stevendedalus
Rotten in Denmark is mild contrasted to what’s rotten in the United States. When politicians—such as Hoyer and Cantor— are still vying for funds from the likes of AIG, Bank of America, and Citigroup how can we hope for a clean slate?  Even squeaky clean Obama was campaigning on $millions of corporate and union contributions. Other than the truly humanitarian, lobbyists should be chased out of Washington. Politics is so obscenely married to economic self-interests that ther...
September 12, 2011 by stevendedalus
It's not rocket science. The need for Public Works is a foregone conclusion; Furthermore, in order that others can be hired, we have to put an end to lionizing millions who work more than 40 hours a week, especially those who "manly" boast 60-80 hrs. The Labor Department should enforce the law. There should also be a surtax on every damnable item made overseas in order to discourage perpetual outsourcing. Call it a New, New Deal.      &...
September 12, 2011 by stevendedalus
Twisting Ideology Ideology was first meant to be science of ideas and policy designed to set in motion societal reform. By the Mid 19th century it became emotionally charged by religious and political delusions bereft of systemic philosophic coherence and hardly worthy of political theory as in such likes of Plato, Hobbes, Hegel, Kant and the Federalist Papers. Because he aligned his work with Hegel—thereby erroneously claiming political theory rather than economic ideology—Marx s...
January 12, 2010 by stevendedalus
Though it seems rational not to view things by ideology, the happenings of the times is geared to partisanship; Obama's call for bipartisanship fell on deaf ears big time. Take the majority leader's current situation: lefties see it as racism, righties see only the double standard when connected to Trent Lott. The true issue is that both senators—Lott and Reid—are awful wordsmiths. However, Trent Lott is a southern conservative, and perhaps even privately wishes for the good old days...
January 8, 2010 by stevendedalus
  Obama is over zealous in offering tax incentives or credits for domestic green industries in order to broach the labor famine. What is wrong with this county that it cannot get its citizenry to "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country"? What industry would not be proud to  take part in building the future without expecting handouts. Haven’t we had enough of that since Nov. ‘08? Yet why are so many employers so willing to shit o...