If we gave out spin awards it would have to go to Donald Trump. This guy is not even in the White House yet but he keeps trying to take credit for jobs being added in America under President Obamas leadership. So far Trump wanted credit for keeping Carrier jobs in America and inflated that number of jobs saved. Now he wants credit for 5000 jobs by Sprint and another 3000 by OneWeb. Read the story here….
Spinnews thought this was an interesting topic to take a look at….
Increasingly, the males of 2016 find themselves in a confused, bewildered state. Changed gender relations have improved much, but there have been plenty of negative consequences also. “I Feel Sorry For Real Men In The Millennial Generation”, Right Wing News, October 13, 2015: Men have it rougher in America than most people realize. In part, that’s […]
With Republicans it seems tax breaks for businesses is always there campaign motto. Why is this?
Republicans don’t call giving private companies incentives wrong. Yet if we give a tax break incentive to a poor person to buy health insurance they scream holy hell.
In Florida our governor Rick Scott gave incentives to the Wawa chain (Gas and Convenience Stores) to get them to move into our state. I have to agree with House Speaker Richard Corcoran who has expressed his opposition to Scotts plan of providing money as incentives to lure companies to our state.
Corcoran also points out that Wawa is in competition with other chains in our state like Race Trac and this gives Wawa an edge. Why should Race Trac, 7-11, and others not get the same deal? They have been in our state for some time now and have more locations. It just doesn’t seem fair.
Our governor may want to call it incentives but it’s welfare to private business. It’s no different giving business a money break then giving a money break to a poor or lower wage worker! The big difference is the person maybe can eat better or get health insurance or maybe both.
Now that Trump is filling his cabinet jobs in Washington DC with all the rich corporate people we most likely will see a lot more corporate welfare and less welfare for low and middle income Americans.
What a shame this would be for America
As for Governor Rick Scott I have to wonder how he sleeps at night knowing people of his state are hurting.
Next year promises to be a year of negativity: Tax breaks for the 1 percent. Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Planned Parenthood axed. Climate change ignored and polluters will frack, drill and dump. Donald Trump will keep denying things he doesn’t agree with – the fact that the Russians interfered with our election should bother every elected official. It’s totally unacceptable that Russia, China and North Korea are conducting cyberattacks and leaking sensitive material – yet Trump refuses to acknowledge it. Trump voters bought a pig in a poke; if his Cabinet picks don’t give them pause, they are not looking at the big picture.
I’ve never been so upset over an election. The arrogance, nastiness, rancor and hatred displayed toward Democrats is particularly disturbing. Liberals are an endangered species. I’ve encountered upset neighbors and angry friends; when I responded to a published editorial, I was talked down to and threatened.
I wish this country to be a safe haven where all races, all religions can make the most of themselves, just like our ancestors did – not be prejudged as terrorists. I want people to have health care; fix the Affordable Care Act, don’t dismantle it. We are the only world power without health care for all.
Now Trump wants to make America great again. What he’s telling you is correct: We aren’t great anymore. We stopped caring about American values.
Trump won’t become Ronald Reagan reincarnated. Reagan would be flipping in his grave knowing that a Republican president admires Vladimir Putin, a former KGB leader.
So the poor will be poorer, the rich will be richer, the homeless will still be homeless, birth control and abortion issues will affect poor women.
Congratulations to Republicans: This baby is all theirs, and we are going to hold them accountable for everything!
A recent contributor defended the Electoral College on the basis that, if not for this Colonial-era device, the larger, heavily populated coastal states would dominate the more rural states in national elections. It’s evident that, at least at the macro level, the Electoral College ensures that a vote in sparsely populated West Virginia is worth more than a vote in densely populated California. Otherwise the popular vote would prevail and Hillary Clinton would be the president-elect.
I expect that in the writer’s view, and that of other conservatives, if we relied solely on that pesky popular vote, as does every other democracy on earth, we’d keep electing Democratic presidents. Thus, the Electoral College is a handy weapon to use against liberal-leaning voters that are heavily concentrated in the larger, more cosmopolitan and culturally diverse areas. You know, lots of minorities.
So, the critical question remains: Does the Electoral College, once designed to protect the political power of the wealthy, negate the promise of “one person, one vote”? And most egregious, does it inadvertently ensure that white voters count slightly more than non-whites? Is this why conservatives defend it so fervently?
It’s time to open the debate about how our “democracy” really works.
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