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Jobs, Economy, Voter Suppression, Big, Dirty, Angry, Money in Politics. Open Thread
There’s been a lot of news this week and most of it is bad. The Friday Jobs Numbers were disappointing, Super Pacs say they are willing to spend over a Billion Dollars in the GOP campaign against Obama. Funny, they never said the money was for Romney’s campaign, but against Obama. They are trying to buy the Government which is a good reason for all of us to demand that Citizens United go bye bye and put in place stricter regulations for money in politics.
The jobs numbers affected the stock market that dropped quite a bit by Friday afternoon, but it wasn’t just the jobs numbers, what really effected the market was what is happening in Europe and the Eurozone. There are economists that are saying that the Euro could be on it’s way out because of the countries who’s economies are crashing, like Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal. Those countries economies could crash the Euro.
And it’s not just Europe that’s having problems…China, yes China is having it’s own problems as is Brazil, Russia, Japan and India. Nouriel Roubini is predicting a world wide recession.
And all this is a good reason to corner Mitt Romney and ask him to outline his plans on how he will fix our economy. He’s put nothing forward as a plan. All he’s done is blame Obama for everything including what Romney did wrong It’s time for the Media to demand that Romney tell us his plan, because up to now, they have given Romney a pass.
Now Voter Suppression: Gov. Scott of Florida ordered that the voter roles be purged, ala Katherine Harris, The purge found some people it shouldn’t have and, after several days and nagging by the left, the media finally got hold of the story. And again, with a concerted effort by the left and the media, the Justice Department got involved and told Gov. Scott to stop the purge.
But voter purging isn’t the only form of voter suppression. Many state require a voter ID card that many people are unable to get and some IDs come with a charge that many can’t afford. Shorter Early Voting, limiting the amount of polling places are other ways to suppress the vote. Driving miles to a polling place to vote leaves out people that don’t drive or can’t take off work and the sick and elderly are left out too.
There’s a grand plan here and it’s plain to see. No tin foil hats required to see what is happening. All you need do is read, watch more than one channel news program on TV, and if you have the internet, use it to research. Our Country is at stake so take the time to check what is really happening.
Image credit [top]: “pig in the water trough” By Spencers Brook Farm