Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the civil rights legislation which gave voting rights to many southern people who had been denied those rights for years.
In Washington D.C. elected representatives from both parties joined hands and sang “we shall overcome”. At the same time right-wing radio radicals were in a rage at the fact that the people of Mississippi had used that right to elect their choice to serve them in the U.S. senate.
Also in Washington a holy war is brewing within the Republican Party as the export-import bank’s formal authorization expires September 30. Hard liners in the Republican Party consider this agency to be corporate welfare and want it ended.
Personally I am against corporate welfare and agree with the idea but, Nancy Pelosi is pushing to keep this agency open and functioning. This agency provides low-cost loans to foreign business to purchase American made products. Boeing aircraft is one of the largest beneficiaries from this among U.S. corporations.
However, when one takes into account the fact that many countries have similar agencies one must wonder if keeping the agency open is only fair play in the world market.
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Radical right wingers continue to blame Obama for the crisis created by the masses of children crossing the border. Overlooking the fact that this policy was put in place by George W. Bush and previous administrations.
And on the world front. U.S. war mongers are putting their support behind joining Syria and Iran in the holy war in Iraq.
Yes sir, McCain and Graham want WAR. It is very profitable, makes no difference whose side we are on as long as we can have a “good” profitable WAR, business is good.
So my friends, please help me understand the complexity of these issues. My head is about to explode. 😉 thank you.