It is beyond belief that anyone could trust the honesty, competency or judgment of Hillary Clinton. While she has a head-full of wonk, there is no proof that she has mastered it. She had essentially total control of the effort to reform healthcare back in 1993. How did that work out?
There is no question that she has an excess of ambition. It has never translated into anything of value to anyone else. She says she is concerned for the middle class and those in poverty. She claims concern for the obscene income disparity. Somehow, she is not satisfied with the Clinton’s $140 million income over the past 8 years. Somehow, she demands $225,000 for secret speeches. Somehow, she fails to appreciate the unbridgeable gap.
Enough of my ranting. For the subject of Hillary’s regime change efforts in Honduras, here is a piece by Ben Norton. He is a politics staff writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @BenjaminNorton. [click to continue…]
The Clintons appear very comfortable doing their part for those struggling with Bill’s welfare reform. That reform is still working its wonders, by kicking nearly one million people off of food stamps this year – yes, in 2016. That’s one of Bill’s policies that Hillary touts.
In my previous post I demonstrated that the Clintons are far less than progressive Democrats. They are DINOs, at best. How can it not be obvious when they both decry income disparity while she charges $675,000 to tell the Wall Street casinos how she will protect them from progressives.
Below I give you a post from Zack Carter on this very topic that likely will be enlightening to those who were enjoying the dotcom boom and weren’t paying close attention to Bill and Newt’s legislative partnership.
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From my younger days I recall a quotation by Oliver Goldsmith (1730 – 1774), an Irish novelist, playwright, poet and physician: “Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no lies.” Of course, he was unfamiliar with the Republican party and present-day American ‘journalism.’
Perhaps the world was simpler in the 18th Century. Now it isn’t necessary to ask a politician a question to get a lie. They are impossible to stop.
On the other hand, what we laughingly call journalists seem reluctant and/or incapable of crafting questions that might elicit useful responses. Then again, given the targets of those putative questions, they may be well aware of the futility of such efforts.
This article is by Eric Levitz and was published in the New York magazine. He presents evidence that the implementation of the nonsense that passes for conservative economics has devastated the economies of Kansas and Louisiana. This is the very same prescription every conservative politician has for the entire country.
When will people realize that all ideologies are merely simplistic constructs which purport to offer devotees answers without requiring them to think? [click to continue…]
Bill Clinton is the consummate politician. Agree or disagree with his policies, no one has been as adroit at selling himself and his wares.
Before Obama came along, Bill was frequently, only partly in jest, billed as the first Black president. Why? Because he did so much for the Black citizenry? No. Because he convinced people that he was so devoted to their well-being. In truth, he screwed the Blacks and Latinos even more than he screwed the middle class.
Many members of the Black and Latino communities and the middle class will vote for Hillary this election cycle totally convinced that the lies of the Clintons are gospel.
I dislike using posts from others, even when their work is better written than mine – especially on those rare occasions. However, I’m trying to recover from a second major surgery in a short period of time. The following is from an article by Richard Behan published at alternet.org.
But first, just one point. If Hillary is concerned about the disparity in incomes, why did she charge $675,000 for 3 speeches? She claims that was what was offered. She lied. It turns out, that was the fee she demanded. [click to continue…]
If you have a large amount of debt, cut expenses; tighten your belt. Who says?
Says the people who want to screw you again – and make you pay for it again. True, there are others saying the same thing but they are either the toadies of the above parasites or the gullible, touting the bunkum of the above parasites.
The banks almost tanked the global economy. You and I bailed them out. Now they want more from us. They call it austerity. They justify it with specious arguments.
Wall Street owns almost all of the Republican candidates. There are a few they are smart enough not to even bother with, though they echo the same tripe. Bernie may be the only candidate they don’t own.
For the most part, I will spare you my rhetoric and let a couple of others provide some clarity on the subject of austerity. [click to continue…]
This is not the Gulf. No shrimp, oysters, sea trout, king mackerel, red snapper or sharks were harmed in the making of this disaster. This is someone’s yard in Arkansas, where their children used to play.
It’s not just the oil. The toxins that remain once it’s all prettified should keep the kids out of that sandbox until they are grandparents.
Hillary wants us to ignore her record on the Keystone XL pipeline. Though, as Secretary of State, it was in her bailiwick, she doesn’t have an opinion — or doesn’t want us to know that opinion. She’s hoping Obama will hurry up and take the blame.
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Greece cannot fall all by itself. It likely will bring the end of the Eurozone and create significant problems for the US. The Eurozone is a noble experiment but it is run by an international cartel of incompetents. [click to continue…]