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September 26, 2011

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POVERTY OR PAY As we debate how to add jobs, I think everyone is talking around an important fact. The economic success of our world competition is based on low wages and an acceptance of a large portion of their societies living in a type of poverty that is unimaginable to our citizens. Exporting such […]

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September 18, 2011

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END AFGHANISTAN WAR AFGHANIS AWAYS REVERT TO 9TH CENTURY I truly hate to say it, but I sincerely believe it is time for the U.S. military and NATO armed forces to leave Afghanistan. The latest attack by the Afghanis themselves on the American embassy and NATO headquarters only reinforces my view. As a former enlisted […]

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September 14, 2011

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EUROPEAN¬† UNION FACES CRISIS AS Europe and the European Union struggles to reverse a plunge in financial confidence, Germany holds the key position to summing the leadership to rescue the Euro. And Europe’s debt crisis is affecting the American stock market and economy. American officials want Germany to act more decisively because bank lending could […]

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September 11, 2011

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PAY AS YOU GO FAILS SUFFERING FROM NATURE’S DISASTERS It was inevitable that this bipartisan practice of helping storm-tossed Americans, regardless of the cost, would become politicized. After all, if tea party Republicans held the debt ceiling hostage, in exchange for a heavy ransom of spending cuts, why would we not expect them to insist […]

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September 4, 2011

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CALL A SPADE A SPADE OWING UP TO PAST MISTAKES A MUST I remember President Bill Clinton leaving office with his head held high and bequeathing our country a budget surplus. No big deal, right? Then 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraqi war (on terror), tax breaks (including for those making more than eight figures). We do not […]