by The Weekly Glass, Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 10:21:32 PM EST
If you are concerned by children writing a letter asking about why they have to leave their home, why not suspend forclosures?
What are the differences between you and the Republicans?
The same people send the Democrats and Republicans to Washington, yes, Big Business.
What makes you so hopeful of America?
If you hated the bank bailout, why did your party not even consider asking about alternatives?
Not doing what is popular, in other words, ignoring the people, reveals a contempt for Democracy.
Your hair looks notably greyer, Mr. President.
Cutting taxes will always be worse for the economy than government spending. If the government spends money, it spends 100% of the money. If it cuts taxes, some of the money will be spent, some will be saved. Money saved always goes through the multiplier effect less times than money spent. So the more the government spends, the better for the economy, as far as growth and employment.
Will this jobs bill push for full employment?
This(lack of funds for small businesses) wouldn't happen if there was some democratic/stakeholder control in the banks we bailed out(several times in the last twenty years).
Why pay businesses to buy capital rather than giving it to workers themselves?
Agree completely on the infrastructure projects.
While you are slashing tax breaks for transnational corporations who allow a capital exodus, why not renegotiate NAFTA and DR-CAFTA?
How about a speculation tax? An very small one that speculators would barely notice would be a huge boon of revenue.
How about an audit of the Federal Reserve and placing it under the Department of Treasury?
New Financial regulations must abolish the two big too fail doctrine, end shadow banking, restrict executive compensation and turn the SEC into an FDA-style body?
Nuclear Power, using or 2%(world share) oil resources to meet our 30% of the world demand, seems like a capitulation to the Republicans rather than serious policy.
A climate pact must include a direct carbon tax, 35 mpg auto standards, subsidies for green energy R & D and polyculture farming, and a removal of subsidies for fossil fuels and factory farming.
How do you plan to double exports? What expense will this be to the third world and what benefit to the average American? Will you support Fair Trade Agreements and (Real) Free Trade Agreements?
Why not make community college free in a federal-state program like medicaid?
How about reigning in tuition costs?
How about equalizing mortgage subsidies and rental/co-operative subsidies?
How about scrapping the bill and going with a Single Payer system? Single Payer - Universal coverage, deficit neutral, better health outcomes, avoid a fiscal crisis and provide immediate economic aid, only a few pages.
If you want to tackle obesity, start by reforming agriculture subsidies(and repealing Ethanol Mandates).
Single Payer!!!!! What about that solution? Doctors and Nurses disrupt hearings to tell you and your fellow senators.
You're current bill is working for the Health Insurance Cartels and the Pharmaceutical Industry, not the American People.
They got that surplus by raiding the Social Security Trust Fund.
708 billion dollars plus war costs is not necessary for defense. This is the rest of the world combined for country that needs to be defended from nobody.
The reason we have 53 trillion in unfunded entitlements is because those programs go through the inefficient privatized system.
Those doubts are because the government is a Pluralist Plutocracy.
How about swtiching to full, federal financing of public elections. Public funding for public elections.
Earmarks-less than 1% of the federal budget. Why is this an issue?
When did 60 become the new 50? Abolish the filibuster. It was intended to protect minority rights, when in fact it has been used to suppress minority rights.
The new Supreme Court ruling will lead to turning election season into a Super Bowl. In fact, the Super Bowl will be nothing. It will make the Super Bowl look like nothing.
How about supporting the sovereignty rights of all Afghans, like uh the right to go to a wedding without getting hit by a hellfire missile fired from an unmanned predator drone operated on a joy stick by a Nintendo pilot on a heavily guarded military base miles away.
By all troops do you mean you want to close down all military bases abroad?
How about supporting the homeless veterans by giving them low cost housing?
Instead of a nuclear arrangement with Russia that both countries will go back on, how about negotiating a hand over of control of Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Radiological weapons and delivery systems to the United Nations?
Why not support a nuclear free Middle East?
Why not give permanent residency status to Haitians under their inalienable rights under international law?
Why not allow their democratically elected and most popular leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide to return to at least have a say in relief efforts and rebuilding?
Why not give public money? Apparently the banks had a crisis 40,000 times more severe than the Haitians did.
You could repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell by executive order.
ICE raids and deportations are institutionalized Xenophobia. They should be suspended at least until we have comprehensive immigration reform and the renegotiation of NAFTA.
Why would people have faith in corporations, mass media and government? They don't have faith in dictatorships either. These tyrannies are no different.
What about the Nurses Union? 12,000 volunteers to go to Haiti. Their leader couldn't even get a phone call into the President! You must answer this.
Well so much for he was going to dramatically shift course. Don't vote in the midterms.