~ “Just this past week, Obama admitted that money flowing to Iran from his negotiated deal will be used by Iran to fund terrorism. …If I had told you in 2008 that Barack Obama would negotiate a deal that he acknowledges will fund terrorism, you'd have thought me a conspiracy theorist.” Erick Erickson, Townhall
~ When I think of how the USA has overcome adversity over the last two centuries, I believe it was because the people were unified with common goals and beliefs and were willing to make monumental sacrifices to achieve them. We, the people, were led astray on several occasions, but we recovered through our unity. I hope we will one day demonstrate that attribute again.
~ The GOP presidential candidates better stop overlooking women in their search for votes. They don’t have to please them, but they better starting including them when sharing concerns for Americans.
~ The best opinion and analogy I’ve read this year of our political process is rather sad since I believe it to be true. I wish it weren’t! Thank you Tommyboy for reminding me that “the game is fixed”.
~ Since I try to look at both sides of the coin when it comes to our economy and politics, I watched a documentary on Netflix, Inequality For All. It was difficult to keep an open mind due to my ingrained beliefs, but if the numbers are correct, our economy has grown, in part, by reducing the purchasing power (inflation adjusted wages) of the middle class.
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich made some interesting observations in the film. One was that the economy is driven and controlled by the middle class, and that's who has to stand up for themselves. Before you go off on me and accuse me of being a liberal, watch it in its entirety. Try to keep an open mind because its not easy to accept.
~ I noticed where the Decatur School District was raising the tax rate to pay for the bond that was passed. I also noticed a billboard when I was driving north on 287 in Jeterville where the Decatur ISD had an ad. I don’t know that I ever saw a billboard ad for an ISD.