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The majority of the advisors in the White House today are former Bill Clinton Administration people that are considered to be "Centrist" or to the"Right" of the political spectrum who should be replaced.These "Centrist" advisors have been advising the President on economic affairs that have so far been counter productive. Even MSNBC TV Chris Matthews (Hardball with Chris Matthews) yesterday evening was advocating that Hillary Clinton be an Obama White House administrator. What I would like to know is how Hillary would be any different than those Clinton advisors who are already present in the White House? In addition, the American People do not need a former corporate lawyer like Hillary Clinton to be a part of any economic recovery program as an advisor.
In fact, a large number of Progressive Democrats that I have communicated with recently would prefer political leaders such as Dennis Kucinich, Howard Dean,John Edwards. Elizabeth Warren, or Vicki Kennedy the wife of Ted Kennedy as possible replacements on the present White House advisory staff who have proven themselves to be an advocate for ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS THIS NATION and NOT just an advocate for the middle class only. Since when have you heard on the TV news or a politician in Washington D. C. talk about POVERTY in this Nation or the needs of Low Income wage earners, low income senior citizens, low income Veterans who can barely pay for their daily living expenses now days? It is very ironic that a majority of our middle class Americans know that these people need financial assistance now, but why is it that our politicians in Washington D.C. continue to ignore these financial needs?
It is also a fact that after our U. S. Government had hastily spent a majority of the budget deficit at the business sector level, there was nothing left in tax revenue to "trickle down" to those U. S. Citizens who were at the very bottom of the economic ladder who needed the financial help the most. It is also ironic that both political parties were urging a spending freeze and a deficit spending panel was also created in order to focus the public's attention on the national debt instead to avoid addressing this low income problem. Soon the Bush tax cuts will end, but not one word has been mentioned that any portion of this additional available tax cut revenue funds will be spent to increase the income of our American poor and elderly citizenry.
It is also a fact that the President of the United States has the veto power over congress if they should try to make these Bush tax cuts permanent. Speaking of Presidential vetoes, is it not ironic that over the past twelve years that Bush or Obama of both political parties have very seldom used their veto powers in Congress? It therefore appears to me that both parties over these identical years seem to be in harmony most of the time in regard to pending legislation in this nation than the public is led to believe by the news media.
When the banks and financial sector needed money, it was provided to them within thirty days or less. Soon it will be the small business sector who will be receiving financial aid through tax reductions. It is inconceivable that our low income citizens cannot receive a tax break in the form of financial aid because they do not receive enough income to pay any federal taxes or they are disabled or too ill to work at a full time steady job. If the business sector would pay low income workers a deceit taxable living wage, perhaps they would soon be in a tax bracket to receive a tax break that others are now fortunate to receive.
Are our low income American citizens in this nation also not a victim of this present Depression, or is it only the middle class that we hear consistently over the news air waves each day? It is also ironic that a majority of these identical middle class American citizens realize that our low income Americans need financial assistance today, but why our politicians in Washington D. C. continue to ignore this crises is beyond my imagination. A Depression is a time when ALL Americans need help from their Government and not just selected segments within our present society.
The present national division between the rich and the poor during this present depression must come to an end now if this Nation is to become united once again. Either we ALL go down together or we will ALL survive or prosper together during this depression with economic equality and justice for ALL the people of this nation that has made this nation prosperous and grow in the past.
This nation's low income American people may be the forgotten or ignored citizens of today, but in November of this year, their voices may be heard loud and clear at the voting booths on election day unless their needs are not addressed by this present Government prior to the November congressional election that is now scheduled for this year.
Leon, Senior Citizen, Vet, Activist
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