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The Republican Party's policies failed big time...

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Over the last eight years we have been bull winkled to believe lies over obvious ‘proof’ of the failed policies of the Republican Party. Every lifeline is in peril and no truncates of detached connections are in sight. 

I’ve traveled via train around the country two years ago and my heart fail to the ground as I witnessed plant closures and ghost towns as I traveled around the U.S. Whether we are democrat, republican or independent we all know someone that was affected by the mortgage mismanagement and we all know of an elderly person who need senior care.  I’ve responded to natural disasters over eighteen years here at home and abroad.

I witnessed the devastation in the Gulf States first hand on site after the storm calmed. I cried like a baby what I witnessed and no one can take it out of my heart of the governments’ failures on top of a major disaster. "The proof is so clear that it need not be mentioned." The region is still in perils three years later. Working part time job at a gas station I’ve witness truck drivers who were forced out of work because they could not afford to pay for the high cost of fuel and businesses closing because the economy. 

I witnessed people handing me coins from there piggy banks to make it to work. Our gas prices are out of control and the crisis exceeds the 1972 oil embargo. What failed policies: response to Hurricane Katrina that left 1,600 dead American citizens to defend for themselves and the war in Iraq that is reaching 4,500 dead Americans. Do we need proof that we are antagonistic towards other nations verse mediating differences?  We have a laundry list of issues that need to be cleaned up by the next administration and we have a lot of work ahead of us. 

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We have job crisis, health care crisis, homeless crisis, impatience over the open wars, gas crisis, economic crisis, immigration crisis, senior care crisis, mortgage crisis and the list continues.  In the movie “Man on Fire” the people that were responsible for taking care of business were criminals and when they got caught they stated that “I am a professional”.  Casing point - our administration is using the same lie. 

They are not professional. A quote by Benjamin Disraeli "There are three types of lies - lies, damn lies, and statistics” sums up the demagogic opinions of the state of our affairs, the economy and call for the end of the wars. The media enjoy talking about small things verses building relationships to find common ground between conflicting beliefs and views.  The media should give us the facts verses the opinions. Bias media serves no one; however, this story is not about the media.

Our dollar went from surplus to red in the last eight years and the results have crippled our economic. We are bleeding 10 billion dollars a month for an open war. We can agree to disagree on approaches, however, the proof is that the Republican Administrations policies came with deceit and stubbornness to meet in the middle and they avoided fiduciary responsibility when it involved financing the occupation in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan and its been a burden on our economy.  Additionally, we have hostility with Russia, Iran, Pakistan and almost every continent. The next Presidents “temperament” will be an added strength to managing the next administration. We surely could use some friends of western values from the 266 nations around the world.  

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We have no control over creating jobs here in the U.S. to offset the imbalance of spending.  The unemployment index is another story all by its self. 

Why was it so urgent for the administration to act alone to be the lone ranger in pursuit of over throwing Iraq?  Was it the will of the people or the will of a few? Was it really the lack of time to act or was proof not a factor in the equation?  Was the proof of postponement too great to gather the facts to justify or warrant war after 911?  Instead they gave us proof by providing poor statistics as proof to go to war. The facts did not exist and the professionals lied. 

We are outsourcing the war contracts to companies that reside outside of the U.S. and avoiding bringing jobs to America. This administration gave us guru’ reports, they gave us exploratory committees, they asked for more time to resolve issues and they gave false results and induced fear over the last eight years via radio and television as a tactics to bull winkled the American people.  

Why are we sending American jobs to a country that has a population and GDP greater than ours whereas the workers in the U.S. are reduced to accepting temporary or low paying jobs, no health care, no care for the ageing and mentally ill? The population of China is 1.3 billion to our 303 million and the imbalance of jobs doesn’t make good sense.  

Iraq’s population is 28 million and yet we are going in debt at 10 billion dollars per month when they have a huge economic surplus of revenue from there oil reserves. The oil cartel in Texas has presence in over 160 nations and Iraq will become the next residence. The oil companies should stop spending money at the level they are currently in other nations and invest in alternative fuel and raise the fuel efficiency now and not 50 years down the road. 

We have the fuel alternative technology yet we don’t wish to use it because big oil believes it would put them out of business. The current oil crisis has hurt Americans traveling via air, land and water. The fuel crisis has affected other economies as well.  We are a nation of immigrants and our tenets reflect diversity, however, lately we are a nation that ostracizes differences. We have issues regarding how to handle 12 million undocumented visitors on our soil.  How are we going to resolve the immigration issue? 

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Do we allow long term work visas in lieu of our ageing population, permanent visas, corridor to citizenship or deportation?  This is a hot issue in California. Before the mortgage crisis began who was overseeing it at the federal level? Who’s looking after the ageing work force and workers that lost there jobs due to the economic crisis?  We are out of tough, we’re going down the wrong path and we need to change direction fast.  Change manage at the national level is warranted to offer a fresh start. My friends are pretty smart and that’s why they are my friends. 

I enjoy intellectual conversations regarding world and local current events, however, no patience for demagogues. 

All I want to see are results.   My republican friends all own businesses or they are an attorney and they agree that the Republican Party is out of balance and the management of our affairs is unacceptable.  When the facts are obvious and one argues to insult your intellect it becomes sickening after awhile. When disconnects are real and we over speak the facts by shouting or throwing a fit it does not change the reality. 

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Worked as a survey team leader initially after a disaster, lead reviewer on Guam (80 employees), Senior Construction Analyst and Field Operations Specialist for the Northridge Earthquake (150), Field Chief in Arizona (15), Liaison, Field Inspector (more...)
 

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