Now that Occupy Wall Street has captured the imagination of the bottom 99% everywhere and become a movement of global stature, I'd like to know what you think of the movement. Your opinion matters, please take this poll.
President Obama just announced his bid for re-election in 2012. I'd like to know your feelings about the 2012 elections.
The President broke a major campaign promise when he literally surrendered to the Republicans and gave them a two year extension on the Bush tax breaks for the rich. Some people say that President Obama did it out of concern for the unemployed who had their unemployment insurance held hostage by the Republicans. Apparently that concern didn't extend to the many people who have been unemployed for over 99 weeks. I say that any defense at this point is just the bleating of Obama apologists who are starting to look more like members of a cult than a members of a political party.
The Unemployment issue should have been resolved earlier in the game.There are ways of throwing negative bargaining chips on the table that would have had the Republicans quaking in their boots.
For many of us, President Obama's caving on tax breaks for the rich was the last straw, for me it was when he became a "free" trader like his fellow Democrat Bill Clinton and supported KORUS FTA, The South Korea US Free Trade Agreement, an agreement that was originated by the Bush administration and has the endorsement of the US Chamber of Commerce.
Frankly, when November 2012 rolls around, I don't want to be presented with the classic Democratic/Republican lesser of two evils scenario. We don't need a Republican or a someone who makes deals with Republicans in office. If we genuinely fear for the future of our country if it continues along the current path, we have to start planning for REAL change NOW!
You can take the first step by taking this poll:
We all know that it is our civic duty to vote. Even though the guy or gal that we elect has a moral duty to keep his or her campaign promises, that usually doesn't happen. This poll is about a way to make our politicians do the right thing.
While you are waiting for part three of my five part series, let's learn about each other with this poll.
Some people say that corporate lobbyists have more influence on our elected representatives than we do. That's because, our votes whisper and their money shouts. What do you think?
Things are out of control. The average person feels disenfranchised. It seems that our elected officials come in two varieties:
1- The party that is blatantly on the side of big business and gave us eight years of George Bush, Herbert Hoover, etc., hides behind a veneer of patriotism and is unified in it's goals which clearly preclude any cooperation with the Democrats..
2- The party that purports to be on the side of the working person and makes grandiose campaign promises, but always seems to seek the approval of the official party of Hoover and Bush and calls that being bipartisan. Cases in point, Bill Clinton's support of Globalization and our friends the blue dog Democrats, who are closet Republicans.
I really need to know how my audience feels about all of the above.
Please take this poll: