Save America, Vote for Anyone but Bush!Written by Gary R. Hess
George W. Bush has been in office for a little more than 3 ˝ years. His resume is that of poorest of all time and yet he is on verge of being re-elected.
Bush has done so many wrong doings it is hard to find a place to start. He has taken over a country who clearly did nothing wrong, ignored another country which now is leading back to their Soviet ways, ignored yet another countries nuclear weapons ability, disregarded needs of our veterans and retired peoples, and as well lost over 2 million jobs and created just 300,000 low paying ones in return.
His ignorance has left United States unwanted and heart broken. The USA went to Iraq for no reason at all. People can say that Saddam was a bad man all they want, but there is no proof. Iraq did not have nuclear weapons like ones described in Bush’s speech, Iraq did not try to steal uranium like in same speech and ‘horror’ stories which were told throughout Iraq campaign of Saddam murdering his people was later found false. The Iraq war has now left more than 1,000 American soldiers dead and tens of thousands Iraqi civilians decapitated or dead.
His idea of killing terrorists is bombing market places and ambulances like ones just a few days ago leaving 20 civilians dead, including one Pakistani news cameraman who caught whole ordeal on video and was shown later that night on television showing so called “precision bombing” of United States is one that is killing normal innocent Iraqis.
The president also managed to ignore Russia’s need for protection and for feeling important in making decisions world wide. And now Russia has begun to turn to their old Soviet ways. Putin announced just yesterday, September 14th 2004 that he is seeking far more power for “protection against terrorists.” The problems is, power which he is seeking will give him ability to hand pick his “congress” and make decisions for people, voting will no longer be needed.
7 Proposals to solve the Unemployment ProblemWritten by Virginia Bola, PsyD
The subject is constantly in news and may decide next national elections – infamous jobless recovery. More than 8 million Americans are out of work with another 4 million underemployed or no longer looking for work. Good manufacturing, technical and services jobs are being shipped to India, Asia, and other developing countries. The mood of middle and working class becomes more pessimistic, outlook for their immediate future more grim. Politicians debate solutions: abrogating current trade treaties, providing protection for various industries, investment in retraining programs, wishful thinking that lower taxes will turn everything around, promise of a labor shortage within 15 years. Meanwhile, population grows, demanding creation of 150,000 new jobs per month just to stay even. Where are more than 2 million 2004 jobs promised by Council of Economic Advisers? They will come when government truly invests in social and financial welfare of working public. Historically, U.S. has looked at employment only in times of crisis – recession or alarming unemployment figures. Rather than “quick fixes,” we need a national long-range policy on employment which addresses issue, in good times and bad, with sustained interest, analysis, and support. Here are seven proposals: 1. Create a National Office of Employment to develop long term strategies and oversight of U.S. labor market in order to track trends, analyze data, research emerging problems, and prepare early interventions.