by Francine Thomas .....I was SUPER Busy yesterday. At days end I was exhausted with a million thoughts still racing. Our political issues are broad and wide. Resolutions are in sight, we are marching, rallying, voicing our concerns - yet no change. Our most valued ammunition is to show these Elected officials at the polls, that we mean business.
We can not sit idly by and all what is happening today repeat itself. Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security cuts should be off the table. If we do not get out and educate folks the IMPORTANCE of their vote during General Elections, then we are as guilty as they are.
Relax People, here comes the G.O.Tea Party to Our Rescue With Your Choice Of: “The Racist Gang Who Were Too Stupid to Take Yes for an Answer” or “How the Tea Party has Virtually Assured the Election of the Clinton's in 2016”.
The attempt to remove Democracy by Anarchy and replace it with an Oligarchical Plutocracy, will ultimately fail for many different reasons. (Oligarchy- Rule by the few. Plutocracy- Rule by the Rich, Thus, Oligarchical Plutocracy is a political system that is run by a few rich people/families/entities)
Jim Burkhart, President of Tampa General Hospital with many distinguished business leaders, and Deirde Macnab, President of the League of Women Voters of Florida, said to the governor at a press conference last week, “Sit down with us and work with us and let’s work out a solution.” I guess this is the highest level of politics, because I don’t understand how people in Florida can be so patient.
I was always one who believed in mobilizing and organizing the grassroots, and putting political pressure on our legislators. In Washington D.C. where I went to college, we were taught to write letters, sign petitions, organize churches, partner with political organizations, and call our representatives until there was a response from our elected officials.
This is an Unprecedented Move by the 1%: A de-facto Coup d'état occurred in the United States on 10/1/2013 and Anarchy has replaced Democracy with an Oligarchical Plutocracy as the “New” American political identity.
The historians will surely note that on that date, the Ultra-Right wing element of the Tea Party ( Led by Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz) exerted its control over and did take, in effect and as a practical matter , control of the Greedy Obsolete Party.
Orlando, Florida – September 23, 2013 – Today, Cynthia Harris, Candidate for Orlando City Commissioner District 5, released a statement regarding the City Council’s vote to give itself a 21% raise.
City Council members recently voted to give themselves a 21% increase in salary while only approving a 3% increase for other City Employees. Although, the City Council voted not to give themselves an increase in both 2008 and 2009, nothing indicates any significant rationale for an increase now, Harris stated. The decision to serve the public in a Public Service role, by design, should be more about sacrifice than self. The question is how will a 21% increase benefit the taxpayers? If it doesn’t then it is probably the belief of public opinion that 3% should be across the board. The City will give employees a 3% raise, but with higher medical insurance cost it does not equate to the cost of living said Harris.