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I blame Republicans for doing a horrible job when they had an opportunity to achieve great things. The candidates may get removed at the ballot box but Americans will suffer the consequences of their stupidity. Democrats in power will make our economy sputter and we will become less safe.
In addition, while consumer spending drops, unemployment will rise. These are the effects of tax and spend mentality, especially when groups of small business owners, who Liberals feel are rich and must pay up. Democrats will demand higher minimum wages, providing pay raises not authorized by employers. This too will cause a rise in unemployment.
While Democrats spend cash out of the Social Security pool, system bankruptcy will be ensure. Sure I see doom and gloom with a Liberal in charge. The 90's boom was everything about technology and entrepreneurs not the Clinton administration or their fiscal policy.
The current economy is about tax cuts, especially to business owners who reinvest, create jobs and insure people. Small business will suffer and the trickle down effect will ripple across the country. Haste makes waste, so be careful when voting. Going left may mean no turning back.
Unfortunately Mr. Fox thinks he's still on the sit-com Spin City while not necessarily checking the facts on federal funding for stem cell research. If you suffer from a disease one might feel one way, as Mr. Fox does, but they shouldn't receive a free pass based on political rhetoric.
The debate, pros and cons can be found in this Time article, The Great Debate Over Stem Cell Research. You can get views forever. Moral vs. Scientific, the part Mr. Fox and Democrats never mention, is that research is ongoing and we are only talking about federal funding, which requires tax dollars from people who opose funding it. Opposition is considerable and that should be considered.
Science should be required to provide substantive evidence that federal funding is necessary to extend research. They should also provide evidence this in no way causes the taking of human life with medical support.
A nice spin ad on stem cell research is great theater but slimy politics. Mr. Fox shouldn't have lowered himself to get into the political fray.
Hat Tip: iAmericanRight
The Reid denial began early on when he hung up the phone when questioned about the deal during an AP interview. Senate ethics rules require lawmakers to disclose on their annual ethics report all transactions involving investment properties, regardless of profit or loss, and to report any ownership stake in companies.
The Dirty Details:
Kent Cooper, who oversaw government disclosure reports for federal candidates for two decades in the Federal Election Commission, said Reid's failure to report the 2001 sale and his ties to Brown's company violated Senate rules.
Reid and his wife, Landra, personally signed the deeds selling their full interest in the property to Brown's company, Patrick Lane LLC, for the same $400,000 they paid in 1998, records show.
Despite the sale, Reid continued to report on his public ethics reports that he personally owned the land until it was sold again in His disclosure forms to Congress do not mention an interest in Patrick Lane or the company's role in the 2004 sale.
Can we also get live games piped in?
And the Beat Goes On!
The list will probably grow and the embarrassment continue. Golf trips, paid vacations, private jets, dirty deals, promises of donations. The Democrats have avoided the downfall although many of them, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have ties to Abramoff and have committed other indiscretions if not criminal acts.
Mark Foley's indiscretions have taken over the front page while the media and Democrats sniff the chum in the political waters and go on a feeding frenzy. The Foley scandal simply produces more ammunition to the already mounting scandal list that Republicans created for themselves.
The only thing besides a healthy war chest that can keep Nancy Pelosi out of the House Speakers chair is the reality setting into the Republican base. This fear alone may provide the impetus to get out the vote, despite an inept party who took political success and squandered it.