bin Laden? Check!
May 12, 2011 § 2 Comments
OK. Congrats Obama. Obama bin Laden, oops, Osama bin Laden, is now captured, I mean killed. #obl is longer trending. Citizens are no longer drinking and dancing in the streets. Now what?
I’m happy for the bin Laden victory but let’s come down from the victory high. We have problems here at home. Now, undistracted from a birth certificate and Trump’s circus moves, we have to focus.
Gas is rising. Immigration reform is needed. We have an absurd amount of debt. Teachers are being laid off by the dozens and schools are being shutdown. This is not a time for strict ideologies, Mr. Boehner. What are you and your party going to do? What are you willing to sacrifice?
Needless to say, we need a solution.
I’m all for immigration reform and the Dream Act. I said couple months back that the President would attack this issue because the problem, illegal immigration, will be ever more present in ’12. The issue is too big and he knows this. Hopefully, but I expect, it won’t be the normal politics: conservatives = xenophobes (though many are). Pushing to please the Latino vote, today the President presented his plan in El Paso, TX on immigration reform.
Summary of his plan: Obama’s plan would require illegal immigrants to register with the government, undergo criminal background checks, pay back taxes and fines, learn English and get in line behind people who have already applied to enter the country. Then, they would be eligible to become legal permanent residents in eight years, and full U.S. citizens five years later.
Apart from immigration, I have problems keeping my gas light off. It’s quite frustrating. And to think, Exxon apologizes for high prices, claims to have no control over prices, and claims to not make any money off gasoline. Sigh.
We have to cut back on consumption. We can not continue to buy $100 shoes and complain about gas prices. That’s easy to say when the U.S. is consuming almost 4x as much oil as we are producing. It’s obvious the government is moving to slow for us regular folk.
Now Congress, Senate Democrats, is dragging big oil executives to Capitol Hill and grilling ’em on subsidies and to explain why gas is rising. This is a result of the people’s cry for lower prices.
Increasing taxes on big oil isn’t the solution. Decreasing our slavery is!
Is it the rich’s moral responsibility to help the government get out of this slump? Or as a listener put it, “is [ConocoPhilip exec.] your subsidy more important than providing student’s government aid.” Is it OK to pass laws, forcing the rich to help?
Slamming the rich, though the biggest scam, Wall St bailout (something I won’t expand on this post) occurred, attacking the rich is no use.
Classic class warfare.
I support looser regulation on minimum wage and an increase on the tax rate, proportionally, all across the board.
Invest in your future, yourself…and alternative energy!
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