Republican majority? A disastrous misfortune

I’ve got to, got to, got to say it! I am asphyxiating from holding it back. It must be said: Let’s not allow the Republican party to gain a majority in the House or the Senate. It is sad that a great number of Americans have forgotten the economic mess created by the Republican policies of the Bush administration. Do you remember that? Too many have a serious case of amnesia brought by fear and insecurity. Some, lets face it, have a deep seeded resentment and animosity toward a president that they believe to be foreign (not born in the United States), of a religion other than Christian and many other lies fed by the multiplicity of hate mongers who put another notch in their fame and another dollar in their bank.

How can we forget that the Republican policies delivered the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression? These are the policies that allowed unbridled capitalism run wild to the edge of the abyss. These are the divine priests of the Almighty Dollar sermonizing about free markets regardless of the consequences to consumers. Preaching that “greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.” They forgot that consumers are the lifeblood energizing free markets. They forgot that consumers must be respected and protected. Now, we are suffering the results of Republican unregulated, free-wheeling capitalism.

Now, these same priests, who almost destroyed  capitalism, want to save the country with a cynical Pledge to America. An empty program with no concrete solutions to our economic predicament.

There, I said it! I can breath now. What a relief!

In addition: This Republican Pledge to America is nothing new. Even John Boehner said, “We are not going to be any different than we’ve been.” They’re offering the same agenda that put us on a path to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

  • That means they’re not prepared to discuss protecting Social Security and Medicare.
  • They have no plan for education or teachers.
  • They offer up no solutions to the outsourcing of American jobs.
  • They lay out no plans to invest in key industries like clean energy and manufacturing.
  • They don’t talk about rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, and railways.

There are more reasons, many more, why the Republican party must not take back the majority in our Legislature.

(For those of you in-the-know, yes, I plagiarized the above list. I plead guilty. I did it because I could. By this disclosure I admit that the list was copied and pasted because it summarizes my thought on this ridiculous Pledge. It would have been longer and wordier if I had written it)


About David Sierra-Bolet

Born in Banes, Oriente, Cuba a cool, humid early morning in the United Fruit Sugar Company Hospital during the last weeks of World War II. Lived in many places, studied in many schools, exposed to many ideas: Banes - Colegio Los Amigos (Quaker); Puerto Padre - Colegio Wilminton (Quaker); Berea, Santa Clara (Interdenominational); Holguin, Cuba - Colegio Los Amigos (Quaker); Cardenas, Matanzas - Colegio La Progresiva (Presbyterian). Berea, Kentucky - Berea College Foundation School (Interdenominational) El Paso, Texas - Irvin High School (Public); Miami, Florida - Dade County Junior College (Public) - Florida International University (Public); Los Angeles, California (Pace Magazine, Up with People) From 1964 to 1965 visited most mayor universities in the SE of the US, as part of a group of speakers sponsored by Moral Re-Armament and inspired by Peter Howard's challenge to change the world through a personal moral re-evaluation. From 1965 to 1970 Traveled extensively with the musical movement Up With People. Visited many places, met many people, lived with many families: 42 States of the United States and Puerto Rico, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, England, Spain and Portugal. Worked as: Payroll Analyst - ADP, Miami Fl.; Budget & Planning analyst - Milgo Electronics, Miami Fl; Sales Manager - Airways and Airliner Hotels, Miami, Fl; Musical groups promoter - Megatalent Associates, Miami, Fl, Food & Beverage Director, Holiday Inn, Miami, Fl; Lipstik Club, Co-Manager, South Miami and North Miami, Fl; Crazy Jim Club, Gen. Mgr. Hollywood, Fl; Yvor Strip Club, Gen. Mgr. Tampa Fl; Utopia Club, St. Petersburg, Fl; Ponce de Leon Hotel, Front Desk Clerk, St. Petersburg, Fl; retired in St Petersburg, Fl.
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