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Romney-Ryan Offer No Pathway to Self Reliance

More than three-fifths of the cuts proposed by Mr. Ryan come from programs for low-income Americans. These cuts are so severe that the nation’s Catholic bishops protested the proposal as failing to meet society’s moral obligations, saying the plans “will hurt hungry children, poor families, vulnerable seniors.”

To Mr. Ryan, the poor will benefit when they no longer rely on government handouts. But his plans contain no pathway to self-reliance for the tens of millions of people who are either poor, unemployed or uninsured. In his world, they will be entirely on their own, or will rely on charity.

via The Romney-Ryan Plan for America – NYTimes.com.

Taking away without giving. Democrats have struggled for years to create a pathway and  have done no better. We have a sprawl-prison-car-enslaved nation. The answer lies in radical social change that can only happen when we have rid Congress of its most deleterious members. Then we can legislate to create car-free communities that build diversity into their fabric based on people’s aspirations and desires. Defeating  sprawl society and its policies and presuppositions is the agenda.

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The Romney-Ryan Debacle

It’s no wonder that Mr. Romney does not want to take full responsibility for his running mate’s ideas. Mr. Romney hasn’t issued a real budget plan and appears to have no interest in doing so before the election, perhaps for fear that voters might realize how little they would like it. Mr. Ryan, on the other hand, has assembled two spending plans, both of which were passed by the House. While the country is fortunate they were never enacted, they reveal Republican priorities in a way that Mr. Romney up to now has avoided.

via The Romney-Ryan Plan for America – NYTimes.com.

NYT says Ryan-Romney have no interest in revealing damaging cuts in their draconian plan for America.

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The President Should Preemptively Stop This Given Tea Party Intransigence

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President Obama actually does not care about winning in 2012

President Obama actually does not care about winning in 2012

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Sunday morning and the GOP still leaves us in limbo

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The ball is still with the House Republicans

The ball is still with the House Republicans

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Obama Posts at Short Form Content

Jul 24, 2011
Obama needs to treat them just the way he treated Wright in his Philly speech. In other words he has to talk about them and him. He has been the target all along. The GOP doesn’t give squat for anything but throwing 
Jul 26, 2011
Devastating Comparison of Bush and Obama Fiscal Records. The Chart That Should Accompany All Discussions of the Debt Ceiling – James Fallows – Politics – The Atlantic: “It’s based on data from the Congressional Budget 
Jul 23, 2011
Pelosi has it right, Obama has it right. We the electorate? Not so much. Newsvine – Nancy Pelosi on the the 200th Day of the GOP House Majority: Where are the jobs bills?: “‘Republicans have spent 200 days ignoring jobs 
Jul 25, 2011
As Ken Wilber made clear more than thirty years ago. Barack Obama is an imperfect person like the rest of us. But he seems to have been tapped for the job of midwifing the change I am talking about. 
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