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One of the many patriotic slogans that has become popular as the 2012 election campaigns swing into full gear is “reclaiming the American Dream.” But in order to reclaim something, you must first understand what it is, and I can tell you with certainty that the American Dream is not what power-focused politicians would like you to believe it is.
President Barack Obama delivered a speech about the state of the economy that outlined a potential plan for how to spark growth and create jobs with $450 billion more from the American taxpayers.
I would have thought that — outside macabre celebrations in the Islamofascist sandboxes — there was no “wrong” way to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. Among those with whom I share relationships, a variety of methods took shape.
The European economic crises continued to compound on Monday with threats of a Greek default coming closer to reality, and European banks holding masses of country debt came under fresh threat.
Prior to the Tea Party Debate Monday night, former GOP candidate Tim Pawlenty, during an appearance on Fox News, endorsed former rival Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination.
Huntsman was extremely popular as Governor of Utah, with his approval ratings hitting 90 percent at several points in his Administration, which was noted for its tax reform agenda. Those tax reforms included $110 million in income tax cuts, and a statewide flat income tax rate. His reforms slashed sales and food taxes and provided tax credits aimed at attracting new business development. The Cato Institute ranked Utah top in the nation for tax policy after Huntsman’s reforms kicked in.
Talking to POLITICO in a pre-debate interview last Wednesday, Santorum said he has a consistent record of conservatism. He’s never been a Democrat, even when it would have been easier, and he never was for things while running for office in a liberal State that he’s no longer for now that he’s running for a national seat.
By a whopping margin, GOP insiders prefer Romney over Perry and believe he has a better chance of defeating Obama. The problem is, most conservative rank-and-file members of the party don’t seem to agree. And Republican insiders don’t have a great track record of picking a winner (See Gerald Ford, Bob Dole and John McCain).
In his much-anticipated address to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama plead for another $447 billion in government spending and tax incentives to spark economic recovery for the stalled U.S. economy.
Bachmann claims the Tea Party mantle and is the founder of the Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives. But while she was prominent at Capitol Hill Tea Party gatherings protesting the Obamacare vote and stimulus spending bills, some things in Bachmann’s background and some of her votes indicate she is not the conservative she tries to portray.