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The American government’s favorite industry is war. It is making war on five nations right now: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen and Libya. The drumbeats for war on Iran are sounding, growing louder and louder. But before Iran will be Syria, as the United States tightens the noose around Iran.
Poll results released Thursday from Gallup show that just 26 percent of Americans approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy, which is a new low for the President. The President’s approval rating on the economy has sunk 11 points since the polling agency last measured it in mid-May. Previously, his lowest approval rating on the economy was 35 percent in November 2010.
President Barack Obama has wasted little time in fundraising, despite claiming that “it’s not election season yet” at a town hall in Cannon Falls, Minn. Brendan Doherty, an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Naval Academy and part-time researcher at the non-partisan White House Transition Project, recently looked at fundraising numbers for Obama and the five Presidents that preceded him, and found that the 44th President has held far more fundraisers.
On Thursday, the United States took further steps to work toward putting an end to the Syrian government’s violence against its people. President Barack Obama called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, and issued an Executive Order instituting harsh, new financial sanctions against the country.
Despite the best efforts of the mainstream media and the Republican apparatchik to ignore him or paint him as a kook, Representative Ron Paul can win the Republican nomination. The MSM is finally recognizing that Paul’s message of liberty, sound money and ending foreign intervention is resonating with a growing segment of the American electorate.
I have had it up to here with Barack Obama’s refusal to take responsibility for any of his failed (and unbelievably expensive) policies. All he and his coteries of apologists can do is blame his predecessor and argue for more government spending to make things better.
A former Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) official has alleged the agency violated Federal law by destroying the records of enforcement cases it had decided not to pursue. The agency allegedly purged records involving major Wall Street firms, including Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley.
While President Barack Obama and his election staff have sworn off special-interest money for the 2012 campaign, Democrats in Congress have taken advantage of the dollars that are available from these groups.