Archive for the ‘Political Ethics’ Category

A Call for Action Since Tolerance of Republican Policies Equals Passivity to Injustice

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Over the last three decades, Independents and Democrats have been tolerant of Republican policies while the opposite has not been true. However, this tolerance has become passivity to injustices. Passivity to injustice lead to Hitler and other notorious despots to take power in their countries and create internal, regional and international havoc. Likewise, continued passivity to Republican injustices will lead to havoc to the American way of life.

Republican policies in the last three decades has lead to a significant decline of the American Middle Class and worsening of poverty in the USA. Concurrently, the Republican stalwarts, i.e., the top 1%, have greatly enriched themselves by using this same policies. Republicans frame their injustices in terms such as “Job creators”, “death taxes”, breaking unions and the like. These terms obscure their injustices thus preventing effective countering.

It is time for Independents and Democrats to give precedence to their core value of countering injustices over their value of tolerance. It is also time for them to act in unison to prevent the worsening of Republican lead injustices and to reverse them.

The American way of life is in danger of splintering into a new American aristocracy of 1%-ers leading the remaining 99% of serf-like workers. This will cause an American Dark Ages and economic stagnation. If it is not yet “Class Warfare” that the Republican decry, it soon will be.

$1000 Does NOT Create Jobs But It Does Improve the National Deficit

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Republicans are against an extra $1,000 a year tax on those who make over $250,000 per year. They believe it will prevent “Job Creators” from creating jobs. Yet, the Republicans have yet to explain how a Job Creator will create any jobs with an extra $1,000 per year. On the other hand, the extra $1,000 per year in taxes will very significantly decrease the national deficit. It seems like a no brainer but then no one ever claimed the Repbulicans had brains.

Instead of Job Creators, these 1%ers are “Revenue Hoarders.” Hoarding revenue and ludicrously excessive wealth while not paying for the infrastructure that help create their hoards has proven nationally unsustainable. Renouncing US citizenship to avoid paying taxes is treasonous. This also applies to corporations (that are ‘people’) who keep massive revenues off shore in order to avoid paying taxes. Taxes paid for the INFRASTRUCTURE that lead to the 1%ers’ and corporation’s income. Now they don’t want to pay for its upkeep and renewal. It is not only unpatriotic but also selfish!

TAXES is what paid for what the US is today. It is every citizen’s duty and moral obligation to pay their fair share of taxes–no matter the final amount paid. Taxphobia is no excuse for not fulfilling ones moral obligation as a US Citizen.

TAXES: How Unemployment and City Cash Flow Problems Can Be Solved

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

If all the public employees (teachers, fire fighters, police, etc.) laid off due to the 2008 financial crises were rehired, the national unemployment problem would be solved!! The private sector is not causing the unemployment crises, but instead it is the unemployment of public workers that is in crises.

Simultaneously, for years many cities have been going through revenue and cash flow problems causing many reductions in public workers and services. Some are even cutting more public services, public employees pay and their pensions and some are filing for bankruptcy. There just isn’t enough cash!

Increased taxes can increase government revenues that would allowed for rehiring public workers and restoring needed public services.

TAX the tax phobic 1% who has pocket the trillions of dollars in tax cuts in the last decade. Taxphobia should NOT prevent tax increases when it is the logical thing to do. Taxophobics need get over their phobia or get out of public service that pays them tax money.

Republicans Lying Again: Obamacare NOT a Middle Class Tax

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The Republicans are delusional or lying again by stating that Obamacare is “the largest middle class tax ever!

The fact is that the vast majority of the US middle class HAS health insurance! Thus, Obamacare adds ZERO to their taxes. So, when is a ZERO TAX INCREASE the biggest one ever???? When you would believe your biased dogma rather than the facts.

May God protect us from liars who believe their own lies.

Republicans are Tax-phobic, Revenue Hoarding, Disconnected and Uncompassionate Cowards

Monday, July 9th, 2012

First, it takes courage to understand others and compromise. The Republican “my way or the highway” way of working with others takes no courage. Thus, the Republicans are cowards since they have been unable to compromise. Their repeal “Obamacare” efforts are prime examples of their persistent cowardly behavior.

Second, they are disconnected in that they only understand themselves and unwilling to connect to others which is required for compromise. This disconnection makes them uncompassionate and wanting to cut others benefits at others costs.

Third, they have hoarded all the increased revenues of the last decade and refuse to pay their fair (progressive) tax rate. In fact, they are tax phobic as if taxes is a religious rather than a political practice.

They would be ludicrous and pitiful if it weren’t for their political status. Instead they are scary. They are scary like a four year child pointing a load gun at you. One cannot know what will happen but it will not be good.

Republicans need to stop being disconnected, uncompassionate, revenue hoarding and tax-phobic cowards and join those of us in our courageous struggle to live life in the now and not in the past.

All Hispanics are NOT Equal in Immigration making Senator M Rubio wrong again.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Senator Mark Rubio (R-FL) states that the Democrats are trying to promote infighting among Hispanics. He believes that this is wrong because Hispanics are all in the same circumstances.. He is wrong.

First, Puerto Ricans Hispanics are American Citizens since Puerto Rico is an American possession. As US citizens they do not have immigration issues.

Second, escaping Cuban Hispanics were automatically favored for immigration. The vast number of escaping Cubans have had little to no immigration problems. Ironically, Senator Rubio’s parent immigrated into the US before the Castro Regime. Thus, they weren’t escaping Cubans.

That leaves the rest of Hispanics from Mexico and Central and South American Hispanics. They are illegal UNLESS they are rich. Wealthy Hispanics from these regions have a method for immigrating legally. It is called money.

Thus, all Hispanics are NOT equal. Senator Rubio’s family came before the vast Cuban and Hispanic migrations to USA and he has very little understanding of their immigration issues. This is because he has bought into the While Male System (A Women’s Dilemma by A. S. Wilson) and is as ‘white’ in values as is Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney and Clarence Thomas. Skin color nor Hispanic name does not keep them from being ‘white males.’

Thus, to believe all Hispanics alike to to try to make all Hispanics fit the Republican mold. They don’t. In spite of a similar languages (and markedly different dialects), they are as different as white Northerners, Southerners and Westerners. All speak English but certainly not homogenous.

Tea Party Conservatives are Cowards

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

When Scott Walker won his recall election, he stated that the people chose someone who could make “tough decisions.” How ‘tough’ is it to make decisions that only diminish your opposition??? If he really wanted to make a tough (and courageous) decision he would had also raised taxes. He doesn’t have the courage to make that decision.

Conservatives want to do everything to everyone else but themselves or their causes. Conservatives have cut there own taxes and now want to cut others entitlements to cut the deficit that their tax cuts (not entitlements!) caused They are NOT giving up anything. How cowardly can that be?

Courage is required to compromise in politics and the Tea party is making sure all courageous Republicans are voted out to be replaced by cowardly replacements. It is time to stopping voting for cowardly politicians. Courageous electorates must elect courageous politicians.

Income Hoarders aka “Job Creators” are the New Robber Barons

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Years of increased worker productivity has not been match with increased worker incomes. Instead the benefits of these increases have gone to CEOs and investors making literally modern day Robber Barons. To many corporations, CEOs and investors of more important than their workers and even their products.
Corporations should take care of their own. Yet, at the first sign of a financial crises corporations cut their works and thus production. If corporations were persons it is like cutting their legs off to say energy. It will work temporarily but with dire consequences.
The marked increases in corporate profits with decreased taxes have NOT created more jobs nor increased worker pay but instead shifted income to the top 1% making them the new American aristocracy (“Upper Class”) and 21st Century Robber Barons.
Corporate Boards much take action to reverse these inequities. If they don’t then the government must intervene directly or indirectly.

Marriage is Unconstitutional and Illegal

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

If marriage is ordained by God or its clergy to be between only a man and a woman, then it is unconstitutional. This unconstitutionality is based on the doctrine of the separation of Church and State. No State should codify religious or “sacred” practices.

Marriage between only men and women is illegal because it is the systematic discrimination against gay and lesbian couples. Civil unions are illegal because they are based on the separate but equal doctrines previously deemed unconstitutional.

The solution is to copy many countries throughout the world. These States only licenses and allow Civil Unions no matter the genders of the couples seeking union and only Churches perform marriages. In these countries couples go through two ceremonies–one civil and one religious. In the USA, we could probably agree that a religious Marriage ceremony could fulfill the requirements for a Civil Union. Thus, according to the State all Civil Unions have the same rights. The bases of “sacred” unions is then left to religions. These practices maintain the separation of Church and State.

Finally, the “majority” does not have the right to impose their values on a “minority” by virtue majority vote. The courts have supported the rights of the individual in spite of the majority vote. This was and still is the whole basis of the civil rights movement.

Framing Abuse: It’s a “Left Behind Tax” – not a “Death Tax”

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Framing an issue is key to communicating and MIS-communicating. Republicans are particularly adept in framing negative issues to SEEM positive. Unfortunately, they get away with it and the negative consequences of these issues persist. A long term example is calling the inheritance tax as a “Death Tax.” This is wrong!

If there is a “Death Tax” it is imposed by God after death. I suspect most people would be willing to support a law that exempts any wealth that a person takes WITH them! Realistically, there is no way to collect it anyway.

On the other hand, any wealth left behind is inherited by individuals and they are subject to an inheritance tax, i.e., a “Left Behind Windfall Tax.” I purposely used the terms “wealth” and “windfall” because current law exempts inheritances not consider to be “wealth” by many from any inheritance taxes. Thus, “Left Behind Taxes” are imposed only on those who inherit windfalls.

That wealth reaped from a relative dying should be taxed as income through inheritance taxes. There is no reason it should be taxed like all other incomes are taxed.