Wednesday, September 28, 2011


William Howard Taft was the President of the United States in 1910.  He was a Republican and called the Trust Buster President because he broke up over-large corporations with  monopolies  on products.
He strengthened the Interstate Commerce Commission , promoted Civil Service Reform and strengthened the Postal Service. He also passed the Constitutional Amendment establishing income tax.  The business interests of the day hated him and predicted the downfall of the United States over such horrifying changes.
Instead, we had years of prosperity and a burgeoning middle class. Workers made money and spent it and made  more money for Wall St. than even Wall St. moguls imagined.
Today, we have a political civil war going on, its all about money and power, not the working people of our nation. We have a war on the middle class and an out of touch electorate.
Consider this quote from the past:
“We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers’ salaries and take away their right to strike.”
- Adolf Hitler, May 2 1933
That quote has a frighteningly current ring to it among some politicians and media moguls I’ve heard.
There are hundreds of Electric vehicles being developed around the world. Fast vehicles that go the distance.  Design engineers from every country develop amazing new technologies. These new industries could provide jobs but our politicians can’t see beyond their own personal power cartel called a campaign committee, its sole energy devoted to getting them re-elected.

Published on Monday, May 9, 2011 by The Guardian/UK

Renewable Energy Can Power the World, Says Landmark IPCC Study

UN’s climate change science body says renewables supply, particularly solar power, can meet global demand

by Fiona Harvey
Renewable energy could account for almost 80% of the world’s energy supply within four decades – but only if governments pursue the policies needed to promote green power, according to a landmark report published on Monday.

This is America under a corpocracy, not a democracy. A blighted section of Detroit, after Ford closed their plant and sent production overseas. And, who is getting blamed for a neighborhood that should be bulldozed?  Not the Governor of this state. Not the Feds. It is the poor people, mostly immigrants who have moved into sectors and formed a community. People are rightfully fearful that because it is poverty stricken, crime and drug riddled, we will have a homegrown terrorists breeding ground.
America is getting more and more blighted neighborhoods because of the mortgage crisis. Some states, like Ohio, is taking over from the banks we bailed out with billions of taxpayer dollars, these blighted areas and fixing them up as low cost rentals for people who have marginable jobs, some who lost the homes can rent them back. Its government housing but not the low cost projects called instant slums from the past.

And the business sector that can fix our problems if only we allow them to be unfettered and unregulated?  This is one example of how they do it. This youtube video is very short and to the point.

Read the preamble to our constitution and ask yourself, what part of Promote The General Welfare do our politicians not understand?
promote the general Welfare
This, and the next part of the Preamble, are the culmination of everything that came before it — the whole point of having tranquility, justice, and defense was to promote the general welfare — to allow every state and every citizen of those states to benefit from what the government could provide. The framers looked forward to the expansion of land holdings, industry, and investment, and they knew that a strong national government would be the beginning of that.
I’ve had my rant for today. I hope to blog in the days ahead, as we travel the road south, some positive values to counteract the negative here.

1 comment:

Rustedgranny said...

I'm with you on every point and thank you for putting it out there so well. If only we could figure out what to do about it.