jcashon Blog Posts

  • We have a choice
    on Dec 26, 2011
    Photo by Christopher Hollis We have a choice. We are a nation torn as we choose to feud constantly over issues and remain divided in our country. We can choose to allow the status quo to remain or we can strive to find answers for the betterment of a...
  • A mockery of our Democracy
    on Dec 17, 2011
    Imagine, if you would, what it would be like if election campaigns did not require that only millionaires and those with the ability to gather large contributions would be able to afford to run.There may be many qualified people that could&...
  • Elizabeth Warren heckled
    on Nov 7, 2011 in rhetoric partisanship
    Examples of highly partisan rhetoric need to be seen to be understood. Elizabeth Warren was heckled by an unemployed Tea Party supporter on November 2, 2011 at one of her campaign events, and after a bit of sparring back and forth for her support of...
  • Let our voices be heard
    on Oct 27, 2011
    We are at the beginning of a revolution. Not one waged with weapons and warfare but one based on each American’s struggle for their constitutional right to a better life with liberty and the pursuit of happiness.On October 29th, 2011, our nation’...
  • Demanding Change
    on Sep 15, 2011
    While reading the comments for my article, “Will the Rational Majority please stand up”, I noticed that many thought it sounded like a good idea but that it wasn’t plausible. This is a very good question. Is it possible?Watching the scenes from...
  • Corporate Citizenship
    on Sep 10, 2011
    If a corporation keeps it headquarters and a small selection of workers in the United States while outsourcing all its factories and labor to foreign countries, can it be considered a United States Corporation that comes with all of the guarantees an...
  • Corporate Citizenship
    on Aug 20, 2011
    If a corporation keeps it headquarters and a small selection of workers in the United States while outsourcing all its factories and labor to foreign countries, can it be considered a United States Corporation that comes with all of the guarantees an...
  • Ask your representative for a Job's Bill
    on Aug 16, 2011
    "Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. This is no unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously. It can be accomplished in part by direct recruiting by the Government itself, treating the task as we would treat the emergency...
  • Ask your representative to work with the President on the Job's Bill
    on Aug 16, 2011 in unemployment Great Depression FDR
    "Our greatest primary task is to put people to work. This is no unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously. It can be accomplished in part by direct recruiting by the Government itself, treating the task as we would treat the emergency...
  • Fundraising and your representatives
    on Aug 12, 2011
    Democrats and Republicans each are instructed on their first day to start getting campaign donations for the next elections. Also, look at the time they have to spend trying to get donations. It would be nice if they all could just devote 100 percent...
  • A good breakdown of the parties from Pew Research
    on Jul 3, 2011
    This is a very good article breaking down the differences from within the parties.Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology...
  • The Wisconsin union battle and its consequences – Part TwoWith the passing of the highly controversial bill to restrict public union’s collective bargaining rights, Governor Walker and the republican legislature have won a significant battle against organized labor in Wisconsin.Democrats contend this bill...
  • Wisconsin union battle and its consequences – Part Two
    on Mar 20, 2011
    With the passing of the highly controversial bill to restrict public union’s collective bargaining rights, Governor Walker and the republican legislature have won a significant battle against organized labor in Wisconsin.Democrats contend this bill...
  • Why is gas so high?
    on Mar 8, 2011
    Since areas all over the Middle East exploded into revolutions for democracy, one thing that every American that has filled their car with gas has noticed, prices are getting higher.Most would think the prices are affected by supply and demand but th...
  • The Wisconsin union battle and its consequences
    on Feb 23, 2011
    Wisconsin has been the scene of a massive protest from the public-sector union workers against Governor Scott Walker’s pushing through emergency legislation that would force them to pay around 12.6 percent of their health-care costs and also pay ha...
  • The Egyptian Revolution and the United States
    on Feb 8, 2011
    Watching the protests in Egypt, many people in the United States have been transfixed to the images of extreme joy and fear expressed by the pro-democracy protesters on their televisions, computers and smart-phones wondering what the final outcome wi...
  • Paul to release his own federal budget plan
    on Jan 26, 2011
    Fulfilling a campaign promise to present budget-cut proposals, Rand Paul, Kentucky’s junior Republican Senator, plans to release a proposal to the Senate which would result in $500 billion in cuts which is five times more than what was promised by...
  • Where are the jobs?
    on Jan 21, 2011
    In the next 50 years, the American workforce will be totally different from what we see today because of global economics and outsourcing. With the recession in full stride and no end in sight, the American workers have been hit the hardest and findi...
  • Companies are hiring but not here
    on Jan 21, 2011
    American companies are doing well today but you wouldn’t believe it by listening to the CEO’s when asked why they are not hiring in the United States. The reasons range from the recession to global economic competition. Unemployment today is at 9...
  • Civility found while rhetoric abounds
    on Jan 17, 2011
    The buzz in Washington and the rest of the country is the amount of rhetoric that has taken place in the last few years. The shooting in Arizona has stirred a national call for calm reflection and more civility inside and outside the political discou...
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