California’s Fair Political Practices Commission has announced a fine of $1 million against the apparently ironically named Americans for Responsible Leadership. The violation was an illegal political contribution of $11 million. This just highlights the seemingly intractable problem of money corrupting our system of government.
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It’s No Secret That President Obama’s “Free Trade” Agenda Is A Threat To The Economic Stability Of America
All we have to do is look to examples like NAFTA and KORUS to witness the devastation that “free trade” agreements have on an economy. They send jobs overseas, increase trade deficits and national debt, encourage off-shoring, and allow a flood of potentially harmful imports into our markets. More alarming is that “free trade” agreements take power away from the people, and give it to giant corporations who make billions off of these agreements.
The United States government is not working. This shutdown has demonstrated that the priorities of our country are not the same as the priorities of our politicians. There are real problems that need to be tackled, but our elected officials are engaged in political theater rather than governance.
We’ve all heard by now that the government has shut down due to a failure on behalf of the Republicans and Democrats to reach a budget compromise.
It’s happened. The government is shutting down due to both sides of the aisle – Republican and Democrat — refusing to compromise on a budget bill that would have stop the partial government shut down that begins today.