I have for sure decided that I will be voting for Obama. I want things to really change in our government, we need to start takeing better care of our country and not worry about other countries as much. We need to not let things go and do something about them. The lack of good health care in this country is crazy and really makes me feel like our government does not care about it’s own citizens health and ability to presue happiness that is given in our constitution.
Yes I know that many people are scared of socialism and I’m not saying that it’s completely a good thing, but haveing a universal health care system is something that all developed countries have, and no they do not have the issues that so many think they do, talk to a real person from the countries that have this and they will tell you the wait for a doctor is the same as in the US or even better because people will go to a doctor instead of wait.
Anyway that’s just one reason I’m voting the way I am. So have you decided who you are voting for yet? Even if you are not sure, you should still try to vote, it’s something that is a right and a privilege to do and everyone who can should vote. If you can’t vote who would you vote for?
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I just heard that the bill for the Wall Street Bailout has not passed, I hate the bill too, but I think that we have to do it. So much could go wrong now if people are to the point where they feel the government is just not going to get things done. I am to the point where I don’t think they are going to get much done and it may not be on time. Unfortunately it seems to be a wait and see. With any luck we will have investors that will give it time, but the stock market is already responding.
Frankly I think either way things are going to suck for a while, either we pass something and get though this eventually, or we get to relive the great depression, well we have a chance at least.
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The economy sucks and according to the article I read this morning the financial sector is the worst it has been since the 1930′s. Yesterday I talked to some people online again who are today hoping to get to their banks and pull all of their money out. I kept telling them this is a bad idea, the last thing we need is a run on the banks. That is one of the things that caused the great depression. If that had not happened we may not have had that issue.
Right now the banks that are failing excluding the one a few months ago, are all investment banks that are effected by the housing crisis. Banks that have personal checking and saving accounts are fine and will be fine if we don’t do a run on banks. Personal bank accounts have up to $100,000 insured if you have more then that put anything over that into another account in your kids name or something if your worried about it, or you can give it to me! I wouldn’t mind that.
I really just hope people will take a look back at what caused the problems to start the great depression and learn from it. There are many similarities between the 20′s and the 90′s that make you think. Of course with the way most people are, I’m lucky if those reading this know what the great depression was let alone what caused it. If you don’t check out this site What Caused the Great Depression. It’s a read but you will really see how similar the situations are and hopefully learn what we need to do as normal people to keep things going. Also you’ll learn how the government has things in place to help us.
If your wondering how the insurance works check out the FDIC website
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I hate the way the market works, they send gas prices soaring in case something happens and then we the regular everyday people suffer. Yesterday my mother spent $200 to get my step-father to training for his new job. They had to take him, we need that money. Now she’s looking at no gas for her to get to work and oh yeah, my 15 year old brother probably won’t get anything for his birthday on Friday. I’m hoping I can fix that but I also need money to get to school at the end of the month, I may just not be able to make it to some classes. Sad that I have to put food and gas before completing my education, but I know I’m not the only one.
I really think that the government should have stepped in and said “no you can not raise prices over a dollar based on a fear.” But no, they love it when stuff like this happens as Bush adds to his fortune and the rest of us suffer. Really he could give a rats butt about the country, as long as he gets his money. Its sad that many Americans feel this way. Personally I don’t think we are any safer now then we were before 9-11. Why? Well because all of our troops are somewhere else!
Now that we have this bank sell off and another filing bankruptcy, what is going to happen, this didn’t just effect the US it effected the entire world economy. Times are different now and we need to come up with new ways to fix things, not the same old lets give the rich tax breaks and hope they start business, or the lets ignore it and it will go away deal either.
I think eventually we will get though this, but it will be a hard long road that involves getting out of this war and spending all that money here at home. Not in other countries and on other people, but here. It’s nice we help out others, but do we really need to do it at our countries citizens expense?
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I am so far very happy with how local and the national government has responded to the latest hurricane Gustav. Now all we do is wait and see what happens. I hope that no one is hurt, but also know these storms can be very powerful. Yesterday I had someone ask me a question. Do I think they should rebuild New Orleans if it is hit this time? Well that’s very hard to me to answer as I have never been there. They asked me because I know a little about architecture and so on.
Here is what I told her. It’s a personal decision for the people who live in that city. Here it is 3 years later and we have another major threat. I guess if you are okay with constantly worrying about your home then rebuild, but if your tired already of working hard and seeing it destroyed or worrying that it’s going to be then maybe it’s time to go somewhere else. New Orleans has a great historical significant to this country and I would hate to see it totally abandoned, but if we can save lives by keeping it a smaller city, maybe that’s a good thing. Again it really is up to the people who live there as to what they want to do, it is their lives, not ours.
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I’m taking a cultural diversity class and after reading this article on yahoo about how Obama is against blacks being paid for past slavery issues I decided I had to say something. Before I go much further I want to say I am not racist, I am not discriminative, but I am realistic.
I don’t believe that we as a society today should pay money directly to decedents of Slaves. Why well one your a decedent and YOU did not go though slavery, please stop acting like you did. I find people who do this acting very disrespectful to their ancestors who did go though it. It was hard on them and many did not survive it.
The other reason I don’t think whites should pay for slavery is that Non of us did that to you or your ancestors. We were not there WE had no control over any of it. In fact in my case my ancestors were not even in the US yet, therefore my family had nothing to do with it. Many other people also can claim this, in fact my family went through the holocaust. I’m not Jewish, but they supported Jews, that made them outcast and targets, did they get anything for that treatment, no.
Those two reasons are not the big reasons, they are things to think about. The big reason that I refuse to pay blacks for slavery is simple. It won’t help the bigger issue, we will still have people who don’t like blacks, and this will just make them hate them even more, this could cause a huge increase in hate crime and so on. The other big reason is that blacks were not the only ones enslaved, Jews, Irish, Asian, Indian and many more cultures were also enslaved or forced to work for very low wages.
I feel the only way to really help minorities is to create better schools, have national funded collages that will give out at least associate degrees to everyone, create trade schools in inner cities that teens can attend while in High School and earn a certificate that may get them a better job without worrying about college. Pretty much what I want to see is all minorities being treated equally to whites. Not different, not being paid off by us, but treated as equals. That is the only way to change our society and move on. Personally if I were given money by the government for something instead of things changing I would feel cheated and probably not take it. Now if you read this blog you know that I have never had a huge amount of money. I make between $500-$800 a month, online because I can’t find a job. What many of you don’t know is that I grew up in poor black neighborhoods until the age of 12 when my mom had enough and moved us to the country. I have seen first hand what blacks have to deal with, I know that they believe that all whites hate them, in fact I myself hated most of my race because of hearing this. Until I met whites that were different. Change does not come from giving out money, change comes from hard work that will take a long time. You have to change how people think and believe. Begging for money and demanding payment for something today’s US citizens did not do is not the answer.
*Please feel free to give your comments about this issue, but be polite about it or I will delete your comment. (it’s my blog after all) I will not delete your comment if it’s polite, but you disagree with me. I don’t work that way.
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It seems that many people who are legal citizens of the united states are losing out on rebate checks. The reason why is because they are married to a foreigner. Either they are a solder who married someone they met while out of the country or they are immigrants who have gotten though all of the paperwork, but their spouse did not. Some are even us citizens born here who married a foreigner.
I think this is sad, but something that was overlooked in the battle to fight illegal immigrants getting this money. Personally I don’t think they should get it if they don’t pay taxes. But if you are an immigrant and have filled out taxes in prior years, why shouldn’t you? I know it’s not fair, trust me. I didn’t hit the money limit and I’m a student on top of it so I won’t get one. I won’t even qualify next year because I will still be a student. Apparently students and people married to foreigners don’t spend money. In my opinion most people are not spending it on goods, they are paying off bills and saving it. If they gave this money to a collage student, they would be buying TV’s, Ipods and all the stuff the government wants you to buy. But no they miss out.
I think it’s just too little to late anyway. Even the people who want to save it are just putting it into their gas tanks now. All of our tax dollars are now going to the middle east. If only we had put more into renewable resources that are available in this country, maybe we wouldn’t be seeing this whole mess. At least the gas price part.