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E. David Ferriman
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By E. David Ferriman:
The United States has morphed from a manufacturing society to a service society, leading to the greatest number of unemployed/underemployed Americans since the Great Depression. With working Americans making less and less, the U.S. is running out of funding for its welfare programs. This is happening at a time when programs like health care and welfare are becoming more and more necessary.
The U.S. government has become too dependent on foreign debt, largely due to our unfunded wars. Unnecessary spending on wars should not be an excuse to cut government spending on necessary programs. With tax reform, we could cut debt while making sure Americans can still live secure in the knowledge that they will be able to retire and care for the poor.
When the 2012 elections finally roll around, Obama will very likely keep the White House. Why? Because the Republicans keep driving the economy down giving help and services to the top 1 percent while the middle class – the voters – are forgotten. Once again Americans will look to our weaker dominate party to fix things, when they can’t even agree amongst themselves.
Since taking back in power in 2010, the Republicans are still talking about stopping so-called “Obamacare,” and making abortion and immigration illegal. While they are talking a great deal, they are doing very little about their key issues and few Americans seem to care.