The poor state of the union
Income inequality is at an all-time high in the United States, the most powerful and wealthiest country in human history. We have elderly citizens that are faced the choice of medication or nutrition due to price gouging run rampant by pharmaceutical companies; to add insult to injury the Trump Administration cut funding to the block grants that fund Meals On Wheels.We are the only modern nation that does not have a single-payer healthcare system. The average American citizen can work a full-time job and in many cases two jobs and still struggle to survive. How does that happen? Far too many of our politicians are owned by the corporations and far too many of us are separated by party lines and ideological beliefs. But we can unite under overlapping values. Our government should work for us and represent the will of the people.
The Fire Grows and Rises
In 2010 the supreme court betrayed the American people by siding with the fascistic corporations that rule our country via legal bribery. Thankfully the wisdom of the founding fathers of this country gave the people a big stick to fight back with…the constitutional amendment. An amendment to reverse the Supreme Court’s treason against the American people would represent victory. The political action committee End Citizens United has laid the kindling and has lit a bonfire on the shore of freedom. It is now our job to help feed this community fire until it can be seen from Capitol Hill and the Oval Office. Most of us have a growing disdain for the mainstream media. For USAToday and MSNBC to cover End Citizens United on their websites means the flames are rising.
What does the fire consist of?
- Thousands of first-time donors contributing.
- Over 325,000 people have signed the petition to pass legislature against super PAC’s.
- Over $4 million raised in the first quarter of 2017, projected to make over $35 million ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
- Incumbent and incompetent politicians from both parties are being primaried all over the country.
What is the manifesto of End Citizens United?
- Elect politicians that will represent the people.
- Pass a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Courts verdict of Citizens United versus FEC.
- Bring back prosperity to all Americans, not just the one percent.
What can you do to help support End Citizens United?
- Spread the word by any means necessary, via word of mouth or the power of the internet social media, email, blogging etc.
- Donate whatever you can, it’s the average American versus the limitless funds of dark money.
- Put your differences aside and be an American.
George Soros stands before us as one of the most prolific philanthropists and investors that the world has ever seen. His story of rising up from Nazi-occupied Hungary to these great heights is as fascinating as it is deep. Yet, for all of this amazing detail he has still become one of the leading ‘boogeymen’ of the right wing. So is he the night terror that the conservative right believes in? Or the angel of progressive values and social justice that he has been working toward all of his life? Well, his story shows the answer to that with ease — and the right won’t like it.
George Soros has become a left wing darling over the past several decades for his unyielding focus and support of social progress and democracy around the globe. Soros started the Soros Hedge Fund in the early ’70s in order to become the prolific investor that he is today. Now pushing 86 years old, Soros has spent much of his life and his fortune focusing on creating democratic ideals in every nook and cranny of the planet. For all of his good work, he still has become the target of an organized smear campaign by right wing politicians. Joe Uscinski, a pol-science professor at the University of Miami says, “What makes the Soros thing interesting is that most of the conspiracy theories about rich people tend to be made by people on the left about people on the right.” Read this story at Politico about George Soros.
His career is fascinating and walking through it step by step would take countless books and more hours than most people would really want to spend. We can give you the highlights, however. George Soros is worth a cool $25 billion and his rise as a political force has been a thing to marvel in America. Soros broke onto the political scene in the early 2004 election campaign when he worked hard in order to try and stop President George W. Bush from re-election. Of course, his backing of Al Gore should have been a success but issues with the election ended up turning the tide toward the conservative movement. Since then Soros has been nestled neatly into the left wing of the political spectrum: arguing for health care and education while trying to keep America out of wars. Of course, these stances aren’t popular with conservatives and his gigantic wealth has made it easy to demonize the noble work of an honorable man. Know more on cnbc.com about George Soros.
Perhaps most interesting in the American political climate is George Soros’ comparison to the Koch Brothers. The Koch Brothers are billionaires who use their money to astroturf political campaigns for the right wing, including such groups as the Tea Party. While the Koch’s spend millions to fight progress and democracy, Soros counteracts them at every turn. Perhaps George Soros is a boogeyman, but only because he is fighting for what is right.
Since the election, the United States has been riding the “Trump Effect.” Each new president will usually be given 100 days honeymoon. Should Texas bankers ride the “Trump Effect” to healthy profits in 2017?
“New Day in America”
Thomas Jefferson thought that America might have a revolution every 20 years or so. The citizens need leaders who will help them be the most productive. No matter how one voted, some think that American President Donald Trump will be good for American productivity.
New political leadership can increase capital investment. The Federal Reserve is in charge of the American banking system. The Dallas Fed is one of the 12 local branches. With a new president, the Fed should increase capital to the nation.
“Hot Texas Economy”
Texas has been one of the most productive regions in the nation. Texas has lowered taxes and encouraged the top Fortune 500 businesses to move to the state. This has created a great tone where politicians and businesses, work “hand-in-hand.”
Did you know that the Fortune 500 “companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP with $12 trillion in revenues?” Thus, when Texas attracts another Fortune 500 firm, it can have a great impact. Under Trump, many believe that these businesses will benefit the most. This is already being seen in higher stock prices.
One of the well-positioned banks, which can benefit from the “Trump Effect” is NexBank. It has loan products for individuals, businesses and consumers. Firms with US Treasury Bonds can use NexBank for management of their wealth.
Who knows what will happen? Texas banks, like NexBank, should get the most out of the “Trump Effect.” They can attract more capital and continue the hot Texas market through all of 2017.