The biggest corruption is Ronald Reagan letting Contra drug dealers to flood the US with crack cocaine so he can finance his arm shipments to Iran program while at the same time maintain a group of so called 'freedom fighters' (actually vicious thugs) to terrorize Nicaraguan civilians.
This is the post of a lazy aaz moron who whines about himself being an idiot.
The vote for war with Iraq is all based upon the big lie that the Bush/Cheney team put out about Iraq being full of WMDs. It is doubtful any senator, GOP or otherwise, would have voted for war with Iraq if they had known that Bush Jr. and Cheney were all along telling the big lie.
What a clown you are, do you now propose the US should invade Syria?
The minimum wage debate is just a sideshow. All hot air and meaning nothing. It is an excuse for politicians to avoid fixing bigger problems due to political deadlock from ideological bickering. Instead of debating about the minimum wage as a cure all, more focus should be put on how to improve schools, repair roads, fixing environmental damage, stopping racism, etc. All of these actions would improve quality of life for all people and in the end lift up real wages for everyone.
The land war in Iraq is obviously a total disaster. The Iraqi government put into place by Bush Jr. as a afterthought is absolutely useless. This so called government is extremely corrupt and concerned only with its own sectarian interests, never concerned with the interests of a unified Iraq nation. Fortunately, Obama got most US troops out of Iraq in time before these troops are again thrown into the meat grinder of another civil war in Iraq. This saved many US lives and trillions from senseless military spending.
The best hope to control the situation in Iraq (and Syria) is to allow the factions in these countries to continue fighting each other while to US acts as stopgap to ensure no single faction gains any clear cut advantage. Perhaps then they exhaust themselves in war and finally opt for peace. This model worked for Somalia and could quite well work for Iraq and Syria.
Quite right. ABBV is purposely giving PCYC shareholders the shaft by repeatedly delaying closing this deal. Hope some other company comes in and trump ABBV offer.
There were 77 senators that did vote for war with Iraq, including most GOP and many Democrats, This is really a vote on whether or not to believe the US President Bush Jr. There is no disgrace for Hillary to vote to give the president benefit of a doubt, just like the other 76 senators.
HiIlary was just being patriotic when she voted for war with Iraq. She chose to believe the sitting US president (Bush Jr.) over other world leaders who said there are no WMDs in Iraq. Hilary did not run the CIA or other spy agencies when she cast her vote and had no knowledge that Bush Jr. was lying all along when he said Iraq was full of WMDs. Obviously, if Hillary knew everything Bush Jr. said was a big lie, she would never have voted for war with Iraq.
No reason to expect that an extremely corrupt and useless government in Baghdad to be able to hold Iraq together. Irag is not country and should long ago be broken up into 3 pieces. It is very fortunate that the US got out of Iraq in time before its troops became another round of target practice for ISIS. The best option for US now as far as Iraq and Syria are concerned is to let these states collapse but try controlling the various warring factions in these states so no faction can gain a clear advantage. Perhaps this way they will eventually exhaust themselves from fighting each other. This model appeared to work rather well in Somalia. It might work for Iraq and Syria.
The main driver of lower inflation appears to be rapid technological advances. Lower labor costs itself is a result of continuing technology improvements. US companies would not have been able to offshore their labor costs to other countries if there is no corresponding technological advances such as the worldwide Internet, massive ports, fast and safe airplanes, container shipping, improved railroads, plus myriads of other technological changes.
Technology is driving down the cost of daily living in many ways. People can use the Internet to shop for lowest prices. Energy costs goes lower from new sources such as solar and wind energy and from cheaper oil and natural gas production using fracking. Entertainment expenses drops when people have options like Netflix or Youtube or online games. Transportation expenses are lowered when people can work from home or use self driving cars or trucks. The list is endless.
Will inflation remain low? This depends on whether the US can sustain its pace of continuing technological improvements. If the pace of technology improvements can be sustained then highly rated corporate and government bonds would still be great investments even at current interest rates. Companies such as Apple or Netflix or Nike among others would also do well since they are leaders in using technology to produce products and services that people want at lower costs. Bad investments would be to commodity dependent companies or to companies that depend on higher inflation rate to survive.
Stop whining about the world's problems. It is very nauseating. There will always be problems in the world. The idea is not to be stupid like Bush Jr. and Teabaggers in general to think the US can solve every problem in the world through the use of military force. The next president, like the present one, will have to have a lot of patience to fend off all the whining and idiotic remarks from stupid Teabaggers.
There is no point in liking or disliking a person in politics. Every has flaws and politics is not about liking or disliking anybody. However, Hilary is miles better than all potential or declared GOP moron candidates.
Quite right, ISIS is directly created from the break up of Iraq by the Bush Jr. administration.
You do know you have other options if you don't like a particular talk show host, don't you? Like turning to a new channel instead of whining.
Saudis are no doubt put off by Teabag and GOP morons constantly calling them all terrorists. More to the point, the Saudis are properly looking for other allies now that their oil is not as important to the US as it once was. It is just less incentive for the US to involve itself in the region should war between Saudi Arabia and Iran break out. In politics, it is wise not to have only one ally, especially it the ally might not be reliable.
Teabag morons never considered Saudis or Arabs US allies. As far as Teabaggers are concerned, all Arabs are terrorists. Now these wackos actually think some Arabs are US allies? No such miracle here.
The GOP/Teabaggers opened the flood gates of big money (and lots of it) into politics with their support of the Citizens United decision from the Supreme Court. All GOP/Teabaggers in Congress are all basically bought and paid for by the Koch brothers. Of course, Teabag hypocrites now likes to whine about other people getting money using basically same methods they are using.