Immigration is important for the vibrancy and growth of a country. But the laws must also be fair, to protect both the immigrants as well as the natives.
According to the UN, Yemen is currently the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Countless have died, become homeless, on the verge of starving to death, and besieged by diseases. Yet it has barely created a ripple in American social media. I am starting to realize social media outrage has the potential to produce real-life … Continue reading Yemen – forgotten by our tribal mentality
A politician follows the pulse of his electorate and tells them what they want to hear. A leader tells his people what they should hear and leads them to a better place and educates them from acting against their own long term self-interests.
A politician knows the pulse of 51% of his electorate and follows the current mood of the people. A leader knows where his people stand, and then he educates and leads his people to a better way. Unfortunately, we no longer have any leaders or role models.
few weeks back, these were the headlines at the websites of our three main 24 hour new channels.
Anyone who works deserves a living wage. When private businesses do not pay a living wage, the difference is paid by the tax-payer. If you work, your wage should allow you a living that is not dependent on the government. For example, in Allegheny county where I live, the living wage for an adult is … Continue reading Let the living wage be the minimum wage
In the United States under the new health care law, large corporations are required to provide health coverage to their full-time employees. Except many businesses with religious owners/founders are seeking exemption from providing contraceptive coverage because it violates their religious beliefs. So if I have my own corporation, would I be able to ask for … Continue reading Religious exemption from healthcare
Paul Ryan's 2012 budget proposal would have balanced the budget by 2040. His 2013 budget proposal would have balanced it by 2023, but it wouldn't have touched Medicare, Social Security, and would have increased defense spending. To balance the rest in 10 years would have required nearly a 50% cut in other discretionary spending such … Continue reading Representative Ryan’s balanced budget
democracy originated in Greece and was adopted by the founding fathers here, but both groups knew the big flaw in this system. ergo, Plato's philosopher-king and the founding fathers' electoral college and checks and balances. and the flaw is that people are ignorant, hooked to self-interest, and engulfed by that strong emotion - fear. when … Continue reading Blame the people, not their representatives
The liberal-left thinks government knows best and is the best vehicle for social progress, ergo the liberal-left wanted a single payer government sponsored health insurance for all. The conservative-right thinks individuals know what is best for them, and individuals also have the responsibility to take care of themselves so the burden doesn't shift to the … Continue reading Healthcare insurance