Florence Vincent

Senator Murray is a fierce supporter of Veterans. Her frustration at Congressional inaction is understandable.

In 2010 Murray tried to get a $3.4 billion bill to help homeless women veterans and homeless vets with kids passed, but it failed due to a Republican filibuster.

In 2011 the Republican budget suggested cuts of $75 million slated to house homeless veterans, hurting among others, 11,000 homeless veterans who had already qualified but were still waiting for vouchers.

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower are the only two presidents in 100 years to have won both of their elections with over 51% of the vote, so what did they both do right?  In the 1956 Republican party platform, they were in support of all the people, not just the corporations.  They wanted to improve housing, give better healthcare and support the United Nations. They said that government must have a heart and head. That Labor is the United States as they create the wealth of this country. They said in their first four years that the Federal minimum wage had been raised, that Social Security had been extended and raised, and that unemployment had been extended. They had supported Nation Parks and wanted to do more. Their goal was to help people with disabilities, save pension plans, fight against discrimination of all kinds. They also wanted to protect the rights of people to bargain, so they supported unions.  

The good people of Massachusetts where Romney was Governor, are trying to tell us something. They are voting for President Obama by an 18 point margin.

During his term Romney didn't seem to understand the meaning of the word bipartisan. While the MA congress passed 800 bills, Romney vetoed them all. The congress went on to over-ride all his vetoes.

I didn't see Michael Douglas play Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street. I just watched Bill Moyers on PBS Moyers & Company play that clip where Gekko explains how the wealthy run the country while everyone thinks we are a democracy.  I was dumbfounded. That 25 year old movie says it all.

I was pretty uncomfortable watching Mitt Romney in last weeks debate. I felt like I'd been duped and sold a car that I didn't want, by a slick tongued salesman who would say anything to make the sale. 

Like Paul Ryan's convention speech which was roundly criticized for its lies, Romney also lied throughout the debate, but he got away with it as the press focused on the President's lack luster performance. 

In Romney's tax plan the wealthy get a 20% tax cut that will cost us $5 trillion dollars over 10 years. He says it will mostly pay for itself. Just like George Bush. And if Romney's 20% tax cut for the wealthy doesn't pay for itself, who do you think will end up holding the bag? Regular Americans. Again, just like Bush.