Sunday, June 15, 2014

Millions of silent Democrats can make my head explode...



Too many Democrats have difficulty understanding if President Obama has high approval ratings it will help Democrats win up and down the ticket in November.

Too many Democrats have difficulty understanding it is up to Democrats to speak loudly and clearly on all of the positive things President Obama has done without a Democratic Congress and on all of the positive things he will do with a Democratic Congress.

 Too many Democrats have difficulty understanding that if they go to the source they can find all of the information they need to support President Obama and the Democratic Party via informing the electorate, writing blogs, creating memes, etc.

(I prefer to believe it is the complexity of politics that gets in the way and not one-issue sour grapes and/or apathy so I can maintain my faith in humanity and so I can continue to believe we can overcome in November!)


I have a vision in my mind of Democrats winning the House, keeping the Senate and giving POTUS a Democratic Congress to work with in November.

I have always envisioned POTUS with a methodical check list of policies he’d like to implement on behalf of the American People, checking them off one by one as he finds ways to either manipulate Congress into agreement or to issue Executive Orders.

Lately, I have been thinking: I wonder what is still on that to-do list to be checked off if he actually gets a Democratic Congress in November.

Well, it’s a long list…

A sampling of that list follows, for your own information, to be used in your own work on his behalf via the medium of your choice ~ if you choose to do so. The message is simple: 

Dear U.S. Voters, this President is pro U.S. Government (us) and the GOP is anti-U.S. Government (us). Pick a side and get it done!

“Today, the President laid out some of the broad steps that he believes should be at the heart of our efforts to help put Americans back to work and get businesses hiring again. This announcement is part of the President’s ongoing effort to take every responsible step to accelerate the pace of job growth. The President views every bill through the prism of job growth and will continue to explore additional approaches as well. These measures are part of the overall policy designed to not just create jobs in the short run but also shift America away from consumption-driven growth to a focus on enhancing the competitiveness of America’s businesses, encouraging investment, and promoting exports.

"President Obama joined Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve; Bill Donaldson, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission; Congressman Barney Frank, House Financial Services Chairman; Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Banking Committee and the President's economic team to call for new restrictions on the size and scope of banks and other financial institutions to rein in excessive risk taking and to protect taxpayers.
The President’s proposal would strengthen the comprehensive financial reform package that is already moving through Congress.
“While the financial system is far stronger today than it was a year one year ago, it is still operating under the exact same rules that led to its near collapse,” said President Barack Obama. “My resolve to reform the system is only strengthened when I see a return to old practices at some of the very firms fighting reform; and when I see record profits at some of the very firms claiming that they cannot lend more to small business, cannot keep credit card rates low, and cannot refund taxpayers for the bailout.  It is exactly this kind of irresponsibility that makes clear reform is necessary.””

“We count on computer networks to deliver our oil and gas, our power and our water. We rely on them for public transportation and air traffic control… But just as we failed in the past to invest in our physical infrastructure – our roads, our bridges and rails – we've failed to invest in the security of our digital infrastructure… This status quo is no longer acceptable – not when there's so much at stake. We can and we must do better. – President Obama, May 29, 2009”

“Today, President Obama sent a message to Congress with the American Jobs Act of 2011 and a section-by-section analysis of the legislation. The American Jobs Act is composed of the kinds of proposals to put Americans back to work that both Democrats and Republicans have supported. That's why President Obama is urging Congress to pass the bill right away to get the economy moving. As the President stressed this morning, this is not a time to play politics:

 It’s not okay at a time of great urgency and need all across the country. These aren’t games we’re playing out here. Folks are out of work. Businesses are having trouble staying open. You’ve got a world economy that is full of uncertainty right now -- in Europe, in the Middle East. Some events may be beyond our control, but this is something we can control. Whether we not -- whether or not we pass this bill, whether or not we get this done, that’s something that we can control. That’s in our hands.
Read the letter to Congress, the full American Jobs Act, and the section-by-section analysis" in the link above.

“This afternoon, the Obama Administration sent Congress the Consolidating and Reforming Government Act of 2012, which would reinstate the authority Presidents held for decades to reorganize and consolidate the Federal government.  To guarantee that government reorganization will always result in a more efficient government, the President’s proposal adds a new requirement that any reorganization plan must save money or reduce the size of government.  As President Obama first announced last month, the Administration’s proposal would allow the President to put forward, for expedited consideration by Congress, plans to consolidate and reform the Federal government for the 21st century, making it leaner, smarter and more consumer friendly.
President Obama said, “To support an economy that’s built to last, we need a government that’s built for the 21st Century. We cannot allow redundant bureaucracy and unnecessary red tape to stand in the way of creating good jobs here at home, providing critical services for America’s families, and exporting America’s goods and services around the world. That’s why today I am calling on Congress to join me in reforming our government by passing the Consolidating and Reforming Government Act.””

 “Because the President recognizes the importance of a modern transportation infrastructure to the growth and competitiveness of the economy, the Budget proposes a historic six-year surface reauthorization package. Adjusted for inflation, this investment represents an increase of about $35 billion per year, or 60 percent on average, over the previous six-year authorization period. The proposal also seeks to reform how these Federal transportation dollars are spent so that they are directed to the most effective programs and projects. It will give States and localities added flexibility while holding them accountable for performance and make Federal funding decisions based on more sound and inclusive transportation plans.  The plan provides a $50 billion funding boost in the first year to spur job creation when we need it most, and to lay a foundation for future economic growth through greater and safer transportation choices for Americans and increased business development in communities. Finally, transportation programs are reformed to increase accountability and efficiency and deliver cost-effective infrastructure projects. Specifically, the plan will: (see link above)
 This one ^^^ speaks for itself.
One final bit of information for you ~ if you really want to know what POTUS wants to do with a Democratic Congress in 2015 if he gets one in November, check out his 2015 budget proposal ... it is a statement of his principles and his values and it diagrams how he'd like to implement them on behalf of the U.S. Government (us)!

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