Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has released hi new 2012-2013 budget that includes several tax cuts and breaks that seem to be built with theology in mind. The education system will suffer under this new budget while a religious theme park set to begin construction this year will be spared from additional taxation. In fact religious this theme park is looking at a tax break amounting to 43 million dollars.
The rendition was surprisingly good. As the clip of the President singing played on TV, I watched men laugh, young women giggle, and older women smile. Campaign Charisma 2012 has begun.
The 2012 campaign is picking up steam as candidates reach explore old practices. Campaign attack ads are coming out in full force, some similar to the old Lee Atwater ads. This can be tricky, as Lee Atwater was able to deliver attack ads that made a statement yet still balanced the lines that shouldn’t be crossed. Some would even say it was political genius, today politicians should be careful, one wrong delivery can crush them and Lee Atwater is long gone and his genius left with him.
Socialist and left-wing voters have a lot to think about in today’s election climate. President Obama has been a tremendous disappointment from the perspective of those with progressive views who are interested in seeing the growing disparity between rich and poor addressed with a meaningful policy debate. Occupy Wall Street has drawn much needed attention to many of these issues, but even though the movement has gone global, it seems to be floundering in many places. Moreover, with the incredible level of consolidation in the mass media recently, it’s no surprise that many people remain ignorant of the underlying purpose and principles of the movement.
Following President Obamas denial of the Keystone XL Pipeline the GOP has repeated their pledge to move forward regardless of President Obamas intent. They are currently considering alternative plans to get the Keystone XL Pipeline going. This pipeline will allow the US to refine oil that can be used and in the process create jobs.
Why, just this week, we’ve heard old Newt Gingrich, a man as charming as his amphibious moniker, say that not only are food stamps and “African American issue,” but that he has no clue as to why that statement might be insulting in the first place! Oh, Newt, how you make me chortle like a red state voter watching Deliverance. And just this week your ex-wife also revealed that you are a garbage nightmare, and that you have rotten walnuts where your decency should be! Ouch. That’s gotta hurt, Newt, especially when you asked her for an open marriage and everything. Your Republican fans should love how much you stand up for the sanctity of your own marriage.
Romney, a famous and very successful American CEO, refused a bonus of $100,000, saying that no executive needed to make more than $225,000, his salary at the time. Oh - that was George Romney in 1960, whose son Mitt was 13 at the time and who one might have hoped was listening. But, it seems that Mitt either didn’t hear his father, or disagrees with him.