Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Carly Fiorina has been very direct in taking the fight to Hillary Clinton from the beginning of her campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. But, now the former Hewlett Packard CEO is being direct about a certain country: China.

In regard to cyberattacks originating from China, Fiorina said:

…these Chinese cyberattacks are an act of aggression on the United States, and they must stop. It is also true that our government has to be more competent about detecting and repelling those attacks.”

Fiorina asserted that’s it’s time to fight the new aggression that China is bringing:

“I would say first that we are going to be more aggressive in helping our allies in that region push back against new Chinese aggression, whether those allies are Australia or Japan or the Philippines.

I would be conducting, actually now, at a moment when China’s economy is wavering a bit, I would be conducting more flyovers on the South China Sea. We cannot permit China to control a trade route through which passes $5 trillion worth of goods and services every year.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to meet with President Obama next month at The White House, and Fiorina is not mincing words when it comes to the political stance of the Chinese government:

“China has made a bargain with their people. Their people have accepted a repressive totalitarian regime in exchange for economic growth.”

Fiorina said her business experience in China gives her insight into the country’s business and educational practices, and its relation to United States intellectual property:

“I have been doing business in China for decades, and I will tell you that yeah, the Chinese can take a test, but what they can’t do is innovate. They are not terribly imaginative. They’re not entrepreneurial, they don’t innovate, that is why they are stealing our intellectual property.”

China, along with the Middle East, is shaping up to be a dominant subject when it comes to foreign policy and the 2016 presidential election.

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Stacey Dash, the “Clueless” actress, made national news with her endorsement of presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.

Due to her conservative beliefs, the actress has expressed that she has faced backlash from her own family members.

From The Daily Caller:

“My cousin Damon and my brother Darien were role models to me because they were great capitalists. Now we’re not really talking because they were the ones who told me to keep my mouth shut.”

The 47-year old went on to say that even though many assume that she is inclined to think a certain way simply because of the color of her skin, many have voiced their support for her courage.

“Certain friends don’t speak to me any more either. But you know what? In the street I get approached by so many people of every color saying: ‘Thank you so much for standing up and being so brave.’’

Dash, who is also a Fox News Contributor, was named as one of Google’s Top-Trending Black Actresses in 2014. EBONY magazine downplayed the acknowledgement with a vicious swipe.

“Her conservative, clueless political slant sparked controversy time after time this year, making Dash notoriously trendy for all the wrong reasons.”

It is still very unfortunate that black conservatives are still being ostracized for their beliefs. I wonder if Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton will feel compelled to run to Stacey’s defense.

Don’t count on it.

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It is no secret that George W. Bush has embraced painting since his exodus from the presidency. At his presidential library in Dallas, there is an art exhibit that displays some of the former president’s masterpieces, such as paintings of former British Minister Tony Blair and Russian President Vladimir Putin to name a few.

This time, Bush has expressed a new level of affection with his paintings with a more intimate and personal masterpiece: a painting of himself and his father, former president George H.W. Bush.

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Bush unveiled his latest portrait during an interview with Savannah Guthrie of the Today Show, on his forthcoming book that gives an account of his father’s life. Ironically, Bush was more concerned with getting the features of the nose correct during the painting session.

Bush shows a great deal of candor when it comes to the relationship he has with his father. In an April 2013 interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose, he expressed his heartfelt appreciation for him. Bush stated that “in spite of his business, he took time to let us know how much he loved us, so my relationship with my dad is one based upon love and admiration.”

Bush’s new book, 41: A Portrait of My Father, is described by the 43rd president as “a love story.” At a time when partisan politics often serve to divide Americans, it might do our world some good to be reminded that family and relationships are still a vital part to our very existence.

Who Needs To Grow Up?

Posted: February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Obamacare has caused many problems since its implementation; but the President still clings to the false perception that it is better for us. In an interview with former basketball superstar Charles Barkley, Obama retorted that Millennials should sign up for his healthcare plan because “it’s just part of growing up.”

What is so naïve and insulting about this remark is that the President ignores the consequences surrounding Obamacare. While Americans were told that they could keep their current health care plan, they’ve now realized that they were victims to a total fabrication. Many have had their plans canceled and now have to pay higher premiums due to the lack of affordability of Obamacare.

 

It is unlikely that enthusiasm and support for Obamacare will escalate anytime soon. Less than a third of Millennials currently uninsured indicated that they will sign up for the exchange. 41% said that they are 50-50 right now about making a decision. Overall, Obama is now facing a 54% disapproval rating among youth, which is the group that vastly supported him and helped usher in his presidency.

 

It is not surprising to see Millennials oppose Obamacare as emphatically as they are seeing that the job market cringes at the thought of more regulations. Just recently, the CBO indicated that roughly 2.5 million workers will leave the workforce due to the health care legislation.  This compounds the economic woes that we are already facing today.

 

Over 21 million Millennials find themselves taking up residence in the confines of their parents’ homes because of the lack of jobs.

 

The primary focus of President Obama should be jobs and growing the economy. If the president really wanted young people to grow up, he should seriously consider allowing the free market to take its course and back off the idea that big government should serve as a nanny.

 

We desire jobs and wages so that we can grow up and get out of our parents’ basements. The president should acknowledge this instead of cramming more job-killing regulations down our throats.

 

Growing up, Mr. President, means admitting when you’re wrong. Who really needs to grow up?

 

 

Is There A Cure For Poverty?

Posted: February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
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My generation is currently barraged with student loans, an anemic labor force, an inadequate number of available jobs, the failing Obamacare fiasco, a mounting debt crisis, and other pressing issues. Thus, marriage may indeed be the last thing on our minds. However, if recent research is to be believed, marriage may be one of the best ways to diminish poverty and income equality that the President is so adamant to combat.

According to the Census Bureau, only 7.5% of families consisting of married parents lived in poverty, compared to 33.9% of single parent families. While marriage in itself doesn’t totally eradicate income equality or a poor standard of living, it certainly increases the likelihood that a family will be better off. Single parents, while certainly not eliminated from climbing the economic ladder, are just not as equipped for financial security as those who are married. Steven Crowder validates this point by demonstrating that married couples make more and create a larger net worth that accumulates over time. Another study from Harvard University showed that single parents not only struggle to offer a solid home, but actually serve as a hindrance to upward social mobility for their children.

Sadly, this trend may continue in the coming years as the Center of Disease Control and Prevention found that 40.7% of babies were born to unwed mothers in 2012.

Oftentimes, single parenting is unavoidable due to unforeseen consequences or a tragedy. However, our generation should take these studies seriously.

As the President increases his campaign to end poverty, it would be nice to see President Obama and other political leaders address and embrace solutions to the causes of poverty rather than enflame the fires of income equality to score political points.

Read more: http://generationopportunity.org/2014/02/08/the-cure-for-poverty/#ixzz2swA5jxLX