Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Source of original argument: The New York Times, Proposed Tax on Sugary Beverages Debated
Monday, November 9, 2009
There was only one vote from the republican side of the table on Obamas Democratic Health care bill that passed through the house late Saturday. Who was the standout Republican? It was Anh "Joseph" Cao who’s vote came after Obama personally called him to ask for his support. Cao agreed to vote on the bill if an amendment passed that would remove some public insurance on abortion. The amendment did pass and Cao kept his word to the president. Cao also explained that he put the needs of his district first in voting for the bill and that it was worth any criticism that would come his way. Republican National Committee Michael Steele was quoted in saying “candidates who live in moderate to slightly liberal districts have got to walk a little bit carefully here, because you do not want to put yourself in a position where you're crossing that line on conservative principles, fiscal principles, because we'll come after you.” Cao has stood strong next to his decision and responded to Steele “He has the right to come after those members who do not conform to party lines, but I would hope that he would work with us in order to adjust to the needs of the district and to hold a seat that the Republican Party would need.” Cao is a fine example to American politics and shows that you cannot always completely follow your parties guide lines and must be willing to go outside of political boundaries in order to do the right thing.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tehran has begun renewing its nuclear research program and insists it is developing the program for energy purposes, but many nations think Iran wants to make nuclear weapons and will be able to do so in the near future.The existence of the second uranium enrichment facility prompted President Obama and the leaders of Britain and France to publicly chide the Islamic republic and threaten further sanctions last week at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Is it just me or have when been here before? When do we get to hear the speech about how they have "weapons of mass destruction" and declare war on them and liberate some oil fields. Only time will tell if Iran chooses to conform to what is being asked of them by the U.N. Ex-President Carter hopes Iran will allow international inspectors in as he respects "Iran's right to purify uranium and plutonium to use for nuclear power". I think it is wrong to push Iran around just because they are not 100% for what America and the U.N. are doing. If you just saw two of your neighboring countryside be invaded and occupied by America i think you would be a little shaken. Wether Iran is producing nuclear weapons or not i think it has the right to presue its defense. After all if it were to develop nuclear weapons i think they would be more of a deterant than an actual threat.