Category Archives: Compromise

Forward to Compromise And Growth

It seems to me… “Politics, noun.  A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.  The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”  ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. The founding fathers of our nation – John Adams, Alexander … Continue reading

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Republican Obstructionism

It seems to me… “Credibility is like virginity.  Once you lose it, you can never get it back.”  ~ Unknown. The Republican’s have a serious credibility problem.  How can anyone believe the party of “NO!” on anything they say?  Under … Continue reading

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Deficit “Super-Committee” Failure

It seems to me… “Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.”  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt. [i]Much … Continue reading

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Political Ideologues

It seems to me… In the current budget deficit debate, the Republican Party is attempting to portray President Obama as a “socialist”.  While some people might consider “socialism” to be a bad word, our country has had socialistic programs from … Continue reading

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National Debt Increase

It seems to me… First of all, let me say that I believe BOTH political parties are equally at fault for our current financial problems and national deficit. When Bush became President, our nation was running a budget surplus.  He … Continue reading

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Where Is The Anger?

It seems to me… Conservatives are, in general, much more pugnacious than liberals.  Liberals are too willing to assume the best intent in others and ignore their obvious ulterior motives.  The extreme rightwing dominated media – Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, … Continue reading

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No Quarter

It seems to me… All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.  ~ Edmund Burke Some members of the extremist conservative wing in Congress have stated elements of … Continue reading

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