Economy

Avoiding the fiscal cliff requires bipartisan cooperation: It takes a whole village to raise a child

Filed in Current affairs, Economy by on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Avoiding the fiscal cliff requires bipartisan cooperation: It takes a whole village to raise a child

The pressure to avoid the fiscal cliff is on the shoulders of both Democrats and Republicans. This is the first test for the newly reelected president to find common ground with his political opponents. It is unclear which side is in the better position to make the other side put national interests before politics. This is a […]

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Should Obama change his economic strategy? When the shadow of a tree is bent, straighten the tree, not the shadow

Should Obama change his economic strategy? When the shadow of a tree is bent, straighten the tree, not the shadow

The American economy and the Democrats are like a man and his shadow. Despite a euphoric three days at the Democratic convention, the news that the US economy added fewer jobs than expected in August brought the Democrats back to reality. While I agree that fewer jobs added is better than jobs lost, the economy is […]

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What is Romney hiding? Moustaches hide the imperfections of the mouth

What is Romney hiding? Moustaches hide the imperfections of the mouth

Children of the same family do not always agree. Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate, is under pressure not only from his political opponents, the Democrats, but also from his own political party, to release his tax returns. The former Massachussets governor is known for being a successful business man. His hesitation for releasing his […]

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Americans should turn their anger over the debt crisis towards their politicians, not Standard & Poor: When the music stops, a deaf person continues to dance

Filed in Current affairs, Economy, Politics by on August 11, 2011 0 Comments
Americans should turn their anger over the debt crisis towards their politicians, not Standard & Poor: When the music stops, a deaf person continues to dance

Democrats and Republicans have picked their representives to the bipartisan debt committee. The unpopular US congress will have to find a way to show to the American people that they are ready to work together to solve America’s debt problem. The debt ceiling debate is a national embarassment, especially for a country that is so […]

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America is not governable with only two political parties as the debt ceiling debate has shown: The mother of twins is forced to sleep on her back

Filed in Current affairs, Economy, Politics by on August 3, 2011 1 Comment
America is not governable with only two political parties as the debt ceiling debate has shown: The mother of twins is forced to sleep on her back

Americans whine about their politicians, but they have to remember that the politicians are elected by the people, not by God. The debt ceiling debate has shown the weakness of American democracy, the same model that ex-president Bush wanted to export to the world. America is not governable with only two political parties. A budget […]

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Liberals have expected more than Obama can give: The smaller the lizard, the greater the hope of becoming a crocodile

Filed in Current affairs, Economy, financial crisis, Politics by on July 9, 2011 0 Comments
Liberals have expected more than Obama can give: The smaller the lizard, the greater the hope of becoming a crocodile

If there is someone who has not been sleeping well the last two years, it is President Obama. The latest unemployment report for the month of June is not good. For sure, this is a nightmare for President Obama and the Democrats. If things do not improve by the next presidential election, President Obama will […]

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What is the point of the US being the number one economy, yet strangled by debt? Better to be a free dog than a caged lion

Filed in Current affairs, Economy, financial crisis by on July 6, 2011 0 Comments
What is the point of the US being the number one economy, yet strangled  by debt? Better to be a free dog than a caged lion

Watching the debt ceiling negotiations between the Democrats and Republicans in Washington is agony. The lack of compromise between both parties is a reflection of the decline of the US. The fall of the giant super power is especially obvious while many countries around the world are rising. Imagine if the US government is forced […]

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President Obama losing his supporters over economy: The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people

Filed in Business, Current affairs, Economy, financial crisis by on March 16, 2011 1 Comment
President Obama losing his supporters over economy: The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people

President Obama’s approval rate went down from 55% to 50% according to the latest CNN polls. The president is losing the support of independent voters and low income men. Slowly but surely, hope is transforming to disillusionment. While we all agree that the economy is hitting him badly, the president seems surprised by the reality of the presidency, shocked by the […]

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Governor Walker can find a better solution: A fly that has no one to advise it, follows the corpse into the grave

Filed in Current affairs, Economy, Justice, Politics by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments
Governor Walker can find a better solution: A fly that has no one to advise it, follows the corpse into the grave

The protests in the Arab world have certainly inspired the people of Wisconsin. The dispute over a controversial budget bill that will affect teachers and public employees has brought thousands of people in the street to protest. American politics is so polarized that the politicians aren’t working together. The Democrats have chosen to hide instead of participating […]

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Matter of time before US loses super power status: The lion’s power lies in our fear of him

Filed in Current affairs, Economy, financial crisis, foreign affairs by on February 11, 2011 1 Comment
Matter of time before US loses super power status: The lion’s power lies in our fear of him

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) has called for a dollar alternative as the world’s reserve currency. That move symbolizes the decline of US power and influence in the world. Like an old lion, the US scares with its name, not by its power, anymore. The rising of China scares many in the US. But the truth […]

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