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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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Obama has a challenger
Tuesday 1:40 p.m. An Interview With John Wolfe: Arkansas Candidate Says He Could Crush Obama Nationally ... If Only He Had the Money
Tennessee lawyer John Wolfe — who is running against Barack Obama as a Democratic nominee for president in Tuesday’s Arkansas primaries — says he would be able to beat the incumbent president in primaries throughout the country, if only he had the money.
Wolfe provides an interesting twist in an otherwise mundane Tuesday primary: he could win a significant amount of the vote in Arkansas, where Obama remains deeply unpopular. Wolfe is running closely behind Obama in the race.
A poll taken in Arkansas' fourth congressional district shows less than half of Democratic voters (45%) support Obama. Thirty-eight percent said they back Wolfe and 17% are undecided.
The simple fact that Obama has steep competition from a fellow Democrat shows that there could be cracks in the president’s re-election campaign.
In an interview with PolicyMic, Wolfe said that he could be a force against the president.
“If I ran a similar campaign in big states like Pennsylvania or New York, I would do just as well,” Wolfe said. “I just don’t have the money.”
Wolfe is an Occupy Wall Street-inspired Southern Democrat. He believes in the free market system, but also argues that corporate interests have hijacked the political process in Washington.
His two major policy platforms revolve around ending “Obamacare” and removing moneyed interests from the political process.
Wolfe calls Obama a hypocrite: “Obama rallies against big business by day, but by night he takes their money. There are so many inconsistencies.”
On health care: “Obamacare gives the insurances companies a full monopoly. People have to deal with an insurance monopoly. This is not right. People need a choice. If health care was more selective, it would be a huge boon to small businesses.”
On Wall Street: “We also need to get banking under control. We need to make the banks loan more money. They have been speculating and making risky moves – which have cost billions of billions of dollars when they make a mistake. These same bankers are also influencing Obama right now. Banks have way too much clout in Washington.”
On Occupy Wall Street: “The 99% is not just a number – it represents an America that is losing. Losing their houses to the very same corporations we are paying to keep afloat.”
Wolfe also believes in extending low-interest student loans to help young people better manage their college tuition.
Wolfe is the outsider underdog that many people — especially conservatives — have hoped would take on Obama in 2012. But even if Wolfe makes significant inroads at the Arkansas primary, his victories won’t be recognized.
On Monday, the Arkansas Democratic Party announced that it would not award any delegates Wolfe, even if he wins a strong portion of the popular vote.
According to the Associated Press, Democratic Party spokeswoman Candace Martin said Wolfe had not complied with Arkansas' delegate selection rules and had not turned in two mandatory documents needed in the application process. Martin also added that the Democratic national party has told the Arkansas state party that any delegates Wolfe might claim won't be recognized at the national convention.
In a PolicyMic story comment, Wolfe argued against this point: “I filled out 4 sets of forms. I wrote out a check for $2500 to be paid to the Arkansas Democratic Party. They cashed it. Nothing was said that day about deadlines missed or forms missing. It gets better, stay tuned for more.”
Obama remains deeply unpopular in the South. Many pundits think Obama has next to zero chance of winning the state in the general election in November. In 2008, Obama lost Arkansas by 20 points to John McCain.
Wolfe also was on the ballot in the Louisiana primary, where he won three parishes and had 12% of the vote across the state.
Even if he isn’t recognized for his Arkansas performance, Wolfe still says he will try and make a difference in election 2012.
“I want to get my point out there,” Wolfe said. “I want to go to (the Democratic National Convention in) Charlotte and present these ideas. I want to get things done.”
www.policymic.com...
Obama has a challenger

Tuesday 1:40 p.m. An Interview With John Wolfe: Arkansas Candidate Says He Could Crush Obama Nationally ... If Only He Had the Money
Tennessee lawyer John Wolfe — who is running against Barack Obama as a Democratic nominee for president in Tuesday’s Arkansas primaries — says he would be able to beat the incumbent president in primaries throughout the country, if only he had the money.
Wolfe provides an interesting twist in an otherwise mundane Tuesday primary: he could win a significant amount of the vote in Arkansas, where Obama remains deeply unpopular. Wolfe is running closely behind Obama in the race.
A poll taken in Arkansas' fourth congressional district shows less than half of Democratic voters (45%) support Obama. Thirty-eight percent said they back Wolfe and 17% are undecided.
The simple fact that Obama has steep competition from a fellow Democrat shows that there could be cracks in the president’s re-election campaign.
In an interview with PolicyMic, Wolfe said that he could be a force against the president.
“If I ran a similar campaign in big states like Pennsylvania or New York, I would do just as well,” Wolfe said. “I just don’t have the money.”
Wolfe is an Occupy Wall Street-inspired Southern Democrat. He believes in the free market system, but also argues that corporate interests have hijacked the political process in Washington.
His two major policy platforms revolve around ending “Obamacare” and removing moneyed interests from the political process.
Wolfe calls Obama a hypocrite: “Obama rallies against big business by day, but by night he takes their money. There are so many inconsistencies.”
On health care: “Obamacare gives the insurances companies a full monopoly. People have to deal with an insurance monopoly. This is not right. People need a choice. If health care was more selective, it would be a huge boon to small businesses.”
On Wall Street: “We also need to get banking under control. We need to make the banks loan more money. They have been speculating and making risky moves – which have cost billions of billions of dollars when they make a mistake. These same bankers are also influencing Obama right now. Banks have way too much clout in Washington.”
On Occupy Wall Street: “The 99% is not just a number – it represents an America that is losing. Losing their houses to the very same corporations we are paying to keep afloat.”
Wolfe also believes in extending low-interest student loans to help young people better manage their college tuition.
Wolfe is the outsider underdog that many people — especially conservatives — have hoped would take on Obama in 2012. But even if Wolfe makes significant inroads at the Arkansas primary, his victories won’t be recognized.
On Monday, the Arkansas Democratic Party announced that it would not award any delegates Wolfe, even if he wins a strong portion of the popular vote.
According to the Associated Press, Democratic Party spokeswoman Candace Martin said Wolfe had not complied with Arkansas' delegate selection rules and had not turned in two mandatory documents needed in the application process. Martin also added that the Democratic national party has told the Arkansas state party that any delegates Wolfe might claim won't be recognized at the national convention.
In a PolicyMic story comment, Wolfe argued against this point: “I filled out 4 sets of forms. I wrote out a check for $2500 to be paid to the Arkansas Democratic Party. They cashed it. Nothing was said that day about deadlines missed or forms missing. It gets better, stay tuned for more.”
Obama remains deeply unpopular in the South. Many pundits think Obama has next to zero chance of winning the state in the general election in November. In 2008, Obama lost Arkansas by 20 points to John McCain.
Wolfe also was on the ballot in the Louisiana primary, where he won three parishes and had 12% of the vote across the state.
Even if he isn’t recognized for his Arkansas performance, Wolfe still says he will try and make a difference in election 2012.
“I want to get my point out there,” Wolfe said. “I want to go to (the Democratic National Convention in) Charlotte and present these ideas. I want to get things done.”
www.policymic.com...




posted on May, 23 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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I thought you would find this interesting

There are actually two messages here. The first is very
interesting, but the second are absolutely astounding - and explains a lot.
A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.
Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65%
England 46%
Canada 42%
Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. 93%
England 15%
Canada 43%
Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90%
England 15%
Canada 43%
Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S. 77%
England 40%
Canada 43%
Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. 71
England 14
Canada 18
Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
U.S. 12%
England 2%
Canada 6%
And now for the last statistic:
National Health Insurance?
U.S. NO
England YES
Canada YES
Check this last set of statistics!!
The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know that the private business sector is a real-life business, not a government job. Here are the percentages.
T. Roosevelt.................... 38%
Taft.................................. 40%
Wilson ........................... 52%
Harding........................... 49%
Coolidge......................... 48%
Hoover ............................ 42%
F. Roosevelt................... 50%
Truman........................... 50%
Eisenhower................ .... 57%
Kennedy......................... 30%
Johnson.......................... 47%
Nixon.............................. 53%
Ford................................ 42%
Carter............................. 32%
Reagan........................... 56%
GH Bush......................... 51%
Clinton .......................... 39%
GW Bush........................ 55%
Obama............................. 8%
This helps to explain this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in private business! That's right! Only eight percent---the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our corporations how to run their business?
How can the leader of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business? Or about jobs when they never really had one? And when it's the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They've spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as organizers.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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Why exactly is it you think private business people should be running things? Oh right because Government should be all about profit. I swear every time you chuckle heads start with this nonsense all I can see is the crappy future envisioned in Robocop.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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It would be good if the Gov made a profit. We wouldn't owe other Gov Trillions of $ and would have lower taxes.
Our current administration does not have qualified people to operate a Gov as my previous post shows.



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