Why Paul Krugman is right: Reflections of the exploitation of 9/11 – 9/12/2011

The truth always hurts; so it’s no surprise that it was emotionally painful for many to read Paul Krugman’s blog, The Year of Shame; written for the New York Times. 9/11 was the most horrifying tragedy of our time, but its even more horrible that many opportunists jumped on the misfortune like vultures.

It’s hard to deny the fact that politicians like Rudy Giuliani and George W. Bush exploited the emotions of the American people. Giuliani for years has presented himself as “The Hero of 9/11”; but one needs to look pass the fame to understand that his political medaling caused more harm than good. Bush used the event as a free pass for a few years while any questioning of the administration was deemed “un-Patriotic”.

But besides the obvious political players, other vultures emerged to exploit the tragedy for their own selfish needs. During the election season; politicians used the tragedy to spearhead their own political careers. These are the same politicians who have caused deadlocks regarding the financing of health care for first responders.

Politicians always tend to leech off anything; their have been more notorious factions who have indulged the spoils of horror. In the aftermath of 9/11; various people attempted to defraud victims, families of the fallen and the government. Than you have organizations that have capitalized on the fear of terrorism by funding the manufacturing of Islamphobia.

Hence to criticize Krugman would be to ignore the sin of the vultures who continue to exploit a nightmare. Nobody wants to hear it but it’s the sad truth. Thankfully the vultures have failed to drain the sprit that every American holds knowing that freedom will always triumphs over tyranny.

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Actions not Words: A Response to President Obama’s speech – 9/8/2011

President Obama gave his much anticipated job speech to Congress today in which he addressed the issue of the economy and the need for the Federal Government to help in the creation of more jobs and stimulate the economy.

Or if you have been following politics but missed the speech; it’s the same bulls*** he has been saying the last three years. Bravo Mr. President for recycling but too bad that it can’t count towards your contribution to protecting the environment.

My opinion regarding the speech before and after has been very simple; he can cram it. Actions speak louder than words but unfortunately President Obama doesn’t seem to realize it. Speeches don’t solve anything unless you back it up with actions.

America is suffering through one of the worst economic crisis in its history and unfortunately than we elected to save us is a delusional coward who feels his words can conjure spells while trying to appease his political enemies at every opportunity.

With that said it’s guaranteed that the American Job Act will endure a long partisan battle in Congress. Spoiler Alert: the GOP will water it down into something more harmful for the American people while demanding more cuts, but President Obama will give in and claim it as a victory.

During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt enacted a series of work programs as means to strengthen the nation infrastructure and reboot the economy. When President Obama took office, proposed a Stimulus Packet that wasted billions of dollars in the hopes that it would magically reboot the national economy.

But hopefully the American Job Act actually dose more than just waste billions in the hopes that magic solves the economic crisis. I really would love to be proven wrong on this issue but if President Obama continues down this path than his Presidency will end with Rush Limbaugh announcing on his show “I told you so.”

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