Obama Pushed to Limit by Tea Party
By Don Flynn
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA.)
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama—bullied beyond endurance by the tea parties—plans to fight back and rescue the Medicare and Medicaid entitlements from being trashed to save what he called “the basic social contract in America.”
That, in a nutshell, is the consensus of a growing number of political leaders and pundits who believe the President is fed up from the badgering of Republican conservatives and the different tea party groups.
“I think Obama’s strong enough to turn the tide,” Rep. Henry Waxman (D-California), a liberal health care force and conscience of the Congress, told The Spiritual Herald.
“The Republicans and the Tea Party have pushed him so far that he’s going to soon be very clear that he’s a strong Democrat, committed to his party,” he said, adding:
“And most Democrats don’t believe in the same things those Republican leaders are advancing,” he added. “In fact, I think that a lot of Republicans don’t believe in a lot of the policies that the Republican leaders are advancing.”
What the Republican leaders and implacable Tea Partiers are pushing is “the end of Medicare as we know it” and throwing Medicaid-supported seniors out of nursing homes, Waxman charged.
“This is a moral issue,” he declared. “Budgets are a moral statement of what we value, and the Republicans do not...Read More
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In his new album on the Verity label, entitled “Hello Fear,” he delves into the emotional toll of the many disasters that are occurring around the globe.
“I titled this album Hello Fear because—with everything going on in the world—it is the word and the feeling, that paralyzes all of us on some level right now,” said Franklin.
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