In 2009, Obama's program allowed me to re-finance, consolidate and have an affordable mortgage again. My bank reached out to me, I found an office near me and after a small mountain of paperwork, I got a loan re-modification. I think people are afraid to take on this kind of financial challenge but this program has been in existence for years and very successful-if you DO it. Obama has far from an abysmal record!!!
This is awesome. Google is the sort of company the world needs more of, from their treatment of employees to funding projects that make the world a better place. The rhinos sure need some champions.
I don't have a problem with this, but why do they have so much difficulty teaching science in science class and religion in religion class and churches? If they insist on teaching creationism in science class shouldn't they also be teaching evolution in churches and religion class? I have no problem with them choosing to be wing nuts but why do they insist I have to be one also?
As someone who marched on Congress in the 70's for women's rights and witnessed Roe v. Wade become law, it was appalling the tea party brought this ridiculous attack on women to the forefront in 2012. They've heard our voices and hope they've learned to stay out of women's rights.
State redistricting provides another reason to vote in every election, if you need such a reason. We tend to focus on the top of the ballot, but down below, candidates for lesser offices are crawling their way up the ticket until they arrive at the governor's office or in the legislature. Districts must often be redrawn every ten years after the census (the next one coming in 2020) to account for shifts and changes in population. The new districts will, of course, be drawn by the party in power.
So Dems must focus on not only the glittery national elections and the midterms; they must also focus on and fund candidates who might be in state offices in census years to guide the re-districting after the census. The Republicans have paid closer attention to this key period in the electoral cycle, I suspect.
Those of us who live on the Canadian side of the border are seeing the same thing. Nearly two years ago, we had record-breaking tidal surges that washed away lighthouses that had stood in the same spot for a hundred years. Water levels rose over roadways, damaging infrastructure. Fortunately, for the most part, Canadian shorelines are relatively sparsely populated, but it is quite apparent that we are seeing a new reality every time there is a surge related to a major low pressure system.
There are already issues with the early voter counts...no one would be a sore loser if they thought they lost fairly, rather than by rigging the vote. So it is important that elections feel like valid elections, and we feel like we live in a democracy rather than a puppet democracy run by corporate/lobbyist/billionaire money.