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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rep. Dennis Kucinich on President Obama's Address To Congress: Even Socialists like it



If even a Democratic Socialist or a Socialist Libertarian or however he describes his politics, as long as doesn't call himself a liberal. Like Rep. Dennis Kucinich likes at least part of President Obama's Jobs Speech to Congress Thursday Night. Then that tells me that the President at least has the votes in the House and Senate Democratic Caucus's. Where democrats still control the Senate to pass the American Jobs Act. Its just a question if the can negotiate with the House GOP Leadership and bring on enough Senate Republicans. To prevent the Senate GOP Leadership from blocking the bill. I believe Democratic Socialists in Congress like the size of the AJA and the fact that at least half of it is dedicated to Infrastructure Spending. But the question will be will they like the idea of a National Infrastructure Bank, which wouldn't be run by the Federal Government. Something they believe the Federal Government should be running, Federal Agency's running the Infrastructure Projects and hiring Government Workers to do the work.

With an NIB, it would be independent of the Federal Government paid for by Private Investemnt, hiring Private Construction Company's to do the work. But this is a detail that needs to be worked out, if democrats want to get much needed Infrastructure Spending out of this Republican House. Then it will have to be through an NIB and democrats are already pretty close to getting an NIB out of the Senate. Where it already has Bi Partisan support. Socialists who tend to believe that Tax Hikes are better for the economy then Tax Cuts, should like the idea of Payroll Tax Cut that will benefit mostly Middle Class Workers. Who are already struggling but we should go farther with that and have another Tax Cut to encourage Consumer Spending to meet the lack of demand in the economy They are up for reelection in 2012 as well.

What socialists in Congress need to realize is that their Progressive Jobs Act or whatever they call it, where you create a bunch of new Federal Agency's. I'm guessing paid for with new Tax Hikes, to hire a bunch of new Federal Workers to work on projects around the country . Doesn't have the votes in either the House or Senate and could only pass the forty five member or so Progressive Caucus. The President wouldn't sign this plan either and what they need to do because they are up for reelection in 2012 as well. And they want to see Unemployed Workers put back to work because they are good people. Is that the President has put on the table a plan that has around 200B$ in Middle Class Tax Cuts and 200B$ Infrastructure Spending. And they should work with the President to get it passed or get something thats as close to the AJA as possible. Before the President settles for something much smaller.

Rep. Kucinich's position on the AJA I believe so far is positive, I was expecting him and several other of his colleagues. To come out with a New Deal Federal Works Projects Act at around 1T$. Paid for through either borrowing or massive Tax Hikes even on the Middle Class. So with the House Republican Leadership and the Democratic Socialists response to the plan so far. Including even with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I believe President Obama is off to a good start.

Click on the link of the blog to see a video of Rep. Dennis Kucinich on the O'Reilly Factor
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