Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Communist Republic of Cuba is obviously not a perfect country with a perfect government, far from it. If they were they wouldn't be a Communist Republic and would be more Democratic but since Fidel Castro is out of power they have made steps in the right direction. They are moving towards privatizing their economy and giving Cubans economic freedom, under what's called State Capitalism. Which is essentially a mixture of Capitalism and State Ownership with a large Welfare State and they have moved. To give Cubans some religious freedom as well and bringing the Catholic church back in Cuban life, President Raul Castro has figured out that Communism doesn't work. At least not as well as advertised and there's a limit to what the Communist government can do for. Its people and that Cubans need the freedom to run their own lives for Cuba to ever be able to take off. And succeed as a country.
Cuba is not a threat to America militarily, economically or when it comes to terrorism or anything else. And the Communist government is moving to become less of a threat to its own people, which is something. That America needs to realize and that the only people they are hurting are the Cuban people and American business's that want to do business in this country. I'm not for repealing the trade embargo unconditionally, the Castro Regime would have to show that trading. With Cuba would go to benefit the country, not to subsidize the government but we should do this.
Whatever mandate President Obama may or may have not of won last week, has to do with raising taxes. On the wealthy to pay for deficit reduction, which is why you already see Congressional Republicans in the House and Senate. Saying new revenue has to be on the table to pay for deficit reduction, the other mandate has to do with working with the Republican House. To deal with the issues of the country, the same mandate that House and Senate Republicans that were reelected won. As well and thats where it pretty much ends, Americans want an effective government not gridlock or. Dysfunctional government and they don't trust either party enough to give them all of the power, so they want. Democrats and Republicans to work together, President Obama understands this and hopefully he also understands that in this new environment. He should be able to get some things that he wants, like new revenue and hopefully new infrastructure investment.
What President Obama hopefully also understands is that he doesn't have to give Republicans everything. They want in return either, savings in Social Security and Medicare but not try to completely privatize them either. Or new tax cuts for the wealthy, that will only go to the wealthy for the most part, that both parties get some big things that they want. But since President Obama was reelected, he doesn't have to give them everything that they want. He's going to have to work with House Republicans, just for the simple fact that half of the country voted. For someone else for President last Tuesday.