Thursday, March 7, 2013

The North Star: Shamus Cooke: Democrats and Labor: "A Tale of Abuse": Why Labor Votes Democratic

Democrats and Labor: A Tale of Abuse

To put it bluntly, honestly as well as truthfully, how often do you see those three words together. Labor is still part of the Democratic coalition because Labor needs Democrats more then Democrats need Labor. Unless you come from the Progressive/Social-Democratic wing of the Democratic Party. And you are a politician, you don't even need Labor to raise money because there are plenty of Liberals as well as other. Leftists who have money, run companies and want to spend that money so their interests are met. Hollywood is an excellent example of that but so is a lot of new startup companies that are run or owned by twenty, thirty. Forty and even fifty something year olds who vote Democratic and who are on the left politically. But aren't as far to the left politically as a lot of Progressive-Democrats on economic policy. Which is why I've been blogging for a couple years now that its time for organize Labor in America to think again about what's their best political. Home especially as their influence not just on the Democratic Party has gotten smaller but on the country as a whole.

New York Times: Americas: Victoria Burnett: Cubans Say Adios to Hugo Chavez: The Future of Cuban/Venezuelan Socialism

We don't know who will even be the next President of the Bolivar Republic of Venezuela after Hugo Chavez. Will the Vice President takeover or will the Speaker of the Assembly, which is like the Speaker of the House in America. I know what direction they should be moving in and economically similar to what Cuba is doing which is freeing their people. And economy to be able to make good lives for themselves and as a result there are already a lot of new private business's in Cuba. Venezuela is a little further along then Cuba when it comes to social and political freedom. They do have private media, not much of it to report what really happened during Hugo Chavez's presidency. And they do have a real political opposition but they are not as far along economically as Cuba. They don't have the education system, healthcare system, scientists, infrastructure and so fourth. Venezuela still needs a lot of economic development and with the oil that they have, they could finance that and then be able to borrow whatever money they might need after. That so the future of both countries I believe is fairly similar, develop their economies with the resources that they have. Spend those resources wisely and they'll be able to attract foreign investment for their economies to be able to take off. And not go back to Castro state-ownership which is why Cuba is still a third world country today.