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The Reality of Recession, Depression, Dollars, and No Sense copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org He is ninety years young. Born in 1918, Alexander recalls the Great Depression. He understands why some thought the Bush Forty-One years were worse than the days after the crash in 1929, although no one ever admitted to that. Now, near two decades later, denial of economic despair remains intact. Alex wonders if only history paints a truer picture. Possibly, when he was but a boy, people did not accept that the crash was the big one. In retrospect do we realize . . . Alex wonders aloud; in recent months, each evening he dreams of realities that were during what was defined as the most dramatic, worldwide economic downturn. As an adult, perchance, life looks different. Alex remembers back in the day of George Herbert Walker Bush the economy crawled. Records showed an annual growth rate of a mere one percent (1%). Unemployment steadily rose. Homelessness was prevalent. While Americans experienced an economic crisis, former President Bush remained resolute. He promised to be fiscally prudent Miser Bush's commitment to caution served colossal corporations and affluent stockholders well Alexander, was among the latter. He appreciated the cautious demeanor of a President dedicated to business. For Alex and others invested in the market economy under Bush 41, life was good. Today, however, with Bush 43 in the White House, Alex worries. He reads the newspaper, and realizes how unsettled he feels. The current President declares the State of the Union is strong, The stimulus package has helped to fuel fiscal stability. Americans need not fret. Yet, Alexander does. Words printed on a page in a noted periodical do not reassure this long time investor. As a citizen, Alexander is not confident that all is well. He believes a crisis is imminent. In truth, Alex...
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Wexler Waxes Practical Reasons for Impeachment American Hero: Rep. Robert Wexler calls for Impeachment hearings copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org In an region filled with inert sand, in the Southern most State of Florida, there is an oasis. This breath of fresh air moves through the trees in Palm Beach County and in the halls of Congress in Washington, District of Columbia. A man who envisions "a more perfect Union" emanates enthusiasm for the ethical principles that define the democracy he loves. He stands solid in his belief; a nation founded in freedom for all its people cannot let a corrupt authority take these liberties away. This spirited being has a name and a title, Congressman Robert Wexler. On July 26, 2008, Representative Wexler once again expressed his worry for what has remained "off the table." When asked is impeachment too little, too late, he said, "The crimes of this Administration must be revealed and Bush and Cheney must be held accountable." The Congressman fears a commitment to the Constitution has waned amongst his fellow legislators, and perhaps within the citizenry. Hence, Robert Wexler submitted a call to action. He requests Americans consider the history of censure and what occurs when Executive power is abused. Many of the people in Wexler's district exclaim with glee as they observe the vigor of this visionary, as do advocates of impeachment throughout the nation. However, an equal number within the electorate express dissent to the opinion, prosecution is essential. Some think we can wait, or as a nation, we have waited too long. Others say a trial will trivialize lawmakers. A petty and partisan focus is futile. Nonetheless, Robert Wexler is not dissuaded. For him, democracy cannot be forsaken. The Congressman who identifies himself, as a Fire Breathing Liberal learned to survive and thrive in a Conservative...

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