As U.S. Congressman James Sensenbrenner and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson have a hissy fight about how to best damage Obamacare, it is time the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and/or other news periodicals take a look at the actions, legislative decision-making, and past financial investments of these two conservatives.
Sensenbrenner has a long history of supporting insurance companies, health care behemoths, etc., and miraculously having investments in these same groups. Of course Sensenbrenner will try to sell you snake oil about these investments being in a blind trust. But if I know about them he certainly does also.
Oh, that we could find some politicians who are NOT beholden to some monied interest group.
Can we get over calling progressives words like "socialist," and right-wingers "fascists"?
At least we have to give the right-wingers credit for something. Instead of hiding their influence-buying and influence-peddling, they have come right out into the open to do it. A generous donor to the Wisconsin Republican Party feels the state legislators owe him some favors. And so he has asked a Republican to introduce a bill in the state legislature that will result in reducing the amount of money he has to pay in alimony support. How's that for feeling safe with openly buying votes and openly asking for favors? Amazing.
These are the same conservatives and right-wingers who want every favor for themselves they can buy, and then do everything in their power to deny help for people in need or those underserved. Where does all this fit into the definition of morality? ethics? honesty? democracy?
While American media has been honored through the years for its journalistic excellence, it has also been timid when it came to certain aspects of our social and economic culture. As far back as the way Henry Ford supported Adolf Hitler and got an award from Hitler for his Nazi/fascist support, the gaps in credibility here have been alarming at times. While American media seems to have simply overlooked duPont's attempts to build a revolution to overthrow Franklin D. Roosevelt, there are things that are happening in the U.S. today that seem to be ignored in an ongoing vacuum. Here are a few that get little or no attention...
Leading figures in America made some outrageous claims against Barack Obama that seem to have simply been ignored. Some famous Americans and some famous American organizations claimed Obama was not born in the United States. There also were quotable statements by individuals and groups that Obama was a Moslem. Why didn't American media call these people to account for their lies and blatant deceptions?