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Entries by Clarence B. Jones from 07/2011

It's Still "The Economy, Stupid!" Revisited: An Open Letter To The President

| Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

Republicans constantly complain that they will resist taxes... especially on the rich. Mr. President, you should be Executive Order, declare that Freedom to Live in the U.S. does not mean Living for Free.

Drilling Down on the Meaning of "Shared Sacrifice" as Congress Considers Our Debt Limit

| Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

Medal of honor recipient Sergeant First Class Petry and his comrades provide a special transcendent example of service to our country that leaders in Congress might want to take some time to pause and reflect upon.

Are There Any Republican Adults in the Room: The Challenge Confronting Our Country

| Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

At the hastily called White House news conference following the collapse of discussions with Speaker John Boehner, President Obama rhetorically asked: "Is there anything that the Republicans can say 'yes' to?" Yes, there is: his resignation or re-election defeat.

Compromise Does Not Preclude Drawing a Moral Line of Principle in the Sand

| Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

The president should veto any legislation that does not embody a shared sacrifice and a balanced approach between cuts and revenues enacted to reduce our deficit.