Friday, April 12, 2013

Gun control: A ray of hope

GOP: Fear mongering tactics
In the annals of history, the era of President Obama will certainly be chronicled as a historical period in which the GOP deliberately -- and cynically -- employed a strategy to obstruct our democracy and block the will of the people.

Take an issue: health care, job creation, Main Street stimulus legislation, fair tax codes, immigration reform and now gun control -- on all these issues the overwhelming majority of the people are on one side and the GOP on the other.

Over 90% of Americans want sensible gun control laws

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thatcher/Reagan: Take from the poor and give to the rich

It has been written, never speak ill of the dead.

In the case of Margaret Thatcher, this unofficial 11th commandment has been and needs to be cast aside.

First, here at HGP, we send condolences to the Thatcher family.

But now let's honestly explore the Thatcher legacy.

As prime minister for 11 years (1979 to 1990), Thatcher broke the gender glass ceiling by becoming Britain's first female head of state. In terms of politics and policy, Thatcher legacy is more appropriately the Reagan/Thatcher legacy and it is alive and thriving -- the reverse Robin Hood doctrine:

Take from the poor and give to the rich.