|Posted by Matthew Jordan on July 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM||comments (0)|
In a speech on Friday in Virginia, President Obama talked about the debts business owners and successful Americans owe the government. Obama argues that the government provides the infrastructure that allows for individuals to be successful. "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help", Obama said. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that, somebody else made that happen".
These comments by the president have created quite a stir, e...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Matthew Jordan on July 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM||comments (2)|
I don't know about you, but I am eagerly awaiting the Olympic Games. Part of it is because the Olympocs only come every two years, but I really love the fact that the whole world is tuned in and sending their best athletes to compete hoping to make their home country proud. How cool is that.
So, how do you feel about the fact that the U.S. athletes walking in the London opening ceremonies won't be waring clothes made here in the U.S., but instead made in China? Recently, thi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Matthew Jordan on July 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM||comments (2)|
The question that seems to always be looming around the corner is should we raise the minimum wage in america? Many of those making minimum wage and those who support them say that to keep up with the minimum cost of living, the miniumum wage needs to be increased. So from the companies standpoint what is the problem?
The companies would say that to afford the increase in minimum wage they would need to raise to price of their product. Along with wage cost, the compan f...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Matthew Jordan on July 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM||comments (2)|
I was very excited to hear the story on Fox News about the 'Vote 17' movement in Lowell, Massachusetts. As a young American, it has always bothered me how many of my peers do not take advantage of their ability to vote. You would think that this means they don't care about politics. In reality, many of these same people, who do not vote are very vocal about thei...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Matthew Jordan on July 12, 2012 at 10:10 AM||comments (2)|
In a speech last Tuesday before the NAACP, Holder compared the efforts to fight voter fraud to the illegal, unconstitutional poll taxes used throughout the Jim Crow era by segregationist Democrats to keep blacks from voting. What he was referring to was a new Texas law requiring a voter to show a valid photo ID before casting a ballot. While most americans have some form of photo identific...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Matthew Jordan on August 3, 2011 at 11:56 AM||comments (1)|
With the 2012 campaign now underway for President Obama, he understands that raising money is an important aid to getting re-elected. That is exactly why already he has 35 million dollars already funded into his campaign. Most of the money in the campaign already comes from very rich and well off contributors.
While many dismiss this and say that those people must believe in what he believes in, there is more behind it than that. There has to be more behind that money...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Matthew Jordan on August 2, 2011 at 9:59 AM||comments (0)|
So what happened in July?
Loyal Elephant began its first full month of service as a news website to you!
With the looming debt cieling issue, Congress was forced to skip extra long holidays and actaully try to pass something. Yet nothing would get solved durring July as both sides wouldn't budge.
More details are uncovered from Fast and Furious leading to more speculation over Obamas Attourny General.
Obama begins to...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Matthew Jordan on July 26, 2011 at 11:17 AM||comments (3)|
The federal anti-gunrunning program that is known as “Operation Fast and Furious” got out of control in November 2009. So much in fact that it appeared the U.S. government was "arming for war" the Sinaloa Cartel single handedly, documents show. Those shocking allegations are revealed in the latest congressional report investigating the operation.
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say guns sold under the program took only 24 hour...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Matthew Jordan on July 25, 2011 at 9:14 AM||comments (5)|
Amidst our countries debt ceiling crisis, there have been many lies given to the public. Those who are uneducated in the topic will feel obligated to trust the President since you would think he knows what he is saying. Truth is, he probably understands how our economy works, but to get what he wants he and the democrats partake in what House Speaker Boehner calls “sniping politics”.
The biggest idea that they are dragging over our head is that the only way tha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Matthew Jordan on July 21, 2011 at 9:38 PM||comments (2)|
Reason No. 1: It cuts $866 billion in defense spending, but does notspecify any non-defense cuts. We should not put our troops in more danger thanthey are already in.
Reason No. 2: There are no long-term spending cuts, and no structuralentitlement reforms, but yet require higher taxes.
Reason No. 3: The tax increases are permanent, but thespending cuts are only temporary.
Reason No. 4: It does not reform Medicare or Medicaid, whichare...Read Full Post »