Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Things Never Really Change

If you remember Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, look at the 1948 movie, State of the Union, a story of Tracy running as the Republican candidate for President of the United States against Harry Truman.

In one scene, Hepburn asked the head of the Republican party, “What is the difference between the Republicans and the Democrats?”  He replied, “They are in and we are out.” 

If you watch the movie you will marvel at the fact that the issues then are the issues now.  Things never really change, even though we think they should and we think we can change them. 


  1. Makes no difference who you vote for, government ALWAYS gets in!

  2. Hello Mr. Rogers, I sent you an email today in care of Ms. Fran Goldberg. I think you will find the attracted Facebook page interesting.

    Please visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/YourStreet-Money-Debit-Card/224066427658544

    Democrats and Independents for the most part, practice aspirational politics and Republicans like Newt Gingrich practice derisive politics.

    Carl Gordon

  3. Call me Mr. Gordon goes to Washington circa 2012 Part II

    The Importance of Your Immediate Actions

    After opening your YourStreet Money Debit Card financial account at a bank, federal credit union, community bank, FDIC-insured online banks, or any other financial institution, contact the President, your senators and your congressperson and let them know—by email, U.S. mail or by calling both their local and Washington, D.C., offices—that you have opened a YourStreet Money Debit Card account in anticipation of their “Yes!” vote on the Consumer Investment Incentive Agency bill.

    Let President Obama, your senators and congressperson know that the YourStreet Money Debit Card is a pocketbook issue and that you are literally voting for the program with your hard-earned money in these unpredictable economic times. Further, that your self-interest parallels the interest of the nation and that you fully expect them to serve the interest of the American people as well.

    When you ask President Obama, your senators and congressperson for their votes, you are asking on behalf of millions of their constituents who want their support for fair and equal opportunities to participate in the economic recovery of the United States.

    You are reminding them that we are not only their constituents, but also we are small-business owners, entrepreneurs, students, and job creators, and we are U.S. taxpaying consumers who make up 70 percent of the U.S. economy, and that we want to be counted as full and equal partners to help grow the economy.

    When we do these simple acts, we are letting them know in a clear voice that we want their “Yes!” votes on this emergency landmark legislation. And equally as important, we are letting each of the 535 members of Congress know that there will be a time, in the not-too-distant future when we the people will vote for them based on our memory of how they voted on this critical important legislation for the American people.

    The election for all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives will be held on November 6, 2012. Moreover, out of 100 seats in the United States Senate 33 are up for re-election. Due to 7 senators retiring in 2012, their seats will be open seats in the election. On Election Day 2012 we the voters will have our opportunity to vote for all of them in accordance with how they voted for us.

    Please take note: Nearly 50 percent of the 535 members of the U.S. Congress are millionaires. They and their congressional colleagues will decide whether you will receive up to $2,500 in matching funds or in the case of a business YSMDC $12,500 in matching funds to help get this economy moving again.

    We can all go to Washington now and effect change!

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