Status of American Politics: March 2010 Archives

One Congressman says worriedly to another, walking briskly down to the House Floor, "Is my face red? I spent the whole morning in session with our Chinese lobbyist. Great deal. But, God, I hope it doesn't show."

National Journal reports in an article entitled, Under The Influence, that during the year of the Health Care Reform debate 2009, "The Chamber [of Commerce] spent $123.3 million on all lobbying activities, compared to $62.3 million in 2008, according to lobbying disclosure forms."

People-FreeFoto-dot-com-image.jpgI received my Census form yesterday, filled it out in under 5 minutes, and dropped it in the outgoing mail. When it arrived, I gave a moment's thought to whether it was important enough to take the time then to complete it, or not. I immediately recognized the importance of the census to a democratically elected government which is supposed to serve the interests of the people of the nation. To do that, the government needs to know how many people there are and where they are located, and a few particulars. I took the time and got it out of the way.

chinamap.gifEver heard of Vertical Democracy? Did you know America's democracy is termed a horizontal democracy? If not, you are missing out on world history in the making, as America will, by its political structure, lose ground against China. I highly recommend to those who wish to catch up on this history in the making, and peer into the future, John and Doris Naisbitt's new book, China's Megatrends, The 8 Pillars of a New Society.

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