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The Daily Sandwich This article was brought to my attention by my favorite red-state Republican-- let's call this individual "X." The story, in Newsw

The Daily Sandwich

This article was brought to my attention by my favorite red-state Republican-- let's call this individual "X." The story, in Newsweek, is called "Does the Future Belong to China?" Now, economists have been taking seriously the decline of America for well over a decade now (Japan was the first country to scare us). The economic boom under Clinton assuaged the fear for a while, but many factors have contributed to a new concern.
Here are a few of them:
1. The falling dollar
2. The rise of the EU, China and India
3. The amazing colossal trade deficit
4. The amount of dollar reserves held by other countries (e.g., Saudi Arabia and China)
5. Outsourcing of American jobs

These have put the US in an awkward position, and all of them have gotten worse under Bush. Strange, considering that the above concepts are often the meat and potatoes of Republicans-- a strong America, national self-sufficiency, xenophobia, and a continued position as the world's only superpower.

In short, this should be a golden opportunity for Democrats. Not only does it have appeal in terms of the economic betterment of America's working class, but it's a chance to talk tough on American strength in the international community. You'd think the "tax and spend" left would be the ones to get us leveraged up to our eyeballs with loans from communist and totalitarian regimes. Nope, it's the GOP.  Read on...

 

Sibel Edmonds to Supreme Court     Global News Matrix

An FBI contract employee who was fired after alleging national security breaches within the bureau's translation service plans to appeal to the Supreme Court

to lift a gag order that she has been under for almost three years.

Here are a few of them:
1. The falling dollar
2. The rise of the EU, China and India
3. The amazing colossal trade deficit
4. The amount of dollar reserves held by other countries (e.g., Saudi Arabia and China)
5. Outsourcing of American jobs

These have put the US in an awkward position, and all of them have gotten worse under Bush. Strange, considering that the above concepts are often the meat and potatoes of Republicans-- a strong America, national self-sufficiency, xenophobia, and a continued position as the world's only superpower.

In short, this should be a golden opportunity for Democrats. Not only does it have appeal in terms of the economic betterment of America's working class, but it's a chance to talk tough on American strength in the international community. You'd think the "tax and spend" left would be the ones to get us leveraged up to our eyeballs with loans from communist and totalitarian regimes. Nope, it's the GOP. Read on...

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