President Obama’s health care reform law has passed and it has been stamped by the highest court of law - the Supreme Court - in the United States of America. However, the Republican Party presidential hopeful Mitt Romney had the courage to say at an NAACP meeting that he would repeal the health care reform law. He was booed at the meeting full of people that love Obama. Did Romney appear at the NAACP to show the world that he is a candidate for all the races? He knows that without African American votes, it is very difficult to win the race, so he was trying to create people’s perception against Obama.
The House of Representatives have passed the resolution to repeal the President Obama’s health care reform law, which was held by the Supreme Court, by 244-185 according to ABC, “It was the 33rd vote to repeal or defund the law since Republicans took control of the chamber last year. None of the GOP's efforts stood a chance of enactment because Democrats control the Senate and the White House, which issued a veto threat Monday on the GOP's repeal bill.” Once again the working people’s law has been in danger. Obama’s great courage has been challenged by few lobbyists.
Romney has collected the most money by any presidential candidate ever. Obama has done in 2008 election by collecting $625 million. Now the game plan has changed for presidential candidates, who want to serve the country. The game plan is money, not the service. The game plan is helping the rich to become richer.
Newark has a huge problem. Both the city council and the city administration have not acted upon the interest of the people in my opinion. The majority of the council has permanently postponed the Municipal Utilities Authority proposal. The council tabled the MUA, rather than killing the resolution. I mentioned it back then. Now, Mayor Booker and his administration brought the MUA back to the table. The mayor has cut $2 million from council and city clerk’s budget. The mayor’s administration has proposed their end of the bargain, proposing the budget in February 2012. I understand that the council was upset and their council’s complaining. However, while the council has worked with the administration arranging numerous ongoing meetings, they did not come up a solution. The clock is ticking. With lame excuses, they have not acted upon the budget. As usual, the final deadline issued by the state woke them up and they finally called a special meeting on Friday the 13th to introduce the budget.
Only money, the sword of a $22 million state aid cut, forced them to do the work. Neither the mayor nor council has thought to put politics on the side and work for the interest of people, in my opinion. However, they have the gift of speech, and they will come up with more lame excuses. The reality will not change.
Have a wonderful week. I’ll talk to you next week.