Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Healthcare Plan the Corporate Democrats Should Get Behind

  It is very clear that there are two wings of the Democratic Party. One wing is the corporatist wing that bows down to the lobbyists that fund their campaigns. The other wing is the progressive wing that wants to bring change to the party and is the wing that actually does their job and serves the people, not the lobbyists. The progressive wing of the party has proposed a healthcare plan that the entire party should get behind. There are 5 important individuals who are leading the charge for this plan. The first being Bernie Sanders. Bernie said on an interview on MSNBC,

"We have to have the guts to take on the insurance companies and drug companies and move forward to a medicare for all single payer program and i'll be introducing legislation to do that."

  Bernie Sanders is essentially proposing a healthcare plan that the rest of the developed world already uses and is working for them. Were going to get back to why this is a common sense plan but I want to first discuss the next person who is important in this charge. Keith Ellison, the Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and progressive Congressman said,

"We are in a position to not only fight these people back, not just to get back to the status quo, but to create a whole new reality. Don't just be satisfied with defeating TrumpCare. Set your sights on creating Medicare for All. Think about what America would be like if you could just do something as simple as going to the doctor."

  Congressman Ellison is one of the Co-Sponors for a bill in Congress that is for Medicare for All. This leads me to Congressman John Conyers who is a very progressive Congressman and is considered the Dean of Congress because of his experience. He is the sponsor and the creator of the "Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act." I want to point out that these pushes for progressive policies used to be Bernie fighting by himself. Now, others are joining him like Elizabeth Warren indicating she wants to go in that direction

A single-payer national health care system should be at the "top of the list" if there's talk of re-jiggering the nation's health care Warren said. When a reporter asked her about ObamaCare she said, "Obamacare is laden with Republican ideas, she also noted the legislation is based on the health care reform bill passed in Massachusetts under Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican.

  Senator Jeff Merkley, the senator from Oregon who was the only senator to endorse Bernie Sanders in the presidential primaries also spoke about this issue. He said, "There are plenty of ideas already on the table that would make healthcare more affordable for working families,  from a public option to prescription drug negotiations, to offering older Americans the chance to buy into Medicare. I'm happy to work with anyone from either side of the aisle to explore these or any other ideas that would improve healthcare for working Americans." 
(Left to Right) Senator Jeff Merkley, Congressman John Conyers, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Deputy DNC Chairman and Congressman Keith Ellison and Senator Bernie Sanders

  This is some good progress from our senators and congressman. So now the question in do the people actually want Medicare for All? I had someone ask me that question recently so let's look at what the people say. The Kaiser Family Foundation did a poll and they found that nearly two thirds (64%) of Americans say they have a positive reaction to the term Medicare for All."

  Lets not mistake ourselves. Two thirds is not a small amount. It's not 51% or 55%, but nearly two thirds of Americans are for Medicare for All. It is preposterous that the Democrats think that is a difficult position to get behind. If your still skeptical about this clear reaction from the people, Pew Research Center says that "60% of Americans say the government should be responsible for ensuring health care coverage for all Americans."


 This is a clear reaction from the people saying that they want the government to run healthcare because it isn't working in the hands of the insurance and pharmaceutical industry who do everything in their power to make an extra buck. TrumpCare is a disaster and ObamaCare is half of what the people want, so let's go get exactly what the people want. There is a 22% lead on this issue even when you frame it as the government running healthcare which there not, there just replacing the middle man. So I ask the Democratic Party, when are you going to fight for things that are popular amongst the American people? You might be thinking that both parties should be fighting for something that has overwhelming support in a "democracy." That's exactly the problem! The Republicans hate this legislation because they work for their rich donors who are the insurance companies that just want more tax cuts. So what's holding the Democrats up? This is clearly an issue to get behind that has massive support. If you haven't figured it out by now, they both (Democrats and Republicans) have the same donors. The 5 Democrats that I wrote about are on the right side of the issue. The problem is all of the other Democrats aren't.

 Here's the good news, we the people outnumber the donors and the corporate politicians. We have the power to make change and fight the corporatists who influence our government only to make a profit and benifet themselves and not the American people. Our politicians job is to represent you. Lets make sure that happens. Call or email your congressman and senators about this issue, sign petitions and get involved. 
You can click on the underlined words above to find out more information about how you can make a difference.

Lets make sure we're represented

Signing off.....

Sinan 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Raiders Move to Vegas and There Were Lots of Politics Were Involved

  The notion that everything happens in an orderly fashion is outrageous. Politics in involved in almost everything. There is politics in our politics and there is politics in our sports. Today, the NFL scheduled a vote to move the Raiders to Vegas. 31 owners voted "yes" and 1 owner voted "no". That owner was Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins owner. 


Ross told Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, 
“My position today was that we as owners and as a League owe it to fans to do everything we can to stay in the communities that have supported us until all options have been exhausted” 


  When we look at Miami and the landscape in terms of their market, they are a glamor franchise. Miami is a market where free agents want to come to and I don't think Ross likes the idea of having another glamor franchise in the NFL.

 This leads me to the most powerful individual in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jerry advocated for the Raiders move to Vegas because San Antonio was another rumored destination and many Cowboys fans are in San Antonio so that would take a lot of that fan base away. Plus, the
Cowboys are the most popular team in Texas. Jerry is a businessman so he knows that if the very popular Raiders move to Texas, that is bad for business. 

"I thought it was somebody joking with me when they came out here about the Raiders going to San Antonio," the Cowboys owner told reporters on Tuesday. "So I don't have any comment, other than how valued I feel, and the Cowboys feel about our fans in San Antonio."


"The Cowboys owner called San Antonio "a great city and a great sports town," saying that he's never given a thought to Texas housing three NFL teams. Neither has the NFL, with spokesman Greg Aiello telling the San Antonio Express-News on Tuesday that the league has "received no applications from any of our teams to relocate at this point, so there is nothing for us to respond to."


Jerry Jones tries to bring up the point that it would be crazy to have three teams in Texas.


"I am very pleased that we have the fan base that we have down there and the percentage of fans we have (in San Antonio)," Jones said. "I think it is 97, 98, 99 percent Cowboys fans in the area. But it doesn't surprise me at all."


He also brings up the point that there are many Cowboys fans in that area.

  It is very clear that Jerry does not like the idea of a team moving to San Antonio. This leads me to my next point which makes me start off by stating that Jerry Jones is very good friends with Stan Kroenke, the owner of the Rams. 

"I’m a real fan of Stan Kroenke,” Jones said, via Steve Wyche of NFL Network. “I’m really a fan of Los Angeles and having the NFL have a major posture relative to the sports scene in Los Angeles.
“Stan is outstanding. He’s been outstanding in the NFL and he's the kind of people you want to be with.”
  When the Rams wanted to move to Los Angelos, Jerry Jones was the first one to say, "Owners should respect Stan Kroenke's right to move"
Clearly, Jerry Jones and Stan Kroenke are very good friends and I think the other reason Jerry wanted the Raiders in Las Vegas is because Stan didn't want another team in L.A. According to the Harris Poll, "Oakland Raiders are a top 15 NFL Team in terms of Popularity" Oakland is a popular team. Right now, the Rams are the most popular team in L.A but if the Raiders came to L.A that would change. I think Stan told Jerry that there is no way he could have another team in L.A after the Chargers just moved there.
  So, Jerry Jones at the end of the day didn't want the Raiders in San Antonio because that is bad for the Cowboys and business in Texas and he didn't want it in L.A because that is bad for his ally Stan Kroenke so he orchestrated a plot to send them to Vegas

  So what was Jerry's response to all of this? NFL Media's Ian Rapaport reported that when Jones was asked about the Raiders moving to Vegas, he said,  It is an exciting day." 
  That wasn't his reaction when the Raiders were going to move to San Antonio so this was definitely a political play on Jerry Jones' part to make sure he and his allies were happy

Signing off.....
Sinan

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sinan's Prediction and What's Next



I believe that Hillary will win the election based on the polls but nothing is for certain. I guarantee you that Hillary will fight for right-wing and corrupt policies from day one. She won't fight for us and end the corruption in this country, but she will continue to represent the corruption just like Bill Clinton did as president. Bill fought for NAFTA and made a secret deal with Newt Gingrich (Speaker of the House at the time) to privatize social security. It didn't happen because of Monica Lewinski. He also deregulated the telecommunications industry and as a result, the 6 biggest companies own 90% of our media. Those same companies give "bribe money" to politicians so the media is biased as a result. Hillary will fight for the same conservative policies. She would probably privatize social security and support the TPP. She would probably not stand up against climate change because she takes money from oil companies. She wouldn't fight for us, she would fight for her donors.

Whatever happens, we have to fight for our democracy back. The corrupt media will tell you that the general election is the most important but they are wrong. Activism and demanding for free and fair elections is the most important.

I hope everyone sees the mess the establishment has put us through. They put a corrupt Hillary Clinton who is dealing with email scandals against a toxic and childish Donald Trump. They not only did this in the presidential elections but also in the senate elections. I'll give you an example of the Florida senate election. We could have had a progressive and strong Alan Grayson going up against a corrupt Marco Rubio but instead, the Democratic establishment put Paul Murphy up against him. Paul Murphy is right-wing and corrupt. They believed in him and guess what happened, he lost!

Good Luck America and remember, whatever happens, we will hold our politicians accountable

Signing off......

Sinan

Trump's "Celebrity Cabinet"

    


  I found a really interesting article I wanted to share with you. Before you bubble in Donald Trump's name on your ballot, think about the blasphemy in the people he surrounds himself with. People very close to the Trump campaign leaked a list of top potential candidates for some of the most important cabinet positions. First, of, he wants Newt Gingrich as his Secretary of State. Imagine the destruction this guy can do with other countries. Newt Gingrich is the guy who said the United Nations is a corrupt bureaucracy that protects dictators. This is the guy who has a chance of making our foreign policy. Secondly, for attorney general, Trump wants Rudy Guliani. If you hated stop and frisk in New York, get ready because it's about to happen on a national level. For Cheif of Staff, the lead advisor to the president, Trump surprisingly wants RNC Chairman Reince Priebus probably because no other GOP leadership has supported him. The last name that I want to discuss, is Trump's campaign finance director and former Goldman Sachs CEO, Steven Mnuchin!!! Now if you know me, you know how I feel about corrupt corporations like Goldman Sachs. Trump is supposed to be a "Washington Outsider" and according to him, he is "self-funding" his campaign. Obviously, that is not true and he's a horrible businessman who doesn't know how to manage his money so he needs to "borrow" money. Steven Mnuchin as corrupt as it gets. He has donated over $120,000 in "bribe money" over the past two decades. According to Politico, "He gave $7,000 to Clinton’s 200 and 2006 Senate bids, and also contributed to her 2008 Democratic presidential campaign. He contributed $2,300 to President Barack Obama’s 2007 presidential campaign. 
In 2011 he contributed $2,500 on two occasions to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and gave $20,000 to the Republican National Committee in 2012. He has also contributed to John Edwards, Chuck Schumer, Rudy Giuliani, Al Gore and John Kerry," These are the corrupt and dangerous people who might advise the next president. Let's make sure these people stay out of power. There is a reason they don't have power. Let's keep it that way.
Signing off.....
Sinan


Friday, June 3, 2016

An Inside Look Into Trump's Unethical Business Practices

Donald Trump has got into a lot of trouble because of "Trump University" as he should. Students paid tens of thousands of dollars to attend this so called "university." In New York, it is illegal to call something that is not an accredited university, a university. As a result, Trump actually took the word "university" out of the name. Trump went on record to say he "handpicked experts to teach at Trump University". These so called experts are employees from fast food restaurants! That's not a joke. The course was supposed to cover real estate, and he picked guys from McDonald's to teach the curriculum. Now you might be thinking, what is the scam? The scam is that there were no classes! Students paid tens of thousands of dollars and when they went, they found out it was a scam. Not only that, but the "university" refused to give the students their money back. 

 
This is how Donald Trump makes his money. Does Warren Buffett bait students in charging them tens of thousands of dollars to teach his secrets on investing and then not have any classes? No. Does Bill Gates charge students tens of thousands of dollars by claiming to sell his secrets about computer programming and than not have any classes? No. Does Mark Zuckerberg promise students tens of thousands of dollars to reveal his secrets on creating an innovative product and then not have any classes? No. Do you know why? It is because rich and wealthy people make money by doing real business, not fraud and scams. Trump doesn't know how to run a business. He had four companies and all four of them went bankrupt. In the real estate market, he lost so much money that no solid investor or financial institution will loan him money to buy real estate. He just sells his name. He allows people to put the name Trump on hotels, golf courses, casinos, etc., and calls it real estate! So how is Trump rich? It is because of his father Fred Trump. If your father gave you $400 Million and put it into an index fund like Donald Trump' father, you would probably be more rich than Donald Trump. Donald Trump took out the money from the index fund when
the market was low. Everyone knows that when the market is low, it's the best time to buy. If Trump would have kept the money in the fund longer, it would have gone up to about $6 Billion. His net worth is estimated at about $2 Billion with every benefit of the doubt which does not include any expenses, debts or bankruptcies! If he would have kept the money in even longer, he would have had $11 Billion!

  Donald Trump's business is smokes and mirrors! If he is going to run America like his businesses, we're in trouble... 

Signing Off....

Sinan 

   

  

Monday, May 23, 2016

Why the Homework System Does Not Work

  I get a lot of criticism when it comes to my position on the U.S school system. Before I go on, I would like to clarify, I strongly believe in education but I also strongly believe in education reform. Let's start of with some statistics. The U.S ranks 17th in education. (25th in Math, 17th in Science and 14th in reading).
I was talking to a friend about the U.S school system compared to the rest of the world. That friend was telling me that the U.S school system is the best, always was the best and always will be the best.  This really proves that we are stuck in a bubble. When I say I am against the homework system, I am not saying it for my benefit as a student, I am saying it for the future of America. The U.S school system has evolved but the purpose of the system has not evolved. The purpose of the U.S school system is to create employees not employers. Robert Kiyosaki has said on multiple occasions, "The school system teaches kids to work hard for money rather than have money work hard for them." The homework system has a lot to do with that. The U.S school system is designed in such a way that the A students work for the C students due to the fact that the A
students are hard workers as they always work hard for the best grade. Finland is number 1 in education and they do not have homework. All work is done in the classroom where they make mistakes rather than do the work at home and have the support of parents, grandparents, siblings, etc.

  With no homework system, kids will make mistakes and people don't learn from success. People learn from mistakes and when a student takes a test or does homework, it is about getting it over with, and then forgetting what they learned. If a student does bad on a test or on a homework assignment, they won't learn what they did wrong. That is why the homework system does not work and most of the major countries in the world do not use the system.


Signing off.....

Sinan











Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bernie Sanders is our Best Chance at Beating Donald Trump

Two weeks ago, I was talking to a friend and he was telling me about how we need to stop Donald Trump. He made a false assumption that many Americans make and I don't blame them for that. I blame the establishment media. Anyways, he was telling me about how Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to beat Trump. I asked him where he got his facts from and he was blank. He was scurrying around until he finally said, "who cares about facts, it's obvious." Like I said, these are false assumptions that you believe but it's not your fault. The establishment media lies and you believe their lies and there bios opinions. In this blog, I am going to explode that myth. First of all, polls show that in the general election, Bernie Sanders is ahead of Trump by 11%. Hillary is winning against Trump by 3% and that lead is getting smaller everyday. You might be thinking, it's too early. That's a fair judgment that I will gladly consider which leads me to my next point. That point being independents everywhere can vote in the general election and that makes up much of Bernie's supporters and much of the voters overall. Now I understand that the chances of Bernie beating Hillary are slim right now, but don't tell me that it is impossible with a California primary coming up with about 500 delegates at stake. And don't tell me that Bernie should drop out so he could have a cabinet position with Hillary. The difference between Bernie and a regular politician is that Bernie is not doing this for himself, he is doing this for the American people and America's future. I urge you to rebel against the establishment media. Don't listen to what they have to say. They are completely bios. Mark my words: even if there is no chance of Bernie beating Hillary, it is important that Bernie stays in the race till the end because he will make the millennials life long, left-wing progressive Democrats. If Bernie doesn't win this time around, we will win the next one. Think about it: Bernie is only losing by 300 delegates with a bios establishment media not giving him any coverage and not taking money from Hench funds. When I say we will win the next one, I am not necessarily saying Bernie is going to win next time, I am saying the progressive movement will win next time! 

Signing off.......

Sinan