It’s true that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have many political differences. But they also agree on many essential policies; enough to make the next four years easily predictable, no matter who wins. Here are five predictions based on the most important shared beliefs of the two candidates:
Five years after the horrific financial collapse of 2007-2008, the economy remains fragile. No one is quite sure when another financial crash might happen. Five years? Ten years? There’s widespread worry, however, that whenever it comes it's likely to make 2007-2008 look like a picnic in comparison. A short list of some of our most urgent vulnerabilities shows that we could easily be plunged into hell once again unless politicians act responsibly and forcefully to avoid it:
It's time for the Obama administration to issue an executive order banning Romney owned voting machines and to seek an immediate injunction against candidate or political party connected voting machines...It's time to bring back the paper
Mitt Romney has for decades been silent about the brutality of the Chinese government toward the Buddhist people of Tibet. Why? He has bought a factory in China. He has worked to give tax credits to those who wish like him to outsource jobs from the US and to exploit the cheaper labor pool in China
Pellas Group companies, Nicaragua Sugar Estates, owner of Ingenio San Antonio, and Compañía Licorera, producer of Flor de Caña rum, received the highest award granted by the National Council for Occupational Health and Safety to companies that stand out for providing the best and safest working conditions.
With Hugo Chavez’s historic win this October, the Venezuelan people have committed to carry forward the Bolivarian Revolution, with its advances in social equality, human rights, community power, and more.