What is Politics? Election 2016


Prince Sefa-Boakye, law student entrepreneur and political correspondent answers the question “what is politics?”

Politics to many is speeches but really its more about “Marshalling Ideas And Moving Men”

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Daily Newsfeed

Indiana lawmakers worked late into the night on religious freedom law fix; Iranian nuclear talks will extend for another 3 months; Impoverished pregnant woman from Tanzania is forced to haul water to their own baby deliveries; Ted Cruz has the worst Senate Armed Committee’s attendance by far; and Here’s how police and prosecutors are treating “raping while black” like a crime. All this and more please follow the links below

Indiana lawmakers fix religious freedom

Iran Nuclear talks will extend to 3 months

Impoverished Woman forced to haul water to their own baby deliveries

Ted Cruz’s poor performance in the Senate Armed Committee</a

“raping while black?”

Weekly Political Tweet: Sen. Ted Cruz Signs up for ObamaCare (or Not?)

Each week I tweet a political issue (in less than 140 characters!) that affects YOU and the WORLD around you!

This Week: Obamacare and Sen Ted Cruz’s 2016 bid for the White House

In a live interview on CNN last Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz announces his move to sign up for Obamacare.

Remind you this is the same politician who would shut down the Government (which did happen) than Keep ObamaCare!

However, after the interview, Cruz spokesman says senator won’t take government contribution to purchase Obamacare. So we will see how this unfolds in 2016 campaign.

Next the GOP will ask for his Birth Certificate.

To follow this story, and watch the actual footage, click on the link below.

Ted Cruz is going on Obamacare..

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Daily Newsfeed

Sen. Ted Cruz has announced his presidential bid for 2016; President Barack Obama is to meet with Iraqi PM in April; Starbucks to stop writing “Race Together” on their cups just after one week; Nude Motorcyclist gets arrested after viral video; and Obamacare celebrates it’s 5th anniversary today. All this and more please follow the links below.

Ted Cruz 2016

Pres. Obama to meet with Iraqi PM in April

Starbucks to stop writing “Race Together”

Nude Motorcyclist gets arrested after viral video

Obamacare celebrates its 5th anniversary

Daily Newsfeed

Here’s Pres. Obama’s list of items from the State of the Union Address; GOP mentions immigration in State of The Union rebuttal but only in Spanish; Sen Ted Cruz flubs on Obama’s response on the economy; Here is a list of the Highest Paid Players in the NBA; and Dark Knight Fanatic gets batmobile baby stroller for his son. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Pres. Obama’s SOTU wishlist

GOP learns a new language on immigration

Sen Ted Cruz asks for a redo on live tv

Lebron beats out Kobe on Forbes list of Basketball millionaires

Dad get son a batmobile baby stroller

Daily Newsfeed

Sen. Ted Cruz kicks off CPAC with populist pitch; Pres. Obama orders sanctions against Ukraine agitators; Vermont Senator says he makes a better President than Hillary Clinton; Obama signs executive order to freeze assets of Russian officials; and how your mentally wiring to criticism can affect your well-being. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Ted Cruz kicks off CPAC with populist pitch

Obama orders sanctions against Ukraine agitators

Bernie Sanders says he would make a better President than Hillary Clinton

Obama signs executive order to freeze assets of Russian officials

Stoic or sensitive criticism, your wiring to them can affect your well-being

Weekly Political Report: Financially Conservative This Holiday Season

Each week I write a political issue that affects YOU and THE WORLD around you.

This week’s political report: Holiday Spending and The Looming Fiscal Showdown


As we move closer and closer to another fiscal showdown (Dec. 13th)—a showdown that will no doubt hurt every struggling American this year—it seems as though that the average American has embraced financial conservatism.  Because this holiday season holidays shoppers have spent an average of $407.20 between last Thursday (Thanksgiving) and Sunday, down 4 percent from the $423.55 they spent last year–a 2.9% reduction from last year’s spending. (Washington Post) What does this mean for you? It means that you are now becoming smarter with your money than the previous year. But it still indicates that our economy is not over the bridge to recovery (from last year’s report) and that Americans are still cautious in spending this holiday season.

After just recovering from an unnerving Government Shutdown, (which the GOP are still struggling from their hit in the favorability polls) Capitol Hill is still in a disarray of how to handle its own budget, when Americans are not. How come? The answer to this question has always been ideology; or difference of opinion.

“Should the working poor, or middle class Americans, shoulder the economic deficit by working more hours and paying more in taxes than the average person from Wall Street? Or should Wall Street or multinational corporations continue to expand by having no government regulations (like not shipping jobs overseas) and paying lower taxes?

The answer is common sense, but having the majority of votes to support that common sense is difficult–and that’s when you get a fiscal showdown.

From an American perspective there should be economic growth in both sectors: public and private sectors. People who want to serve our country by means of public service (being a soldier, police, doctor, firefighter, teacher, bus driver etc.) can have the financial stability to support their families (meaning no sequester cuts). And where people can start a business (with little to no risk) in the private sector, but must give back to their country, through means of American jobs and fair taxes.

As I mentioned before, “I hate taxes!” But I hate it more when people misuse our tax system by paying for lower taxes or jumping through tax loopholes. We should play fair when it comes to taxes–and not have military families or middle class families shoulder the burden by paying more in taxes to fix our economy. To put it simply, in terms of dating.

“When the dinner bill comes to the table, pay it in full–don’t let your date pay for it! And if you do split it, then pay for your fair share!”

I am glad that America is practicing financial conservatism, but if Congress does not pass a legislation on Dec 13th that reflects growth in both sectors (examples: no cuts to dire programs like Social Security etc. or cutting tax loopholes) and support from 90% of middle class families (and not the 10% of wealthy Americans) than Americans may have to shop even lesser than before this holiday season. But trust me when I say that the world will not end if the budget resolution does not pass–I think we survived enough cataclysmic events, for the past two years now, for us to not lose our insanity 🙂

If you are one of those people that must have that plasma television, iPhone, jewelry, laptop, car, flashy toys, games then STOP!! And think before you buy. If you still haven’t paid your electric bill, and you plan to sit in the cold tonight to get the new iPhone or Plasma TV, then STOP Right Now!  Pay for your electricity first! Until we can cut our TRILLION DOLLAR deficit, you still need to think about your costs of living. Interest rates on everything are still up (student loans, mortgages, insurance, credit cards etc.) and will continue to rise, so be smart!

As tempting as it is to buy that latest technology or game console, especially from outside the U.S., still remember to read the label first and invest in American made products. Not only do you want to receive satisfaction in buying a gift for that special someone, but self-confidence too–knowing that your money contributed to our economy. And where can you find the best American Made Products? You can find them in your own community.

Go to your local arts and crafts show and help your small business grow. By going to these events, or small business stores, you will be able to experience America’s greatest pastime: “bargaining.” You will get a chance to meet new people and build new relationships with small business owners.

By shopping at your local small business store you will not only produce savings for yourself and your family, but you will be giving back to our economy which will then help our country grow even more prosperous.

For this Holiday Season, practice financial conservatism and invest in small businesses.


This report was influenced by The Hill and Washington Post.

Weekly Political Report: Unveiling the Mask of RealPolitik, The Government Shutdown Version


Each week I write a political report that affects YOU and THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

This week’s political report: Unveiling the Mask of Realpolitik, the Government Shutdown Version.

The Mask of Realpolitik has been unveiled and Congress has shown its true colors. For the second time in history, our country has entered into another government shutdown (setting a record of 14 days)—furloughing thousands of government workers and angering millions of Americans. Why is our government functioning the way it is, you may ask? The answer is quite simple: Power. Instead of passing a clean bill to fund our government and pay off its debts, an elite few have abused their powers and attach an amendment to put forward their agenda: Repeal Affordable Care Act or better known as Obamacare. And when that happened, there was no alternative except for a political staring contest at the costs of a million American families.

There is plenty of blame to be shared on the Hill including the President, but what really got us into the mess was the extreme wing of Republican politics—and the recent polls from the Wall Street Journal support my claim. In an article that I have written recently, called “Unveiling the Mask of Realpolitik,” I dispelled the confusing theory behind American politics and explained two things: where the power rest in the Nation’s capital? And why progressive legislation such as (funding the government or avoiding sequester cuts, etc.) has been delayed or have not been passed?

The true power rests within Two (out of three) Branches of Power: the White House and Congress which is divided in two houses, the House (Republicans) and Senate (Democrats). And the reason why progressive and bipartisan legislation such as funding the government or avoiding sequester cuts has not been passed is because of the extreme wing of Republican politics; that is choking the will of the American People.

I made it a point in my article that this wing of extreme Republican politics has not only voted against American women from receiving free breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood (The Komen group scandal) but has voted against funding for Hurricane Sandy victims.

This type of politics is hurting our economy and our country; and now they are doing it again, but this time holding the economy hostage, which is what I described as Realpolitik—unwavering compromise to the point no reasoning. The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare as constitutional and conservative Chief Justice Roberts was the swing vote.

The fact of the matter is this: Nov. 6 2012, the majority of Americans through Democratic means of voting, voted for the principle of fairness, and a man best to represent that principle (the will of the people). So, when members of Congress do not speak on that the principle, then they are not representing the majority of Americans (which are ordinary Middle Class Americans, and the diverse pool of minorities)—they only represent the small faction of Americans that have not played fair with our economy (Wall St. or corporate entities that disguise themselves as “Small Businesses”). What is more shocking is that this small faction have the power to not only delay progressive legislation such as Ted Cruz’s filibuster speech on “Green Eggs and Ham” but stop progressive legislation (like where we are now) by means of attaching an amendment that pleases themselves instead of the majority of Americans as a whole.

What we need now is a clean bill that will fund the government and raise the debt ceiling; and put ordinary Americans back to work. We don’t need to put or attach our own partisan agendas on a bill that will help to restore our economy; in order to prove a point.

We may not see eye-to-eye on gun control legislation, but that does not mean that we hold the economy hostage to prove a point.