Confessions of a Left Leaning Centrist

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Updated 6/8/18   Please link to, use to educate and 

Nominal Definition: Primary Issues of this Left Leaning Centrist  Right to Choose Anything Legal, Most Life Improving Research, A Major Program to Placate Dissatisfied Cohorts1.
         
Confession 1 Free Trade revealed Bill Clinton
admitting failure in negating economic effects of NAFTA
and still Hillary Clinton was backing free trade, especially the
TPC.
Thoughts
1930's saw FDR create SS
1960 saw LBJ create Medicare and Medicaid
1990's saw Clinton failed to expand health care
See Free Trade Analysis

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Confession 2 President Obama stating that TPC was needed to protect
Intellectual Property Rights even though the high profits called economic rent went to the very few at the top of economic later.
If Obama Care won't placate Trump supporters, What Will? Economic Wellbeing
Economic Future of Our Children
Are Child & Youth Protected
Confession 3 President Obama had a good poker face reputation and I soon wondered if would work in foreign affairs, free trade and health care negations..
Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA

NAFTA Good For Corporations, Bad For Country

Confession 4  Does "Black Lives Matter imply other lives do not matter?    
Confession 5 I have never heard someone for something inquire about the cost effectiveness of that something.
Confession 6 References to the National Debt always makes me wonder if Laboratories of Democracy from L. Brandeis applies to most federal programs.
Confession 7 Everyone is on Welfare as there are 12 benefit areas grouped into Social Security, Company, and Societal.
1Oiginal this was healthcare but LL Centrist  have not been able to join LL Liberals since the time of FDR    

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Do Left Leaning Liberals, Think Clinton, Obama, Sanders, Know This?

 

 

 

 

Do Right  Leaning Conservatives, Think McCain, Know This?

 Still, McCain’s panel authorized in its version of the fiscal 2018 spending request 24 additional F-35 over the 70 the Pentagon requested.

 

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LONG-TERM EDUCATION TESTING RESULT
 Unchanged in Forty Years

Reading Scores

Image of a line graph with three horizontal lines showing average scores for age 9, age 13, and age 17 students. The X axis is labeled year and shows various years from 1971 through 2012. The Y axis is labeled scale score and shows a range of scores from 0 to 500. Each horizontal line consists of two assessment variations: original assessment format and revised assessment format. 
      There are two data points in the transition year between original and revised formats. 
      For Reading age 9: The original format was used, In 1971 = 208, significantly different from 2012; 
      In 1975 = 210, significantly different from 2012; In 1980 = 215, significantly different from 2012;
       In 1984 = 211, significantly different from 2012; In 1988 = 212, significantly different from 2012; 
       In 1990 = 209, significantly different from 2012; In 1992 = 211, significantly different from 2012; 
       In 1994 = 211, significantly different from 2012; In 1996 = 212, significantly different from 2012; In 1999 = 
       212, significantly different from 2012; In 2004 = 219; The revised format was used, In 2004 = 216, 
       significantly different from 2012; In 2008 = 220; and In 2012 = 221. For Reading age 13: 
       The original format was used, In 1971 = 255, significantly different from 2012; In 1975 = 256, 
       significantly different from 2012; In 1980 = 258, significantly different from 2012; In 1984 = 257, 
       significantly different from 2012; In 1988 = 257, significantly different from 2012; In 1990 = 257, 
       significantly different from 2012; In 1992 = 260; In 1994 = 258, significantly different from 2012; 
       In 1996 = 258, significantly different from 2012; In 1999 = 259, significantly different from 2012;
        In 2004 = 259, significantly different from 2012; The revised format was used, In 2004 = 257, 
        significantly different from 2012; In 2008 = 260, significantly different from 2012; and In 2012 = 263. 
        For Reading age 17: The original format was used, In 1971 = 285; In 1975 = 286; In 1980 = 285;
         In 1984 = 289; In 1988 = 290, significantly different from 2012; In 1990 = 290, significantly different from 2012; In 1992 = 290, significantly different from 2012; In 1994 = 288; In 1996 = 288; In 1999 = 288; In 2004 = 285; 
         The revised format was used, In 2004 = 283, significantly different from 2012; In 2008 = 286; and In 2012 = 287.

How many people even know about these long-term test when media only covers
tests that change often and whose negative results are used for large increase in
 education spending. not to mention continuing anxiety?

 

The Scale of Pentagon Waste Boggles the Mind
But Congress Keeps Giving Them More

If any other public agency had blown hundreds of billions of dollars

Congress would hold hearings. If it's the Pentagon,

 

it gets $80 billion more.

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GAO Recommended Cost Savings

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