Who thinks there is going to be a shift to the Left in the U.S. over the next 10 years?
- cantcuLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
I do, and hopefully we can get corporate welfare cut down and start going after corporate crooks! Maybe even some anti-monopoly laws! While we are at it, lets cut off tax breaks to the wealthy, oil companies, and giving refunds to corporations who are mismanaged and paid no tax!
Halliburton would be on the top of my list, then the price-gouging oil companies! Theifs!
Here is some:
In 2001 The Wall Street Journal reported that a subsidiary of Halliburton Energy Services called Halliburton Products and Services Ltd. opened an office in Tehran. The company, HPS, operated "behind an unmarked door on the ninth floor of a new north Tehran tower block." Although HPS was incorporated in the Cayman Islands in 1975 and is "non-American", it shares both the logo and name of Halliburton Energy Services and, according to Dow Jones Newswires offers services from Halliburton units world-wide through its Tehran office. Such behaviour, undertaken while Cheney was CEO of Halliburton, may have violated the Trading with the Enemy Act. A Halliburton spokesman, responding to inquiries from Dow Jones, said "This is not breaking any laws. This is a foreign subsidiary and no US person is involved in this. No US person is facilitating any transaction. We are not performing directly in that country." No legal action has been taken against the company or its officials.
In 2002, Judicial Watch, a public action law firm, filed suit on behalf of shareholders against Halliburton, its current and former directors, and its accounting firm, Arthur Andersen LLP and Arthur Andersen Worldwide, for alleged accounting irregularities, said to be profit inflation by accounting for cost overruns as revenue. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigated the same issue. Halliburton counters that the practice was approved by its accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, and conforms to generally accepted accounting practices. In August, 2004, Halliburton paid a $7.5 million fine to settle the issue.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halliburton
- 1 decade ago
The U.S. is generally a moderate country with conservative leaning. There aren't many far-left or far-right people. I believe the democrat take-over of Congress is due primarily to the confused voters. Republicans vote right, Democrats vote left. That will always be. But the centrist "independents", I believe, were influenced by the liberal media and started believing that everything wrong with this country is the fault of the Republicans. So they either didn't vote, or they voted Democrat, because anything must be better than a Republican.
However, I think if the Democratic Congress starts to make all these drastic "secular and progressive" changes that they believe in, this country will come to it's collective senses and vote back into power the traditionalist power-base we've enjoyed the last decade, either in the form of moderate Republicans or moderate Independents.
On the other hand, if the Democratic Congress sits on its heels for a few years and the media starts spinning current events in a positive light (instead of the current negative) and give all the credit to the Democrats, they'll probably win the Presidency in 2008 along with more Congressional seats, then this country will really start to go downhill.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Sorry, the people of America have spoken and will speak again and be disappointed at the tens of thousands of innocent men, woman, and children that are caught in the crossfire when we pull back to the borders. The 300,000 man Iraqi army will decimate the Al-Sadir militia. We are simply awaiting the infrastructure of the military to have a strong enough core as not to be able to perform a military coupe. Those who screamed exit strategy already new this but you heard nothing of it from them. The innocent blood is on the far lefts hands and it will be vastly more than the far right has now. War is an ugly, ugly business. The moderate Islamic Government of Iraq will level areas where the enemy lay just as Saddam did against the same extremists Shiites. The American far left will be known as the new butchers of Baghdad. Their thirst for power knows no bounds.
- PeteLv 41 decade ago
We have been shifting left for the last 45 years!! I see no reason why we are going to get any smarter over the next 10!!
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- Mad RoyLv 61 decade ago
The pendulum is already swinging to the left. It will stay there a while til voters realize that the left doesn't have a clue either and is just as bad as the fools they replaced, and then it will swing on back to the right again, and give the other morons a shot at misgoverning the country for a while. Ain't politics fun to watch?
- 1 decade ago
In the long run Left Wing Liberals are going extinct. They do not believe in traditional families. Many of them are too self centered and selfish to ever have and raise children. Right Wing Conservatives on the other hand are breading like crazy. This is mainly because they believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. Just in case you did not pay attention in biology class it takes one of each sex to procreate.
- prole1984Lv 51 decade ago
Which way? Probably shift more times than the San Andreas vault in 10 years .
- 1 decade ago
No, the momentum will continue against the liberals. As more and more facts pile up to prove that liberalism is wrong, wrong, wrong, fewer and fewer people will buy into liberal promises.
- CeciLv 41 decade ago
Not me. It's already happened in the LAST ten years.
- Vagabond5879Lv 71 decade ago
Don't think so, but it might be the end of the Left in the US!!!