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Unfinished Business

by¬†Fred L. Johnson III President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection victory presents him with the opportunity to continue the fight he's been waging for the middle class ever since his inauguration. On that day, now four years ago, Obama inherited a financial catastrophe that had been over thirty years in the making. During those years, the federal government had steadily retreated from its regulatory responsibilities while Wall Street financial institutions bloated into behemoths eventually deemed "too big to fail." Compounding those…
Fred L. Johnson
January 29, 2013
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An American Revolution

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Roughly twohundred thirty two years ago, when Thomas Jefferson penned those immortal words, a significant number of people in the American colonies were comprised of indentured servants, black slaves, beleaguered Native Americans, immigrants, and millions of struggling poor. Years of tyrannical abuse, political corruption, stark gaps between the wealthy and impoverished, and a firm belief amongst Patriots in the "consent of the governed" provided the sustenance necessary…
Fred L. Johnson
January 1, 2009