NY, NY (July 31) – With the Senate summer recess fast closing in, and the Republican Party blocking all hopes of sustained economic growth, Senate races will determine whether the country continues to move forward, or fall back into the hands of the party that drove this country, economically speaking, into the ground.
With thirty-seven Senate seats up for grabs, this November election will be one of the most important elections in modern times. While the Democratic Leadership mourned the passing of Senator Kennedy (D-MA), and Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), the Senate also lost their mandate allowing the GOP to obstruct forward progress with backwards thinking.
WorldNewsVine will be closely following the campaign trail of both, the Democratic and Republican Parties. The balance of power has shifted, equally over the last 50 years in the Senate with this year’s elections being crucial to maintaining economic stability, and growth.
One of the key races this election will be Connecticut. With the retirement of Senator Chris Dodd, the Senate seat is up for grabs. Election reports have the Democratic candidate, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal tossing his hat into the ring, with a double-digit lead.
Blumenthal is a very popular candidate that has been fighting hard for the people of his state for over twenty-five years.
On the Republican Side, Linda McMahon, Peter Schiff, and Rob Simmons are in a tight primary race. Simmons, a pro-Bush non-conformist, is a strong supporter of Bush era economic policies, setting up his state, and the nation for more confrontation regarding the nation’s recovery.
Schiff, along with former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Linda McMahon are pouring millions of their own monies into their campaigns. Nearly $50 million dollars is available to the McMahon campaign to which, they have already dumped millions into television advertisements.
Schiff, an executive with connections to conservative, Ron Paul has kept up his end of the campaign moving forward on monies spent out of his own pocket.
Meanwhile, a majority of the Republican candidates are running on a repeal of the new Health Care bill, passed this March and signed into law by President Obama. It would appear that the Senate Republican committee cannot come up with any new strategies aimed at moving the nation’s economy forward, simply pointing fingers and playing scare tactics with hopes of winning the support of the uninformed.
In other Senate news, the GOP successfully filibustered attempts to give the elections back to the majority and out of the hands of special interest groups whose interests, are not with the majority. Senate Republicans blocked cloture on the Disclosure Act, designed to prevent secret groups of wealthy corporate executives, and foreign entities from funneling unchecked campaign funds into national elections aimed at smearing all candidates that are not acting in the Republican Party’s best interest.
A bill such as the Disclosure Act would certainly impede the Republican Party’s ability to strengthen their grip on America’s working class. The bill would also, block the Republican Party from providing further free meal tickets to the nation’s top three percent earners in the form of tax cuts, bailouts, and along with ending further mandates to strengthen the Foreign Tax Credit that sent millions of American jobs overseas over the past 10 years.
Follow these stories, and more on WorldNewsVine as the nation heads towards an election year, which could permanently fix or break this nation’s economy.