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Is it me..or does this feel like 2008 all over again!

Here you had the ” I have a Dream,” bold and bright Barack Obama as the eager President ready to right the wrong of the last 8 years, under the oppressive rule of the establishment.

I still remember the sight of the helicopter with President Bush taking off as not a single person in the crowd waved or shed a tear.

Everyone had such relief that the nightmare was finally over, and we had a qualified, intelligent, capable President that had a plan to turn things around and get America headed back to glory!

I remember seeing President and First lady Obama at the inauguration:

Mydreamalive.com shows one of the iconic pictures of 2009. The Inauguration Day Oath of our 44th President

To this day, I get goose bumps thinking about what this moment meant for the entire African-American race, and for America!

Now…

It has been 4 years, and I believed in my heart that more would be done to rectify the gross racist and unequal laws that remain on the books in the judicial system. I also truly believed that the corrupt and broken public educational system would finally be overhauled. I believed, that America would right the ludicrous tax code, and the top 2% would be required to pay their fair share. Finally, I believed that immigration reform would take a higher precedence and President Obama would get a chance to put pen to paper and usher in a revived policy on Immigration.

There is still much work to be done!

How in the world is Mitt Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich going to compete against the lasting legacy of President Barack Obama.

They would have to compete with the same earth shattering, America altering campaign that elected President Obama in 2008.

Perhaps it’s me, but I just don’t see it.

I don’t think that:

  1. The Economy – Which is picking up steam
  2. Contraceptive – Rush Limbaugh, need I say more
  3. War on Iran – Did someone say War??? Again????
Are enough to change the course and minds of the American people!
I don’t believe the points above compare with the agenda and priorities before mentioned.
Now, the 1000 pound guerilla in the room is obviously the religious beliefs of all (3) three GOP candidates.
Mitt Romney – Mormon
Rick Santorum – Roman Catholic
Newt Gingrich  – Lutheranism, Southern Baptist, Roman Catholic ( What????)

Will America elect a Mormon to be President of the USA? It is a question yet to be answered?

Now, Mr. Santorum and Mr. Gingrich profess that they are both Roman Catholic.

This is very interesting on so many levels! But I will not get into that right now.

Even though, Mitt Romney is leading in delegates, I think that out of the (3) three GOP candidates, Mitt Romney will have the hardest time competing against an entrenched Christian President.

I know President Obama is looking forward to debating with Mr. Romney on so many levels.

I am again taking back to 2008, when Senator McCain won the GOP and went head to head with President Obama.

I didn’t think the Republican’s had a chance then, and I don’t think either candidate will offer an America shifting ideology that will make President Obama supporters change course now!

So..Again I say, where is the real challenger?

Derrick Butler is President and CEO of Mydreamalive.com, a company dedicated to changing the negative stereotypical images if African-Americans in media, to positive more reflective images of the entire African-American community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Terrible Duo

 What in the world are the Republicans drinking? You can not tell me that their line in the sand is the continued manipulation of the tax dollars by Billionaire corporations and the richest 1%. How in the world can you have a talk about deficit without revenue. Did Newt and Mitch go into a deep slumber during the President Bill Clinton years. Where their panties up their butts so tight that they missed one of the most ( If not the best!) deficit reducing years in American History. The Tax increases that Bill Clinton initiated not only reduced the deficit, and brought in 241 Billion in five years. It took both cutting of wasteful spending and revenues to turn the country around.

Now President Obama comes to the table with the Revenue and the Republicans come to the table with the Reductions, and now we have what we need to turn the country around.

I for one feel that the Holy Grail of the Democratic party – The Incredible FDR New Deal initiatives after the Great Depression should not be touched! Economists around the nation agree that Social Security is not a problem and only needs to be funded to last to the next couple generations. So I strongly disagree on putting it up as an offering to the republicans!

Do not cave in on this one.. we need the revenue and the cost cutting measures to turn the country around. For once, let both parties work together for the good of the country and not the good of their and their constituents pocket books!

Derrick Butler is Founder of My Dream Alive find out more at www.mydreamalive.com

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One Nation Under GOD

                                                                                                                                              This has been a very trying week for me.

                                                                                                So excited about the news from President Barack Obama that Osama Bin Laden is finally dead.

I don’t usually get excited about a “Murder” because that was what it was.. but I know how GOD feels about sin and the people who continue to blasphemy his Holy name.
So I was happy that again the bad guy loses and all is right in GOD’s Universe.
Have you noticed that no matter the situation or movie the bad guys always gets it in the end!
Then the mess came out about..”Is he really Dead” and if he is DEAD then they should show the body!
I am really irritated about this whole debate.
Has anyone ever seen Hitler’s Body? Ok.. how about Attila the Hun??
We don’t even think about seeing them because guess what… they are DEAD!
Here we go again with a Republican Donald Trumpism.. where is the Birth Certificate???
Get a grip and get a clue!
Mr. Trump…where is your real hair??
Now you Trump  can spend his time on more important unsolved matters like… where the hell is Tupac and Biggie?
 
Come on people.. It is Mr. Bush that said that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that were proven to not be there.
A war to capture Hussein for some reason, was on the way and the American public believed it hook line and sinker.
 
We have to be a people, a country that believes that the office of President will not call a press conference to make a bold face lie to the American people.
We have to be a nation that does not take this opportunity to divide the country into people who think he is dead and people who do not think he is dead..
 
why… FOR RATINGS!!
FOR   POLITICAL  ADVANTAGE!!
 
The Republicans have no one to run in 2012. They have no one that can beat President Barack Obama so here they go again with the Divisive Tactics.
The same Tactics that have worked in the past to confuse the American People.
No more.. we need answers on topics of great importance.
How about…JOBS.. EDUCATION..DEFICIT..HEATH CARE..NEW ENERGY
 
Can we all get on the same page for once.
We need answers on real problems and we need a country a leadership that can lead us into the next century.
Perhaps two parties are too much for our country??
 
I know we need to trim the Government and get the spending dow.
I know we need to raise the taxes on the rich to Clinton 2000 years.
We know those two need to happen to have a chance in making it to another generation.
In history ALL great nations fall!!
They fall because of stupidity, selfishness and Power Struggles
 
Are we going to have the same fate? Or are we finally going to create a nation that can live together in peace and harmony
Perhaps I am asking more than we are able to do.
But I have always been told, that if you ask.. you can receive..
 
WE can do this anything is possible.
 
I still believe we are an Amazing nation!
 
Derrick Butler is the Founder of My Dream Alive the largest producer of  Urban Inspirational Wear that Inspires, Motivates and Educates. Find out more at www.mydreamalive.com
Also Follow Derrick Butler on Twitter @DerrickButler
 
One Nation under GOD indivisible and justice for all
 
 

You do NOT have a good relationship with Blacks!

Wow.. here we go again.   A Billionaire that
“THINKS”  ( Ohhh boy does he THINK)
that he has an inkling of an idea of who and what we are as a people!
It is funny even hilarious to me that he would even imply that he could have taken away votes from Barack Obama in 2008!
This is like you know who saying ” Those People” that gave him a quick reality of who we are and what happens when you get us excited!
You can not come to us when you are looking for votes, after decades of neglect and non relationship.
You can not come to us, after spending no time in Black communities or even inviting a “Real Black” over to the house.
I don’t think Mr. Trump even knows a line from the most popular Lil Wayne song!
Come on.. we are not going to be fooled again to thinking that a Billionaire even understands the average wealth of a Black American or the graduation rate from High School of a boy in uptown New York.
We are not going to let the Republicans pretend to have our best interests at heart when people like  McCain think the average person has an income of 5 Million.
I am one that believes that you should not even get to run for office if your net worth exceeds 1 Million dollars.
We are supposed to be a Democracy… for the people and by the people.
Your Mr. Trump are not one of the people.
That is not your fault, you get the great distinction of being a self-made Billionaire, but you also should not be given the great responsibility of representing the common man.
We saw just recently with Meg Whitman running for Governor of California ( Thank God she did not win!) what would happen if a Wealthy person was to take office and run the Government strictly as a business.
You can not do that!
Government is more than profit and loss!!!
This amazing incredible country needs to get back to the foundation of what we were created to be.
A place where money would not decide..your education, or your ability to start a business or the state of your income for the rest of your life.
Like England where if you are born into Noble blood then you are set, but if not you are pretty much screwed.
We want a Democracy.. the Democracy that the founders believed was possible.
You Mr. Trump are the sign of the Capitalist propaganda that exists today. You are a sign of the disease that has infested our country.
I can tell you that NOOO Mr. Trump you do not know how much we detest the possibility that you would even be considered for Presidency!
You go run your business and make Billions more…
But.. please leave the Government to those who have a blood in their veins and a REAL HEART!!

Social Security Up in Smoke

As of December 2009, of the approximately 33.5 million people receiving Social Security retirement benefits, approximately 4.4 million, or roughly 13 percent, were in the age-group 62–65. This group received retirement benefits of $54.7 billion, which represents about 11.7 percent of the aggregate Social Security retirement benefits of $468.2 paid in 2009. It is not unreasonable to assume that the closing of Social Security to new enrollees in the 62–65 age-group would achieve comparable percentage reductions in the number of people receiving Social Security retirement benefits and in the overall cost of the program. To this must be added the effect of the 25 percent reduction in the benefits of the 66–69 age-group plus the effect of the elimination of premiums for late retirement.

Above is a statement written up in a proposal that would save the country billions of dollars and ultimately change the way that Social Security is allocated.

I can only say, that my dream as an American was to work my butt off, give 100% to the company(ies) that I worked for so that I could have a safe and secure retirement. It seems that Social Security is the new target for those (Lame) politicians in capital hill. Like they don’t have enough to worry about with the (3) wars Ameria is currently fighting, the Barry Bonds Case and the Unemployment rate still hovering at 8%.   They feel that they have to attack an American Institution that was once an untouchable institution.

Now I guess that all gloves are off, and we are in an economic climate  in this country where nothing is off the table.

I some how missed the proposal that every member of congress give up 40-50% of their enormous salaries! I missed the propsal to reduce the amount of money we spend each year on wars that do not involve Amercian citizens. I missed the proposal to cut the top heavy educational system. Why do the Superintendants make $250,00+ per year and the teachers make $30,000 per year?

The Health Care for all bill was such an amazing propositon for the American people and it still is under attack, even though it was signed into law by the President Obama himself.

I for one, do not want my Social Security changed and don’t want the generations behind us to not get the opportunity that we have to work for a secure retirement. 

My Dream is that somehow the politicians get this one right and maintain some resemblence of the Social Security System that our fathers and grandfathers enjoy. I pray that we get out of this economic situation and that our children have some sort of retirement program that works!

Derrick Butler is the Founder of My Dream Alive Inc the most comprehensive source of African American Clothing and Products on the net.

Find out more at: www.mydreamalive.com

Look at how the Governement sets budget: http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/federal_budget 

 

Today the Mega Millions Loto is $312 Million Dollars.

Can you believe it?? We’ll this lottery has given me the passion to write again. The last time I was this fired up.. Barack Obama was becoming our 1st ( Not Last ) African American President. I am still a huge  Obama fan and supporter, and next year is going to be no cake walk. Especially if the economy remains in the dumps like it is.

The truth of the matter is… what can one poor non suspecting slunk do with that much money.

The odds of winning are..and I like 5 Million to 1.. and people still play.

Yea.. let’s let 1 person get $312 Milllion in an American where the rich keep getting richer and the poor get stumped on!!

The middle class is disappering right before our eyes..

Wouldn’t it be better to make 312 new millionaires today. Today we could change 312 peoples lives…

Why should 1 person get the opportunity of a life time.

Imagine the families of the 312 members.. Imagine all the money in places all over the country that could get impacted by that one change in the system.

I don’t think 1 person would even know what to do with all that money, and imagine if Hitler one that money..

This Lottery system is suppose to support education.. but in fact it supports who? and where is the money for all the effort?

Let more people win.. and let’s do something right for a change.

So often we make the wrong choice..

Keith Marsden: Bush tax cuts were good for business and the middle class

President Obama remains skeptical about the Bush tax cuts that were due to expire at the end of this year.

During his post Congressional election press conference, he said: “From 2001 to 2008 we cut taxes significantly, but didn’t see the results”. But “my goal is not to have a huge spike in taxes on middle class families”, he stressed.

Reluctantly, he has now struck a deal with Republican leaders in Congress to extend the Bush-era income tax cuts for two years for all Americans, including the wealthy earning over $250,000 a year.

This latter concession left some liberal lawmakers and activists seething. But the White House argues that this compromise was needed to win enough votes for a necessary measure – to avoid dampening the already sluggish recovery from recession.

Later on, Democrats will probably try to rally partisan support by arguing that Republicans insisted that the wealthy be included only because they are large contributors to Republican election campaigns.

This cynical view ignores strong independent evidence that the Bush tax cuts boosted equity investment in US business, that the “rich” were the largest contributors, and the “middle class” benefitted substantially in the form of more jobs and higher incomes.

The triennial Surveys of U.S Family Finances, undertaken by the Federal Reserve Board, show a large increase in equity investment in “privately held businesses” from 1998 (towards the end of the Clinton presidency) to 2007 (the latest year available). The forms of business in this category are sole proprietorships, limited partnerships, other types of partnerships, subchapter S corporations and other types of corporations that are not publically traded, limited liability companies, and other types of private businesses.

President Obama has often declared himself a fan of these forms of “small business”, and has urged an increased provision of financial resources for them.

The Fed surveys show that the percentage of the richest 10 percent of families (ranked by annual income) who had business equity investments, jumped from 34.2 percent in 1998 to 41.8 percent in 2001 (the first year of the Bush tax cuts). This percentage dropped slightly to 40.9 percent in 2007. But the average (mean) size of holding per investor more than doubled to $2.475 million (in inflation-adjusted 2007 dollars). There seems little doubt that tax cuts played a significant role in increasing both the incentives and availability of funds for these investments.

Business equity investment by the middle class also expanded. The proportion of families in the middle 40-59.9 percent income percentiles with holdings remained constant at 10.6 percent. But their average size went up to $240,000 in 2007 from $169,600 in 1998.

Even among families ranked among the poorest 20 percent, the mean value of business equity holdings shot up to $686,700 in 2007 from $158,100 in 1998. But only 3.3% percent of this group possessed holdings, probably in the form of start-ups or very small businesses that have yet to yield substantial income for their proprietors, but could have substantial growth prospects.

The significance of these findings does not only lie in the increased flow of investment funds to small private businesses. Most investors are not just passive providers of cash. The Federal Reserve studies show that of families with any business interest, 92% percenthad an active role as creative entrepreneurs and hands-on managers. Actively-managed interests accounted for 89 percent of privately-owned holdings in 2007.

The rich are also a significant source of inputs into the overall economy in other forms, and for varied purposes. They provide equity investments in non-residential property, including commercial property, farm and ranch land not operated through their own businesses. 21 percent of the richest 10% percent of families owned these assets in 2007, with a mean value per holding of $740,600, a 27 percent increase in real terms since 1998.

By investing in these properties, the more affluent families make office/factory/warehouse/space and farm land available for rental by other entrepreneurs.
They also help to fund investment in, and the operating costs of larger enterprises. They do so by buying and holding publically-traded shares. 91 percent of the richest 10% percent of families had stock holdings in 2007, a slight drop from 90.4% percent on 1998.

But the mean value (in 2007 dollars) of their holdings had risen by 26.8 percent over this period, reaching $863,300.

49.7 percent of the middle income group (40-59.9 percentiles) owned stock in 2007, up from 49.4 percent in 1998, and the mean value of their holdings rose to 5$8,900 from $49,000 dollars (in 2007 dollars). And even 13.6% of the poorest 20% were able to acquire stocks in 2007, up from 10.0% in 1998, with an increase in their average holding to $67,000 from $36,700 over this period.

Increased investment created more jobs. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, total non-farm employment grew from 125.93 million in 1998 to 137.60 million in 2007, an increase of 9.3 percent.

This evidence contradicts the view, apparently held by President Obama and his administration, that the Bush tax cuts have benefited only the highest income group, and have fostered extravagant consumption at the expense of investment. On the contrary, the Federal Reserve studies show that all income groups enjoyed significant increases in real family incomes between 1998 and 2007. Rising productivity boosted wages.

The before-tax incomes (in 2007 dollars) of the poorest 20 percent of families went up by 21.8% from 1998 to 2007. The average rise for families in the middle 20 percent was 9.2 percent, while the richest 10 percent gained 42.3 percent on average, thus allowing the surges in investment noted above.

Minority ethnic groups also enjoyed increases in real income, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It reports an increase in median (before tax) income for Black households from $33,315 in 1998 to $35,267 (in 2009 adjusted dollars) in 2007. While the median for Hispanic households went up to $40,013 in 2007 from $37,230 in 1998.

Except for the lowest income groups, whose members don’t pay federal income tax, the disposable (after-tax) income of most middle class families rose still faster as a result of the Bush tax cuts. Moreover, the cuts removed a further 5 million of families from the Federal tax roles.

The 10 percent of families in the highest income bracket remain by far the largest contributors of business equity. Even if the tax hike is confined to those with an income of $250,000 and above, as sometimes suggested, it could have a substantial negative impact on future equity investment flows to small business.

Post 2007 income trends are distorted by the recession that began at the end of that year. This recession stemmed from the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market, provoked by an imprudent Democrat-led push for expanded home ownership among the lowest income groups. It was further accentuated by the repackaging of dubious home loans, supposedly “guaranteed” by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, into new-fangled derivatives promoted by the bonus-seeking staff of investment banks.

But this recession doesn’t invalidate the case for tax cuts as a means of stimulating the growth of output, employment and incomes. The new Republican-led House of Representatives should take the lead in promoting the indefinite extension of the Bush tax cuts for all income groups when it takes office in the New Year. These cuts should stimulate economic growth. But to accelerate reduction of the massive current and projected public debt, which acts as a drag on the whole economy, tax incentives will need to be accompanied by a pruning of wasteful and low priority government expenditure.
Keith Marsden is a member of the Council of the Centre for Policy Studies, and a former operations adviser at the World Bank.

We can not afford the Republican BUSH Tax Cuts

 There is a huge “Debate” on weather the National Crippling Bush Tax Cuts should be Continued?  

What in the world is the “Debate” Why does everyone forget that this country was in a SURPLUS at the End of the Democratic Clinton Administration.  

 Has the Right Controlled Media using some kind of Brain Washing machine to erase memories? Or is it just that American is the Racist Country that the world thinks we are, and they just don’t want President Barack Obama to be President. There is no arguement that makes any type of since that would make a right thinking person believe that that we continue the Tax Cuts put in place by President Bush.  

In fact,  

“By the end of the Reagan-Bush 12-year “revolution,” the extra debt they had piled on the country was costing the country an extra 2.6% of GDP in interest—$300 million a day. Without that interest working against him, Clinton would have paid down the debt much faster. That’s why the green-line goes down so fast in the Clinton years. That’s what would have happened without the Reagan-Bush interest burden.”
“Now if W. Bush had held the line almost as well as all presidents before Reagan, the national debt would have been only 9% of GDP, and the country would have been ready to pull itself out of the Great Recession with ease.”
Of course the rich loved this “theory” and fed the press many story about the wonders of the new supply-side “economics” (cooked up by Laffer, as a graduate student). Money talks, and a lot of people listened. It’s time to rethink what radical conservative have done and are doing to our country. The Reagan-Bushes National Debt now totals $10.1 trillion by a most conservative estimate. That’s the lions share of our present debt.

 Again, the LIONS SHARE of our National Debt came because of the Nation Crippling Reagan-Bush Tax Cuts.  

WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD THE BUSH TAX CUTS.. THEY ARE CRIPPLING OUR NATION  

There is no debate that the economic formula that President Clinton used was the correct one, and President Bush had not reason or precedent to change the Tax code.  

The only saying is “If it ain’t broke, why fix it”  

So why did President Bush try to fix something that wasn’t broken??????????  

Also,  

President Bush even showed that he understood the importance of returning the country back to prosperity by putting a direct END to the Tax Cuts.   

Now, get this:  

Back in 2001, when the first set of Bush tax cuts was rammed through Congress, the legislation was written with a peculiar provision — namely, that the whole thing would expire, with tax rates reverting to 2000 levels, on the last day of 2010.  

Why would he put into to law that at the end of 2010, the tax rates were to revert back to the levels of 2000? Why would he change the law “for the better”, just to change the law back to the laws that ” were not working”  

What’s at stake here? According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, making all of the Bush tax cuts permanent, as opposed to following the Obama proposal, would cost the federal government $680 billion in revenue over the next 10 years. For the sake of comparison, it took months of hard negotiations to get Congressional approval for a mere $26 billion in desperately needed aid to state and local governments.  

Cost the Federal Government $680 Billion in revenue over the next 10 years? Are you serious?????  

We would have to get that revenue somewhere else right? If you make $20,000 a year, and your bills are $20,000 but you away $5,000 don’t you have to get that “deficit” from somewhere?  

We can’t  borrow it, so what will the US do? Do a Monetary Correction and continue to De-Value the Dollar. That is what will happen.  

For what? Do give the richest individuals in America an additional estimated $3 Million in savings?  

That are supposed to magically filter down to the rest of the working class. KEEP DREAMING!  

  

This Economy was inherited by the Obama Administration.  

I really am not sure if any of the cuts should be continued.  

I remember the economy back in the Clinton Administration and it felt pretty good.  

I would give up my tax break if the economy could be restored to that level.  

I am not rich.. but I would be willing to give up my Middle Class cut to get back to a time when not just individuals are prosperous but the whole country was experiencing an incredible economic euphoria.  

Let the Tax cuts end.. let them end and let’s never let that happen again.  

Be Inspired!  

Until Next Time,  

Derrick Butler  

Founder/Mydreamalive  

www.mydreamalive.com

President Barack Obama 2010

Republicans again have nothing but negative to say.

There was such Controversy the last time that President Obama gave this speech that the Obama Administration had to release the speech the night before it was given. Parents were threatening to pull their kids out of school because of the “Influence” of Politics in education.

What hogwash. I can believe it, because Racist and Uneducated people will make any excuse to cause division amongst the nation.

Today President Obama was doing what I wish all Presidents before him would have done, stressing the importance of Education for us all.

How in the world anyone could manipulate that message into anything negative is beyond my comprehension.

Let’s look at the stats:

OECD/PISA Study:
Mathematical Literacy

1. Japan
2. Korea
3. New Zealand
4. Finland
5. Australia
6. Canada
7. Switzerland
8. United Kingdom
9. Belgium
10. France
11. Austria
12. Denmark
13. Iceland
14. Liechtenstein
15. Sweden
16. Ireland
17. Norway
18. Czech Republic
19. United States
20. Germany

In a recent OECD (www.oecd.org) study the United States was 19th in Math according to 265,000 15 year olds across the World. I strongly feel that Math is by far the hardest subject for most people to grasp, and if you can excel in Math then you are more like to be able to excel in reading, writing, and science.

We are way below the Top 10 in Math compared to the industrialized world and this is unacceptable as arguably the richest and most powerful nation that has ever existed.

Some Words of Inspiration from the President:

Quotes 
“But here is what I came to Masterman to tell you: nobody gets to write your destiny but you. Your future is in your hands. Your life is what you make of it. And nothing – absolutely nothing – is beyond your reach. So long as you’re willing to dream big. So long as you’re willing to work hard. So long as you’re willing to stay focused on your education.”

“That last part is absolutely essential – because an education has never been more important. I’m sure there will be times in the months ahead when you’re staying up late cramming for a test, or dragging yourselves out of bed on a rainy morning, and wondering if it’s all worth it. Let me tell you, there is no question about it. Nothing will have as great an impact on your success in life as your education.”

“More and more, the kinds of opportunities that are open to you will be determined by how far you go in school. In other words, the farther you go in school, the farther you’ll go in life. And at a time when other countries are competing with us like never before; when students around the world are working harder than ever, and doing better than ever; your success in school will also help determine America’s success in the 21st century.”

“But the truth is, an education is about more than getting into a good college or getting a good job when you graduate. It’s about giving each and every one of us the chance to fulfill our promise; to be the best version of ourselves we can be. And part of what that means is treating others the way we want to be treated – with kindness and respect.”

“So, what I want to say to you today – what I want all of you to take away from my speech – is that life is precious, and part of its beauty lies in its diversity. We shouldn’t be embarrassed by the things that make us different. We should be proud of them. Because it’s the things that make us different that make us who we are. And the strength and character of this country have always come from our ability to recognize ourselves in one another, no matter who we are, or where we come from, what we look like, or what abilities or disabilities we have.”

“And I’m absolutely confident that if all our students – here at Masterman, and across this country – keep doing their part; if you keep working hard, and focusing on your education; if you keep fighting for your dreams and if all of us help you reach them; then not only will you succeed this year, and for the rest of your lives, but America will succeed in the 21st century. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America. ”
 

People, if those words Inspire me and they should Inspire you to be the very best person that your Drive and Dreams allow you to be. Don’t settle for being in Music or Sports because that is what people expect from you. Be the next Engineer, Scientist, mathematician, Teacher, Politician,Pilot,Astronaut or Business Person. You owe it to yourself, your family, and your Country.

Until Next Time,

Be Inspired,

Derrick T. Butler

Founder

www.mydreamalive.com

Big Tech Hoarding Cash

What in the world is Big Tech Doing with such a large War Chest? With that much money on hand why arent’t they hiring people. The buzz on the street is that the Big Tech’s are trying to position themselves for a nasty season of Take Overs in the next 2 years. While Big Tech sits on there laurels with all that cash on hand. The Un-Educated publicc thinks that all the Policy Reform  that the Barack Obama Administration Initiated did not work. The Tea Party and the Republican party both are crying wolf as loud as they can that the Presidnent is doing nothing to help the American people. Give me a break! You have got to be kidding me. Instead of helping American revover from the Great Recession, corporate america should be doing there part just like Governement did theres. With the unemployment rate in August at 9.5%, we need coporate America to start hiring back some of the 1,000 that were laid off during the worst of the recession. We also need the banks to loosen the guidelines so that they can start lending money to small busineses that continue to have difficulty getting loans to start and continue in business. This county is healthy when both Big and Small business are doing there parts in hiring employees. President Barack Obama has only been in office for less than 2 years and has delivered some of the most aggressive reforms that Government has passed in two decades. Finally we have a President that knows exactly what he is doing and that has this country in the right direction. Clinton was the last Great President that got this country to incredible years of surplus. Once Obama gets Health Care and the Financial Sector under Control. He will have to cut spending by geetting rid of the fat in the Public Sector. If we can spend $21,000 per household which matches the spending livel that Clinton achieved in his term, this country will not only get out of the Great Recession, but get back to surplus and economic prosperity for all.