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LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (December 9, 2013)

In Audio on December 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm
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Why aren’t more people acting excited about the November jobs reports?

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (December 9, 2013) – PODCAST TOPIC: Why are the people that need the jobs news the most the least excited about Friday’s reports?

 

Former WVON radio host, former congressional candidate, and nationally-respected political activist Lenny McAllister hosts today’s podcast of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister”.

 

Catch this version of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister”by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above. Also catch The McAllister Minute” on the American Urban Radio Network, where “The McAllister Minute” commentary is aired on over 400 stations throughout the AURN network.

 

 

LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (November 20, 2013)

In Audio on November 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm
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Is the fight for a higher minimum wage in response to a failure to create more better-paying jobs post-Great Recession?

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (November 20, 2013) – PODCAST TOPIC: Is “raising the minimum wage” and “creating a living wage” the new response to failing to stimulate the economy post-Great Recession?

 

Former WVON radio host, former congressional candidate, and nationally-respected political activist Lenny McAllister hosts today’s podcast of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister”.

 

Catch this version of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above. Also catch “The McAllister Minute” on the American Urban Radio Network, where “The McAllister Minute” commentary is aired on over 400 stations throughout the AURN network.

 

LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (November 8, 2013)

In Audio on November 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm

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The latest in the unemployment numbers…and why the message model is broken – and the political spin from the White House will be harder this time around as a result

 

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (November 8, 2013) – PODCAST TOPIC: The latest in the unemployment numbers and the spin from the White House on the ongoing troublesome trend.

Former WVON radio host, former congressional candidate, and nationally-respected political activist Lenny McAllister hosts today’s podcast of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister”.

 

Catch this version of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above. Also catch “The McAllister Minute” on the American Urban Radio Network, where “The McAllister Minute” commentary is aired on over 400 stations throughout the AURN network.

LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (October 31 2013)

In Audio on November 1, 2013 at 10:37 am
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CLICK PICTURE FOR PODCAST: Are we dealing with a pending powder keg in American society today? Are we about to relive the 1960s in a 21st century type of way?

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (October 31, 2013) – Former WVON radio host, former congressional candidate, and nationally-respected political activist Lenny McAllister hosts today’s podcast of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister”.

Catch this version of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above. Also catch “The McAllister Minute” on the American Urban Radio Network, where “The McAllister Minute” commentary is aired on over 400 stations throughout the AURN network.

McAllister Statement on the Fiscal Cliff Deal and President Obama’s Remarks (January 1 2013)

In Lenny for Congress, Speeches on January 2, 2013 at 1:24 am
President Obama addresses the nation after the fiscal cliff deal was reached by a vote in the House of Representatives. Read Lenny McAllister's statement on the current deal and its impact on the nation.

President Obama addresses the nation after the fiscal cliff deal was reached by a vote in the House of Representatives. Read Lenny McAllister’s statement on the current deal and its impact on the nation.

WASHINGTON, DC (January 1, 2013) — Lenny McAllister, upon hearing President Obama’s remarks concerning the completion of the fiscal cliff negotiations tonight, issued the following statement:

 

“It is with a sense of national relief and political disappointment that we watch the end result of the fiscal cliff negotiations: an agreement in place that raises taxes on all Americans, raises income taxes on some Americans, and further raises anxiety about America’s spending problems. Increases to spending that add trillions to the nation debt should not be the result of a negotiation that was designed to address America’s ongoing deficit woes as well as our spending problems.

 

“Tonight is not a congratulatory moment, nor is it a cause for celebration. Instead, we watched collectively as a nation as we witnessed yet again the failures from political stubbornness, a reality in status quo partisanship that yields the low levels of confidence Americans have in government and even lower approval ratings our countrymen give Congress today. The tone must change if we are going to reverse the trends we face as a nation.

 

“I am disappointed that President Obama, equipped with the power of renewed political capital by way of his November victory, was unable to commandeer a long-term, bi-partisan solution. Creating situations where America and her economic partners around the world will have more opportunities to watch beltway bickering under another grueling deadline a few mere months away is not leadership that instills confidence during rocky times, especially when the threatening problems of spending and sequestration still loom on the immediate horizon.

 

“Once again, we heard from President Obama a limiting vision, one that focuses too much on economic investment and spending coming from the American federal government, not from the innovative American people. We need legislative solutions that empower both the American middle class through tax policy and our private sector of potential innovators, future business leaders, and resource investors through legislative encouragement so that we can turn around this economy effectively. Policies that focus primarily on increased taxing and spending simply will not be enough to defeat the economic crisis that everyday Americans have faced for years now. We need policies that encourage investment and innovation that stem from a diversity of sources, in a plethora of arrangements and partnerships, which spans the diversity that makes us the strongest and most talented nation the world has ever seen. If President Obama is serious about moving forward (as his re-election campaign slogan suggested), we must move past the notion in Washington that government will lead us out of these economic woes through increased taxing and spending – and we must move past this notion quickly for the sake of struggling Americans, working together as one big team.

 

“Happy New Year to America with the hopes of doing better as a nation, from Washington, DC to the four corners of the country. May God bless you and may He bless the United States of America.”

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Political commentator and community advocate Lenny McAllister is the “Working Man’s Conservative” currently seeking office in Illinois’ vacant 2nd Congressional District seat.

For more information, go to LennyForCongress.com or call 773-492-0509.

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READ: McAllister Op-Ed on Tackling Poverty (Orlando Sentinel)

In Articles, Lenny for Congress on December 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

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ORLANDO, FL (December 14, 2012) –  “One…goal — and thus, one such choice — is the need to fill the hole of poverty that too many Americans are falling into. Merely hoping to maintain the patches that satisfy needs of the moment, not heal our society, is not good enough. It is true: These fine Americans need aid to survive their daily challenges. Charities help them do so…However, these Americans’ primary goal — as is ours collectively — is to achieve the American dream. Charities can do only so much to aid that purpose. Economic, educational and employment stability are the only avenues to make self-perpetuating prosperity a staple in more Americans’ lives.”

US Congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (Illinois, 2nd District) was featured as an op-ed writer in the Friday edition of the Orlando Sentinel, the primary newspaper of the Orlando metropolitan area and a publication managed by the Chicago Tribune. His piece, “Growth Incentives are More Important to Heal Society”, can be found HERE

“Americans who donate resources at a high level must be encouraged to place as many tax-free resources as possible into eradicating problems that cause long-term poverty for many Americans in the 21st century: ongoing failures in our education system, an outlook of shortages of doctors and nurses, and an inability to innovate at the rate we previously had for decades.

“‘Economic patriotism’” cannot be defined as providing charitable contributions while sitting on much-needed investment capital for growth, as we have seen with some financial institutions and private entities since 2008. It must be defined with an environment where re-strengthening America involves a thoughtful direction of resources that fill the gap between struggling Americans and their potential.”

 

Read more by Lenny McAllister by visiting the <SPEECHES> section of www.LennyMcAllister.com

 

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Obama Brought Hope; Can Romney Bring Real Change for a Changing America in 2012?

In Articles on August 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

For Mitt Romney to win in November and win back long-reaching American economic prosperity, his plan and rhetoric must actively and boldly embrace the socioeconomic diversity of our increasingly-urbanized nation.

 

One ticket brought hope to the working and middle classes of America in 2008. Can the Romney-Ryan ticket really articulate a vision of positive change in November 2012 for those same voters?

 

It has been one week since the announcement of Congressman Paul Ryan as the vice presidential nominee for the Republican Party. Since then, we have heard a lot about Ryan’s budget, Ryan’s voting record, and Ryan’s impact on the campaign trail.

If the Republicans are going to turn the tide of the recent poll numbers, the American people need to hear more about how Paul Ryan – and, in turn, the Romney-Ryan ticket – will be able to help the groups of citizens in most need of moving through the economic aftermath of the Great Recession.

The Romney-Ryan ticket could be seen as superior to the incumbent ticket regarding fiscal astuteness. Considering the combined expertise of the men involved, Romney and Ryan are commonly seen as respected numbers wonks, while Obama and Biden are seen more as expert politicians that excel with everyday Americans. Both ends of the Republican ticket regularly receive bipartisan kudos for their acumen concerning economic matters. This should play to Republicans’ advantage this fall. Of course, the results of the past four years that many Americans have endured under the Obama Administration (and a Democrat-controlled Congress for the first half of the presidential term) would seem to only reinforce the notion that there is a definite difference between the two tickets regarding economic understanding and influence.

Yet, none of that matters to date, as evidenced by recent polling. Further, it is unlikely that it will matter if the Romney-Ryan ticket is unable or unwilling to articulate an economic message that speaks directly to more of urban America, the youth of America, and the future of America.

From the ongoing battles with Governor Romney’s tax returns to the decades of Washington experience Congressman Ryan brings to the presidential ticket at age 42, the Republican ticket is already categorized as detached from modern, everyday America. The best way – and, perhaps, the only way – to create the necessary tie with these voters is through articulating clear, focused initiatives that are part of the Romney plan to bring America out of this crisis.

Can the Republican ticket describe a proposal where federal-state partnerships exist in low-business, high-risk areas so that low tax rates and stiffer criminal penalties can be brokered together to stimulate job growth in high unemployment areas? Can the Republican ticket offer support that ensures equality in hiring and wage practices without stifling job expansion?

 

 

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