What we see in the media is one side of the story many politicians purport. They always have an alternative motive to doing what they do. Here are just 10 examples where U.S. political parties may or may not have been honest 100%. The views are not of the website and nor the author.
1. Bio-fuel Plan:
During the Bush administration, rise of food and oil prices was a major concern. Bush made this extraordinary change to convince the world that he has turned his country into a better steward of the environment. Bush had put this on the agenda over and over again; however, William Engdahl argued that this not true. He had a different motive.
2. War on Terrorism:
Many people like John Pilger argue that war against terrorism was a fraud. Pilger believes that the military pilots have run out of targets and were destroying mud houses, hospitals and red cross warehouses. He also argues that war on terrorism was uncalled for. September 11 had nothing to with Afghanis and bin Ladin’s safehouses were emptied. He thus believes that Bush had a hidden agenda. If he was pursuing war on terrorism, Bush would have invaded Florida, where CIA funded terrorists were located.
3. Social Security:
Bush and Cheney were going after social security which was one program that was giving assistance to people who needed it. In an article written by Michael Hudson in April Harper Magazine titled “4.7 Trillion Pyramin—Why Social Security Won’t be Enough to Save Wall Street,” Hudson believes that social security is not failing, corporate pension plans are the ones that are underfunded and are likely to go bankrupt. He therefore asserts that Bush is trying to save the corporations by taking it out on Social Security.
4. Nationalization of Private Buses:
The Republic Party Republic presidential hopeful has tried to nationalize private buses. Many call Cain for his hidden agenda. He desires to actually propose a progressive takeover by the MTA of the bus services.
5. International Republican Institute (IRI) and McCain:
Senator McCain and former presidential hopeful has been involved with IRI for a number of years. IRI is thought to be a politically independent entity, but is actually aligned with the Republican Party. Sarah Hamburger from the Council on Hemisphere Affairs believes that this may hurt US-Latin American relations, if MCain would have won the election, due to its destructive influences in the past.
6. Kill UN:
Senator McCain in 2008 called for United States to create a League of Democracies to “harness the vast influence of more than one hundred democratic nations around the world to advance our values and defend our shared interests.” Many media sources believed McCain called for co-operation, collaboration with democracy allies. Charles Krauthammer believed that the Republic Party did not want to achieve what media sources believed, he wanted to kill UN.
7. Palin & Sarah Palin’s Alaska:
Many are intrigued over the 8 part “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” released in November of 2010. Many critics believed that she had an alternative which was to help her run in the 2012 Presidential elections.
8. Taxes 2011:
David Perez of Huffington Post argues that Republicans enjoy taxes. He also believes that the Republicans use taxes to push the nation to a default. For republicans and conservatives, Perez highlights their belief in cutting spending to balance the books. Despite their promulgation to cutting spending, Perez believes that they are really trying to increase taxes for the middle class.
9. To Renew America:
Gingrich proposed a new environmental policy called TO RENEW AMERICA, given that he is an environmentalist. Many argue that his adversaries are not environmentalists. They have a hidden agenda: defeat Republicans and elected Democrats.
10. War on Iraq:
When George W. Bush declared war on Iraq, many were critical. The Centre for Public Integrity believed that Bush made hundreds of false statements between 2001 and 2003 to gain support.