Check out this cool little graphic I found on United Republic. It really makes you think about how lower taxes to industries making record profits impact YOUR bottom line. Remember to share, Kids.
Insulting whole nations is not an appropriate activity for someone who wants to be President of the United States. Staging cheesy speeches to garner Jewish and Catholic votes at the expense of this country’s reputation is crazy…. Okay, not that crazy, given the state of the modern Republican party’s unprecedented love of greedy, self interested attitudes, dog whistle sound bytes, and blind devotion to staying on message, even when the message is stupid. Continue reading
As I have said before, I am one of the millions of Americans left with no choice but to work a low paying job, with zero benefits and no sick time, paid or otherwise. I received a request to sign a petition to fight for paid sick days for workers in New York City, and guess what I did immediately? Continue reading
Did you know, every one cent rise in the cost of a gallon of gas takes away one billion American dollars away from other consumer spending on goods in the course of a year. $1,000,000,000 out of the struggling economy, and into Big Oil’s coffers. Continue reading
Fact- American Women still get paid less for the same positions as their male counterparts in 2012 in virtually every industry. The disparity increases with the higher education and more prominent positions Americans have in business and academics. Continue reading
Record corporate profits in 2011 indicate that it is high time our nation takes stock of what is really happening in our economy. The recovery from our financial crisis of 2008 is still slowly progressing, while we see quoted nightly that Wall Street, Big Oil and the Financial sector have been reaping fantastic profits for the past few years. Evidently, capitalism is healthy once more, due to the $700 billion bailout known as TARP, socialist solution that served to prevent a financial collapse, according to top economists. Continue reading
The current political theme these days, is that less government interference in daily life(especially in the business world) is a more desirable way to live–a pronouncement often delivered by so called men of faith. I respectfully disagree to the notion of a smaller government, because it won’t work for us. Just look at the financial mess our country is in, directly linked to the loosening of regulations in the last thirty years. The freedoms and security we enjoy are supported and maintained by the federal government, in turn supported by the taxes we pay. What confuses me, is the power the religious factions wield over policy made by our government, in this election cycle. Continue reading