Category Archives: Economy

Torture is Not Torture, Banks Up For Bailouts, and Merry Christmas to You Too!

“Helpless” is a word I feel right now, when it comes to what is going on in the nation. The nation is arguing about if “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” are torture and if

Jonah Goldberg’s Comments about Charles Schumer Deceptive

Big, Bad, Evil Government; this is what Republican talking heads like Jonah Goldberg want us to believe, which really is just a cover for the real evil; wealthy billionaires using our government

Democrats Should Relax, Republicans Will Lose in 2016

The GOP had a good night Tuesday Night, sweeping into a majority in the U.S. Senate – though still not enough to overcome a super majority of 60 seats, which is what

Hunger in USA Rises, but So Does Wealth for the Wealthiest

A USA Today article that I just finished reading, “Hunger is a ‘silent crisis’ in the USA”, points out the seriousness of hunger in America. The article specifically talks about two different

Obama’s Go-It-Alone Approach Steps over Republican Barricades

There is one good reason Republican lawmakers in Congress do not like it when President Obama uses his executive authority to get things done: It ruins their effort to make him a

President Obama’s Begins 2014 State of the Union Speech with “Today in America…”

President Obama’s State of the Union speech had a special relevance to me also, as it did several people he mentioned. Today in America, I went to have my first wellness, or

The Violent, the Greedy and the Intolerant: Inequality Main Driver to Terrorism

Reading an article in USA Today about how Al Qaeda has gained a foothold in Iraq, I was reminded of a war that we did not need to have but I also

Income Inequality: Conservatives Find Blame, Not Solutions

Jonas Goldberg, a conservative columnist, wrote an article in USA Today called “Define Income inequality” about a 12-year-old girl, Dasani Coates whom recently was living in a homeless shelter with her parents.

Stock Market Soars, but Jobs and Wages Do Not

Trickle-down Economics do not seem to trickle down. Instead, the economy seems to flow upward; as ordinary people lose their jobs and their income stagnates, those at the top keep making larger

Christie Best Chance for Republicans to Retake White House in 2016

As a Democrat, New Jersey governor Chris Christie does not represent my interests; he does not support raising the minimum wage, he favors big business over ordinary citizens, he is against same-sex