Category Archives: Poverty In America

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

Imagine: America without the GOP

Legislative roadblocks, religious extremism, Tea Party bigotry, and favoritism to wealthy interests in the form of huge tax cuts and deregulation for chemical polluters of our air and water. All this along

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.

Beyond Christmas, Compassion in Short Supply for Republicans Lawmakers

Christmas time always brings a spirit of giving from most of us. The Salvation Army buckets gather donations, the homeless are given more attention than they usually get and needy families with

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

Limbaugh and Palin’s Disapproval Shows Pope Frances on the Right Track

Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh and Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin have both made negative comments about the current Catholic pontiff, Pope Frances. To me, this is a good sign that the

Money Available for Syria but Not America – or Even Africa

It is not that I do not care about the children in Syria, killed allegedly by their own president’s government using sarin gas. I do care, but I also care about all

Obama’s Speech on the Economy

 Here is Obama’s speech for July 24, 2013, concerning the economy, in its entirety, courtesy of The Atlantic Wire: Eight years ago, I came here to deliver the commencement address for the