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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Death of the Middle Class

Death of the Middle Class

    The Middle Class Faces Extinction—So Does the American Dream Income inequality is now as high as it's been since the Great Depression, and the middle class is nearly extinct. By Steward Lansley This article first appeared in the  Los Angeles Review of Books. Inequality is now one of the biggest political and economic challenges facing the United States. Not that long ago, the gap between rich and poor barely registered on the political Richter scale. Now the ... Full Story

Is freedom disappearing in America?

Is freedom disappearing in America?

  4 Freedoms in America That Don't Exist Anymore   Freedom seems to exist more in our minds than in reality. January 28, 2013  | If asked why we live in a great country, an American is likely to respond: "Because we are free." Fortunately for the respondent, explanation is rarely required. Freedom is difficult to define, and today it seems to exist more in our minds than in reality. In a 1941 Message to Congress, Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to explain what it ... Full Story

Confessions of a Former Republican

Confessions of a Former Republican

        Joining the Reality-Based Community  Or How I Learned to Stop Loving the Bombs and Start Worrying By Jeremiah Goulka I used to be a serious Republican, moderate and business-oriented, who planned for a public-service career in Republican politics.  But I am a Republican no longer. There’s an old joke we Republicans used to tell that goes something like this: “If you’re young and not a Democrat, you’re heartless. If you grow up ... Full Story

Republicans hide from Nuns on the Bus

Republicans hide from Nuns on the Bus

  ‘Nuns on the Bus’: Investigated but irrepressible U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a much-ballyhooed “Fortnight for Freedom” in protest against HHS’ birth control mandate and gay marriage, with masses at basilicas and sermons by such right-thinking prelates as Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. The national event is being upstaged, however,  by “Nuns on the Bus,”  a 14-day, nine-city bus tour by four Catholic nuns that ... Full Story

GOP budget, poverty for most

GOP budget, poverty for most

Once upon a time, the United States was a prosperous nation with a strong middle class. The middle class had achieved what President Theodore Roosevelt dreamed for the middle class; a living wage that allowed them to take care of their family, buy a house, save some for old age. These people were able to live the American Dream and they purchased the products made in factories in the U.S. They were able to support charities and community activities. Workers shared in the wealth created by their ... Full Story

Medicaid and Rural America

Medicaid and Rural America

Medicaid and Rural America Center for Rural Affairs analyzes benefits of Medicaid in rural areas Rural children increasingly reliant on public health insurance LYONS, NE - Medicaid protects long-term care for millions of seniors, helps people with disabilities live independently and provides health coverage that ensures children can see a doctor when they get sick. The Center for Rural Affairs released a new health care report today, entitled – Medicaid and Rural America – that ... Full Story

Middle Class, RIP; the new face of poverty

Middle Class, RIP; the new face of poverty

    The great economic divide in America finds its roots in politics, in unrestrained capitalism, if you will, and in unrestrained money for politics. The following articles explain some causes and effects. Some questions for you to think about as your read this. Before you do,  look at this graph from Moyers and Company; The Triggers of Economic Inequality. Be sure to roll your cursor over the triangles to see what action to place at these critical junctures. Does ... Full Story

OpEd News: December 16, 2011

OpEd News: December 16, 2011

OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be   Daily Headlines   By David Everitt-Carlson Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: The Nomadic Life of an #OWS Occupier Sans Occupation Occupiers without a place to occupy. What do they do? Where do they go?   By Bob Burnett 2011: The Year Corporations Attacked Democracy For eighty years, Americans have feared robots, worrying they might one day rule the world. In 2011 we realized our real enemies ... Full Story

OpEd News: December 14

OpEd News: December 14

  OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be Fifty-seven provocative articles that you will not find in the main stream media. Is the president in danger, can we save the spirit of Christmas, and more. You may not agree with the writers, we don't,  but you will have food for thought. Read "A Dangerous Woman: Indefinite Detention at Carswell" to see what can happen. Think you are not a threat, read "10 Ridiculous Things that Make you a Terror Suspect." It these articles ... Full Story

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