Getting people to understand that money is not the real wealth is a difficult problem. One must also understand the fact that idle money in the stock market, in bank accounts, or even in one’s pocket is not serving its real purpose.
The Bill of Rights officially became part of the U.S. Constitution on December 15, 1791. Unfortunately, 220 years later, the freedoms enshrined in those first ten amendments are in dire jeopardy.
I’ve never seen such a gaggle of tax-money sucking boneheads running for president, – with Ron Paul standing head and shoulders above them all as the only one who actually knows what he’s doing,
Main Street small businesses like mine are part of the 99 percent who have suffered in the Great Recession. There are few business owners in my acquaintance — I should say no business owners in my acquaintance, from convenience store owners to construction businesses to dentists, who have not felt the effects of the financial meltdown.
Wind power is the future. It’s the most cost-effective source of renewable energy, and is starting to undercut fossil fuels. Power from conventional coal costs $68 per megawatt-hour, while wind power in high resource areas cost $65 per megawatt-hour.
If small business owners decided to stop paying our fair share of taxes, we’d be sent to jail. Big business tax dodgers want Congress to reward them with a tax holiday.
Americans have seen their freedoms decline on almost every front over the past decade. We have been spied on by surveillance cameras, eavesdropped on by government agents, had our belongings searched, our phones tapped, our mail opened, our email monitored, our opinions questioned, our purchases scrutinized (under the USA Patriot Act, banks are required to analyze your transactions for any patterns that raise suspicion and to see if you are connected to any objectionable people), and our activities watched.
During the recession that officially began in 2007, New Jersey fared better than the rest of the nation, but as other states begin to recover, the Garden State is falling behind.
We’re being lied to about the purported Iranian nuclear threat, and the war party knows it.
Recently, there was an article in the Star-Ledger about the Bamberger Thanksgiving Day Parade. That I do remember, having gone with my children to see it. It has been a long time since I thought of it, and some good memories. Over the years, I had really expected to be able to attend the one in New York, but sadly it never happened.