Before Wall Street drove our economy off a cliff, bullish Citigroup strategists dubbed the United States a “plutonomy.” They said, “There are rich consumers, few in number, but disproportionate in the gigantic slice of income and consumption they take. There are the rest, the ‘non-rich,’ the multitudinous many, but only accounting for surprisingly small bites of the national pie.”
The upcoming Congressional election on Nov. 2 is going to decide the future path our nation will take. Will we chose to continue on the current path of increased spending, debt and higher taxes which has led to high unemployment, business closings and frustration?
Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance voted to continue this country’s shameful practice of denying medical treatment to impoverished people.
I read the Constitution and understand it. I like progressive Democrats who stand for shared prosperity, opportunity, liberty, equality and justice. Mediocre Dems can be defeated in primaries but tea baggers are not able to solve problems because government is part of the solution — and they don’t get it.
Republican Congressional candidates have been vocal in calling for a return to American ideals while promising tax cuts and an end of big government.
I’d like to take this time to share with you my thoughts on this year’s local election. As you prepare to make a decision in the upcoming election for Mayor and Council, allow me to express my opinion and choice for supporting Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilmen Bellino and Diaz.
You’ve probably seen the headlines about major banks suspending foreclosure proceedings to reclaim houses from borrowers who have defaulted on their mortgages. This has the potential to be hugely disruptive—a milestone development comparable to the failure of Lehman Brothers in 2008, after which all hell broke loose.
Black history is a rich tapestry, a tale of the struggles and sacrifices, of horror and hope, an everlasting striving for justice. All Americans can learn from African American history.
“All we can do at this point is manage your cancer.”
Those were the words my mother heard two years ago when she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Once cancer has progressed that far, it’s treatable — but no longer curable. My mom had been given a death sentence.
In October, the Department of Health and Human Services closed its “comment period” for the new regional health insurance exchanges — a major component of the Obama health reforms.