I always say, since everybody on the Right and Left describe our economic troubles as 'Like The Great Depression' then why don't we see any stories recounting how we got out of the Great Depression? Between 1940-80 the wealthiest Americans paid between 70% to 90% federal income tax and that's what allowed us to build the American Dream. How else could we afford it? Between 1940-80 we fought and paid for WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, we built our US Interstate Expressway system, Roads, Electrical Grid, Telephone, our main Bridges and Tunnels; we Made every Car we Drove and we wore just the Clothes we Sewed and WE WENT TO THE MOON SIX TIMES-AND WE PAID FOR IT ALL! Here's the link. Go to section 21.5 and Get out ye encyclopedias... TRUTH:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_tax_in_the_United_States#1930_-_1980
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) must allow the AMA (American Medical Association) to be in charge of the 'drug issue' by giving doctors access to these drugs for treatment purposes. We are dooming our civilization by empowering Drug Lords like Arab Kings.
If the FDA reschedules coca, poppy and pot and derivatives, so that doctors have access to these drugs for treatment purposes then we will be able to make quick progress towards deflating the South American and Afghanistan drug empires and the US prison incarceration rate which has gone up 500% (from 100 citizens incarcerated per 100 thousand to 600 per 100k) since 1972!
World War III truly is the Drug War when you consider the fact that illegal drugs are the funding mechanism for major terrorism and rogue government leaders. And our confused policies have been a cancer on all of the Americas for decades.
WE NEED BETTER LAWS
It takes a congress and a national will and a president to make the changes we need. Pray we have them now.
Patriotic Economics: Simply put, this site is dedicated to the Economics of Patriotism! Not what is best for the Rich or Poor, but for our Nation as a Whole! One Nation, under God Indivisible, with Liberty, Justice and Prosperity for all! http://patrioticeconomics.blogspot.com
Contact Your Liberal Radio and Speak Your Peace (get it?).
Rev. Al Sharpton on WOLDC.COM1-4 EST LISTEN- AM 1510 REVOLUTION BOSTON-LISTEN -Jeff Santos-Stephanie Miller-Ed Schultz-Thom Hartmann-AM 880 REVOLUTION ASHEVILLE-LISTEN-Bill Press-Blake and Lesley-Norman Goldman-Ring of Fire-KPOJ PORTLAND-LISTEN-Carl Wolfson-Randi Rhodes-Mike Malloy--And here's a link to my guest spot on the Jeff Santos show 2-22-11 LINK
JOHN STOSSEL CHALLENGE: John Stossel of ABC News makes a public challenge and uses the fact that he hasn't had to pay it off as some kind of proof of the validity of his views on government vs. the private sector. It is not right or even legal for him to offer no way to respond to this challenge.
Can ANYONE IN AMERICA help me do that?
Here's what he says....
Q. "In my book Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity, I bet my readers $1,000 they couldn't name one thing that government does better than the private sector. I am yet to pay."
A. How about REGULATING FINANCIAL MARKETS you IDIOT!!!
After the crash of 1929 and the Depression BIG GOVERNMENT laid down some really big regulations on the financial industry and taxes on the superwealthy and we did great with those from 1940-1980 and then the...
Reaganites started DEREGULATING!!!!!!!!!
and look where we are now!!!!!!!
SHOW ME THE MONEY PORN MOUSTACHE MAN!!!!!
The greatest moment in the history of our country. I'm White and I was born in Greenville SC in 1955.
I was introduced formally to the issue of racism in America when I was 8 years old. As I sat in the back of the all-white school bus on the way home one afternoon, I heard a chant coming from a group of kids gathered at the front of the bus around the driver.
It was a haunting sing song refrain and I distinctly remember thinking (a few seconds before I could make out the words) that whatever those kids were singing was scary.
Then the words became clear to me.
They were repeating over and over "Then***** lover's dead, the n***** lover's dead."
When I got home I found my mother had come home early from work and she and our black baby sitter Mariah were huddled together on the couch crying hysterically.
They just looked at me and shook their heads and went back to crying.
By the time I was 12 my family had moved to the Atlanta area.
My younger siblings, Steve and Audrey, and I were surprised to be told one morning by our mother June that we weren't going to school that day.
She dressed us up and we went to walk in the funeral procession of Martin Luther King.
During the eulogy a large black man reached down and picked up my little blond-haired 8-year-old brother without a word and put him on his shoulders so he could see the proceedings.
Although most white people I knew growing up in the South weren't racist, I had more than enough evidence to realize that "it was out there," and I thought I had left that all behind when I moved to Boston in 1990.
Then one day as I walked down Commonwealth Avenue , in the shadow of the giant CITGO sign, I passed an elderly black man walking the opposite way on the sidewalk.
As I nodded, a car full of young white men drove past us and shouted "n*****" in unison. As I barked "F*** you!" they retorted "n***** lover!" and sped away.
I looked back at the gentleman and said, "I'm sorry about that."
He just smiled a sad smile and said, "That's OK," and kept on walking.
Ironically, that's the only time anyone ever called me that to my face - not far from JFKs birthplace.
I don't think America is worse than other nations in terms of racism.
In some ways you can argue that the United States is the only place racially diverse enough to be considered a true test of a society's ability to peacefully integrate different races.
Barack Obama being elected president surely doesn't mean the end of racism in America, but in my opinion - and I think that of my mother June, who passed on some years back - I believe that it is the greatest moment in the history of our country.
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