Jack Kingston, a representative of Georgia, paid $170,000 annually to engage in the part-time job of legislating and the full-time job of fund-raising for Jack Kingston knows from moochers.
|By: Attaturk Thursday December 19, 2013 1:30 am|
|By: Tom Engelhardt Thursday December 12, 2013 7:15 pm|
If you’ve heard the phrase “class war” in twenty-first-century America, the odds are that it’s been a curse spat from the mouths of Republican warriors castigating Democrats for engaging in high crimes and misdemeanors like trying to tax the rich. Back in 2011, for example, President Obama’s modest proposal of a “millionaire tax” was typically labeled “class warfare” and he was accused by Congressman Paul Ryan, among others, of heading down the “class warfare path.” Similarly, in 2012, Mitt Romney and other Republican presidential hopefuls blasted the president for encouraging “class warfare” by attacking entrepreneurial success. In the face of such charges, Democrats invariably go on the defensive.
|By: DSWright Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:58 am|
While Congress may be interested in blowing over $600 billion to subsidize defense contractors in fighting the non-existent Soviet Union, the food stamp program is facing the knife. Now you might note that the Pentagon can’t account for trillions (with a t) of dollars and the fraud rate for SNAP is 1%, but whatever. We need to save money and people on food stamps can’t make campaign contributions like defense contractors can.
|By: DSWright Thursday December 5, 2013 6:40 am|
We know Mr. President. We know.
|By: DSWright Tuesday December 3, 2013 6:47 am|
Lost in the drama in DC is that many of the programs being cut or eliminated affect real people. One such program is extended unemployment benefits for the long term unemployed. While Wall Street has rebounded the economy for the 99% remains depressed and stagnant. Extended unemployment is all that is keeping some families from [...]
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 19, 2013 6:48 am|
One of the richest companies in the world has found a solution to help feed their struggling underpaid workers – donations from their other underpaid workers. Walmart has defended the practice as part of the “company’s culture” of charity but the question remains as to why people who are working need such charity.
|By: DSWright Monday November 18, 2013 12:48 pm|
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. As poverty and unemployment numbers are revised upwards and the nation’s income gap widens, DC is having boom times as the Dow crosses 16,000. Truly a tale of two economies with a 9.9 out of 10 chance that you aren’t in the one that is having a great time.
|By: Attaturk Thursday November 7, 2013 2:30 am|
Thank goodness we’ve finally ended the War on Poverty, thanks politicians of the last thirty years!
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 5, 2013 12:20 pm|
While Congress obsesses over the imagined perils of rich bondholders – aka “the debt” – real Americans struggling to feed their families got another kick to the teeth this month. On November 1st the federal government rolled back food stamp benefits for all 47.6 million people who receive them.