42 results for 'america'
...but was an orchestrated event planned over the space of several years. One of the most cunning ways to erode a populations' standard of living is to cause an economic emergency, that forces them to accept less pay for their labor, and feel lucky to be able to have work available at all. Why Americans are not marching on the White House and the criminal Treasury Department causes consternation in protesters of yesterday, who claim this generation to be the most weak willed in our history.)
When trying times have beset our nation in times past, there was never any hesitation in the... (more)
In 2010, David Koch, spent $250,000 on attack ads in a single week, to defeat him. Mr. Koch, incidentally, inherited his $17 billion fortune from his father. This fortune was made by helping to industrialize and arm the Soviet Union when it was America’s mortal enemy. Along with his brother, Koch is the owner of the second largest private company in the United States. This company, Koch Industries, is one of the top 10 air polluters in the United States and they have caused more than 300 oil spills and paid more than $35 million in pollution fines. Furthermore, Koch Industries received more... (more)
...the other alphabet soup of programs designed to help those less fortunate.
So called 'think tank' publications exhort the wisdom of massive cutbacks to all entitlement programs, without also imparting just what will become of those hurt by the cuts they propose. Think tanks such as The American Enterprise Institute, who released what they called a comprehensive report on the state of the Medicaid system in January, 2009. The report was little more than both the Bush administration's ( remember them?) and the private insurance industry's talking points. Calling for the saving of the... (more)
Unknown to the American public at large, most especially those who are too young to remember, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty during his State Of The Union address on January 8th, 1964. His vision and plan for a great new society, one that treated all of the citizens of the United States with a sense of fairness and an opportunity for all to move upward on the economic ladder was swiftly undermined by the up and coming neo-con faction. A faction that has slowly and insidiously worked to destroy America's enjoyment of a better life for all save the wealthy. The first of the... (more)
...bars. In order to reduce crime rates, the problem must first be recognized for what it is. An economic tragedy, wherein the top 10% of the country owns 90 % of all the wealth. If we took just some of the subsidies that we pay the oil and gas companies and used it to create good paying jobs in America, ones with health benefits, the crime rates would ease considerably.
The proof of good paying jobs with future opportunities causing a decrease in crime can be evidenced by a study done in Seattle by the U.S. Department of Justice that showed in areas that the city of Seattle designated ... (more)
Social workers, those who run homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and organizations nationwide all agree on one thing. After Bush took office, the number of hungry people in the U.S. skyrocketed to numbers that rival the days of Herbert Hoover. Numbers that some put at forty million Americans going to sleep at night hungry during the horror show of those fateful eight years. But the number has gone even higher since Bush left office with some reporting that one in six Americans goes to bed hungry.
One in six. That's about 55 million people in the United States that do not... (more)
Hello, Mr. Graneau. Welcome to Broowaha. You’re currently promoting your book Renters Win, Home Owners Lose: Revealing the Biggest Scam in America and are joining us today for an interview about your book and how American homeowners are being scammed.
Q: Please introduce yourself and tell us about your book.
A: I was born in Dominica, a small island in the Caribbean with a population of roughly 70,000 people. At seventeen years old, my mother and I immigrated to the United States. At age twenty-five, I joined the military and spent fourteen years in the U.S. Navy.... (more)
... in the USA and more at home in a country such as the United Kingdom, where the class division between rich and poor has been a cause for much bitterness and even folklore through the ages.That may have been because we never really thought of ourselves as being born into or limited to one class. America had long been a nation, in theory at least, where any white man could go as far as his dreams could take him. Of course the reality proved quite different and more challenging the farther removed you were from the WASP foundation of the country.Today, with our wealth squandered and our much... (more)
It’s interesting to see how many of the Americans who believe that their country is the best in the world have never been outside their country. Many have not even been outside their state. But still their conviction is unquestionable.
It’s fascinating to speak to Americans who tell you how good everything American is, just because they don’t know what alternatives exist. Coming from overseas, I – with a full medical coverage – have often argued that the medical system here is grossly inadequate, wasteful and unfair. I always find it surprising when someone with little or no medical... (more)
Every Sunday THE GUYS gear up for a day of bone crunching hits, dazzling moves, clutch plays, irate coaches and crazed fans. Yes, we like our football as much as the rest of this country does. It’s absolutely become America’s pastime, supplanting baseball long ago as the sport we obsess over. Football used to be just for men, but that’s changed. Men and women plan parties around the weekly Sunday lineup.
We know some women who actually like the games (we love that), but even the women that don’t care, seem to enjoy watching their husbands or boyfriends revert back to little boys, screaming... (more)