If only the Democrats had the spine to shut the government down over a Federal Job Guarantee, 32 hour work week, or paid family leave…..
When they do it for Negro and poor people they call it ‘welfare.’
The fact is that everybody in this country lives on welfare. Suburbia was built with federally subsidized credit. And highways that take our white brothers out to the suburbs were built with federally subsidized money to the tune of ninety percent. Everybody is on welfare in this country.
The problem is that we all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free enterprise capitalism for the poor.
That’s the problem.”
–Martin Luther King Jr.
This quote is from talk that King gave to a group of fellow clergy in Miami in late ’67 or ’68. The title of the address is “To Minister to the Valley.”
MSU scholars find $21 trillion in unauthorized government spending; Defense Department to conduct first-ever audit
$21 trillion in unaccounted spending by the war profiteers. That’s funny, we are currently “in” $20.6 trillion debt as a nation. Wonder where the debt came from….must be all those poor people…
“They found documents indicating a total $21 trillion in undocumented adjustments over the 1998-2015 period. (The original government documents and a report describing the issue can be found here.)”
Earlier this year, an MSU economist and his team found $21 trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development. Now, the Defense Department has announced it will conduct the first department-wide, independent financial audit in its history.
Most corrupt president in our history.
“A leaked document revealing the $300 million no-bid contract awarded to a tiny energy company from the hometown of Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke shows that both Puerto Rico and the federal government are banned from reviewing any of the costs or profits associated with the job.”
A deal reached between the government and a small Montana energy company located in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s home town prohibits the government from reviewing labor costs or profits related to the company’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico, ac
It is time for America to forgive Puerto Rican government debt and make it a State.
The colonial travesty has failed the people, all Americans deserve representation – not exploitation!
“The federal government has long treated Puerto Rico like a vestigial organ, despite the fact that its 3.4 million residents are U.S. citizens. Puerto Rico needs aid, but it needs more than that; it needs equal recognition. It should be recognized as a state and funded accordingly—and if Congress isn’t willing to do that, it should end over a century of colonial rule and recognize the island’s independence.”
Days after Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, 10 people are dead, the island will be without power for months, and a major dam could burst and displace thousands. Farms are flattened, The New York Times reports, placing the island’s food supply in jeopardy. About 15,000 Puerto Ricans are still in…
Fascism flourishes when inequality soars and government ceases to function for the average person. The economic and societal break down in America over the past two decades has created fertile ground for fascism.
One of the most dangerous mis-guided beliefs….
“The Federal Government must not spend more than it takes in, in Taxation, The Federal Government must be responsible and Balance its Budget like a prudent Family has to”.
When a Right-Winger next tells you “If the US Government continues spending and driving up the Public Debt of the United States, the United States will end up like The Republic of Greece”.
Inform them that; The United States is an issuer of currency that can create its own currency, issue bonds, set its own interest rates and has complete contol of its own currency, that the public debt is the US Treasury issuing bonds to private investors and much of the Public Debt is owed to the Federal Government.
Greece on the other hand handed over its Monetary sovreignty to the European Central Bank, and therefore does not have control over its currency, its a currency using nation, not a currency issuing Nations, much like the State of New York in the United States, it is forbidden from issuing its own Currency.
Euro-zone Countries from a Fiscal and Monetary perspective can be compared to any of the 50 States of the United States, not totally, but almost.