"Most poor folks are not on welfare, they work every day. They catch the early bus. They work every day.. . . They clean the streets. They cut the grass. They rake the leaves. They work hard every day. They raise other people's children. They work in hospitals. They mop the floors, and clean up the germs. They wipe the bodies of those who are sick with fever, rub their bodies down and when they get sick, they clean out their commodes." Jesse Jackson, 1988
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
“…Tea Partiers aren’t marching on the state capitol with the rest of us in opposition to bills that…”
I asked this question in a previous article [click here] concerning the absence of Tea Partiers at the statehouse marches in light of the anti-local government aspect of the bills being protested. Now on a larger scale Thom Hartmann further addresses the similarities between the progressive objections to big business subsidies and the motivations of the Tea Party, or at least the truly grass roots element of the Tea Party.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
As Congress debates cutting essential programs that affect our future, let's investigate why we have a deficit and a debt problem. Let's face it: our tax code is full of loopholes created and exploited by big corporations. They spend the millions that they don't pay in taxes to control our gov't with their army of lobbyists on K St.