Far too many friends and acquaintances have been unemployed for more than a year. Some since the recession hit and the first wave of layoffs came roaring in.
It is no surprise that our aging Boomer population would be hard hit, but the length of unemployment is. Watching savings dwindle to zero [...]
If I’ve been suspiciously silent over the past few weeks it is because I was caught up in end-of-summer business frenzy combined with selling my old home and moving to my new home. I held onto my home of 12 years after having decided when I initially moved in, to move in 3-5 [...]
This is a must-read. Tell me you don’t agree with Warren Buffet… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/15/buffett-rich-should-pay-m_n_926839.html
Such a dramatic juxtaposition of the disconnect between ideology and governance.
A post on Time Goes By captures Tea Party members cheering to news of the S&P downgrade of the US economy.
Today the NY times talks economic necessity for America. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/business/economy/voices-faulting-gop-economic-policies-growing-louder.xml
Well, as a country we are in a bit of a pickle. The government is being held hostage by a very right wing agenda. The concept of compromise, which is the foundation of any good functioning government, has been replaced by intransigence. The rich will get richer and the middle class, working classes [...]
If you haven’t received this via email (you can get on the email list at www.whitehouse.gov), here is a good schematic that shows you a top line view of what the debt ceiling agreement contained and how it was structured.
A most interesting read on how Canada explores solutions to close the increasing gap between the country’s richest & the poorest. http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/how-paying-peoples-way-out-of-poverty-can-help-us-all/article2011940/?service=mobile
Like so many of you, I get overwhelmed by the news. The creaking, crawling recovery is mind-numbing in the scope of the disaster we sit in, in Amercia, the government polarization disheartening, catastrophic world events that recede from headlines, while people (in Japan, let’s say) are trying to figure out their futures from [...]
Early this morning, about 200 parents, students, teachers & staff rallied for public support against the draconian budget cuts looming over California public schools.
About 200 parents, students & teachers protest extreme budget cuts in front of Balboa Magnet School in Northridge, California.