The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed November, last year, by the President with warm enthusiasm from Congress. The promise was a no-tariff zone, free trade, American prosperity, all good for big business and consumers. Unfortunately, our Negotiator-in-Chief was trumped by Mexico. This House of Cards trade deal will create even larger deficits ($566 billion in 2017), and enhance China’s position as the world’s biggest exporter of goods – […]
Fred DonaldsonIn 1959 this blogger was hired as a copyboy at the Evening and Sunday Bulletin, which boasted nearly 800,000 daily circulation. Next move was to head copyboy, then comics editor, weekly tv listing editor, and in 1964, news rewrite and feature writer. In 1965 I moved to Intercounty Publishing as editor of the Valley Forge Sentinel and Conshohocken Recorder, promoted to Senior Vice President of the newspaper group in 1972, published the West Oak Lane Leader from 1975 to 1993, when I became president and CEO of the 18-newspaper group. From 2000 to 2004 I managed the News Gleaner publishing group, and ended my career as publisher of The Phoenix daily in Phoenixville, PA. This website never runs ads, asks for donations or reveals any information - email or otherwise - about its followers. We do appreciate it when you share a blog post that you like on Facebook or Twitter. Reblogs are always appreciated.
Military wants $124 billion ($300 million each) to buy planes to equal China’s J-20 ($40 million each); elites want to cut Social Security to pay for this!
Our Pentagon is at it again – spending more money and getting far less value than cost-conscious China. And to pay for the current $916 billion annual maybe-war-to-come budget, the elite politicians want to cut your Social Security benefits. Articles are already floating the idea in the Washington Post by scoundrels like Russian-born Max Boot (not “Das Boot“). Social Security for American retirees is $700.3 billion a year: $644.2 billion […]
Medicaid rules changed when President Barack Obama pushed through the Affordable Car Act (ACA) and he ensured that the very rich could join low-cost Medicaid, while the working class had to pay high medical expenses, either at work with private insurance or retired under Medicare. While I’m sure Jeff Bezos would never stoop his mightiness to rub elbows with regular folks on Medicaid, it is amazing that he could so […]
How unfair trade has ruined economy! Television’s historic moments include: America’s landing on the moon, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the tearing down of the Berlin Wall and for some, various Super Bowl touchdowns, and for others, multi-millionaires accepting honors from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). An interview in 1994 of Sir James Goldsmith by recently humiliated PBS legend Charlie Rose is never on […]
Wife of Chiefs’ owner told she couldn’t print Christmas stamps because of a Russian cathedral background
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – United States Constitution, First Amendment In other words, our government can’t tell you whom or what to worship or how to do it, and […]
Nickels, dimes and dreams – author urges that all workers be fairly valued for their time and effort
A Montana coal miner’s daughter recently found herself the honored guest of King Willem-Alexander at the Royal Palace in the Netherlands. It was a case of the guest being better-known than the host, despite title and wealth. Barbara Ehrenreich, Ph.D, who researched and wrote the best-selling Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, enjoyed her triumph on Nov. 27, when she was awarded a 150,000 Euro ($169,500) prize […]
Judged “naughty or nice” determines if you are allowed on planes or trains in China – the “Big Comrade” is watching
The Communist Party is watching – and punishing – many citizens of China today, and in 18 months everyone will be judged by their Social Credit – a number earned by absolute obedience to government rules, always behaving nicely, and paying your bills promptly. During the experimental period since 2015, those with low scores had their travel restricted: Global Times reports that as of May this year, the government had blocked […]
Build a home in 24 hours? Crony capitalists and politicians will work their hardest to kill this modern miracle!
U.S. Patent application tiled August 13, 1908. Serial No. 448,293. To all whom it may concern.’ Be it known that I, THOMAS ALVA EDISON a citizen of the United States, residing in Llewellyn Park, Orange, county of Essex, in the State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Processes of Constructing Concrete Buildings, of which the following is a description… The object of my invention is […]