What do a U.S. Navy Destroyer and a proposed fence across the nation’s southern border have in common? Both are ripoffs in their own fashion, designed to enrich private corporations and pay off politicians with campaign contributions or even old-fashioned bags of cash. The Zumwalt destroyer began as a great idea: build a modern, stealth destroyer with a super gun – the Vertical Gun for Advanced Ships (VGAS). Some 32 […]
Talk about two, very strange bedfellows! Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) might be described as Ying and Yang in their public political positions, but when it comes to destroying jobs for Americans, they are as inseparable as Ding and Dong. This odd couple is co-sponsoring the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, a bill that would remove per-country caps for employment-based green cards, and give India a […]
Instead of playing the lottery or completing my 2018 Income Tax, yesterday I imagined I was Jeff Bezos It was a typical day with nothing to do except harass the workers at Whole Foods, so I decided to buy a boat. But not just any boat. A big boat – in fact, a ship. Large enough to carry all my “friends” and impress the other rich folks, including Zuckerberg and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Does Pentagon want gene-altering insects to spread viruses in our farms, or use them to overthrow other countries?
If the atomic bomb wasn’t enough to possibly end the world, a new military-agricultural-complex program threatens to destroy humanity – not with a big bang, but with tiny bugs. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) began genetically modifying insects last year. The goal – alter the bugs to carry gene-altering viruses. This was allegedly a method for farmers to fight climate change and disease. The infected bugs would fly […]
Hospital room in America now costs about 20 times as much as in the country boasting longest life expectancy
Do you suffer from a really bad heart, cancer, or need dialysis, and still want to buy health insurance? If you can find a company in the U.S.A. that will cover you, the price will be many thousands of dollars a month with a cap on total payments, plus co-pays through the roof. If you don’t die rather quickly, our health system will devour your savings, house, car and force […]