The Real “Takers” In This Country!

It happened yesterday when I was listening to the “far-right” talk about the working poor as if they were responsible for their own low income.I started thinking of the usual..”they crashed the economy and now they complain” issue when I got distracted by the idea that by paying exceedingly low wages to the “middle class“,…

Birth Control Debate

The birth control debate, whether or not the “pill” should be provided as a covered medication by insurance companies, has opened that tired old can of worms regarding sex and sexuality. It has also shown that leaders in our country remain “paternal” in their attitudes towards women and their care. No elected official would tell…

Medicare – Myth vs. Truth

There are so many claims going around about Social Security, along with the fact that it gets conflated with Medicare, a totally separate program, that it is hard to tell the truth from the lies. The truth is that Social Security is one of the most successful government social programs to be enacted. Since its…

Money Keeps Talking–Loudly!

Since the voluntary “Occupation on Wall Street” has started, the country has started a discourse on how money talks, and keeps talking loudly, in Congress. Many are feeling that the reason our Congress has become so in-active and unable to commit to a plan of action has everything to do with special interests and very…

Doing The Math

In the past two weeks since the President has presented his “American Jobs Act”, there has been a lot of talk back from Republicans about it being “class warfare”. It’s hard to think that the people calling out the President truly believe that, so I looked at a comparison of jobs and pay per family.…

What He’s Done So Far

All too often the question is asked of the current administration, what has it gotten done? Really! They are so gridlocked in each others points of view, what has actually occurred. Well, thanks to Blacks4Barack there is a HUGE list of 244 things that the President has accomplished and that the current administration is proud…