Local Races Matter

Politics has always interested me, and being able to be involved in two national elections and one gubernatorial woke me up to a fact I hadn’t realized before.  That is, local politicians will one day run for higher office, and point back to their experience at the local level.  The question then is, what do…

American Middle Class? No Longer The Richest !

Income inequality isn’t just about the richest and the poorest–it’s about all families and their diminishing opportunities and diminishing ability to keep moving forward. We cannot allow this to happen. From Mother Jones : [The data] suggest that most American families are paying a steep price for high and rising income inequality. Although economic growth…

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“,…

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.…