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The Trump / GOP Budget - Compassion is Nowhere to Be Found

Somehow, in a country in which corporate profits are at an all time high, and wealth accumulation at the very top is greater than at ANY TIME IN HISTORY, Trump and the GOP are trying to sell a budget plan that essentially penalizes the poor. 750 more words

Progressive Politics

Want to Understand Rising Wealth Inequality? Look at Debt and Interest

Source: OfTwoMinds blog, by Charles Hugh-Smith

“Governments cannot reduce their debt or deficits and central banks cannot taper. Equally, they cannot perpetually borrow exponentially more. 622 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

The Jeff Sessions War on Drugs Revisited

What we now know as the “war on drugs” was begun back in the Nixon days as a means of quashing political opposition. His advisers agreed that they couldn’t make being a hippie or being Black illegal. 336 more words

Progressive Politics

Where Will Human Morality Be In 100 Years? (Part 2)

How do you see morality and societal norms changing over the next 100+ years?

Some of my predictions:

-The accumulation of ridiculously enormous personal wealth and possessions will be looked upon… 352 more words

Humanism

The Vicious Cycle and the Vile Maxim

“In a democracy, public opinion is going to have some influence on policy, and then the government carries out actions determined by the population. That’s what democracy means … Democracy put power into the hands of the general population and takes it away from the privileged and the powerful.” – Noam Chomsky… 347 more words

Politics

The GOP Just Doesn't Understand Health Care

It is so abundantly clear that the GOP lawmakers in charge of health care reform simply do not understand the concept of risk sharing or spreading the risk. 783 more words

Progressive Politics

The Death of the GOP as a Functional Conservative Party

Traditional conservatives, the non-insane ones that aren’t racist Neo-Fascists, continue to be dismayed, not just about Trump and company but the lack of experienced leadership in the GOP in general. 616 more words

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