A Vermonter told me about you, Thom, delighted to read your opinions, emotions, knowledge of and what makes this USA clock ticks these days. At 73 yrs, with 11 grandchildren, my concerns are about our sacred earth for my great grandchildren.
This is a very important video by a very brave and empathetic woman. I couldn't watch the entire tape though... I became overwhelmed with grief. Not only for the lady in the film but also for my mother who died 39 years ago, at age 57 from breast cancer. She didn’t have health insurance because she couldn’t work, having lost her husband some 20 years prior to coming down with this horrible health issue, thus obligating her to raise her 6 children alone.
Senator Hoeven is working with Foreign Corporations to thwart the American process intended to represent the will of the People. Why? Here is hint: TransCanada spent $1.3 million lobbying for in 2011.
I seek to occupy a seat in the US House of Representatives to replace Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona. I won the Democratic primary for this office in 1990. http://www.servant.vpweb.com
January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision unleashed unlimited anonymous corporate money into our political process. Becoming my #1 issue, I warned that we People CANNOT compete with (tax-exempt?) Corporate and supra-rich financing. Since then I've watched "Fund Raising" expand exponentially.
the layoffs are in America.
It was a rather informative discussion that you and Thom held. I noted the mention of Enron. I don't know how many voters actually saw it but CNBC in 1996 aired the Enron Christmas Party Video with George Sr and Jr. in attendance. At the party, George Sr commented "You people here at Enron have been very good to my son". At the time, George W. was Governor of Texas.