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The Meaning of the Word Welfare

The OED, the American Heritage Dictionary, and my large and vernerable edition of Webster's published in 1923, all agree that welfare is a synonym for well being. The American Heritage Dictionary, edition of 1981, gives the primary definition as, quote, "Health, happiness, and general well being." Welfare is also a synonym for prosperity. The constitution of the United States allows the Congress, that is, the Senate and the House, to provide for the welfare, that is, for the health and prosperity of the people.

Living Wage Vs Minimum Wage?

I waited for over an hour and 50 min's to talk to you about this yesterday and my phone died while i was waiting.Can you please answer the phone call-ins more promptly?I am your biggest fan.I am seriously disabled.I had a severe sezuire in my sleep and broke 8 vertebrea in my back in multiple places.I now have a metal left shoulder since the seixure broke out the metal plate and 10 screws that were put in there after an auto accident a few yrs.

Does it strike anyone else as strangely appropriate or ironic that the Catholic Church got the Drunk Boehner to stump for them?

diseased thinking feels comfortable around diseased thinking?! Two peas in a pod?

RECOMMENDED READING: “The Predator State” by James K. Galbraith.

Full title “How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too, The Predator State”, Published by Free Press (Simon and Schuster)

Govt Austerity measures are the Wealthy's way of sabotaging the People's Economy in order to protect their wealth.

The wealthy want to preserve their wealth and honestly simply what they feel is their god given right to 3% annual Compound rate of growth.


Congressional Committee passes Bill requiring Construction of KeyStone XL Pipeline.

House Republicans hell-bent on ramming through the Keystone XL pipeline passed a bill in committee on Tuesday requiring permits to be issued for the project in 30 days. The bill, which would reverse President Barack Obama's rejection of this dangerous project earlier this year, could go before the full U.S. House of Representatives any day

Washington state legislator warns of upcoming year of voilence by Gov't against the People.

see J. Rothschild post under post re: use of drones over U.S. Soil.

Capitol Assets: Legislators send millions$$$ to groups connected to their relatives.

Some members of Congress send tax dollars to companies, colleges and community groups where their spouses, children and parents work as salaried employees, lobbyists or board members, according to an examination of federal disclosure forms and local public records by The Washington Post.

House committee votes to stop providing citizens with data about climate change and its impacts.

If this isn’t proof of Global Warming I don’t’ know what is. And here is one for ya, is this related to Obama authorizing the use of drones over US soil? Or how about the sales of military grade weapons to police departments throughout the Country? NDAA?

Libertarian Child-Rearing

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Barbara Walters, Morally Insane!

Even progressive apparatchiks in the liberal media establishment can show compassion when it comes to abortion.

Geeky Science

You say you love science and thursday you claimed you love it more than politics.So how about you start doing a "science minute", or whatever you want to call it, every day. I doubt you'll run out of stories, so bring it on Thom.

Who can bring back the jobs?

Certainly not the Republicans. They can't get out of one anothers way tripping over thenselves to get to wall street and the banksters for a handout. What ever happened to this country. Can't we take care of our own citizens. We now have more poor people since the great depression. We need another FDR and HST. Someone with leadership and guts to tell it like it is.

A really concerned citizen

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40 Years of Reaganism Behind This Disastrous Train Crash

A train derailed and crashed into a station in Hoboken, New Jersey during rush hour this morning, reportedly leaving at least one person dead and more than 100 others injured.

After everyone was rescued from the train, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called into CNN and expressed concern and confusion about the accident, asking "How could this happen?"