Privatizing the delivery of non-profit goods and services is dis-economic. The overall savings is an illusion and in the end the effects of the move cycle back to damage the public coffers. All this is especially true here in Wisconsin where the Public Unions have offered to make unnecessary concessions.
Miami, Florida Following the Florida Governor Rick Scott's deep education cuts and refusal to approve the veiled G.H. Walker & Co. Harriman High Speed Rail being shoved down the throats of Floridians, the President is in Miami shaking hands with Jeb! in their joint effort to support education in Florida. Meanwhile the Florida Supreme Court is suing the Governor to reverse his final stand on the road project for which the President is fronting 3.5 billion federal dollars .
Thom, I enjoyed the joke about the rich guy, the Tea Party member, the Union Member, and the plate of twelve cookies. Here's my suggestion for a logical extention of the story, and an alternate conclusion. Picking up the action after the rich guy makes his comment to the Tea Partier about keeping an eye on the Union Member, who might be wanting to take "his" cookie; "in the confusion of the ensuing scuffle, the rich guy quietly slipped away with the last cookie, leaving the other two to fight over the crumbs." Now for the optimistic conclusion; "
On March 2, 2011, Thom Hartmann drew attention to Pres. Carter for his very rational solution to a serious energy crisis during his term. However, Pres. Carter's renewable energy policies became his downfall, which was made into laughable idea by wiseguy Ronnie, who could deliver a punchline like a professional actor - no surprise. Americans bought into Ronald Reagan political platform that included taking jabs at Pres. Carter's concern for renewable energy and "deficit reduction" through supply-side economics. Is this sounding familiar?
Do you hear it? Do you feel it through out this great land?
Thom: You got punked by "Andy Martin." Check him out. His name back in the 1970s, when he first emerged as an annoyance in Chicago press rooms, was Anthony Robert Martin Trigona. Giving him air time demeans you and your program.
A renaissance of local manufacturing in every city in the nation would reinvigorate the economy. I heard a guy on KPOJ the other day float this idea of a national sales tax imposed on all imported goods.
This would not be a trade tariff, but a tax at the retail cash register. Buy anything you want, but it's either going to be made in America, or it will be heavily taxed to level the playing field.
Since WW2, no generation has been subjected to more drugs and chemicals introduced into their enviroment than the baby boomer generation. We have fought bugs, weeds and even the Vietnamese with all these chemicals. Dioxins, DDT, asbestos, lead, no need to mention more I think everybody gets the idea.
An open mesage to the 100,000 Wisconsoners and others who have been looking for something to do in Madison. Here it is...its simple.
Break up into 25,000 four person groups...
Find 20,000 busy corners in Wisconsin and send a group of four there for two hours every Friday night during rush hour until the election of the judge...
Find 5,000 special "many people are there" events between now and the election of the judge and send four person groups there too...
Carry simple signs that say ELECT JUDGE [fill in the blank]...vist [website]...join us
I tried to get in right after Thom's comments today about his fond memories of the Catholic Church (meeting a couple of Catholic girls on the way home from school and liking their uniforms--cue the folksy yuk yuk sounds), his reference to "His Holiness" Pope John Paul II and his memories of meeting the Pope at his "summer mansion".
I am frustrated, saddened and angry about what has been occurring to our country ethically, morally and fiscally. The USA has been systematically dissembled, converting it to a shell of what we all believed it could have been.
I know I am rare, but I do have my original blue birth certificate. I accept that Obama was born in Hawaii and I think it is a waste of time to make an issue of it. I wonder if McCain had his since he was born..in Panama? I wonder how many of Congress could provide their original ones?