I was born in 1951 in Maryland and received a "good" education finally ending with an M.S.
I was watching The Washington Journal today, and a caller from Texas on the Republican line was out of work and needs his unemployment benefits extended. He was talking about how hard he has it, and how he does look for work, but none is available. He must have said five times during the call "and I'm a republican!"
Progressives, I and several other Democrats in Arizona are running Clean, meaning that we are collecting $5 contributuions in order to collect public funding. This funding is NOT from the taxpayer, but from penaties and fees charged in the courts. Thanks to the "ecomomic downturn," that $5 is dear; heck, one dollar is dear! For those of us who are running Clean (also called Participating Candidates), we each need 260 $5 contributions. These are due by August 19.
The republicans claim that lower taxes for the rich creates more jobs. If 1% of Americans have 99% of America's wealth there isn't anything left to give them and where are the jobs now that they have all of the money?
Although outsourcing and Wall street take up a majority of discussions regarding the economy, the third shoe to drop will be the effect the internet is having on trade. I recently closed a business due to the inability to turn a profit. Selling is not the problem...selling at a healthy margin is. One of the main reasons is the over competitive nature of 'race to the bottom' the internet is fostering. The majority of middle men are simply being priced out of position.
The title of this post is a primary absolute. A fact that comes before all others, or controls all others by implication.
Human mental capacity is approximately 86% unconscious.
Another absolute under the primary, justifying it by creating understanding of how behaviors can lead groups to place wants before needs. We need clean air and water, but we want to do and be everything we see on tv and media.
In working to gratify our wants we are destroying what we need.
Should all our progressive democratic efforts fail to reverse the current,patent corporate matatasizing of our dem-republic government
into total privatization of all public services(the "commons") and "entitlements",we,the people(human) will no longer be true citizens of the