Facts are not in fashion right now. Argument by anecdote, by attack, by fear, by anger, and by falsehoods, all are preferable to dry facts. One example is the myth of high corporate taxes, and the corresponding call for lower corporate tax rates.
Recognition by corporations of their fair tax contribution could go a long way toward shoring up the social fabric, political climate and the financial health of our country, all currently sorely frayed.
It's easy to blame technology, especially the automation that supposedly displaces workers. But that's not the real story. The fact is that automation creates jobs. It's the misuse of corporate profits that is destroying them.
Corporations want to be treated as individuals when it comes to political contributions but not when it comes to paying their taxes. I think we should change that. It's the most logical and reasonable solution to balancing the budget and reducing the deficit.
If FDR were president today, my guess is he would not meet in secret with the House speaker to cut a backroom deal that would further hammer the 99 percent by reducing Medicare and Social Security benefits. Instead, FDR would call it like he saw it.
Sure, we need to pay the bills. We all have responsibilities. But taking the time to ask yourself what makes you happy and what doesn't every so often surely isn't a bad thing. Life is too short to spend it in a job, or a relationship, or a situation that makes you miserable.
Friggin' Fracking Foiling Human Health all over the U.S., as both underground and accidental above ground releases of toxic chemicals enter our air and water, reports Elizabeth Royte at The Nation. Think organic chemicals, heavy metals and even radioactivity. Fun, huh?
"Climate Change Changed Election" reported Doughlas Fischer at the Daily Climate, noting that most Congressional candidates targeted for their denial of climate change or anti-clean energy stance lost in the 2012 elections.
The business world loves to claim that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and yet our corporations seem to be enjoying exactly that, at our expense. I vote we shut down these expense accounts and restore fairness to the tax code.
Right to Life should mean access to health care. The right-wing supports birth, but not health care for all as right of citizenship. Priority number one of a Romney administration is to repeal Obamacare.