These bridges are ticking time bombs in dire need of repair. A collapse has the potential to rival the most destructive acts of terror, with the ability to kill thousands of people at once, from commuters to school children to truck drivers.
The first effects of the sequester were felt by most Americans when air traffic controllers were furloughed. Flights were delayed and Congress got ala...
From infants to seniors, the sequester affects at-risk Americans in every age bracket, and its cuts will harm families trying to put food on the table. Simply put, the sequester will erect road blocks along the pathways out of poverty.
I want Apple to innovate with new "incredibly great" products that wow the world like the iMac and iPhone did--not with new ways of nickel and diming Uncle Sam. Do what's right and stick to what Apple does best and continued success will surely follow.
On the face of it, the Tea Party seems autonomous and even a thorn in the side of the GOP. But that façade masks the real truth about the Tea Party, which is that ultimately it is less a political organization than a contract killer working for the Republicans.
I'm a hunger-fighter, seeing the escalation in need and here to ring the bell and call for all hands on deck!
Congress' attention and action right now: the millions of low-income families who rely upon federal housing assistance to keep a stable roof over their heads and are being threatened with losing access to these funds.
If we're going to fight a binary struggle, it should be populist versus corporatist. That's the only real division in this country right now. Are you on the people's side, or on big money's side?
Congress' decision to modify the sequester for the FAA air traffic controllers while ignoring the plight of cancer-affected families was inexcusable. Yet in a perverse way, Congress may have done cancer fighters a favor, giving us a vivid image on which to focus: full airplanes waiting in line to take off.
Speaker Boehner said it himself -- the vote to repeal Obamacare is not about health care, it's about politics. It's also another day wasted doing nothing instead of something for our nation's seniors and for the middle class and those working their way into it.
Republicans want to kill the government that accomplished that. They want to go back to Downton Abbey days. The rich stay rich; the poor stay servants.
As more of our best and brightest are lured into the private sector, many into lucrative but socially unproductive jobs, we reduce the prestige and desirability of government service. This could have devastating effects for the future.
Why does one governmental agency have 13 different cell phone plans for which it pays varied prices that are higher than commercially available rates? The one take away is that the government clearly is not leveraging its buying power and, as a result, is wasting taxpayer dollars.
It's hard to believe that the savings achieved by laying off 13,000 air traffic controllers are vital, given the wasteful spending in Washington. The small amount saved by these high-profile cuts does not offset the resulting economic stagnation and job losses.
To conservatives, Mark Sanford's victory against Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the South Carolina special election is a sign of hope that their values are making a comeback, but they miss its real significance which might prove disappointing for them.
Sequestration continues to ravage the real people: the middle class, the seniors and the first responders as epitomized by the Clifford household.