Saturday, December 13, 2014

Two Americas: Ultra Rich and Wall Street vs. The Rest of Us

A Few Views from Around America 

First, I would ask you to review this 60 Minutes segment from 2011it is about 13 minutes:

Then I would ask you to check out the article below (at the links below). It may not be precisely overlapping the time since that 60 Minutes 2011 segment, but it’s in the same time frame since nevertheless:

Over 48 million Americans live in poverty, according to a special report by the Census Bureau Thursday. It provides an alternative look at the worst off people in the nation than the official numbers that came out in September. Government programs such as food stamps do help some people, especially children, but even so 16% of American children are living in poverty, according to the supplemental report (could reach 25% unless massive changes are made).

Pretty stark isn’t it? Yet this GOP wants to loosen or discard programs that help those most in need and a biggie, as Sen. Warren noted in her great speech on the spending bill wherein the GOP wants to roll back Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform and let the good times roll again for the biggest banks – seen here:

This is a critical issue especially in view of the massive GOP effort and plans to cut food stamps, rollback or repeal the ACA, and their constant assault on the homeless and hungry and poor in our country. Oh, BTW: this is more than merely my view or opinion – it’s pretty darn accurate.  

Thanks for stopping by … and stay tuned.

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