Tag Archives: social security

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream, Part 2 (Video)

Wealth, power, and the American Dream

Juan Cole | In the Age of Trumpian Reaction, is MLK’s Legacy to the 99% being Reversed?

A reactionary is worse than a conservative.

Leo O’Hagan: Why Does the US Spend More on Defense Than 8 Next Countries Combined?

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes…known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few…No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” James Madison 1795

Jeff Nygaard: Twelve Memes of 2014 to Say Goodbye to in 2015

 #12 The Private Sector Can Do Anything Cheaper and Better than Government. Read the rest. By Jeff Nygaard  Women Against Military Madness Newsletter  Winter II 2014 1. The U.S. is the World’s Only Superpower While the U.S. is still powerful, signs of its decline are everywhere. The heads of state of both Russia and China have […]

National Priorities Project: Monster Mash-Up of Tools/Resources for the Election and Beyond

In honor of Halloween, and with Election Day just four days away, we bring you a “monster mash-up” of tools and resources to help you connect how hot-button federal budget and spending issues play into this election. Read up before you vote and share with your friends! Return of the Living Deadline On December 11, […]

G. Ross Stephens: The Business of America is War . . . and War is Big Business

“We know more about killing than we know about living.”  — General Omar Bradley, 1948 Written by G. Ross Stephens   Saturday, 02 November 2013  RSN.com ‘Engine’ Charlie Wilson, former CEO of General Motors and member of President Eisenhower’s cabinet, said, “The business of America is business.” Fast forward to the present and he might say, ‘The business […]

William Rivers Pitt: America on Fire

Spending on “defense” in America accounts for almost five percent of GDP, and that’s just the stuff on the books. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were funded via supplemental spending bills outside the federal budget, and that tab has twelve zeroes on it (Read: more than $1,000,000,000,000 and counting). Then there is the Black […]

Nygaard Notes> Media in an Unjust World, Parts I & II

This Week: Media in an Unjust World  Number 517 November 19, 2012  “Quote” of the Week: “Sweeping Cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security”  Bonus “Quote” of the Week: “The New Normal for Our Youth.”  The Voter Empowerment Act: Now in the Senate  Nygaard Notes Methodology  Media and the Just World Theory  Blaming the Victims  Dehumanizing […]

Mattea Kramer> Tough Talk for America A Guide to the Presidential Debates You Won’t Hear

Tough Talk for America> A Guide to the Presidential Debates You Won’t Hear  What you won’t get from either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama is a little genuine tough talk about the actual state of reality in these United States of ours.  And yet, on those five subjects, a little reality would go a long way, […]

Nygaard Notes> Social Security. And Drones

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 514, September 21, 2012 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: “This Would Have Been Unthinkable” 2.  Drones: “Killing Untold Numbers of Real People” 3.  The Most Fundamental Misunderstanding About Social Security ****** Now available on the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ — DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE […]

Jack Swint> Is Mainstream Media Biting The Bullet For Homeland Security

Is Mainstream Media Biting The Bullet For Homeland Security By Jack Swint (about the author)  September 18, 2012  opednews.com According To Some Media…Recent Stories Exposing DHS Mass Purchase Of Bullets Is Nothing More Than Embellished & Salacious Conspiracy Theory There is no dispute that our government has been buying up large amounts of ammunition. Purchase […]

Dave Lindorff> Ducking the Real Cost of US Wars

Veterans of Neglect Ducking the Real Cost of US Wars by DAVE LINDORFF      MAY 29, 2012       Counterpunch Whether he ever said it or not, I’m going to borrow from a quote often attributed to Abraham Lincoln and alter it a bit to say: “American politicians must love war veterans — they […]

The Washington Post Doesn’t Understand Social Security

The Washington Post Doesn’t Understand Social Security  Dave Johnson   December 30, 2011   AlterNet See if you can spot the big mistake (giving them the benefit of the doubt) in this Washington Post story: Payroll tax cut raises worries about Social Security’s future funding:  This year, the Social Security system projects that it will pay […]

We Need a “Rout” of Wolves to Evict the ‘Stench’ of Skunks Occupying Washington

We Need a “Rout” of Wolves to Evict the ‘Stench’ of Skunks Occupying Washington Dave Lindorff   Sunday 4 December 2011  Nation of Change Clearly, on the evidence of these two measures working their way through Congress now, we have a federal government that has run amok, that is responding not to the people but […]

Washington Post Discards All Journalistic Standards In Attack on Social Security

Washington Post Discards All Journalistic Standards In Attack on Social Security News outlets generally like to claim a separation between their editorial pages and their news pages. The Washington Post has long ignored this distinction in pursuing its agenda for cutting Social Security, however it took a big step further in tearing down this barrier […]

Economist Robert Reich blasts GOP’s ‘seven biggest economic lies’

Economist blasts GOP’s ‘seven biggest economic lies’ By Business Insider  via Raw Story Wednesday, October 12, 2011 By Robert Reich The President’s Jobs Bill doesn’t have a chance in Congress — and the Occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere can’t become a national movement for a more equitable society – unless more Americans know the […]

Stealing from Social Security Is NOT a Debt Solution — Why Do the Media Promote This Dangerous Myth? | Media | AlterNet

The Guardian / By Dean Baker   July 11, 2011  |  From Alternet.com Stealing from Social Security Is NOT a Debt Solution — Why Do the Media Promote This Dangerous Myth? Pursuing a plan to kill social security, politicians are relying on a credulous public and compliant media to ramp up debt panic. The conventional wisdom […]