CEOs Against Grandmas

The loudest calls for Social Security cuts are coming from CEOs who will never have to worry about their own retirement security. by  Sarah Anderson https://www.commondreams.org/sarah-anderson David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell, has more than $134 million in his personal retirement fund. If I were sitting on a nest egg that big, I might feel a bit sheepish about telling ordinary grandmas and grandpas to take a cut in their Social Security payments.   *Photo: Talk Radio News Service/Flickr But Cote — and leaders of many other large [...]

By |2013-12-03T02:16:30-05:00December 3rd, 2013|News, Politics, Sarah Anderson|0 Comments

Witnesses to Hunger (and Poverty) on the Hill

by  Greg Kaufmann https://www.commondreams.org/greg-kaufmann Nia Timmons was stressed. (Center for Hunger-Free Communities) A mother of three, she works full-time as an assistant teacher at a pre-K program in Camden, New Jersey where she earns $12 per hour.  By the second week of November, she still hadn’t received her family’s food stamp (SNAP) benefits and she didn’t know why.  She thought it might be due to the SNAP cut on  https://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=4036 November 1 that hit 48 million people, including 22 million children, but she couldn’t get any answers from the [...]

By |2013-12-03T02:00:45-05:00December 3rd, 2013|Greg Kaufmann, News|0 Comments

Some Personal Musing

By John Johnson The last few weeks and especially this week there has been a lot of media coverage about Veterans. About supporting veterans, with medical care, jobs and support.   Of course not much coverage of why we have so many.  Why we have we got them killed and injured with our invasions in the Middle East and Central and South America.  And why in the hell we are doing that.  Why we need to invade so many other regions leaving destruction and death in our wake. [...]

By |2013-12-03T01:52:43-05:00December 3rd, 2013|John Johnson|0 Comments
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