Times are getting tougher in the United States, but ending poverty isn’t high on agenda... Kim Braxton sits with all her belongings in a church park June 19, 2008 in Baltimore. The church has opened up its park for the homeless. The number of Americans living in poverty increased last year, but advocates for the poor say the situation is more desperate than the rising numbers.
Here it is folks. Don't know if McCain wrote this list of 'Things to Remember' before or after he suspended his campain but this is what he had in mind at the time... ~ SadInAmerica
Last spring, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to arms, Democrats hoped the decision would neutralize the gun issue. Instead the ruling, by inviting debate over which kinds of gun control are constitutional, has made the issue more salient.~ See article by Ron Paul
Even leading Republicans in Congress, including presidential nominee John McCain, recoiled from Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson's proposal to take absolute power over $700 billion to be borrowed by the federal government and used to purchase every sort of bad debt without ever having to answer for it -- not to the courts, not to regulatory agencies, and only occasionally and incidentally to Congress itself.
Although the present bailout package is almost certainly not the end of the political atrocities we'll witness in connection with the crisis, time is short. Congress may vote as soon as tomorrow. With a Rasmussen poll finding support for the bailout at an anemic seven percent, some members of Congress are afraid to vote for it. Call them! Let them hear from you! Tell them you will never vote for anyone who supports this atrocity. ~ Ron Paul
A look at the way each candidate's plan might affect your ability to fill prescriptions, find a competent doctor and pay the bills. (This is a must read article to see how an Obama or McCain presidency will affect your health care. ~ SadInAmerica)
The Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers and AIG fiascos show just how well the unfettered marketplace has been working. Talk about a shock to the system. Has anyone bothered to notice the radical changes that John McCain and Sarah Palin are planning for the nation's health insurance system?
Economic Terrorism... Bush and McCain Are Blackmailing America and Hijacking Your Children's Future!
From shying away from even mentioning such terms as “recession,” “unemployment” or “bank failures,” Bush, Bernanke and Paulson are now vigorously invoking the fear of financial meltdown as part of a campaign of economic terror to blackmail the American people into accepting the power-grabbing “bailout,” while John McCain, who last week said the fundamentals of the economy are strong, is now all but threatening to cancel the election should the proposal not receive swift passage. ( This 5 TRILLION dollar NOT 700 billion dollar bailout is nothing short of being the most massive BANK ROBBERY in the history of the world! WAKE UP while you still can! ~ S.I.A.)
The 'Official Story' Of Pakistan Truck Bombing Is... (As Usual) A Lie to Baffoon the American People Into Paying For Another War
The recent truck bombing at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad Pakistan has been sold to the people of the world as an operation conducted by a blood thirsty Al-Qaeda suicide bomber.
Chinese regulators have told domestic banks to stop interbank lending to U.S. financial institutions to prevent possible losses during the financial crisis, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday.
What We're NOT Being Told About The $700 Billion Bailout Plan's Fine Print... What Is It REALLY Saying?
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's $700 billion bailout plan (which he intentionally 'FORGOT' to tell us about) includes a section that puts taxpayers on the hook for FUTURE BAILOUTS! (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Congress approved legislation yesterday that would require private insurers to provide the same level of benefits for mental illness as they do for physical maladies, a change lauded by advocates as a great shift in the nation's understanding of mental health.
In the name of restoring economic confidence, the Bush administration is demanding unlimited authority to implement a massive financial bailout. The Secretary of the Treasury would become an economic dictator, empowered to reengineer the economy as he sees fit. These powers fit Kim Jong-il's North Korea, not the American republic. ~ Bob Barr
To abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes. If you agree, call your Congressman today!
With only a few months left in his presidency and an economy in freefall, George Bush has decided to check out early... (More like... take the money and run! ~ S.I.A.)
The Kremlin was accused of a return to Soviet-style indoctrination after Russia moved to ban American cartoons like The Simpsons and replace them with programmes teaching children to be patriotic.
Fabled Enemies by Jason Bermas is the latest film to question the events of September 11th 2001. Instead of the focus being on physical anomolies surrounding the attacks, it focuses on a vast intelligence network and how they were able to succeed almost 7 years ago. ~ DOCUMENTARY
Why does John McCain suddenly want to suspend his presidential campaign and postpone Friday's debate? His campaign surrogates are saying it's a typical "maverick" move, that McCain is simply "putting country first." Let's look at the evidence...
Republican Sen. John McCain said Wednesday he's suspending his presidential campaign and directing his staff to work with Sen. Barack Obama's campaign to try and delay Friday's scheduled debate because of the economic crisis. Obama said that the debate should go forward as scheduled and said he had no plans to suspend his campaign.
I hope this is a bad PETA icecream joke! PETA says, "Everyone knows that 'the breast is best,' so Ben & Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favor by making the switch to breast milk." Absolutely unbelievable! ~ SadInAmerica
Rep. Ron Paul says the government's solution to the crisis is the same as the cause of it -- too much government.
In a 2005 video Daniel Mudd, at the time the interim CEO of the catastrophically failed mortgage lender Fannie Mae, affirmed his fealty and that of Fannie Mae to the Congressional Black Caucus. The top three campaign donation recipients were Democrats, number two of which was Barack Obama, yet the media is laying mum on these facts. ~ VIDEO
The Environmental Protection Agency has decided there is no need to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has fouled public water supplies around the United States.
The press conference at the National Press Club had a precise purpose. It was to expose, to as many people as possible, the gross deception of our presidential election process. It is controlled by the powerful elite to make sure that neither candidate of the two major parties will challenge the status quo.
Pakistan army troops arrive to conduct a rescue operation at the site of Saturday's massive truck bombing at Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday. The bombing devastated the luxury hotel in Pakistan's capital, killing some 40 people and injuring more than 250. - photo Anjum Naveed, AP