|OPINION AND EDITORIAL|
|THE JOBS ACT: LET’S PUT PEOPLE BACK TO WORK|
by Hans Dunshee
February 04, 2010
Olympia is full of ideas about jobs. But some ideas are better than others.
If you don’t have a job, tax cuts wouldn’t help, like a free oil change for someone who doesn’t have a car.
No business is going to hire someone if there is no product to be sold or work to be done, so a lot of the talk about cutting taxes, slashing regulations or cutting the minimum wage is just talk. It won't create real jobs.
|THE 100th MONKEY: WHY INDIVIDUAL AWARENESS MATTERS|
February 04, 2010
Do you sometimes look at all the pain and suffering, crime and corruption, brutality against women and children, endless poverty for millions on the face of the earth and throw up your hands in despair?
Have you wondered how America, the richest, biggest, baddest country on the face of the earth could allow a barbaric system where close to 45,000 American women, men and children die every year for lack of access to decent medical care when every other modern nation on earth would never dare allow such an inhumane thing to happen?
|THE UNITED STATE OF CORPORATE AMERICA: FROM DEMOCRACY TO PLUTOCRACY|
By Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay
February 01, 2010
"The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."Plato, ancient Greek philosopher
...“The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.”Alex Carey, Australian social scientist
“The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern corporations.” Noam Chomsky, M.I.T. Emeritus Professor of Linguistics
|TAMI GREEN’S HB 3006 WILL ELIMINATE JOBS AND BUSINESSES|
January 25, 2010
To The Editor: HB 3006 ELIMINATES THOUSANDS OF JOBS AND BUSINESSES
I am submitting this press release to inform your organization of a very dangerous new legislative move proposed by Representative Tami Green. House Bill 3006 will seriously injure our economy, and the welfare of mental health professionals and consumers by eliminating thousands of jobs and businesses in the mental health field.
|WHEN YOU DIG DOWN THE "MASSACHUSETTS MIRACLE" IS FAR LESS MIRACULOUS THAN THE MEDIA WOULD HAVE US THINK|
January 21, 2010
THE REAL MIRACLE HAPPENED FOUR YEARS AGO
By Froma Harrop
The miracle in Massachusetts was made possible through a bigger miracle four years ago. That’s when the commonwealth became the first and so far only state to guarantee near-universal coverage. The Republican winner of the Senate seat long held by Ted Kennedy, Scott Brown, voted for the legislation as a state senator. In vowing to be the key 41st vote against the Democrats’ health care reforms, Brown carefully added that Massachusetts voters should not worry about their own health care security: They already have it through the state program
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