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Thanks to an honest Judge, Ingham County’s Rosemarie Aquilina, the Detroit Bankruptcy crisis has received a message of truth which the people of Detroit, the State of Michigan and the rest of the country should heed if we are to save Detroit and the States of this Union.
In America, under the guise of education reform, an initiative called Common Core aims to provide WalMart and other low-wage employers with legions of workers educated-in-name-only, ready to accept low-wages inside union-less quasi-sweatshop service jobs. The 1% gets wealthier while the 99% are mired deeper into austerity and have no recourse but to accept these conditions set by employers.
The state executive committee of the Peace & Freedom Party of Florida has voted unanimously to endorse the United Front Against Austerity’s full economic program.
Among the deepest and most cruel cuts of Washington's ongoing "sequestration" process are those to disabled children. Funds for special education – like Head Start, senior nutrition and other programs serving the most vulnerable in our society – are being slashed not for any defensible purpose but to satisfy criminal bond rating agencies.
With Detroit under emergency management and facing a series of brutal cuts to public pensions, services and investments, the beleaguered city needs a national effort to save its residents from what represents a true totalitarian takeover.
If the Snowden operation can help coerce the vacillating and reluctant Obama to attack Syria, our new autistic hero may claim credit for starting a general war in the Middle East, and perhaps even more. Continued at PressTV
The House Education and Workforce Committee, chaired by John Kline (R, MN-2), has rejected HR.1979, the Bank On Students Loan Fairness Act (Tierney). This bill, still alive in the Senate, would force the Federal Reserve to refinance Federal Stafford Loans at 0.75%.
In historic breakthrough, Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren offers bill to force the Federal Reserve to finance student loans at 0.75% with no cost to taxpayers; measure embodies principles needed for US economic recovery from current depression.
Officially, unemployment in America stands at 7.6%, its lowest level in 4 years. Unofficially, the statistics are much worse.
We need $3.6 trillion to fix America's infrastructure. The policy of federal lending, as distinct from federal spending, can be used to kickstart a national economic recovery.