Sunday, September 07, 2008

Let’s See. . .

Just Your Current Situation via Reality-Based Information...
by The Old Hippie Because You Keep “Allowing,” And Nothing else.

Read   -  .001% Now Control 1/5 of the Total World’s Wealth
      While 1% controls 35%.  “Wealth-growth” is only with these very-few.
      These stats are as of Septemnber 2008
      Meanwhile - Aid to poor nations... is cut. [Link]

  -  “Should Uncle Sam Be Helping CEOs Get Richer?”  [reprised]
      The just-released CEO pay report from the Institute for Policy Studies and
      United for a Fair Economy tells two stories.  The 1st will remind Americans
      why they get so angry about CEO pay.  The 2nd will get them even angrier.

Americans Who Have Insurance - But Still No Access To Care, Part I
Some 56 million Americans do not have a regular source of care according to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) -- even though many of them do have insurance.  The problem is a shortage of primary care physicians (PCPs) in many parts of the country, particularly, but not exclusively, in poorer communities.”

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A“Below The Fold” bonus -related- article...

Why An Economy for All?

[ emphasis are mine, not the author’s ]

“Conservatives call it the “greatest story never told,” an economy in which jobs are up, profits are up, stock prices are healthy, productivity is increasing, and inflation is low.  In reality, today’s economy is more reminiscent of the Gilded Age.  A few people at the top are profiting handsomely, but the myth of a booming economy does not reflect the everyday experience of working class Americans.  In fact, most Americans think we are either in or near a recession.

A majority of Americans struggle with stagnant wages and rising costs of living.  They see good jobs getting shipped abroad while companies use global competition as a bludgeon to exact cuts in health care, pensions and other benefits for the jobs that are here.  For the first time, parents worry that their children won’t be better off than the generation before them.  As the housing bubble bursts and millions of Americans face foreclosure on their homes, Americans’ economic situation is only going to get worse.”


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