The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Read More The War on the Poor
As we all know, election season is now upon us. Like Christmas, it begins earlier each year, much to the dismay of those shopping for cereal and end up finding stockings, exclaiming, “For fuck’s sake, it’s July!” Yes, the beginning of the GOP primary debates. One moment you are waiting for your nightly Law and Order to soothe you to sleep, and then next thing you know, you are bombarded with lights, Americana streamers, and someone talking about nothing that makes any sense. But I just wanted some bad crime drama to lull me to sleep! Instead I got the ex-CEO of Godfather’s Pizza talking about 9-9-9, Michelle Bachmann turning it upside down to 6-6-6, and Rick Perry having no qualms about having a ranch called “N****rhead.”
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Among the crowded field of Republican Presidential candidates stands pizza mogul and radio host Herman Cain. With quips like, “Our tax code is the 21st century version of slavery,” and “If 10% is good enough for God, then 9% should be good enough for the federal government,” Herman Cain has been marketing his 999 Plan among the Republican faithful for some time. And since his surprise win in the Florida straw polls this past weekend, the rest of the country has started to take notice. If I were a local news anchor instead of a blogger, this is the part where I would say something like: Next up, more about what the 999 Plan is and why you should be terrified. Read More Herman Cain’s 999 Plan for Economic Growth