‘Organist’- Heh, henh, henh, henh
Via: Think Progress
2012 GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich today, during an event in South Carolina, said that he repudiates the very idea behind the Occupy Wall Street movement — that the economy should work for everyone, not just the richest 1 percent — and called on President Obama to do the same:
“I repudiate, and I call on the President to repudiate, the concept of the 99 and the 1. It is un-American, it is divisive, it is historically false…You are not going to get job creation when you engage in class warfare because you have to attack the very people you hope will create jobs.”
Gingrich may be spooked by the power of the narrative of the 99 percent, and is thus resorting to the tired charge of “class warfare” to deride anyone who points out the extent of income inequality in the U.S.
But a recent NBC-Wall Street Journal poll found that “60 percent of respondents strongly agreed that America’s economic imbalance comes from policies that favor the rich over the rest of the country,” while 55 percent “said income inequality is a significant problem in the country.”
I am 42 years old, with a graduate degree.
I am one of the lucky ones. I work three jobs. I am a teacher, an interpreter, and a braille processor.
I work as much as I can because I am the sole support of my household, and I am the only one with health insurance.
We live paycheck to paycheck.
I am lucky, but I too am part of the 99%
We are the 99 Percent.
We are getting kicked out of our homes.
We are forced to choose between groceries and rent.
We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution.
We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we’re working at all.
We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything.
We are the 99 percent.
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street.
Why will YOU occupy?
Please visit their website, and tell YOUR story.
Briefly popular ignoramus Herman Cain was already sinking in the GOP primary polls like every other random dingbat the party has puked up for consideration during this long, long 2012 campaign season. But the latest scandal, that he carried on a 13-year-long affair with a lady who was not his wife, sems to be enough to finish him off. In the “next several days,”
Cain will decide whether he wants to go back to being a simple millionaire riding around in limos with all his ladies, promoting his books.
CBS News reports:
The Herman Cain campaign is “reassessing” its strategy in the wake of a woman’s claim that she and Cain had engaged in a 13-year extramarital relationship, a senior staffer to the campaign told CBS News. The staffer made the statement following reports that Cain told supporters Tuesday morning that he is reassessing whether to remain in the Republican presidential race.
On a conference call, Cain told his senior staff that he would make a decision on staying in the race “over the next several days.”
Possibly, telling his senior staff, “I’m serious, there aren’t any more women who will come forward; ‘Praise the Lord, NO MORE!’” has run off the track (see photo).
Via: Think Progress
At Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, Perry told the crowd, “Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support” — eliciting a few chuckles from the crowd.
Note 1: The Twenty-sixth Amendment (Amendment XXVI) to the United States Constitution limited the minimum voting age to no more than 18. It was adopted in response to student activism against the Vietnam War and to partially overrule the Supreme Court’s decision in Oregon v. Mitchell.
It was adopted on July 1, 1971. (Rick Perry turned twenty-one on March 4, 1971)
Note 2: “I like to think of him as George W. Bush without all the encumbering intellect.” – James Howard Kunsler
Via: Huffington Post
Americans are unprepared for retirement, so much so that it’s reached crisis levels, according to the majority of small business owners.
Seventy-five percent of small business owners said that Americans are so financially unprepared for retirement that it’s becoming a crisis, according to a survey by Nationwide Financials released Monday. Still, less than 20 percent of small business owners say they offer employees a 401(k) or other employee self-funded retirement plan.
Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about retirement as the economic downturn stymied income growth and wreaked havoc on investments such as stock portfolios and homes.
More than three quarters of middle-class Americans said they don’t think they’ll be able to afford to retire until they’re 80, according to a recent survey from Wells Fargo.
And two-thirds of Americans ranked not having enough money for retirement as their top financial concern in a recent Gallup poll, up from 53 percent 10 years ago.
I knew it was coming!
No, not the global economic crisis, but this getting ‘old shit’.
I also KNEW I couldn’t afford not to go without medical insurance, and I KNEW I couldn’t afford my own medical insurance in the U.S.
But what I KNEW I could do was retire at age 57, and live in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
Here I enjoy a very good; possibly even a great life.
I have FULL medical coverage, and STILL manage to SAVE $300 to $400 per month from my early Social Security (age 62).
I believe it is very difficult to RAISE revenue, but it’s fairly easy to CUT costs.
I also know very well it’s not for everyone; but if you can, consider living overseas.
If not Thailand, then Mexico, Costa Rica, >>>
My “livin’ in the Land of Smiles” blog:
I’m NOW stepping off my soap-box.
Via: Huffington Post
During an appearance on CNN on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that another woman is prepared to go public with allegations of “an affair for an extended period of time.”
He firmly denied the accusation. Addressing the identity of the woman, he said, “It is someone that I know who is an acquaintance that I thought was a friend.”
Atlanta-based station Fox 5 is expected to run a report on the charges early Monday evening. Cain said he wanted to act preemptively before the claims came to light.
“I wanted to get out in front of it,” he said. “I have nothing to hide, I have done nothing wrong.”
Yeah well, one of them anyway.
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