Amidst all of the controversy surrounding spying by the NSA, the flight of Edward Snowden and the conviction of Bradley Manning, it begins to seem as if we are living in a society where the greedy hands of government is constantly seeking control over the “little guy”. This begins at birth when we are labeled and branded with a number that will follow us until our death.
In 1946, a bill came to the floor of the United States Senate called the Pepper-Neely Anticancer Bill; spearheaded by renowned Senator Claude Pepper (D-Fla.) and Senator Matthew Neely (D-W. Virg.) The bill was designed to appropriate one hundred million dollars in funding to anyone who could show promise in the realm of cancer research and treatment. On July 1-3rd, 1946, Dr. Max Gerson, M.D. was invited to testify before the United States Senate.
I have been tough on Mitt Romney's economic plan, which is vague, lacking in important details, and centered around giving the richest Americans and biggest corporations another tax cut.
About a year ago I called Occupy Wall Street a “tea party with brains.” Today, I’m the one who needs his head examined. Occupy Wall Street, the movement critical of banks, the super-rich and their influence in our politics and daily lives, has failed to live up to its promise as an important social and political force.
A new Pew Research Center report, entitled "The Lost Decade of the Middle Class," contains some disconcerting numbers for presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney as the campaign enters its final two-plus-month stretch.