Tuesday, June 12, 2012

How to Pay Off All Student Loans


Let's buy out all student loans and refinance them at about 1%. We could borrow,the money from the fed at the current rate of 0% and still make some money, and the students could pay off,their debt in a reasonable period of time

Monday, June 04, 2012

Equal Pay for Equal Work

When I started fighting for the ERA in 1972 women were paid $.69 per hour for every $1.00 men were paid. Geez in 40 years we've pulled it up to $.77 ($.08 per hour). So at that rate how long would it take us to achieve equal pay? Check my figures but it looks like about 159 years. Women, can you wait?

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Individual vs Communitarian Thinking

. We currently have a difference of opinion about individual vs communitarian thinking in our country. It is a legitimate difference and one that deserves discussion at a time when individual thinking led us to the current condition of our economy. It stems from short-term vs long-term planning. Our economy has morphed into one where making money on money is its primary focus (short-term planning). It ensures that individuals may be able to gain wealth but ignores the infrastructure that those individuals use to do so while arguing they should not contribute equally to the maintenance of that infrastructure. I posit that a healthier scenario would be to rebuild the broader economy, including manufacturing and service industries other than financial (long-term planning); one where all people contribute equally to, and benefit equally from, that infrastructure. And that infrastructure would include not just roads, bridges, a strong military, modern power grids, etc, but also healthcare for all, strong public education, affordable child care, and other programs that encourage and ensure that we have a strong middle class; one that spends and creates its own jobs. What do you think? .

Monday, March 05, 2012

Equal Rights for America's Women!

America's women are fed up. It's time to demand equal rights. We've been screwed long enough & it's long past time we fought back.

I urge you to lobby your Congressmember & Senators to introduce and/or sponsor the ERA of 2012. All it has to say is:

Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied on account of gender.

If you agree with me share this with everyone you know.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

It's time this law was enforced, full stop!


The thought of men, who are ostensibly not sexually active, dictating what sexual practices women may employ is offensive enough, but their pontification from high horses that employers must not be required to provide equal access to healthcare benefiting women (read contraception), while remaining stonily silent as those same employers provide healthcare policies that include coverage for Viagra and Cialis, is fairly dripping with irony. Depaul, America’s largest Catholic university has been complying with this law for ten years without a peep, as are many other such institutions in 28 states.

This is an issue of labor law, not religion. If a religious institution decides they don’t want to provide workers compensation, or comply with minimum wage, or child labor laws should we say, Let’s find a compromise? I think not. The administration must stand firm on behalf of America's women.

It’s time religious institutions respected the separation of church and state. It's time to enforce the healthcare law, full stop.