“It’s a shame to see trees being literally made uninhabitable to birds.”
The amount of money wealthy Americans are donating to charity is falling as a percentage of their income. Before you denounce
In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything." In reality, most of America's poor work hard, often in two or more jobs. The real non-workers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing. In fact, we're on the cusp of the largest inter-generational wealth transfer in history. The wealth is coming from those who over the last three decades earned huge amounts on Wall Street, in corporate boardrooms, or as high-tech entrepreneurs. It's going to their children, who did nothing except be born into the right family.
Admittedly, pecking order is a rule of nature, even though our American forefathers promoted the concept that "all men are created equal." That is not so today in our country where the biggest bird not only has the advantage of eating the most seed, but shrieking if the little birds attempt to eat at all.
Just as with human health care in the United States, I believe the once good and affordable-for-all health care system for companion animals has been hijacked by those interested in money.
Of course, not reading more of an author is a no-brainer when you thoroughly dislike the first novel you try by him or her. But things get trickier when you have some positive feelings about a book, as I did with The Magnificent Ambersons.
If Liberals can, for just one moment, try to mind their own business, perhaps focusing on bettering themselves financially instead of bringing everybody else down, maybe, just maybe, we can right our shaky economy and get on the path to prosperity once again.
Do the top one percent of American taxpayers truly believe that the government should shut down if we increase their taxes by what amounts to a rounding error? They're conspicuously silent of late.
The resurgence of rich people has triggered a rebirth elsewhere in the industry. "When we hit last summer, that's when all
After Obama-GOP Tax Deal, AFL-CIO's Trumka Seeks to Rally Liberals to Save Medicare, Social Security
Will labor and progressive groups have the financial and organizational power to fight an ascendant GOP and outside pro-business conservative groups?