Economy

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown If He Doesn’t Get Money To Build His Idiotic Wall (VIDEO)

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown If He Doesn’t Get Money To Build His Idiotic Wall (VIDEO)

Federal agencies are preparing for a partial government shutdown after President Donald Trump indicated he wouldn’t accept a budget without money for his stupid Mexican wall. This week marks the end of the federal financial year, and every year it seems like one party or the other threatens a government shutdown over some idiocy. This […]

WATCH: How Trump’s LIMP First 100 Days Measures Up To President Barack Obama’s

WATCH: How Trump’s LIMP First 100 Days Measures Up To President Barack Obama’s

April 29, 2017, will mark President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Like all presidents before him since the time of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), Trump had promised to accomplish some pretty lofty goals within his first 100 days. But how does he measure up to the accomplishments of President Barack Obama’s first […]

Every US Citizen Needs Healthcare – Why Not Based On Need And Not Cost? (VIDEO)

Every US Citizen Needs Healthcare – Why Not Based On Need And Not Cost? (VIDEO)

We have been struggling with our healthcare system since the Orange Menace, President Donald Trump, was elected into power. We are one of the only first-world nations that doesn’t have single-payer healthcare. This would be the equivalent of having Medicare for everyone in our country instead of having to deal with private insurance companies. Under […]

BREAKING: New Twist In Fate Of Europe As Surprise Election Is Called In The UK (VIDEO)

BREAKING: New Twist In Fate Of Europe As Surprise Election Is Called In The UK (VIDEO)

Few people saw any of this coming. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that she intends to hold a general election on June 8 has sent shock waves across Europe. Speaking in front of 10 Downing Street, May indicated that Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. She also spelled out […]

The ‘Mythical’ Universal Basic Income – Could It Work In The United States? (VIDEO)

The ‘Mythical’ Universal Basic Income – Could It Work In The United States? (VIDEO)

Some countries in Europe and a few states here in the U.S. have experimented with universal basic incomes for its citizens. However, could this work across the entire country here? What Is Universal Basic Income? First off, a universal basic income is similar to Social Security in that everyone gets a fixed amount of money […]

Exploitative Healthcare Costs Require Patients To Take Tough Stances (VIDEO)

Exploitative Healthcare Costs Require Patients To Take Tough Stances (VIDEO)

It may come as no surprise that in America today profit reigns supreme. Privatization has become so ingrained in our daily activities, we barely even blink anymore when we’re required to fork over more money for something that should be–and often used to be–part of our common infrastructure. In some cases, it has literally come […]

Poverty-Stricken People Are Kept Poor By Profiteering Vultures (VIDEO)

Poverty-Stricken People Are Kept Poor By Profiteering Vultures (VIDEO)

When you think of someone living in poverty what comes to mind? The word “lazy” maybe? Perhaps “lack of morals” is a phrase you think of? Even the term “irresponsible” may come into play? This is the stereotype faced by a massive part of the United States’ population that lives at or below the “poverty line.” This […]

Wells Fargo Execs Forced To Return Pay, But Not Nearly Enough (VIDEO)

Wells Fargo Execs Forced To Return Pay, But Not Nearly Enough (VIDEO)

In the wake of continuing investigation into Wells Fargo’s fake account scheme, the bank’s board ordered two top executives to return a combined $75 million in pay today. Carrie Tolstedt, who headed the bank’s sales division, was ordered to pay back $47 million. Former CEO John Stumpf was ordered to pay back $28 million. This […]

Trump Continues To Parade His Delusional Beliefs In Front Of The Whole World (VIDEO)

Trump Continues To Parade His Delusional Beliefs In Front Of The Whole World (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump spent most of his campaign spreading his delusions of grandeur, and he is still continuing to do so. This week, he said he has had one of the most successful starts to a presidency in history. On Air Force One, he said: “I think we’ve had one of the most successful 13 […]

Impaled, Maimed, And Burned – The High Cost Of Southern Manufacturing (VIDEO)

Impaled, Maimed, And Burned – The High Cost Of Southern Manufacturing (VIDEO)

Last year, Regina Elsea was earning $8.50 at Ajin USA, an auto supply manufacturer in eastern Alabama. She worked a 12-hour shift seven days each week. But in a state where the permanent unemployment rate hovers around 20%, she was thankful for the job. But one day last June, two weeks before her wedding date, […]

Disappointing Jobs Report Issued; Fox News Morons Call It ‘Most Successful Day’ Of Trump’s Term

Disappointing Jobs Report Issued; Fox News Morons Call It ‘Most Successful Day’ Of Trump’s Term

If you want to find genuine “fake news” day and night, you need look no further than Fox News. Fox specializes in the big lie, exaggeration, and the downright absurd. Such was the case Friday morning shortly after the jobs report for March was issued by the Department of Labor. It showed that only 98,000 […]

The Things Poor People Will Eat To Keep From Starving To Death (VIDEO)

The Things Poor People Will Eat To Keep From Starving To Death (VIDEO)

Poor people will eat just about anything to keep from starving to death. There are some absolutely horrid things and a few things that are still eaten today. 1. Peanut Butter Stuffed Onions Food historians Andrew Coe and Jane Ziegelman, authors of A Square Meal, prepared peanut butter stuffed onions once. Ziegelman said the experience of eating […]

Wait, What? Is Bernie Sanders Running The Federal Reserve Now? (VIDEO)

Wait, What? Is Bernie Sanders Running The Federal Reserve Now? (VIDEO)

It sounded like it could be coming from the mouth of Vermont’s famously progressive, Democratic Socialist Senator. The sentiment expressed by the President of the Federal Reserve sounded more like it was coming from one Bernie’s primary rallies than from the man in charge of the nation’s central bank. Nevertheless, in a press briefing in New York […]

Trump Makes Veiled Threat To Start War With North Korea (VIDEO)

Trump Makes Veiled Threat To Start War With North Korea (VIDEO)

This is getting scary, guys! President Donald Trump made a somewhat veiled threat to start a war with North Korea. He said: “China will either decide to help us with North Korea or they won’t. If they do, that will be very good for China, and if they don’t, it won’t be good for anyone.” China […]

Why You’re Not Really Mad That Trump Is Cutting Arts Funding (VIDEO)

Why You’re Not Really Mad That Trump Is Cutting Arts Funding (VIDEO)

Since the inaugural days of the Trump Administration, it’s been clear that they’re not big fans of the arts. The only books Trump knows of, after all, are The Holy Bible and The Art of the Deal and I suspect he’s read neither. Confirming this suspicion that Trump is an enemy of the arts is […]

Trump Administration Deletes LGBTQ People From Census Data (TWEET/VIDEO)

Trump Administration Deletes LGBTQ People From Census Data (TWEET/VIDEO)

The Trump Administration has decided LGBTQ people will not be counted in Census data. The U.S. Census Bureau released a report on Tuesday saying they would ask questions related to sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2020 Census and American Community Survey. This information has never been included in any previous Census or survey. […]

GOP Holds Majority In DC But Has No Clue How To Actually Govern (VIDEO)

GOP Holds Majority In DC But Has No Clue How To Actually Govern (VIDEO)

After spending years gumming up government under former President Barack Obama, the Republican Party is having a tough time getting the ball rolling again. The GOP has held a majority in Congress for years now, and haven’t passed anything of note during that time. That made sense under Obama, but now that Republican President Donald […]

Paul Krugman Explains Why So Many Trump Supporters Choose To Vote Against Their Own Self-Interest

Paul Krugman Explains Why So Many Trump Supporters Choose To Vote Against Their Own Self-Interest

Would you vote for a person who promised to destroy your educational opportunities, job prospects, and access to affordable healthcare? Most of us would unequivocally say no. So how exactly do we explain the phenomenon we saw in the 2016 election, when millions of lower class people in some of the most economically depressed regions […]

Trump Abolishes More Environmental Regulations, But Why? (VIDEO)

Trump Abolishes More Environmental Regulations, But Why? (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s latest executive order rolls back important U.S. climate change regulations. The order recommends that federal agencies review existing energy policies and “suspend, revise, or rescind” those deemed burdensome to the energy industry. Over half a dozen measures from the Obama administration designed to fight climate change are now under review or revoked altogether. […]

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