If all 47 million food stamp recipients voted for President Obama, it would account for 75.4 percent of Obama’s 62.3 million votes.
Harry Hopkins, FDR’s close adviser who ran the non-defunct Works Progress Administration (WPA), once described Roosevelt’s strategy as “tax & tax, spend & spend, elect & elect.” He believed that if Roosevelt put everyone on the federal payroll, either through aid or federal jobs, that Roosevelt would never lose. FDR won [...]
PHOENIX (Reuters) – Recent attacks by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman in France highlight the need for enhanced cooperation between U.S. federal and local police to thwart domestic attacks,Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Wednesday.
“We just need to look, unfortunately, overseas to what happened in France with the murders there,” Napolitano told a training event in Phoenix for federal, state and local law enforcement.
“The recent attack in Toulouse underscores the need … for analytical capabilities and law enforcement [...]
According to a new poll by Marist, more than a quarter of Americans couldn’t correctly identify the country from which the United States declared its independence.
While 74 percent correctly named Great Britain, 20 percent said they weren’t sure and six percent named other countries. In the South, 32 percent of respondents either responded incorrectly or weren’t sure.
The poll comes on the heels of test scores that showed few [...]
Gas prices in my area are well over $4 a gallon now, and I’m now paying about $45 for a fill-up that used to cost half that much. Though the cost of gasoline has been steadily increasing, it hit the tipping point for me a few weeks ago, and I decided — feeling a little queasy — that I needed to take another look at ways that I could save. [...]
From Nic Lenoir of ICAP
Happy 2011! Disillusioned thoughts for the year ahead
Going into 2011, I decided to first reflect on my January 2010 strategy piece on the year ahead. I remember at the time of writing it that I made a conscious effort to temper my fervor and tried to think objectively without letting my own opinions dominate what should be one’s realistic expectations. My [...]
But since this is not caught by the core CPI, all shall be well, and the Fed will be able to proclaim, without losing any sleep, that inflation is truly contained, when the only thing that is contained is lending to those who most need it.
As for that critical choice of when and how to pass on food costs, here are additional details of the [...]