US SUPREME COURT THREATENS
Murdered because they fought for right of black Americans to vote. Lord, soften and warm the hearts of Justice Scalia and Chief Justice Robertson as the Supreme Court considers ruling on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act whose ink was the blood of martyrs – black and white – who rose up in Old South to demand equal voting rights for the descendants of Africans who were bought and brought to America to be forced, unpaid laborers: SLAVES!
At 9:30 am we could get an announcement on whether the US Supreme Court has decided to take up Same-Sex Marriage.
HARDBALL with CHRIS MATTHEWS
NEWS JUNKIE POST
America’s middle class has been under attack for about 30 years. One of the main goal of Reagan, the Republicans and the pro-corporate Democrats was to dismantle the few critical social programs and safety nets put together by FDR and later Lyndon Johnson. Bush Sr. kept pushing for the same social Darwinist policies of deconstruction of the New Deal, so did ultra corporate Democrat Bill Clinton, and of course Bush Jr. So far, President Obama has failed to reverse the disastrous policies of what could be called America’s Jungle Capitalism.
The great divide between the haves and have-not has dramatically increased since the 2008 financial crash. The United States has seen a record number of its citizens living on food stamps while the number of millionaires has also reached a record high. It makes America as polarized in term of wealth possession today as in 1928.
Recent statistics show that 40.8 million Americans currently rely on food stamps to meagerly survive. It means that one out of eight Americans can not make it without government provided food stamps to feed themselves. This figure is projected to rise to 43.3 million by 2011.
A national poll released Tuesday shows voters widely believe that Super PACs cause corruption and their predominance in the 2012 campaign is already affecting decisions by some voter groups about how — and even whether — to cast their ballots. READ MORE