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Electing Millionaires or Billionaires as President


  The folks at Personal Capital, an outfit that helps people ascertain their assets and net worth, has examined the 2016 presidential candidate field based on the candidate’s net worth.  It’s highly likely the final two nominees for the two major parties will be millionaires.  The infographic above cuts to the chase. From Personal Capital’s…

50 years Ago Martin Luther King, Jr. Laid down a Challenge to America

Leaders of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom including Rabbi Joachim Prinz,, Eugene Carson Blake, Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann & John Lewis lead a procession.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Dr. King laid down a challenge, one which we have yet to meet all the way. Today, there are those in the Republican party who would like nothing more than to drag our country back to the good old days of the 1960’s. We need to take up Dr. King’s challenge once again, and fight for equality, fight for justice, fight for jobs, and fight for the right of all Americans to vote, without the need for a government issued id.

Math vs. Romney’s Irrational Exuberance

photo Mitt-twit math

The Romney/Ryan campaign’s post debate excitement seems to be a case of what former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan might call irrational exuberance. As with the math they have used to support their tax and budget plans, their figures just don’t add up.