I am the 99 and the 53 percent…

Hello… I am a former boy scout, altar boy, baptized and confirmed atheist. I make around $35,000 a year. I am a committed social worker and divorced, college graduate. I work out every day, but really like Popeye’s chicken so sometimes, one step forward, two steps back. I rent. I have no debt. I own…

Setting aside my cynicism…Occupy Wall Street

I freely admit, I can be cynical…really cynical. Which is probably why when I heard of the Occupy Wall Street protest, my first question was: if they are trying to cause trouble on Wall Street, why the hell are they doing the protest on a Saturday? At the time, I didn’t know it was going…

A Question of Greed…

Since the rule of law is dead: GOP cuts funding to the SEC because of “budget deficits,” despite the fact money for the SEC does not come from the budget, but from regulatory charges paid by the brokerage firms the SEC investigates, thus saving the same companies/banks that fucked us into a  recession millions while also…

Too big to jail…

Seriously? I suppose it should come as no surprise that Republicans aren’t the only entity Obama and his administration simply rolls over for. Economist after economist state the people won’t believe in economic recovery until the people who created the recession are brought to justice. And, economist after economist say the banks and Wall Street…

How to ensure coastal restoration…

Simple, If you really want to make sure Louisiana gets all the money they need for coastal restoration, only one thing really needs to happen… Pass a bill in Congress requiring Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America to build new corporate headquarters and base their operations in…

My State of the Union…

My fellow Americans… I come before you today to say that the era of rationality is dead. What do I mean? Simple… Being rational has led to hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes. Being rational has led to the hyper-inflated salary of CEO’s such as Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America. Being rational has led…