The cannabis controversy continues. Though nine states have legalized cannabis for recreational use (i.e. for getting high), and 29 have legalized it for medical purposes, in Washington, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sees it as a sinister threat.
Well, there is the money, of course.
In yet another story of heartless price gouging, a pharmaceutical company has raised the price of a drug that was once free to more than $100,000 a year.
The United States may have been founded upon principles of freedom and liberty, but the America of today looks almost nothing like what our founders originally envisioned.
THE WORK ETHIC WE INHERITED GROWING UP HAS FALLEN PREY TO THE 'WELFARE' SYSTEM of "entitlement!".
The Cato Institute released an updated 2014 study (original study in 1955) showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia.
Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states.
According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster than minimum wage. It’s now more profitable to sit at home and watch TV than it is to earn an honest day’s pay.
The war on your savings & retirement continues. In a stunning move, Charles Schwab has started informing its clients that “at least 80% of the fund’s net assets will be invested solely in U.S. government securities…” and removed from money market funds. In other words, Schwab is the first of many brokerages to cave to alarming government pressure and begin permanently unwinding trillions in money market-funds, rotating them into government debt. Why? Because our insolvent government needs YOU to finance its unsustainable $19 trillion debt. Luckily, there’s still one way to protect your savings & retirement before the entire house of cards crashes down.
After the 2008 global financial crisis, the U.S. Gov’t and Federal Reserve spent trillions of dollars bailing out the banks and propping up the markets. In the process, the national debt exploded to unsustainable levels and the Fed exhausted all its ammo. So with the U.S. rapidly going bankrupt, something else needed to be done to prevent the entire banking system from collapsing again. The solution: Congress enacted laws that give the U.S. Gov’t power to freeze & seize citizen bank accounts in order to save the banks. But there’s ONE asset that can’t be touched.
Tim Bolen, May 2016
Last week I wrote an article titled “Polevoy Thrashes Barrett and Grell in California – Piles of Money Change Hands…“ From it, Stephen Barrett, sent me three emails this last week – two of them were angry, and the third sort of whimpered.
We live in a world of finite resources that abide by fixed patterns and rules, or what physicists call the laws of nature. Civilizations are not immune to these rules.
Emily Co, 10/28/2015
If you love farmers market produce but have always found it too pricey, you may be shopping the wrong way.