Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 2 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (2 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   No comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

A Time of Posers and Posturing

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H3 1/9/14

"Fracking" is a process of fracturing rock below the surface by a pressurized liquid of water mixed with sand and chemicals injected at high pressure to release natural gas from shale rock thousands of feet below the surface and forcing it upward where it can be captured. However fracking is known to seep into and contaminate ground water, yet efforts to end the practice, though occurring in some states, is daunting, up against deep pocketed energy interests that have secured contracts in states and localities to continue their operations despite the mounting evidence to its dangers. Result; most fracking operations continue.

College student debt is reported to be over a trillion dollars with high interest rates by the lending institutions. Meanwhile the big banks receive billions in loans from the Federal Reserve at near zero interest rates.

Sure its unfair gouging students with debt they may never be able to repay. But what voice do they have beyond a few lawmakers with a conscience who raise the issue? Compare that with the army of lobbyists representing the big banks planted in Congressional offices and it doesn't take a genius to see why the banks get a free ride and the students get stiffed.

On and on it goes. The "pittance" thrown our way even as our labors and efficiency have increased is growing less and less while the income disparity between the richest .001% and the rest are growing greater than ever.

Sadly, it'll all continue as long as we let it.

[1] GOP makes poverty priority, Shift in tone seen as strategy for midterms", by Michael A. Memoli, "Tribune Washington Bureau" for the "Baltimore Sun", January 9, 2014.

[2] See footnote #1

Next Page  1  |  2


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

An Ominous Foreboding, Israel vs Iran

The Evolving Populist Political Rebellion in the Arab World

A Nuclear War Would Be Insane

The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Poorer, While the Middle Class Gets Decimated

CIA in the Crosshairs

Iran Offers 9 Point Plan to end Nuclear Crisis, U.S. "No thanks".


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments