Destroying the American Dream - by Stephen Lendman
Political Washington is systematically destroying the futures of millions of Americans.
Corporate greed and profits over people priorities launched nationwide OWS protests in hundreds of US cities for change.
Mindless of growing public rage, political Washington keeps cutting vital social benefits needing increases during hard times.
With real unemployment approaching 23%, earlier cuts affected:
- Pell Grants help for college tuitions;
- federal wages;
- the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to help impoverished families have heat in winter;
- the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP);
- community healthcare centers;
- nonprofit health insurance cooperatives;
- HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other disease prevention programs;