A duo of Democratic lawmakers have spent the years since the financial crisis calling for a financial transactions tax, a small fee on individual trades that would slow down markets and make them safer for investors and the country as a whole.
This poster makes a good point. Something is clearly wrong when you treat your enemy prisoners worse than your own citizens. When enemies are entitled to better conditions than your average homeless person, it's worth a closer look. To add insult to injury, while prisoners of war (pardon, enemy combatants) had, at the very least, free medical care, a roof over their heads and warm meals, past studies have indicated that up to a third of all of adult homeless men were US veterans and as such are, without the protections guaranteed by the Geneva Convention. (One bright spot: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reported that the number of homeless ex-service men and women has declined by 7% in 2012- far better than the national rate. ) This informational poster, however, did its job. It got me thinking about the issue of homelessness and entitlements.
Of the many critical moments in American history, the year 1963 stands out as one of the most climactic.
Perhaps it was mainly because that year culminated, as we all know, with the shocking murder of a president in Dallas.
Yet there was so many things going on and so many stories being told just before that awful moment that were lost in the shadow that fell over the nation after the assassination. In this post, I'd like to follow a chain of change that was taking place in that year and why the events of that particular year still reverberate today.