- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)42
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)23
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Speak Out 12/28/12
With what happened in Michigan, it is now crystal clear that the price we are paying for "free" trade and globalization is a return to cheap labor and the end of the possibility that working men and women may, through diligence and the sweat of their brow, be upwardly mobile and remain in or make it into the middle class. In fact, the opposite will occur, with once-middle-class workers being reduced to little more than wage slaves.
If you looked at how much is spent on foreign aid as to what all the government expenses, it is very little. However, it is the easiest thing to see as it is in the news more than anything else. There are lots of programs that could be cut that wouldn't affect Social Security or Medicare and Medicaid. But most benefit the rich and they will not even be discussed in the news.