Even if you heard that the economy is in the toilet and that business is doing terrible, you'd be wrong. While we may still not have the money in the bank or jobs to go to, the S&P 500 index - also known as the Standard and Poor's 500 - is a stock market index based on the 500 largest companies in the United States and how well they are doing in the economy. In the 84-years that this index has been calculated, there have only been five presidential administrations that have seen this number double.
In light of all the scandals surrounding President Obama, I thought it might be interesting to look at 5 other Presidents who used the IRS. Check this out!
December 7th is Pearl Harbor day. Do you do anything special for the day of remembering? Here we are comparing Pearl Harbor to 9/11.
On June 28th, 2012 the Supreme Court of the United States deemed that the Affordable Health Care Act was constitutional. It was a shock to Republicans and a win for the President. Do you agree with the decision? Are you against it? Either way, what are your reasons? While President Obama will go down in history as the President that passed this legislation, did you know that other presidents have tried before him? Some of them even got pretty close to succeeding in the health care controversy. Here is a list of previous presidents (2 Republicans and 3 Democrats) who worked at getting Health Care in America:
Categories: History, Politics Tags: Affordable Care Act, ama, american medical association, barack obama, Bill Clinton, FDR, franklin d. roosevelt, health care, healthcare, Hillary Rodham Clinton, lbj, obamacare, president obama, richard nixon, ted kennedy, Teddy Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, tricky dicky, universal healthcare, Universal Medicine
Its amazing how many things we take for granted as part of the Thanksgiving celebration that simply are not true. A lot of these stories have been passed down in our schools because it is easy to remember. Some parts of it are a bit darker and we don’t really want to be reminded that it is part of our past. Denial is always better than knowing our ancestors weren’t exactly perfect. Of course, this is assuming you believe that Thanksgiving is strictly an American holiday (which it isn’t). Here are five of the biggest lies ever told about Thanksgiving! Read more…
With all of the irrational fear going on about a mosque (really a cultural center) going up at Ground Zero (really a couple of blocks away), I thought it was time to look at the other times in American history that we allowed for our fears to get the best of us. Knee jerk reactions, proposed law changes, and mass hysteria only lead to stupid mistakes that add shame to our nation. Our Constitution protects all of the citizens from unjust treatment. By running on fear, we only hurt ourselves. To illustrate this point, here are five times it has happened before. Read more…
Categories: History Tags: 14th Amendment, abraham lincoln, Deep South, FDR, fear mongering, Fourteenth Amendment, franklin d. roosevelt, General Order Number 11, Ground Zero, harry truman, Japanese Internment Camps, joe mccarthy, Lynchings, McCarthyism, salem witch trials, Spreading Fear, Ullyses S. Grant