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WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Ilya Marritz discuss the Mayor's State of the City address.
I thank Brian Lehrer of WNYC for appropriately honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Day celebrations with this show and another one on Monday.Brian Lehrer deserves our thunderous applause for always having a socially relevant and socially responsible programming at WNYC.
Why does the American government spend more money on the military and prisons than on education?
Why squander and waste money on the military to ostensibly "defend" citizens who are hungry, unemployed and have no education?
While everyone keeps emphasizing the importance of education in relation to finding meaningful employment?
The difference between President Obama and another African American male locked up for anti social behavior, is President Obama's education...
I often say to myself,but for my education, there goes I ! upon seeing "arrests" in the evening news...
Education makes a world of difference in millions of lives ... investments in education is the best investment... no bubbles similar to housing markets!
Koch Brothers are part of The Oligarchs too. (And big funders of several 'free-market' think tanks...and the Tea Party).
Mr. Hennelly nailed it with the "more livable / less affordable" distinction. A very large percentage of working New Yorkers are nevertheless below the poverty line. Something like 25 percent of New York City children qualify for food assistance. One quarter. And this problem is rapidly getting worse (as it is across the US).
The facts may finally be dawning on The Oligarchs, like Michael Bloomberg (not the majority, like the Koch brothers). When it becomes monstrously obvious that the wealthiest are getting wealthier at the expense of all the rest of us, the demand for redistribution through taxation is bound to grow. That is the fear of intelligent money-grubbers like Bloomberg.
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