Pat Buchanan - "You're not going to get back the middle class when you're constantly appeasing big business -- when folks are losing their jobs because of these trade deals, these masses of imports, these open borders, and the wars we've gotten into. I think the whole country is rejecting that," Buchanan told TheDC.
Buchanan strongly rebuked policies that have favored opening up America's market to foreign goods and have encouraged businesses to outsource jobs to other countries and recruit low-skilled immigrant workers to come to the United States -- policies that have been favored by the big business-wing of the party.
"In the first decade of the 21st century, we lost six million manufacturing jobs and 55,000 factories," Buchanan listed off as the damage he says have been done by these policies. "Do any of these people have an idea why that's happening?" read more
Shellmyer, a 78-year-old city councilman for the small town of Washington, Iowa, was the sole local politician to vote against the department of 12 police officers getting the free MRAP -- short for mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle -- from the Defense Department three months ago. Washington is one of hundreds of towns and cities to get a recycled MRAP from the Pentagon over the past year and a half.
"Here's the thing," Shellmyer says. "Washington, Iowa, has 8,000 people. We have an MRAP now. We have a SWAT team. We have [police] dogs, and we have a SWAT team transportation vehicle that's not armored."
The city councilman began to think: "Goodness, this is overkill." read more
Britain's healthcare has been lauded as the best out of 11 of the world's wealthiest countries, following a far-reaching study by a US-based foundation. In a report entitled "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall," the quality, efficiency, cost and performance of the US health system was compared to Canada and nine other countries in Europe and Australasia. Conducted by The Commonwealth Fund, the report ranks the UK first overall, scoring it highly for its quality of care, efficiency and low cost at the point of service, with Switzerland coming an overall second. It says that despite being the most expensive health care system in the world, the US continually underachieves "on most dimensions of performance." read more