Category Archives: Opinion

ALASKA’S BIG PARODIED IN THE SIMPSON’S MOVIE (from 2007)

This essay was originally published in the USBIG NewsFlash in November 2007.   Public awareness of BIG took a small step forward this summer when the Simpsons Movie made a joke about it. Homer and his family are greeted at the Alaskan border by an official who says, “Welcome to Alaska. Her ares a thousand dollars. We pay everyone in Alaska to

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FATHER OF “WORKFARE” IN THE U.S. ENDORSES BIG IN IRAQ (from 2007)

This essay was originally published in the USBIG NewsFlash in April 2007.   Republican Presidential Candidate Tommy Thompson has endorsed BIG—at least in a foreign country. On his campaign website, the former Wisconsin Governor calls himself “the reliable conservative in the 2008 presidential race.” The first reason he gives is, “Tommy Thompson is the father of welfare reform.” Thompson has

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MAN CHOOSES PRISON OVER POVERTY (from 2006)

This essay was originally published in the USBIG NewsFlash in September 2006.   I was struck by a report in the Associated Press reported on October 12th that a 63-year-old Ohio man intentionally had himself convicted of bank robbery. Timothy J. Bowers sought a three-year prison sentence to bridge the gap until he becomes eligible for full Social Security benefits.

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President Bush Questioned by Senator Suplicy (from 2005)

This essay was originally published in the USBIG NewsFlash in December 2005.   On November 6, at a conference on greater economic integration in the Americas in Brasilia, just after his 22 minutes conference in Brasilia, President Bush extended his hands Senator Suplicy, who asked: Senator SUPLICY: “With respect to the integration of the Americas we should have the purpose

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