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COVID-19: Your Money, or Your Life?

COVID-19: Your Money, or Your Life?

by Angela Vullo March 27, 2020–Those of us who are baby boomers, might remember the famous sketch by Jack Benny from the 1960s. A mugger stops the comedian in the street and says, “Your money or your life”.  After several seconds, when Benny does not respond, the mugger says, “Well?”  […]

by March 29, 2020 0 comments Policies
Urgent Steps to Halt and Reverse the Onset of a New Dark Age

Urgent Steps to Halt and Reverse the Onset of a New Dark Age

  By Angela Vullo March 13, 2020–Probably not since the onset of the 14th Century Dark Age has civilization been hit with the simultaneous spread of a killer disease along with the collapse of the global financial system.  In 1347 Europe was engulfed by the arrival of rat-carried bubonic plague, a […]

by March 15, 2020 0 comments Policies
Congress Fiddles While Deaths of Despair Mount

Congress Fiddles While Deaths of Despair Mount

New Fatalities Loom as Global Epidemic Spreads “And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. […]

by February 6, 2020 0 comments Policies
Housing Crisis Rears Its Ugly Head, Again

Housing Crisis Rears Its Ugly Head, Again

By Angela Vullo January 7, 2020–Amid the many economic problems flying in the face of the bogus claim that the U.S. economy is thriving, is the severe shortage of affordable housing for a huge portion of the U.S. population. This particular issue has recently drawn the attention of the Washington […]

by January 12, 2020 0 comments Policies
Contaminated Water Crisis Surfaces in Chicago

Contaminated Water Crisis Surfaces in Chicago

By Angela Vullo October 3, 2019–On September 23, 2019, Illinois State Representative Mary Flowers called for an emergency hearing in Chicago to determine the causes of lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. Chicago has now joined Flint, Newark, and many other American cities in exposing the deadly threat of […]

by October 13, 2019 0 comments Policies

National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) – Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: September 6, 2019   Q: Why is a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) needed? A:  Our nation’s spending on infrastructure has fallen to its lowest level in 70 years: to 2.5% of our nation’s GDP.  That’s half the comparable level in Europe, and 1/3 the level in China.  As […]

by September 7, 2019 0 comments Policies
Martin Luther King Jr. and Kennedy in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 1963

Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy’s Fight for Economic Justice Fifty Years Ago

A 50-Year Train Wreck Anyone who has been on the planet for any period of time knows that this breakdown did not happen yesterday. In fact, some of our rail and water infrastructure goes back 150 years to the Civil War era.  But, for time’s sake, let’s focus on the […]

by September 1, 2019 0 comments RFK & MLK
Will 2020 Bring Winds of Change?

Will 2020 Bring Winds of Change?

By Angela Vullo Aug. 24, 2019–On Sunday night, August 18, MSNBC completed a four-part docuseries called “American Swamp,” which included a segment on infrastructure entitled “Bill to Nowhere.”  The segment detailed both the crisis condition of our national infrastructure and the gridlock in Washington which has failed to address this […]

by August 31, 2019 0 comments Policies
Angela Vullo tesitifies at Lehigh Valley Board of Commissioners, August 2019

Local Paper Covers Vullo Testimony

  Saturday, August 24, 2019   In other business, Angela Vullo from the Committee for the American System, Glass Steagall/National Infrastructure Bank, urged commissioners to support the establishment of an infrastructure bank with interstate authority to finance such ambitious and expensive projects as high-speed rail passenger service. She did not […]

by August 25, 2019 0 comments News Shorts

Draft: A Bill To Create a National Infrastructure Bank

  A BILL To Create a National Infrastructure Bank SECTION 1. FINDINGS a) There is a broad consensus in the United States that we have reached a point where urgent steps must be taken to repair and upgrade our crumbling infrastructure. The nation needs a modern, 21st Century infrastructure and […]

by July 24, 2019 0 comments Policies