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Better Lives for Our Grandchildren: A Plane Crash Survivor's Perspective on Politics and Life , by Bill Robertson (Author)

A retired marketing executive of a $40 billion corporation, Bill Robertson has led an interesting life. Growing up in Niles, Michigan, he attended Harvard Business School, ran a marathon, scaled Mt. Rainier, played a round of golf with Neil Armstrong, met President Reagan, and made six holes in one. He also survived a devastating airline disaster aboard United Airlines Flight 232, which crashed in Sioux City, Iowa. The crash changed his priorities and his life. Spending time with a growing family became his top concern, and he worried for the future of his six grandkids. The future looked bleak. His grandkids’ generation might be the first to have a lower standard of living than their parents. This book, Better Lives for Our Grandchildren: A Plane Crash Survivor's Perspective on Politics and Life, shows how he applied his extensive marketing experience to examine the direction of the country by taking the reader on the journey that led to the election of Donald J. Trump as president. The country wanted change, and Bill’s book identifies why there was so much angst and what the country is doing to change direction.

March/20/2008 2:37AM
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Please refer to yesterday’s entry about farm subsidies. You wonder why our tax dollars go to corporate farms and billionaires while prices and profits go up and our food prices skyrocket. Here’s a clue. Eight senators and four house members collected $6.2 million in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2005. And, they got to vote Read the full article…

March/19/2008 2:17AM
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No one scams you like the farmer. Last year farm income was up 44% to $87.5 billion. A good year right? Not good enough. Farmers will get $26 billion in subsidies in the next 5 years. Beans will get higher price supports. Guess what, bean prices hit a 24 year high last year.  Not upset Read the full article…

March/18/2008 1:58AM
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The rest of the world is busy working out deals with oil producing countries while the US misses the potluck and eats table scraps. I will give you a few examples that will really raise your blood pressure. Angola committed to supply China with 200,000 bbls. of crude a day for $60 a bbl for Read the full article…