Tag Archives: US politics

April 2, 2014

On April 2, 2014, the US Supreme Court ruled that political candidates were a commodity that could be bought and sold just like hog belly futures. They ruled that it was unconstitutional to place restrictions on the total amount of money that individuals (not real persons, but individuals, which included corporations) could donate to political … Continue reading

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March 4, 1841

On March 4, 1841, William Henry Harrison gave the longest US presidential inauguration speech ever. It was 8,445 words long and lasted just under two hours. He died 31 one days later. He gave the longest inauguration speech ever and had the shortest term as President, ever. Karma? Maybe.

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February 26, 1907

On February 26, 1907, the US Congress raised their own salaries to $7,500. In 1907, the average workers’ annual salary was between $200 to $400. So, it’s not just now that our Congressmen and Congresswoman are out of touch with the common man and woman. It seems they have always been callous toward the average … Continue reading

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