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16 Tons: American Poverty

Today, more than 30% of Americans live in or near poverty.

In 1955, Tennessee Ernie Ford had a #1 hit that defined the poverty of the era.

” … You load 16 tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. St Peter don’t you call me cause I can’t go; I owe

2019-10-17T18:25:07+00:00October 17th, 2019|

Water, Water Everywhere

It was about 1970 that I recall Secretary of Agriculture Butz saying that water would become the limiting factor of our future. Many of us thought it was a ridiculous statement. The US is not the only country that has perfected the concept of “kicking the can down the road.”