Who says you can't buy happiness? Time to get the economy jumpstarted with our very own Corrente-style auction! Buy some crap, feed the hamsters, and get a warm glow from being a do-gooder, all right here, right now!
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---one signed screener DVD of the indie feature AMAZING WORLD (90 min., English, color, NTSC) Read more about AUCTION: AMAZING WORLD DVD
[Larry] Summers, the former Treasury secretary and Harvard president who is now the chief economic adviser to President Obama, earned nearly $5.2 million in just the last of his two years at one of the world’s largest funds, according to financial records released Friday by the White House.
Impressive as that might sound, it is all the more considering that Mr. Summers worked there just one day a week.
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U.S. congressional budget analysts have raised their estimate of the net cost to taxpayers for the government's financial rescue program to $356 billion, an increase of $167 billion from earlier estimates.
The TARP cost projection was raised due to changes in financial market conditions, new transactions and a shift in expected timing of payments, the CBO said. ...
You know you are being lied to when you see the construction some say or anything like it. Take today's assault on Medicare in Isvestia:
Some doctors — often internists but also gastroenterologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists and other specialists — are no longer accepting Medicare, either because they have opted out of the insurance system or they are not accepting new patients with Medicare coverage. The doctors’ reasons: reimbursement rates are too low and paperwork too much of a hassle.
I saw this written about by Jane Hamsher on FDL, Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism, and Ian Welsh on his blog. Sounds like a newsworthy report, with some strong recommendations, highly pertinent to what is going on in our government and economy. So, where was it reported? Read more about Elizabeth Warren: report calls for Treasury to be much tougher with Big Banksters