Submitted by affinis on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:45pm
Submitted by ubetchaiam on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 3:40pm
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 6:58am
Here are some quoted excerpts in response to Obama’s determination to cut Social Security:
Michael Lind in “How Progressives Blew the Social Security Argument”:
President Obama reportedly is unveiling a budget using the chained CPI inflation measure to cheat elderly Americans out of the benefits they were promised. Read below the fold...
Submitted by ubetchaiam on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 8:56pm
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 5:24am
Oliver Knox on January 18, 2013 published this in his article in yahoo news “Bidens head to crisis-hit Europe”:
Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will travel to Germany, France and Britain, the White House announced. Read below the fold...
This will be no pleasure cruise, and it could even be (to paraphrase the vice president) a big frikkin' deal. Those allies have been wrestling with Europe’s profound economic woes, which threaten America's recovery ...
Submitted by Jay on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 12:26am
"President Obama will under no circumstances agree to put your retirement at risk by privatizing Social Security, and he will reject any plan that slashes Social Security benefits."—Obama Campaign “Truth Team,” October 6, 2012
Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 1:09pm
I guess I don't understand how federal aid works anymore. It's true, I've been out of the loop for a few years, having other concerns beyond national politics. But my father is dead now, and I can get back to paying attention to what the thieves we call leadership are up to. I'm horrified. It's so much worse than even I had predicted it would be.
Yes, I'm angry. A trusted "friendly" commenter from another blog I regularly read got angry with my "ignorance." Because I was upset to see that $36B was just dropped on one state, without any comparison, any sort of "is this the right use of taxpayer money" etc. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Jay on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 1:07pm
My "Dismal Science" diet comes from a wide variety of sources. As our corrupt national political establishment and discredited media organs begin to focus on post-election Catfood Commission politics, it's instructive to see how different economists read the writing on the wall, and come to a variety of conclusions. In this case I'd like to highlight the observations of Dr. Richard D. Wolff, who appears to come to a similar conclusion to the one I derived in my previous post about how the Grand Bargain is a shell game calculated to drain the public funds for private purposes (The Grandest Bargain Ever, Explained). Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 4:25pm
Submitted by ubetchaiam on Sun, 08/26/2012 - 9:27pm
"Not long after the start of the 21st Century, we like to tell ourselves an uplifting story in which freedom expands whenever tyranny is overthrown.
We believe that freedom and democracy are inseparable, so that when a dictator is toppled the result is not only a more accountable type of government but also greater liberty throughout society. "
Obviously, such a point of view is fallacious as can be easily evidenced just by looking at the results of such a perspective in the actions of nations. And what's sad is that the meme is NOT one that those in positions of power actually believe. Read below the fold...
Submitted by ubetchaiam on Sun, 07/22/2012 - 5:15pm
Submitted by scoff on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 7:34pm
Matt Taibbi latest exposé in Rolling Stone is an eye-opener. He reports on a recently-concluded, and totally-ignored-by-the-MSM, trial that took place in Manhattan.
The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia
The article reveals more than a decade of fraud perpetrated by TBTF banks and their middlemen. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 6:51pm
Re-POST of 1/18/11
So the interest in repealing Obamacare means some strident Republicans claim it is too unfair to corporations and want to eliminate the pathetically limited protections it offers the citizenry.
It is chock full of citizen pitfalls and corporate aggrandizements but that is not enough for the corporate overlords who want the last molecule of profit-making they can on the backs of American citizens or the Republican kabuki artists who wail just to wail because that is how they play the game. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 4:57pm
How much do Americans hate Congress?
A new poll shows that 56 percent of Americans would vote to defeat and replace every member in Congress, including their own. And 76 percent say most members do not deserve to be reelected.
The source is the AEI, America's most notorious stink tank, even so.
The bad news is that cable news is America's number one source of news for the election, the worst possible choice for news. Sigh. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 1:20pm
RE-POST from 8-10-11
Peter Bradshaw of the Guardian:
Once again, the phrase that comes to mind is Milton Friedman's: socialism for the rich, free enterprise for the rest. An ordinary person defaults on his debt, he gets to live in his car. A banker defaults, and the taxpayer can be relied on to bail him out.
Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe: Read below the fold...