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The Poorest Get Screwed Again

Just in case you were snowed by the public relations blitz about all the great riches about to be showered on the “middle class” and
“working Americans”, well, it’s actually the same old story again.

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Cuomo’s 2016 Path to the White House: Kill The Middle Class

   If you are one who is already bored by the 2012 elections and the rhetorical, mind-numbing repetition, here’s a little taste of what you can expect all the way into the distant future of 2016. The poodle-for-the-rich governor of New York has determined that his path to the White House in 2016–and, despite the […]

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We’ve Been Robbed: CBO Makes It Official

   Well, we didn’t really have to wait for the Congressional Budget Office to tell us this: the rich got richer. But, the timing is good, what with Rick Perry trying his snake oil salesman pitch for a flat tax, which would make the robbery grow, and the continued growth of the Occupy The Country […]

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Can We Now Stop Listening To S&P?

I’ve been mystified for a while at the continued willingness to listen to anything that comes out of the mouths of the people at Standard & Poors. The Justice Department is investigating S&P and these fools had a deep role in creating the financial crisis–yet when this discredited group of bozos downgrades the U.S., everyone […]

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S&P Under Investigation: Lawbreaking Or Not, S&P Is Bankrupt

   Over the past few months, I’ve written a number of pieces about the ludicrous spectacle of anyone taking Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s seriously anymore. When S&P downgraded the U.S. rating, it underscored how entirely corrupt the system has become.     Joy and celebration: maybe S&P even broke the law.  The investigation is […]

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A Waste of Time

   This is a bit late and dumb: The Senate Banking Committee has started gathering information for what could become a hearing on the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, a committee aide said Monday.    I mean, c’mon. As I wrote yesterday, S&P is a tiny cog in the corrupt economic system. You want to […]

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“Bi-Partisanship” and “Compromise” Do Not Equal FAIRNESS or JUSTICE

   I’ve never been a fan of "bi-partisanship". When someone is out to kill you, or your nation and community, making a deal for the sake of "bi-partisanship" or "compromise" makes no sense when the end result is injustice and a worsening of our lives. But, that’s where we are today because of a completely […]

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We’re Tapped Out–But Who Is At Fault?

    Why some people are surprised that the economy continues to be weak speaks more to the bankruptcy of our elected leaders and the cluelessness of the press release transcribers (we used to call them "journalists"). People don’t have money–and that is a real issue when two-thirds of the economy depends on people buying stuff. […]

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Financial Crisis Probe Widens? “This is where all the bodies are buried”

    I’ve maintained for a long time that the civil fines levied against Goldman Sachs ($550 million) and J.P. Morgan ($153 million) for their roles in the financial crisis scam amounted to peanuts–costs that will be ultimately passed on to consumers and shareholders. If a financial executive could aid and abet a massive fraud and […]

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Financial Times: “Top dogs take bigger slice of spoils”

    It’s a head-scratcher–to some. Wealth has been created globally but, somehow, a suffocating blanket of austerity is embracing the world. But it would be no surprise to the people in the streets in Greece or to the millions of people here who cannot find work to read the headline in the left-wing, socialist rag…Financial […]

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BREAKING: Senate Vote Just Now Shows Who Stands With the Banks Against The People

   The assault against even the most modest attempt to take the boot off the neck of the American consumer continues. Wall Street leaders like Jamie Dimon whine about regulation. And the banks are hoping to keep their hands in the pockets of consumers–and they have willing hands in the U.S. Senate. The Senate just […]

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The Robbing of America: Bush Tax Cuts Ten Years…What Have We Learned?

    Ten years ago, the plundering of the nation’s wealth got a boost of legislative steroids when George W. Bush signed his tax cuts into law. It was pure insanity, at least if you believe in a country of fairness. But, aside from the economic and social wreckage left by these immoral tax cuts, what […]

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The Robbing of America Continues: CEO Pay, Wal-Mart and Corp Tax Cuts

    Do not get distracted by the claims by people who want your vote. Nothing has changed. The robbery of the wealth of the country continues. And the rhetoric aiding and abetting the robbery is going to get ramped up around corporate tax cuts.     Let’s start with the hardship sweeping the country…It’s been a […]

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Banker/Hospital CEO Pay Up, People Not So Much

   This is a story that cannot be retold enough and updated enough because it highlights, as much as any trend, how nothing has changed. The people suffer–while CEO pay continues to go up. The robbery continues unabated.     Let’s start with the hospital sector. In New York, and I would suspect everywhere else […]

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413=$1.5 Trillion

   Were you wondering whether the title refers to the cost to build 413 high-speed railway lines? Or perhaps 413 wind turbines to address global warming? Or maybe for $1.5 trillion you were thinking we could construct 413 new factories for businesses to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs? Nah. Here it is: we […]

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The Neutron Bomb Economy: All Is Well

    I am struck every day by the incredibly bizarre world we live in, where "up" is "down" and "down" is "up". I think many people are angry and confused because what they see in their daily lives–upheaval, struggle, fear–does not match much of the rhetoric coming from the people who have their hands on […]

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