Tag Archives: corporate welfare

While Donald Trump is focused on using this crisis to create a $500B corporate slush fund, U.S. governors step in to fill the leadership void in the fight against COVID-19

In the absence of federal leadership, governors around the country are stepping up to fight the COVID-19 outbreak on their own. Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York is calling for retired health care workers to register with the state, asking that all hospitals increase their capacity by 50%, pushing for the construction of temporary medical […]

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Deficits v. Dolomite

My plan tonight was to write an awesome post about the GOP’s $1.5 trillion tax-cut of 2017, and how, contrary to what we were promised at the time, they didn’t “pay for themselves” by driving increased corporate investment, but instead pushed the federal deficit to a record-breaking $747.1 billion. None of this, of course, is […]

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Playing chicken with the Republicans over the Debt Ceiling

It looks as though President Obama has endorsed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s debt-ceiling proposal, which, according to the White House, would cut government spending by $2.7 trillion and increase the federal borrowing limit through 2012. It would seem that Democrats, in spite of the fact that they control the White House and Senate, have […]

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Matt Taibbi writes another great article that will outrage people, and ultimately make no difference

Every time I read a new article by Matt Taibbi, it occurs to me that I should probably stop making blanket statements about the poor state of American investigative journalism. I don’t say it enough, but I’m incredibly thankful that he’s out there, exploring that fertile strip of territory between those cultivated so successfully by […]

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The Boston Tea Party was in response to corporate oppression, not higher taxes

In a world beset by self-proclaimed historians like Glenn Beck, scribbling nonsense on blackboards, and making wild assertions that aren’t backed up by facts, I found this video, which actually revolves around real, first-hand accounts of the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party, to be extremely refreshing. For those of you who are […]

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