Tag Archives: corporate welfare

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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Going after corporate tax cheats like Bank of America and G.E.

Today was designated a national day of protest by US Uncut – a grassroots organization engaged in direct action against corporate tax cheats. Today’s protests, which took place across 40 states, focused primarily on Bank of America. Here, with more on why Bank of America was chosen as a target, is a clip from The […]

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It’s time to peel off the Obama decals and set the lobbyists on fire

According to Reuters today, Obama is urging “a new spirt of compromise on healthcare.” What might that mean, you wonder. Well, Senator Jay Rockefeller seems to think it means big payoffs to the healthcare industry, in exchange for a hollow legislative victory. He estimates that, in the current draft of the healthcare reform bill being […]

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