Pres O: What the F" Don't You Get About Republican Intentions?
You came out of the meeting with Republican leaders and stood in front of cameras saying that you were optimistic about compromise to improve serious domestic problems.
They came out of the meeting saying that their base liked gridlock and they intended to maintain it.
Were you at the same meeting?
As GM Goes ...
With the big manufacturers facing bankruptcy and the Bernanke, Geithner and Obama triumvirate feeling the need to shred the safety net, it's conceivable that the middle class slide will not end simply in a lower standard of living, but in poverty and civil unrest.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
As long as deposits are insured, banks are fungible- which is proven every day as U.S. banks go under and are seamlessly absorbed by the FDIC, deposits, debts and all, consumers usually none the wiser.
Monday, February 23, 2009
The Stimulus and The Confidence Game
Forget the stop-gap teensy tax cut drivel and permanently eliminate the payroll tax on everyone making less than $75,000 a year as well as on the vulnerable small businesses that provide so many jobs. That will put another 7.65% of personal earnings into the economy and give businesses another 7.65% of payroll to use as needed. Now that's a stimulus!
Thursday, January 15, 2009(2 comments)
Requiem for Israel
As a horrified world watches Israel demonstrate its military supremacy over a poor and unarmed population, something else is happening. If you listen closely, you might hear a sad death knell in the distance, and it isn't for the Palestinians. What we may be witnessing now is Israel's slow motion suicide.
Detroit vs. Wall Street: The Trillion Dollar Class War
If anyone doubted that a class war is in progress, hidden beneath a variety of euphemisms, like 'bail out', 'downsizing,' 'outsourcing' and 'NAFTA', their doubts can now be given the decent burial that they deserve.
Trickle Up Poverty and the Paulson Railroad
The scare tactics that railroad decision makers into instant action with no time for responsible discussion are the way that the Patriot Act was passed. It's the method of a huckster. And just to make sure everyone understands that they're being taken for a one-way ride to the edge, Paulson insists that his decisions are not to be reviewed by 'any court or any administrative body.' Wouldn't that make him king?
Bashing Hillary; Electing Obama
Despite the fact that many of us think she has lost her way on some issues, she deserves respect for her sound record of liberal leadership and for being an intrepid trail blazer for women. She has kept the faith with us better, on most days, than we have with her.
Thursday, May 1, 2008(3 comments)
Texas Polygamy: Punishing the Victims
Texas authorities must have waited impatiently for a reason to storm the compound, and finally, tenuous as it was, they got it. It came in the form of anonymous calls from a woman who has not been found, detailing abuse that cannot be confirmed, in a compound where she did not live.
Thursday, April 10, 2008(1 comments)
The Reckoning: The U.S. As A Banana Republic?
The U.S. is headed for a lower standard of living thanks to globalization, rootless multinational corporations and a government that has been bought and paid for by lobbyists. This article explores life in a third world country.