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79% of Americans are Dissatisfied with the U.S. Gov

A loss of faith.  According to a new Washington Post poll – 79% of Americans are dissatisfied with the United States government.  And only one out of four people ACTUALLY think our government can solve the nation’s economic problems.  It appears the 30-year effort by Republicans of dragging the good name of government through the mud by running government poorly – is working. 

Democracy Died First in Wisconsin – Long Live the Oligarchs

The Wisconsin recall election was the first major test of the new era in American politics. That new era began in January of 2010 when the US Supreme Court ruled in “Citizens United v. FEC” that the political voice of We The People was no longer as important as the voices of billionaires and transnational corporations.

Like Hosni Mubarak – These Bankster governments are now losing their consent to govern

First the Arab Spring - now the European Summer?  Violent riots continued for the third straight day across London and a number of other British cities – leaving buildings ablaze – cars torched and turned over – and storefronts vandalized and looted.  The riots began in Tottenham after police shot a man to death – but it quickly became clear that the unrest was less about police brutality – and more about Conservative auster

Mainstream Media Ignores S&P Attack On Republicans

Have you seen, anywhere, in any media, or even heard reported or repeated on NPR, the following sentence? “We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.”

Constitution doesn’t say, “We the millionaires…”

It’s good to be a millionaire in America.  A new report from the Center for American progress shows that millionaires are paying – as a share of their income – 25% less in taxes than they were in the mid 1990’s – 25% less!  But that’s not all – according to data from the IRS – in 2009 – 1,400 millionaires paid absolutely no taxes at all.  So just like some of the biggest transnational corporations in the world like GE a

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Can you afford food tasters to make sure what we’re about to eat is actually safe?

People who eat food are screwed.  Giant, transnational agribusiness corporation Cargill announced yesterday that it is recalling 36 million pounds of contaminated ground turkey – that has killed at least one person and sickened 76 others across 26 states.  Cargill is just now announcing the recall even though the outbreak started back in March.  Coincidentally – back in June – House Republicans passed legislation that g

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