"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
7/18/1977 "Bad investments slash Teamsters pension fund WASHINGTON (AP) - A Teamsters Union pension fund, which poured money Into casinos and other questionable transactions, may have lost half its assets in bad investments, Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-I11., charges. Percy, whose statement will be delivered at a Senate committee hearing Monday, said losses of the Central States Teamsters Pension Fund could total between $500 million and $700 million. He released his-statement Sunday.
The super committe is turning into the worst of the worst example of what is wrong with our democracy.
The following excerpt was taken from David Harvey's book "The Enigma of Capital" page 220:
Pony boy would be laughing his butt off right now. Now that the middle class has been getting screwed by the upper class they want to whine about how unfair it is. Comical. But I guess it's good for something. I know that if the lower class was to do this we would have been shot with real bullets already. And no one would care. And I know no one would care cause it's been going on for a long time. You think you know police brutality,unjustified arrests. Sure. I think thats why I don't see any larg minority groups involved. They know what will happen to them.
My plan is to raise my own taxes. I hear all these statistics about folks wanting the government to raise their taxes. For my 2011 filing, I plan to take less deductions and raise my own taxes a bit. Stop saying, "Raise my taxes" and just do it yourself if you are so inclined.
“…You got another COMING!...”
ROCK ON 99%
I can't believe some of us who are in the 99% are actually condemning what those magnificent protestors are trying to accomplish. The video discusses it.