August 2011

John and Mitch: Put Up or Shut Up

If I hear another Republican say “We can’t tax the job creators” or “Tax cuts for the rich create jobs” one more time, I think my head may explode. Anyone who has passed Intro to Economics in College understands that this concept is on par with Greek mythology; unfortunately to the corporate puppets it has become their religion.

Military-Industrial Complex has Bradley Manning: Fossil Fuel Industry has Tim DeChristopher

Move over Bradley Manning, Obama’s Economic Royalty have another prisoner this time it’s Tim DeChristopher. Tim – an uppity little peasant – had the AUDICITY to act out to protect the environment. Something that will simply not be tolerated in today’s peasants.

Debt Deal: Cuts to the Masses now and – time passes – then Tax Cuts to the Rich?!

seperation by time,...not very original but I bet a lot of people will over look Obama effectively giving special interest groups control over tax code revisions provided "no new taxes".

Complexity, like you would find in the tax codes, is the lobbyists best friend.

p.s. remember how Presidential calls for tax code revisions played out under Ronald Reagan?

Elizabeth Warren\the People or Wall Street?: Obama's chooses Wall Street for $26 Million

Elizabeth Warren or Wall Street: Obama's $26 Million Decision

9th anniversary of the torture memos: a letter to my elected leaders

Dear Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Representative Ellison:

Today is a sad day. It is the ninth anniversary of the John Yoo-Jay Bybee "torture memos," which were eventually withdrawn after unsuccessfully attempting to define torture out of existence. But it's our actions in the nine years since that time that truly sadden me.

Boiled Frog

Many years ago (in the 60’s) while in high school, I remember learning of the all the horrific things that happened in Nazi Germany. How could a people go along with such terrible stuff? This could never happen here! Wasn’t there a point in time when the people stood up and said “this is I cannot condone and I will not go along it”.

It is not what we want but!

No pain, no gain; No thorns, no throne; No cross, no crown.You've got to go through the negative before you get to the positive. Now we have to be the adults in the room suck it up and let the children learn what it fells like to do without. When all the cuts start being felt people are going to be upset and change there thinking.

Alterations in a Golden Eye

Til now, the deal was

5.6 UPRR pyramid
- 2.4 (raise ceiling)
= 3.2 trillion the UPRR does not have to put back now to Cover Its A, aka CIA

3.2 + 1.2 cuts
= 4.4 trillion the UPRR does not have to account for now.

4.4 +1.2 cuts next year etc.
= 5.6 trillion intact original POOL + profits made on pyramided acquisitions of the 4.4 trillion kept, less losses due to downgrading of U.S. credit rating.

Today's Deal Is

Fixing Responsibility of Christian Extremism

Sajjad Shaukat

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The Problem Isn't a "Trade War" - The Problem Is Trump

Thom plus logo The United States needs to protect its domestic economy. We need to protect jobs in manufacturing. We need to rebuild manufacturing. But this needs to come from a comprehensive, coherent, multifaceted strategy that may well include tariffs.