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The “Fundamentals” Of A McBush Presidency

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Every now and then, one encounters words of utter clarity. Such is the case with Paul Krugman's observations in the aftermath of John McCain's infamous statement, "The fundamentals of our economy are strong". From The New York Times: Aha. I'm gathering, from my reading here and there, that most people don't know ...

Defrosting The Denial - The Bitter Bite Of 700 Billion Deaths

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Conventional wisdom would suggest that Americans should be heartened by the plan to stabilize the struggling financial industry. We Americans like action as it soothes the angst created by a stock market in free fall, a housing industry in the tank, a shrinking supply of job prospects, and a general ...

Barack Obama On The Economy: The Sharp Contrast Of Now

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

If you're still uncertain as to the reasons to support Barack Obama, you must watch the following video of a speech he delivered earlier today in Golden, Colorado. Obama offers perhaps the best explanation of the differences between the economic philosophy of the GOP and his vision for the future. ...

Making millions and billions off the working poor.

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Businessweek's Brian Grow and Keith Epstein did an in depth article on the corporations that prey upon our nations poor, specifically the working poor. The title of their article (listen to the podcast here): The Poverty Business . There is quite a lot of money to be made off ...

The Privatization of Your Fire Department

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

As you know, it’s been a record year for fires throughout the Western states, especially California. And the fire season has barely begun. The need for fire safety is on a collision course with the exploding population in fire-prone areas. More and more self-absorbed yuppies are moving to their own private ...

Socialism Is Evil! (Unless You Need A Corporate Bail-Out)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

"Ours is a system of corporate socialism, where companies capitalize their profits and socialize their losses...in effect, they tax you for their accidents, bungling, boondoggles, and mismanagement, just like a government. We should be able to dis-elect them." - Ralph Nader Conservatives hate socialism. We know this is true because they tell ...

Putting The Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Situation In Context

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Today, the stock market reacted negatively to speculation that the U.S. government could be forced to bail out the nations two largest sources of mortgage funding, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Of the 12 trillion in mortgage debt, the two giants account for slightly less than 50 percent...a full 5 ...

Expectations and Economics

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

It’s not what you have, but what you believe you can have that drives the American economy. We should all understand that Republican fiscal ideology is focused on benefits for the wealthy. It costs the wealthy too much to help out those down on their luck, so we shouldn’t do it ...

Let’s See, Who Hasn’t Been Squeezed and Gouged Yet? Renters!

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

If you’re renting — better enjoy the fantastic deal you’ve been getting. It might not last much longer. So far, banks and cell phone carriers have gotten most of the publicity for suckerpunching their customers with hidden fees, and changing the rules in the ninth inning. But other businesses are seeing ...

Tickets To Eternity On Sale For Three Easy Payments Of $19.99?

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

If you're not familiar with Newsmax, suffice it to say that it is a right leaning internet site...one that routinely spouts Republican talking points. I signed up for their email alerts a couple years ago and while I rarely read their rhetoric, I occasionally come across an item that defines ...

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