Monthly Archives: May 2011

Not rich enough for a tax break, but poor enough for a wage cut

Check out this from Truthout. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is taking corporate welfare to unprecedented new levels. While the country watched the protests in Wisconsin spill into the State Capitol Building, Snyder was passing a controversial bill that many consider … Continue reading

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There will soon be 7 billion of us

Take a look at the graphic here and look at the sobering graph there, too.

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Killing Osama bin-Laden

Amidst all the jingoistic chest-thumping about the assassination of Bin Laden, why not get another perspective? Check out all these articles before joining the woot-woot cheering: Obama has doubled down on Bush Administration policy of targeted assassination, with Jeremy Scahill. … Continue reading

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Your pain, their gain: How high gas prices impoverish the many while enriching the few

Check out this from Huffington Post: The next time you’re gritting your teeth as you fill your tank with $4 gas, here’s something to consider: Your pain is their gain. The last of the Big Five oil companies announced first-quarter … Continue reading

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The Progressive Caucus proposal: The only honest plan on the table

Check out this article in Rolling Stone, with illustrative graphs: The budget has more of what Americans say they want — new taxes on the rich and cuts to defense — than either the GOP’s or the president’s budget. And … Continue reading

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Wow! Vermont passes single-payer healthcare law

Check out this. Uh oh, but what about Medicare’s math problem: Taxes – benefits = trouble on NPR? Yeah, yeah, just look at the comments that follow: “America will never improve their inefficient, expensive health care system as long as … Continue reading

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A radical plan to cut military spending

Check out this on NPR. “As Congress and the White House set a higher priority on cutting the budget deficit, a retired military man sees ways to reap major savings. In a plan he acknowledges as “somewhat radical,” former Army … Continue reading

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FDR’s second Bill of Rights

See this short video. This is how a president should talk: To hell with wars, let’s feed and clothe the world with all the military money. How far we have fallen since the New Deal!

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