Category Archives: Financial Collapse

Just Who Are The Job Creators? Hint: Not Who Republicans Say

Henry Blodget is the CEO of Business Insider, a site that has over 25 million visitors a month. Simply put, Blodget’s resume as a financial analyst, and success in the world of business is impressive. Blodget has written a column … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Officially Wins Me Over

“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, … Continue reading

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Angry Republican Donors Give To Democratic GA. Senate Candidate Nunn

Citing anger at Washington Republicans for shutting down the government and threatening to default on the national debt, major donors to Republican causes in Georgia are now donating to Michelle Nunn, daughter of four term Senator Sam Nunn and the … Continue reading

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Tesla Succeeds In The Free Market Despite Conservative Pushback

The electric car manufacturer Tesla has been in the news for paying off a government loan 9 years early.   That is fantastic news for folks (like myself) who appreciate the success of a company that makes very high end electric vehicles, … Continue reading

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Radical Right Blames Dubya for Housing Crisis and Loss of Wealth by Minorities

Now that the President has submitted his nomination for Director of Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the agency that regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the right-wing has begun their anti-government propaganda to obstruct the nomination. From ThinkProgress.org: The first … Continue reading

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of … Continue reading

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Scarborough Gets It Doubly Wrong

Paul Krugman was a recent guest on Morning Joe.  That appearance led Joe Scarborough to write an opinion piece titled Paul Krugman vs. the world.  Scarborough starts off on a bad note with an attempted bastardization of Krugman’s position on deficit spending:  Mr. … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering, Jury-Rigging and Judicial Rewriting Are the Wave of the Future, Conservative Soldiers!

Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs!  I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty.  What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the … Continue reading

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Dear Obama. For The Good Of The Nation, Rescue The Hostages!

The lead story on the front page of Huffpo right now is titled “WE’RE KEEPING OUR HOSTAGES”.  The post details how John Boehner told Fox News Sunday that congress would never give control of the debt ceiling to the executive branch. John Boehner (R-Ohio) … Continue reading

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It’s D-Day in the Class War

“We cannot negotiate with those who say, ‘What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.’” –John F. Kennedy On November 6th, 60 million Americans waited in line to yank the monkey wrench from Congress.  We reappointed our Democratic general … Continue reading

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The GOP Needs to Move Further Right and Suppress the Vote Better: A Modest Proposal

It would appear that many of these “voters” gathered the wrong message from our pitch.  As he poured my wine, Reginald observed that Romney, old boy, convinced the commoners he’d had such an illustrious career in the private sector that … Continue reading

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Closing Argument: Do We Reward Leadership Or Hostage Taking

First let me allow that Marc’s closing argument is simply masterful and mine will pale in comparison.  Marc looks at various points in American history compared to our current situation and gives a well written and compelling case to vote for … Continue reading

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