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And other thoughts in a very interesting interview with Sheila Bair that came out today. Bookmark It

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We not only have to fight these bozos, we have to keep Obama from cutting a deal with them: The new House Budget Committee chairman hinted Monday that he had big plans for Social Security reform in the next two years, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A week after the House voted on a rule […]

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Elizabeth Warren has sunk Antonio Weiss, the Wall Street nominee for Treasury: WASHINGTON — Wall Street banker Antonio Weiss has asked President Barack Obama not to renominate him to a top Treasury Department post because of the fight being waged against him by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other Democrats. First reported by Politico, Weiss […]

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The Republicans are talking about it, too, but the actual policies they’re proposing are (you’ll never guess) based on tax breaks for the wealthy! In a sharp departure from party leaders’ proposals over the last few years, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today announced an action plan to create, in his words, “the kind of […]

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My head hurts

I just got off the phone with the IRS, who is threatening to seize my bank accounts. They want me to make $185 a month installment payment on what I owe, and as a condition, to also make a $287 per quarter payment of estimated taxes. This is just incomprehensible to me. I suppose I’m […]

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And takes another swipe at capitalism: Pope Francis strongly defends his repeated criticisms of the global market economy in a new interview released Sunday, rebutting those who accuse him of “pauperism” by saying he is only repeating Jesus’ message of caring for the poor. “Jesus affirms that you cannot serve two masters, God and wealth,” […]

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Salman Rushdie has issued an eloquent denunciation of the fanatics who murdered eleven in Paris in the name of their god: I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. ‘Respect for religion’ has become […]

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Of the Obama administration: Let me see the TPP draft! Bookmark It

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Is it possible to be paranoid and arrogant as hell at the same time? Sure it is, if you’re a cop. Swamp Rabbit asked me how I could say such a thing. I told him to check out the NYPD goons who turned their backs to dis New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at […]

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Here we go again: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) condemned a dangerous new rule in the House of Representatives that would undermine Social Security by attacking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The unprecedented rule change would prevent the House of Representatives from passing clean reallocations of the Social Security Trust Fund. […]

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