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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

How to stifle innovation

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Millionaire healthcare fraud Gov. Rick Scott doesn’t give a shit about the uninsured — because he can’t squeeze any profit from them: In case there’s anyone left who thinks Scott cares if even more Floridians die without health insurance, this quote from Scott in the New York Times should clear that right up for you. […]

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Bill Moyers with a roundup of Emanuel administration scandals even I didn’t know about! Like this one: Indeed, the mayor faced a drumbeat of outstanding journalistic exposés all throughout the campaign. The Chicago Sun-Times reported on Deborah Quazzo, an Emanuel school board appointee who runs an investment fund for companies that privatize school functions. They […]

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That’s the percentage of Republican voters who support Net Neutrality: House Republicans are trying to block the new net neutrality rules passed by the FCC, and are turning a victory for the open internet into an Obama conspiracy theory. In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the Republicans threatened to block the new net […]

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Insurance carriers that administer the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program are asking Hurricane Sandy victims to keep quiet about allegations of fraudulently altered engineering reports. In exchange for settling claims with FEMA, the private insurers want homeowners to give up their right to cooperate in any state or federal investigations. Steve Mostyn, […]

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How about that? In January, the town of Seatac, Washington, put in to effect a new $15 per hour Minimum Wage. No ramp ups, no tiered implementation. One day it was the state standard, the next, the highest minimum wage in the nation. The Koch Brothers sank a fortune to fight this measure, which fell […]

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So Christie’s claiming that the court ruling saying he couldn’t get out of making the agreed-upon state pension payments is a liberal activist judge overriding the “will of the people.” But the real problem is that Chris Christie tripled the NJ management investment fees to build up Wall Street support for his presidential run, and […]

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And it leads you right to a Koch climate whore: A prominent academic and climate change denier’s work was funded almost entirely by the energy industry, receiving more than $1.2m from companies, lobby groups and oil billionaires over more than a decade, newly released documents show. Over the last 14 years Willie Soon, a researcher […]

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Remember, this movement started with no help (let alone leadership) from the political establishment on the minimum wage organizing, and this certainly wasn’t driven by electoral politics. This was accomplished by the workers themselves and some good old-fashioned organizing, and those organizers who helped pulled it off should be congratulated: BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores […]

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If it wasn’t for these worker visas, employers might have to pay a living wage and provide safe working conditions! Can’t have that: NEW ORLEANS—Yesterday, a jury awarded over $14 million in damages to the plaintiffs of David v. Signal International, the first of a series of lawsuits that together constitute one of the largest […]

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