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Category Archive for '#OccupyWallStreet'
Can we please fix some infrastructure now? You’re looking at the biggest story involving the federal budget and a crucial one for the future of the American economy. Every year for the last six years in a row, the Congressional Budget Office has reduced its estimate for how much the federal government will need to […]
Not to beat a dead horse, but you really need to let your electeds know you oppose the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. It will only spread the misery and exploitation to an even larger segment of America: Setting limits on data and charging extra when customers exceed them is precisely the type of scheme that […]
This is the kind of sleazy crap that happens when you have cities scraping for money — they decide to take advantage of the vulnerable: Philadelphia law enforcement has transformed a once obscure legal process into a racket that treats Americans as little more than ATMs. Every year, the city collectsalmost $6 million in revenue from […]
Philly retired police captain Ray Lewis in Ferguson was interviewed by VICE: In 2011, when Middle American thought of the Occupy Movement as a smorgasbord of drum circles, a photo emerged of a former police captain being arrested by the NYPD. That was Ray Lewis, 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department. The Occupy Movement […]
David Dayen warns that Big Shitpile was never really fixed and that all the “extend and pretend” programs propping it up are about to run out. Wheee! Go read the whole thing, of course: We are nearly eight years removed from the beginnings of the foreclosure crisis, with over five million homes lost. So it […]
Here’s one. Putting Democrats in control gives us a chance to fix things like this: Joshua Cohen works with troubled student loan borrowers. What’s surprised Cohen lately is the increasing number of gray-haired people walking in his doors with a problem: A portion of their meager Social Security benefits are being taken by the government […]
I don’t have a problem with pension funds being repaid per se, but it seems crazy to me that no one seems to give a shit about helping the individual homeowners whose lives were ruined by this pirate banking system: As with the preceding JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup deals, questions have arisen about how much […]