This is what pissed me off about the government shutdown and the subsequent cuts: Ever hear Obama explain how bad they were, and what the long-term consequences would be? Of course not. This is the guy who was pushing the Grand Bargain, he wanted cuts! And look how well that’s working out for the rest […]
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What is the big fucking deal? People are poor now, more people than ever. Yes, they have jobs — shitty jobs. Most likely, more than one job, which might make it look better than it is. People are killing themselves, running just to stay afloat. Do they want medals? Fuck these cheerleaders, the people in […]
I read things like this and I think, “Yeah, there’s going to be a revolution.” We don’t know when, and we don’t know what will light the fuse, but it’ll happen. Because they’re just too fucking greedy to let it go on: On the morning of Jan. 29, construction workers were building a seawater pipe […]
She occasionally gives a million or two to pet causes, the way you or I might give a dollar to a panhandler. How nice: Alice Walton, an heir to the Walmart fortune, is worth $35 billion. Today, a lot of poor people stood outside her house and yelled at her. Those poor people were Walmart […]
Because they’re job creators and it’s God’s will, of course: For the second year in a row, America’s richest 14 individuals made more from their annual investments than the $80 billion provided for people in need of food. Nearly half of the food-deprived are children. Perversely, the food stamp program was CUT because of a […]
With Thomas Frank: That’s right. Regulatory capture, this is an old problem. I was writing about it, obviously, in the Bush days. But President Obama had a golden opportunity when he came in to change the system and I just don’t feel like it has changed, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aside. I mean, are […]
What do they mean, “if”? Ha ha, just kidding! I meant, “when” they refuse to indict Darren Wilson: (Reuters) – Missouri authorities are drawing up contingency plans and seeking intelligence from U.S. police departments on out-of-state agitators, fearing that fresh riots could erupt if a grand jury does not indict a white officer for killing […]
I’m just too angry to write about it. Read Will Bunch. Don’t skip the comments. And once again, let me remind you this is merely a plan to bust the union and bring in newbie teachers who will work cheap. Here in Philly, they even built subsidized housing to underwrite their shitty salaries!
David Dayen has a piece in the Financial Times that explains another reason Republicans want the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to fail: Because they can shut down bad banks in a way the Department of Justice can’t: After This American Life recently removed the mystery from the New York Federal Reserve’s cozy relationship with Goldman […]
Why the FCC will ignore our comments.