The conservatives are following up on their decades-old plan to use tax cuts to create terrible deficits, and then use the resulting “debt crisis” to cut government. But cutting government doesn’t mean the costs go away, it means that we each have to bear those costs ourselves, [...]
One of New York City’s largest retail developers, Related, is reportedly in talks to help Walmart build its first of many stores in NYC. Despite vocal opposition from residents of the East New York section of Brooklyn (in which the store would be built), Related has declined repeated invitations to participate in public forums to [...]
Today’s GOP has bet the proverbial farm on Grover Norquist’s ‘No New Taxes’ mantra above and beyond everything else going on with our nation today.
Aside from supporting state’s with new and continued GOP majorities on attacking women’s healthcare, and any attempt to grant LGBT’s equal human rights (All causes that only [...]
"The world is a rigged game"
Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone: “Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.”
On winning and values
So, right-wingers, you want a society where families are stable, where everybody looks like you and shares your Christian faith, and where the government pretty much stays out of your business? It’s not in some Randian fantasy, it’s right here in the USA.
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