When the corporate rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes, it leaves us more vulnerable to attack.
The Project for Government Oversight has written a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta reminding him that it’s U.S. taxpayers who pay for nuclear weapons in Europe.
It may not be much consolation to most Americans, but cuts to our nuclear-weapons program are a silver lining to our economic crisis.
If China’s tunnel system turns out to be for nuclear weapons, it makes Iran’s underground enrichment facilities seem like small change in comparison.
Between House and Senate Republicans, and those gung-ho for defense and those for cost-cutting, Republicans are diverging on nuclear weapons.
The United States can’t have it both ways: ratifying disarmament treaties while building facilities to arm nuclear warheads.
Imagine if a plant that produces a nuclear weapon’s pit, in which the chain reaction occurs, were rocked by an earthquake?
As with Iraq, U.S. and Israel extrapolating shreds of evidence against Iran into a casus belli. Gareth Porter’s investigation excerpted from the journal Middle East Policy.
"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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