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Posted by KQµårk 死神 On Jan - 21 - 2010 109 COMMENTS

According to AP “Obama Steps Up His Campaign Against Wall Street Banks”. It seems like the first part of President Obama retooling his efforts is to reach out to the people and reign in the institutions people are rightfully directing their anger towards. President Barack Obama stepped up his campaign […]

Posted by whatsthatsound On Jan - 11 - 2010 66 COMMENTS

Click image to enlarge Keep you doped with religion, and sex and TV; and you think you’re so clever and classless and free; but you’re still f**king peasants, as far as I can see – John Lennon, “Working Class Hero” Who Wants to Be a Revolutionary? Oh, there’s anger out […]

Posted by dgraz On Jan - 9 - 2010 35 COMMENTS

Click graph to enlarge I have heard many of the political pundits say that if the unemployment pictures does not improve we can expect one or more of the houses of congress to change hands, reverting back to a Republican majority. Not knowing what these predictions were based on I […]

Posted by AdLib On Jan - 9 - 2010 60 COMMENTS

I know this is hard to imagine but what if the financial industry in a nation conspired to create a dishonest system that looked to everyone else to be a sound and thriving economy but wasn’t? Now suspend your disbelief even further and imagine that out of greed, what such […]

Posted by AdLib On Jan - 8 - 2010 48 COMMENTS

It really isn’t hard to spot an economic “bubble”, all you have to do is ask yourself, “Where are all the voices of ‘common sense’ telling me is the one place to put my money?” Well, if you won’t take my word for it that gold is the new bubble, […]

Categories: Featured, The Economy
Posted by javaz On Jan - 5 - 2010 28 COMMENTS

The Conference Board Research Group has released the results of their survey regarding job satisfaction and the results show that 45% of Americans are content with their jobs. The lowest rate of job satisfaction since the study began over twenty-two years ago. The study concludes that workers dissatisfaction with their […]

Posted by KQµårk 死神 On Jan - 5 - 2010 48 COMMENTS

The next big issue Congress is addressing is regulation reform.  It is bad enough that there are corporate Democrats that are going to water down most financial regulations.  But the one truly inspired idea is the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA).  One of the basic reasons […]

Posted by AdLib On Dec - 29 - 2009 8 COMMENTS

Thanks to a discussion on NPR yesterday, I became aware of a little provision in tax law that in the age of the wealthy consolidating greater wealth, is an abomination. Due to the Bush changes to the Estate Tax(or as the Repub propagandists call it, the “Death” Tax) and because […]

Posted by Scheherazade On Dec - 24 - 2009 14 COMMENTS

From Talking Points Memo: Tea Partiers’ Next Target: American Business? The end-all-regulation, my-health-insurance-company-is-just-fine-thanks crowd in the Tea Party movement have found an unlikely target for their next national effort: Corporate America. The Tea Party Patriots group is planning a “National Day of Strike” for Jan. 20, one year to the […]

Posted by SueInCa On Dec - 9 - 2009 32 COMMENTS

RADICAL RIGHT The Billionaires Behind The Hate December 8, 2009 by Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Matt Corley, Benjamin Armbruster, Zaid Jilani, Lee Fang, and Alex Seitz-Wald Billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch are the wealthiest, and perhaps most effective, opponents of President Obama’s progressive agenda. They have been looming in […]

Categories: Featured, The Economy
Posted by AdLib On Dec - 2 - 2009 54 COMMENTS

Today the Dow hit a post-crash high, 10510.65. THE RECESSION IS OVER! So get up out of that tent, out from under that overpass and toss that “Will Work For Food” cardboard sign down and howl up at the sky, “I’m glad as hell and I’m going to keep taking […]

Categories: The Economy, The Media
Posted by AdLib On Nov - 17 - 2009 172 COMMENTS

The stock market is over 10,000. Banks are declaring billions in profits. Just one problem. There ain’t no jobs! It is not unusual for jobs to be the last thing that comes back from a recovery…but this is not your grandparent’s recovery. Is it even a recovery at all? In […]

Posted by KQµårk 死神 On Nov - 10 - 2009 12 COMMENTS

I think the Fed is being scapegoated to some extent, but like the CIA failures, the financial system collapse did happen on their watch and I support Congress in creating new financial oversight agencies to prevent future financial collapses (to handle “too big to fail” institutions), re-regulate the financial system and […]

Categories: Featured, The Economy
Posted by KQµårk 死神 On Oct - 15 - 2009 3 COMMENTS

Of course you will not see these headlines on most progressive blogs because it does not fit into the outrage, no change and doom and gloom memes but the House Financial Services Committee voted today to start regulating the types of derivatives that lead to the financial collapse. These new […]

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 24 - 2009 61 COMMENTS

As Michael Moore’s new film, “Capitalism, A Love Story” is coming out its seems an appropriate time to reflect on the character of American capitalism and how it has usurped social responsibility and democracy in this country. In the remarkable documentary, “The Corporation”, a segment of the film is dedicated […]

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 21 - 2009 19 COMMENTS

Despite complaints about his ego, filmmaking style and his overexposure in the 2004 elections, Michael Moore remains the most effective, progressive and influential filmmaker out there. Expect the MSM to attack Moore for the hypocrisy and corruption spotlighted in this film, as they did with Sicko and Fahrenheit 911. There […]

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