Monthly Archives: November 2009

Tracking the Growth of American Authoritarianism

Income Inequality Worse Than 1928
The past year has been good to the Forbes 400, $800,000 more.
After WW II, we had a powerful middle class, then Reaganomics started their demise.

 

Bad Deeds for 11-30-2009

  Forty Percent of Democrats Say They Probably Won’t Vote Next Year – Forty percent of self-identified Democratic voters say they are “not likely” or “definitely” won’t vote in next year’s Congressional elections, according to a little-noticed poll released over … Continue reading

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Redistribution of America’s Income – More for The Mega Rich or the Common Wealth?

In summary, America’s common wealth has been hit by a triple whammy: tax cuts for the rich far larger that can be considered fair, tax refunds to the rich via privateering, and by a shift of household income into the excessively reduced upper tax brackets. In addition, accountability for the nation’s common wealth has been transferred from our elected representatives and handed over to rich individuals mostly accountable to themselves and corporate CEOs who are only accountable to shareholders. The ultimate effect of all this transfer of wealth and accountability is that our government less able to protect and empower its citizens.

It’s time we all realize that privateering and tax cuts favoring the very wealthy are not what America needs. Just look at where they have gotten us – The Great Recession, a growing plutocracy, consumer debt at 100 percent of GDP, banks too big to fail, and ultimately the deaths of fellow citizens. Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-25-2009

  Bush Press Secretary Forgets 9/11 Attacks Occurred Under Bush – In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Tuesday night, the onetime Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino claimed there had been no terrorist attacks under President George W. Bush. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-24-2009

  US Discussed Iraq Regime Change a Month After Bush Took Office, Senior British Officials Say – The chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee in 2001 told investigators Monday that elements of the Bush Administration were pushing for regime … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-23-2009

  Woman Loses Health Insurance for Smiling on Facebook – Nathalie Blanchard, 29, took long-term sick leave from her job at IBM in Bromont, Quebec, more than a year ago for severe depression. She was receiving monthly benefits from her … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-18-2009

  Good Book Title – rogue: noun – 1. An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal. 2. One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp. 3. A wandering beggar; a vagrant. 4. A vicious and solitary animal, especially … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-17-2009

Effect of the Bush Tax Cut Extention – One picture says a lot:   Rudy Giuliani Falsely Claims Democrat Voted Against the House Health Care Bill – Rudy Giuliani falsely claims that the Democrat who won the NY-23 Congressional district … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-16-2009

Chamber Of Commerce Solicits Money For Economist Who Will Give Bad Review Of Health Care Bill – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is soliciting funds to pay an economist $50,000 to study health care reform legislation and issue (what the … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-12-2009

Fox News Would Never At Like That – Watch the video of Carrie Prejean blabbing and blabbing on Larry King’s liberal media show about how the liberal media won’t let her talk, and then she censors herself by removing her … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-11-2009

Fox News Host Falsifies Footage to Make Republican Health Care Protest Look Bigger – Fox News’ Sean Hannity interviewed Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann following an event aimed at stirring up a crowd against Democrats’ healthcare reform bill. Hannity said, “20,000+ … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-9-2009

  A Study in Contrast: tNASA shuttle contractor cancels merit raises for all employeesext vs. Three big banks to hand out bonuses averaging $250,400 each, almost five times the $50,303 median household income in the U.S. last year   Rep. … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-3-2009

  Joe Wilson: Pro-Swine Flu, Anti-Obama – In a June congressional vote on a supplementary appropriations bill , Rep. Joe Wilson joined 95% of Republicans and voted against the bill, which contained special funding to combat the H1N1 virus. However, … Continue reading

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Bad Deeds for 11-2-2009

  GOP Using Bad Math to Create Bogus Stimulus Figures, AP Says – Some Republican lawmakers critical of President Barack Obama’s stimulus package are using grade-school arithmetic to size up costs and consequences of all that spending. The math is … Continue reading

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