Monthly Archives: June 2011

Drowning the Middle Class in the Bathtub, part 2






Yesterday the public won one: The Senate upheld rules reining in debit card ‘swipe fees’ in the Dodd-Frank legislation passed last year. The vote was uncomfortably close—with 54 senators voting to delay implementation of much-needed rules limiting the fees. Banks and major credit-card lenders, the same people helping drive college kids to suicide for years Read More

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Governor Palin’s Ride






Governor Palin’s Ride   Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of Palin’s requital for snubs severe From electable candidates, in 2008: Hardly a politico can now relate He remembers that famous time and year.   She said to her friends,–“If Romney announce By land or sea from the town tonight, Tweet a message, or Read More

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Drowning the Middle Class in the Bathtub, part 1






Alan Greenspan called for eliminating the debt ceiling –and the press missed the story. In response to Republican so-called budget proposals, President Obama says it best: “There’s nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.” That has not stopped the Read More

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