Okay, I ought really be shoveling the 4 foot drift blocking my one and only egress from my apartment, but instead I wondered over to Ian’s blog. After reading this post I left this comment.
If Obama were truly a dictator you could lay the blame for the increased income disparity at his feet. However, [...]
Congress fakes budget deal to get out early for holidays WikiCommons
Today’s media will become rapturous over pretty much any line of bullshit that is fed to it by the power structure these days. A two-year budget that reduces the deficit by $2.3 billion in ten years, we are told by pundits and the [...]
Same as it ever was….
Christmas came a few days early for corporate interests and won’t arrive for the jobless as a result of the budget deal just announced. Seeking to avoid the public relations disaster of the last budget fight, Republican negotiator Rep. Paul Ryan worked out a deal to avoid another dust [...]
Job approval (+), disapproval (-) ratings since September – Obama and Congress. Polls since September that measured both presidential and congressional job approval. (pollingreport.com)
A new poll found that President Obama’s job approval rating dropped to 42%, and his disapproval rating hit 55%, an all time high. The popular question is how did [...]
It’s the Money Party in action!
The drama of the government shutdown and threatened default on government obligations is entirely unnecessary. It is also harmful to the people of the United States. Government workers and contractors are idle and without income. Their communities feel the economic impact. The threat of a default is stalling [...]
I rejoice that America has resisted William Pitt to Parliament, 1766
Sixteen years before the British gave up their war effort in the American colonies, William Pitt and others told King George III that he was absolutely wrong to kill and maim Americans seeking freedom. (Image)
Every day of every year from Pitt’s warning in [...]
CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn suspended Illinois lawmakers’ pay on Wednesday, following through on his warning of consequences if they failed to come up with a solution to the state’s nearly $100 billion pension crisis. The Chicago Democrat said he used his line-item veto power in a budget bill that was on his desk, [...]
Greed is good.
- Gordon Gekko, Wall Street
It seems as if we spend a good deal of attention span on the recession, or at least the mainstream media’s portrayal of it. If you get your news from the MSM, you’re probably thinking that the economy’s in good shape because the stock market has rebounded [...]
What the hell is Harry Reid thinking?
Reid insisted yesterday that all of these measures deserved a vote — but that including some of them in the main legislative package brought to the Senate floor would sink the entire effort. The main bill that Reid will introduce will have to get at least 60 votes [...]
Utah governor Gary Herbert is not amused. In fact, he’s pretty pissed off at the mindless Frankenstein of the March 1 sequestration that will result in robo-cutting federal programs across the country. He estimates that Utah will lose $550 million in federal funding abruptly.
“Utah’s fundamentals are strong, as evidenced by continued state [...]
We are at the mercy of fools. If members of Congress won’t stop the March 1 budget sequestration, there is a price to pay. Congress won’t pay it. We will.
Let’s start with one of the worst financial crises that can hit an individual or family – bankruptcy. Increased bankruptcies are just one [...]
A supplemental note of consolation for the myriad gobsmacked conservatives who are no doubt sobbing in their double-scotch-and-sodas today: GOP gerrymandering works (alas).