Tag Archives: corporate welfare

why the deficit and budget deal is a big thing

While we appear to have dodged the bullet (provided the next set of votes go through, that is), I thought it was still of importance to understand why this whole thing has been so important and why it has taken … Continue reading

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this would never be accepted — but it’s good to fantasize…

If nothing else, we need a concrete sort of ideal to work towards — any gains at all at this point will be of benefit to all of us (even to the intractable filthy rich 2% and the corporations — … Continue reading

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re-starting local lending

This is a very interesting article I think we would all do well to read. Yes, I’m aware of the irony — looking at a state level solution. But, really the notion that Democrats want federal level stuff and Republicans … Continue reading

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a lie is halfway around the world before the truth can tie its shoes

Two depressing articles have slunk past my nose recently. The first is this one from Washington Post by Phil Angelides: The real causes of the economic crisis? They’re history. and this one from the New York Times by Steven Greenhouse: … Continue reading

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shared sacrifice, by bernie sanders

A letter to the President: Shared Sacrifice Everyone understands that over the long-term we have got to reduce the deficit – a deficit that was caused mainly by Wall Street greed, tax breaks for the rich, two wars, and a … Continue reading

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we need something a bit more; they need something a bit less…

[Audio: English + music; Captions: auto-mediocre; Subtitled: most of it] The autocaptioning is a bit wonky on this one, but so much of this is effectively subtitled (e.g., people are saying what their signs say; during voice overs the graphs … Continue reading

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a mess of taxes

Let’s take a quick look at the restrictions on nonprofits incorporated under 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code: To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes … Continue reading

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this n that

Obama State Of The Union Speech 2011: FULL TEXT. By most accounts on twitter, a fairly mundane — even boring — speech. But you know what? Obama tends to put out exactly what’s needed for a particular speech. So he … Continue reading

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