Posts Tagged ‘ Republican ’

SEC Wistleblower: More Madoffs to come.

December 27, 2008
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SEC Wistleblower: More Madoffs to come.

An SEC whistleblower says there are more Madoff-sized frauds to come. In retrospect, the fraud that pervades Wall Street is exactly what we should expect under the blind eye of an administration run by people - that is to say, Republicans - who believe that markets self-regulate and the main job of government is to…

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U.S. 4th Worst In Income Inequality

October 26, 2008
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U.S. 4th Worst In Income Inequality

OECD Report: The U.S. has the 4th worst income inequality, behind Mexico, Turkey and Portugal of the 30 OECD nations. U.S. wealth inequality is even worse. The richest 1% hold 25-33% of the country's total net worth, the top 10% hold 71%. (By comparison, OECD average: top 10% hold 28% of wealth.) Redistribution of income…

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McCain and Palin – a Couple of Mavericks

October 25, 2008
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McCain and Palin – a Couple of Mavericks

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Bob Conley Debates Lindsey Graham on SC ETV: First Impressions

October 12, 2008
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My overall impression: If you ignore his track record and his slavish devotion to George Bush and John McCain, Lindsey Graham presented himself as the more capable and prepared candidate.Conley handled himself pretty well for a newcomer to the political stage. He landed some solid blows to the Republican status quo and some of Graham's…

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McCain: “That One” Kicked Your Ass

October 9, 2008
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Obama came across to me and the room full of (mostly liberal) folks I watched the debate with as exactly the statesman we need to take control and lead the nation out of these troubled times. I could easily picture Obama representing the United States in tense and complex negotiations with othe world leaders. I…

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America Witched By Voodoo Economics

October 4, 2008
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The collapse of U.S. financial markets is as complete a repudiation of so-called "free market" capitalism as the collapse of the Berlin Wall was a repudiation of Soviet-style socialism. It is plain for the world to see that financial markets self-regulate about as effectively as a room full of unsupervised 2 year olds. And when…

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