Monthly Archives: October 2011

Outside Groups Eclipsing G.O.P. As Millions Pour In

At a time when the Republican National Committee remains weighed down by debt, outside conservative groups, freed from contribution limits by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision last year, are playing an ever larger role and operating in an increasingly … Continue reading

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How to Fix the Wealth Gap Without Killing America’s Dynamism: Mark Dow

http://d.yimg.com/nl/techticker/site/player.swf The gap between the rich and the poor is big and getting bigger in America. “The distribution of market income became more unequal almost continuously between 1979 and 2007,” according to the report from the Congressional Budget Office. Here’s … Continue reading

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Obama’s Recovery Act worked just fine, thank-you

Source: ThinkProgress CHART: ‘Life Without Stimulus’ — The U.S. vs. The U.K. | At Tax.com, Martin Sullivan rebuts those who claim that the 2009 Recovery Act (i.e. the stimulus) did nothing to boost the economy. “Republicans constantly remind us that … Continue reading

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There is no liberal, or libertarian, or conservative who should defend this corruption

There is no liberal, or libertarian, or conservative who should defend these policies. There is no liberal, or libertarian, or conservative who should defend this corruption. The single problem we all should be able to agree about is a political … Continue reading

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Koch Brothers lie to Congress, claiming no involvement in XL pipeline

In recent months Koch Industries Inc., the business conglomerate run by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, has repeatedly told a U.S. Congressional committee and the news media that the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline has “nothing to do … Continue reading

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Proof that “we need to deregulate our job creators” is bullshit

Source: Suzy Khimm at WonkBlog The United States is the fourth-easiest place in the world to do business, according to a new World Bank report measuring business regulation. Trailing only Singapore, Hong Kong, and New Zealand,  the U.S. has performed … Continue reading

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Quarterly report for the super committee

The super committee is doing an excellent job achieving it’s primary goal of getting reelected. The six House members of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction raised at least $371,690 from the finance, insurance, and real estate (FIRE) sector in … Continue reading

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