Bernie Sanders: ‘Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal’

That’s a stumper of a stomper, WTF? My first reaction was ‘indeed!,’ immediately followed by: not the Kochs again! Smacks of more deflecting and shilling for the Dems from Bernie. “Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal,” Sanders said in a wide-ranging interview with the website. “That’s a right-wing proposal, which says essentially there […]

Corporate rule hurts the US more than shutdown

The Tea Partiers are undoubtedly viewing “job creators” (large corporate CEOs and managers) as essential to growing American jobs, wages, and prosperity. At the same time, when drilling deeper into their support of the free market capitalist system, they seem to be capable of distinguishing between “free market” capitalism and government rigged market corporatism; resting […]

The Problem Isn’t Fiscal; It’s Political Pensions Under Attack

  The Problem Isn’t Fiscal; It’s Political Pensions Under Attack by MARK VORPAHL, 07/13/12 Source: Counterpunch On Friday, July 6, President Obama signed into law a bill that would renew transportation programs and extend low interest rates on student loans for one year. While this minimal gesture resulted in, no doubt, sighs of relief from those […]

President Obama: Corporate Globalizer

  President Obama: Corporate Globalizer By Mark Engler, 07/06/12 Source: Dissent Magazine With recent revelations about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, it is now safe to say that President Obama has surpassed George W. Bush as a champion of the flawed and offensive ideology of corporate globalization. This argument requires some explanation. Here’s the backstory: As […]

A Pyrrhic Victory? In ACA Ruling, Roberts Court Takes Big Swipe At Social Safety Net

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  A Pyrrhic Victory? In ACA Ruling, Roberts Court Takes Big Swipe At Social Safety Net by Jessica Mason Pieklo, Hamline University, 06/29/12 Source: RH Reality Check When the legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act first started taking form, the assertion that Congress did not have the power to regulate the health insurance industry under either […]

Stephanopoulos: “You Reject That It’s A Tax Increase? ” Obama: “I Absolutely Reject That Notion”

    Stephanopoulos: “You Reject That It’s A Tax Increase? ” Obama: “I Absolutely Reject That Notion” Source: ZeroHedge From ABC STEPHANOPOULOS:  You were against the individual mandate… OBAMA:  Yes. STEPHANOPOULOS:  …during the campaign.  Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don’t. How is that not a tax? OBAMA:  […]

Obama Sells Out Labor and the Environment … Again

  Obama Sells Out Labor and the Environment … Again The Big Lies About Free Trade Agreements by ROB URIE, 06, 22, 2012 Source: Counterpunch This week the Obama administration was caught hiding behind secrecy agreements to mask its role in the latest ‘free-trade’ deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The pact is designed to further […]