“If I go, here’s one last kick on my way out”

The spite toward Democrats and Obama and the dismissal of the health care of nearly half-a-million poor people in their states as unimportant is almost unbelievable. From TPM: Under bills passed in Georgia and Kansas recently, even if a Democratic candidate were to pull off an upset and take the governor’s seat, they would not …

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Republicans are still evil

The party’s Senate membership is made up of hateful people who lost whatever iota of human kindness they once had. Why else would they once again block a plan to extend (paid-for) unemployment benefits to the 1.7 million Americans (in many cases, their constituents!) who lost their benefits in December? Benefits lost at the time …

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Things wrong with banks, item the 413th

They reward the guys who lead the banks into calamity. Case in point, Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase. This week, directors, gathered in a conference room at the bank’s Park Avenue headquarters overlooking a snow-covered Central Park, discussed what message their next decision on the bank chieftain’s compensation would send. The debate pitted a …

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Congress fails its bosses once again

The miserable overpaid political “leaders” of this country have failed the people that employ them once again. This time they have concluded that 1.3 million of their fellow Americans are not deserving of any financial help in staying afloat while they look for work. Specifically, they refused to extend unemployment benefits to those people beyond …

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Feed the rich, starve the poor

Today the House Republicans passed legislation which drops food stamps and other nutrition programs from the farm bill altogether but maintains all manner of subsidies for big Ag producers. I wish I could say I’m surprised by this, but I’m not. Lawmakers voted 216 to 208 to make changes to federal agricultural policy and conservation …

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