Predatory practices that used to be detrimental to third world countries have become standard to corporate welfare seekers from U.S. coffers. Tax shelters are their answer to the benefits, and concessions, they’ve been given by our government. Now it’s time to end that approach, and bring profits back where they belong. The taxpayer doesn’t have an obligation of charity toward the businesses made possible by hard work here at home.
|By: KevinZeese Sunday August 8, 2010 9:39 am|
Historian Tony Judt died yesterday. His last book “Ill Fares the Land” described how we need a new economy where wealth concentration is ended and where the necessities of the people are met in a new economy. To achieve that new economy a vision needs to be shown through new language.
|By: washunate Thursday August 5, 2010 9:00 am|
Adding a little personal commentary and context to Krugman’s post on deflation.
|By: washunate Monday July 19, 2010 7:00 am|
If financial reform is so great, great! That means we can finally end all those programs giving public monies to private actors.
|By: Ruth Calvo Saturday July 10, 2010 8:00 am|
During the past decade of wingnut control, a lot of laws have been slipped in that are only now beginning to take effect. In a recent event in N. Texas, we’ve discovered that in cases of a corporation making an error that costs you, you get to pay.
|By: KevinZeese Friday July 2, 2010 12:26 pm|
The United States can be fiscally responsible and meet the urgent necessities of the American people by stopping corporate welfare to concentrated industries, taxing the wealthiest that profited from three decades of tax breaks and reigning in weapons and war spending. Expanding Medicare to cover all Americans will save money and improve health. And, Social Security is essential to most Americans and is a contract between the government and the people that should not be broken.
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday March 30, 2010 8:23 am|
The NYT Business page reports that AT&T, Caterpillar, Deere & Company and many other large corporations are complaining that the new health reform law will strip them of a large tax subsidy. But the provision is a corporate scam for looting taxpayers and raising drug prices.
|By: cocktailhag Monday March 1, 2010 11:17 am|
We’re repeating the mistakes of the bellbottom era by going back to nuclear power.
|By: Ann in AZ Saturday December 26, 2009 2:56 pm|
This post is my response to a particularly offensive comment by mwl at Raw Story on a story entitled: Final battle brewing over public option
By Raw Story
Friday, December 25th, 2009 — 1:55 pm
(I did some sprucing up after the fact.)
|By: Ruth Calvo Saturday December 12, 2009 8:00 am|
Masquerading as pro-business has been the tactic used by the criminal corporate interests that controlled Texas, then the U.S., over far too many years. Voluntary compliance was its weapon of mass pollution.