I was just browsing around today at Open Secrets. org when I noticed that Citigroup has contributed $853,930 to PAC’s and Individual Campaigns for 2010. Citigroup; the bank that American taxpayers bailed out to the tune of $45 Billion, only $31 Billion of which has been paid back. So let me get this straight; I bailed them out because they didn’t have any money. I know that’s simplistic, but stick with me. They were bailed out because they could not meet their obligations as a bank..translation: had no money. But for 2010 they have $850,000 to use to influence legislation. Sounds logical. I hope if I ever owe The Feds $14 Billion that they’ll look the other way while I try to bribe my favorite elected officials.
|By: politicalpartypooper Saturday July 31, 2010 11:26 am|
|By: organicconsumers Monday July 26, 2010 11:18 am|
Here are 10 reasons why Congress should pass HR 5577, Rep. Kucinich’s Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act.
|By: organicconsumers Monday June 21, 2010 7:49 pm|
Gen-M, “Generation Monsanto,” the first generation of humans force-fed genetically modified foods, hasn’t reached reproductive age yet (they were born in the late 1990s). But, if a critical mass of animal feeding studies are any indication, the millennial generation, reared on Food Inc.’s unlabeled “Frankenfoods” can look forward to a long-term epidemic of cancer, food allergies, sterility, learning disabilities, and birth defects.
|By: captjjyossarian Tuesday May 4, 2010 11:42 am|
Gretchen Morgenson writes in the NYTimes that GM “simply used other funds held by the Treasury to pay off its original loan.
|By: Jim Moss Friday April 16, 2010 1:00 pm|
Our love affair with our cars has also been fueled by the devious actions of a few major corporations. The once ubiquitous electric streetcar was driven into the ground by colloboration of Big Oil and Big Auto. It wasn’t a fair fight.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Friday February 26, 2010 9:53 am|
On the news that Whirlpool plans to move an Indiana factory to Mexico, joining so many other manufacturers abandoning America, the president of the largest manufacturing union in North America spoke to an expert on manufacturing about the crisis this exodus is causing the U.S. economy.
|By: SethDMichaels Thursday December 10, 2009 1:46 pm|
As the newly elected secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, I traveled the country this fall, talking with workers and hearing their concerns. The economic crisis is causing a lot of pain. So many people have no jobs, no health care—and many are losing their homes. And as I looked into the faces of young workers, the reality hit home that these young people are part of the first generation in recent history likely to be worse off than their parents.
|By: Lance Steagall Monday August 10, 2009 11:45 am|
In addition to making its financial obligations more manageable, GM’s government-structured bankruptcy eliminated its responsibility for the cleanup of polluted properties at discarded plant sites. As residents in beleaguered Flint, MI recognize, the eccentric bankruptcy slights more than mother nature:
|By: egregious Sunday June 7, 2009 4:59 pm|
Never thought I would see this happen.