Private Republican campaign fund-raising groups are concealing their donors from the public because the GOP does not trust American voters to handle the information. Republican operatives want to shield voters from knowing who is actually paying for GOP attack ads. The GOP fears the consequences if Americans know the truth – exactly which giant corporations and Wall Street banksters are funding vicious screeds against Democrats because those covert donors believe Republicans will deliver for big business.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Friday September 24, 2010 7:14 am|
This week Republicans made a Pledge to America in a bid to win votes in the mid-term elections. The GOP promised to indulge the rich with tax breaks and penalize the middle class with rescinded health care benefits and eliminated regulations protecting workers. When Republicans ran Herbert Hoover, they pledged a “chicken in every pot.” They gave the U.S. the Great Depression instead. The most recent Republican president gave the U.S. the Great Recession, and the GOP has responded by downsizing its promise to America. This time it’s just an egg — a rotten egg hurled at the middle class.
|By: Peterr Monday August 16, 2010 6:45 am|
Nelnet improperly exploits a loophole in the student lending regulations for years, and then last Friday afternoon settled a $1+ billion student loan fraud case for $55 million, just as college students head back to campus. Lovely.
But I’m sure that nothing like this could happen with insurance companies and the Health Insurance reform regulations, or the Wall Street firms and the FinReg rules . . .
Welcome back to campus, everyone.
|By: washunate Friday May 28, 2010 9:00 am|
How we allocate risk is one of the key questions we have left unanswered in the wake of health insurance reform.
|By: washunate Monday April 12, 2010 9:14 am|
We’ve gotten health insurance reform passed. Now let’s deal with the economics that make our system the most expensive – and wasteful – on the planet.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Thursday March 25, 2010 1:27 pm|
Every historic moment in this country compelled Americans to assess their values and choose sides. President Barack Obama’s signing of the landmark health insurance reform bill created such a moment. Now Americans must choose whether to side with the rich and the hate mongers or to align themselves with working people and hope.
|By: cassiodorus Wednesday March 24, 2010 6:06 pm|
Of all of the voting strategies commonly circulating in public discourse, the “lesser of two evils” voting strategy is best adapted to the two-party, majoritarian democracy which prevails in almost all electoral contests in the United States. This is a very brief look at the rationality of the “lesser of two evils” voting rationale.
|By: masslib Monday March 22, 2010 7:31 pm|
|By: dakine01 Saturday March 20, 2010 5:44 pm|
Discussion of events in US using China’s storm as starting point