Dayen’s Roundup from Pay Your Taxes! April 16, 2012

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 6:15 am

Dayen’s news roundup from April 16, 2012, with stories about ALEC, White House lobbyists, Too-Big-To-Fail, mortgage settlement enforcement, GSA, humble Mitt, World Bank, Saez and Piketty, Corey Robin, Allen West and Silvio’s stripping nuns!

 

A Dissenters’ Digest for April 1-7

By: Saturday April 7, 2012 7:00 pm

A look back at the week’s stories covering whistleblowers, watchdogs, and government accountability.

We Can’t Restore Our Country If We Underpay the Folks Restoring Our Buildings

By: Friday August 13, 2010 5:15 pm

We will not get out of this recession until wages stop falling. And one way to ensure that happens is to make sure skilled craftsmen get paid a viable wage. Apparently, we have to start that fight right on White House grounds.

The Cost of Delayed Confirmation Votes is Getting Higher

By: Saturday January 9, 2010 9:00 am

Martha Johnson’s nomination to head up the General Services Administration has been waiting for a Senate vote since June. Meanwhile, the acting administrator has tired of being away from his family in Denver, and the agency chief of staff has tired of waiting for a new boss to arrive.

There’s a price to be paid when an administration doesn’t push to get its nominees confirmed — and the price is only going to go up.

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