Steve Rattner wants someone to stop stealing from our kids according to the headline of his blogpost in the NYT. The finger should be pointed backwards in Rattner’s case because if anyone is going to jeopardize the living standards of our kids it is wealthy people like Mr. Rattner.
|By: Dean Baker Saturday April 14, 2012 6:00 pm|
Steve Rattner put his ignorance on public display again in a column in the NYT. He told readers that counting the savings projected in Medicare as a result of the cost controls in President Obama’s health care reform as lowering the budget deficit amounts to double-counting. There is a simple word for Rattner’s claim: wrong.
|By: Dean Baker Saturday January 21, 2012 8:35 am|
The true statement here, that Rattner either does not understand or is trying to obscure is that the debt itself is not an inter-generational burden. Since ownership of the debt will ultimately be passed on to future generations (ignoring the portion that is held by foreigners — which a function of the trade deficit), the debt itself is not a generational burden.
|By: emptywheel Thursday November 18, 2010 2:04 pm|
When Steven Rattner published this piece on the GM IPO in HuffPo, he had not yet been sued by NY’s Attorney General for allegedly being “willing to do whatever it took to get his hands on pension fund money including paying kickbacks, orchestrating a movie deal, and funneling campaign contributions,” nor had he yet settled–with no admission of guilt–the SEC investigation that alleges he, “delivered special favors and conducted sham transactions that corrupted the Retirement Fund’s investment process.” Thus, it would go too far to call the Steven Rattner that published that piece a fraudster, or even an alleged fraudster.
But a big part of this victory lap is fraudulent.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday September 15, 2010 11:45 am|
There is some really twisted logic behind the notion that Obama would be vulnerable in 2012 if the economy’s bad, and yet the country would look to a creature of Wall Street like Mike Bloomberg for salvation. Of course, it’s equally twisted that the tea parties exploded in response to the bank bailouts, and yet Bain Capital billionaire Mitt Romney is their favorite for 2012. Maybe that gave them hope.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday September 7, 2010 12:40 pm|
Seriously? This is the person Zuckerman thinks should be representing New York as a member of Congress?
I’m sure someone at the Daily News must know that fifteen of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, two were from the United Arab Emirates, one was from Lebanon and one was from Egypt. That leaves exactly “zero” from Afghanistan who “attacked us.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday July 9, 2010 9:25 am|
Here are just a few of the people who wrote big checks to Reshma. Someone is going to have to explain to me how it’s morally superior to take money directly from people than it is PACS, or how it makes a candidate any less free from the influence of their donors.