I’m all for balancing the budget on the backs of the oligarchs and corporations and their foundations and their offshore holdings of trillions and their professional minions who make it all possible.
|By: masaccio Friday April 19, 2013 12:17 pm|
|By: masaccio Saturday April 21, 2012 4:00 pm|
The Great Crash posed one question for this country: who would bear the losses? Would it be the banks that caused the problems? The officers, directors and shareholders of those banks? Their careless counterparties? The investors who bought the fraudulent real estate mortgage-backed securities and the complex spin-offs? The owners of capital who threw money into hedge funds and other exotic investments expecting a geyser of money in return?
|By: masaccio Sunday January 29, 2012 10:40 am|
Politicians and pundits blather about ideological divides. How can that be when the Democrats have no ideology, unless you count “We suck less”.
|By: masaccio Sunday November 20, 2011 10:40 am|
When people believe things that are obviously untrue, and obviously not in their best financial interests, it means that Oligarchy has asserted control of the market in ideas.
|By: masaccio Thursday June 16, 2011 12:27 pm|
The Beltway Consensus is that we can only use government to create jobs if we stay inside three constraints:
1. We can’t tax the rich.
2. Any structural change to the economy must not affect the profitability of any corporate person.
3. Government can only create jobs by giving money to corporate persons in the hope they will hire people.
Can I have a side of ignorance with that stupid?
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday February 6, 2011 8:01 pm|
And, finally, we showed that people can demand that their government help find the solution. Given modern, technologically advanced 21st century medicine, it is, in fact, the least we should expect from our government.
A government that is the solution, not the problem — like the one you promised and delivered for so many of my dead friends.
|By: Ruth Calvo Saturday November 27, 2010 5:45 pm|
Sometimes it’s comedic to try carrying on a dialogue with the talking heads. This morning I was listening with fascination as WaPo economics fiction writer insisted that the consumer is responsible for the debacle in our economy, and if we don’t go shopping, unemployment will go up.
|By: masaccio Friday June 25, 2010 8:02 am|
The basic premise of America Speaks is that budget deficits are dooming us and must be stopped. That premise is wrong and fraudulent. Here’s why.
|By: masaccio Tuesday May 11, 2010 1:50 pm|
Republican tools plan to scare everyone with more tax fears, but the argument is nothing more than the execrable trickle-down nonsense. It’s time to raise taxes on the rich.
|By: masaccio Friday March 26, 2010 12:20 pm|
President Obama says nothing, even Social Security, is out of bounds for deficit reduction. This time he has to choose: average people or the rich. There isn’t some foolish compromise out there that will bring bipartisan support. There isn’t any way to triangulate against the dirty hippies. It’s us or them.