Category Archives: richest 1%

Republicans are the real moochers and takers. Check that. It’s duped citizens who think they’re Republicans.

One of the most hilarious talking points coming from far-right Republicans and the Tea Party is that when “red states” like Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana are asked to bail out California or Massachusetts, that’s when they will finally become “fed … Continue reading

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Main Street: Your recovery will come from the left, not the right. #GetMoneyOut #NeverForget915

The American public got played (again) for chumps back in 1999 when we weren’t in the streets protesting Slick Willy’s signature of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. It wasn’t the first time, and it undoubtedly won’t be the last unless we’re willing … Continue reading

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Have We Not Learned That Bigger Is Not Better When It Comes to Banking?

How can this be a good thing? The very people who legally crashed our economy – and those who did it illegally and still haven’t gone to jail – and have kept their bonuses are now even bigger than before. … Continue reading

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Brooks is Wrong! We CAN #GetMoneyOut of Politics!

  Don’t believe him!!! We can get the money and corruption out of politics! Become a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the American Anti-Corruption Act at…. http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/

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#GetMoneyOut of Politics and We Can #StopKXL

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline need to understand and accept certain realities, and opponents need to do more than protest and sign petitions. Let’s start with a few realities and wrap up with a specific call-to-action we all should … Continue reading

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Unhappy Anniversary, Citizens United

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous “Citizens United” decision. Why should you care? Watch the 2 1/2 minute video at… …http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/ to get a sense of what money in politics is doing to us and to … Continue reading

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Let’s #NeverForget915 and the Lies of Trickle-Down Economics

On this, the 5th anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, Americans should take time to pause and remember this as yet another heinous crime of historic proportions perpetrated on Americans on a day in September. It wasn’t terrorists and … Continue reading

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Of UPS, Whole Foods, and Our Values as a Society

UPS is not alone in blaming Obamacare for recent business decisions. In the case of UPS, their decision is to drop benefits for the working spouses of 15,000 white-collar, non-union workers(1). Makes me wonder if fellow white-collar workers are paying attention to … Continue reading

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I Didn’t F*ck It Up. You Didn’t F*ck It Up.

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdn3O6aaMNc But it’s f*cked up! Now you can help to unf*ck it up by supporting the American Anti-Corruption Act! If you see this before Wednesday, July 15th, at noon,… See on didyoucheckfirst.wordpress.com

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“Bankers Are Balking at a Proposed Rule on Capital” Gretchen Morgenson – The New York Times

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst “Over the next two months, the regulators proposing this rule will no doubt encounter a lobbying buzz saw. Mr. Hoenig (vice chairman of the F.D.I.C.) said he and his colleagues were bracing for that. Bankers, after … Continue reading

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