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Despite Deep Cuts, Defense Spending Deepens

Many of us watched in disgust the ministrations of our lawmakers as they preened, lied, cried, threatened, insulted one another and worst of all, showed their unbridled contempt for America as conservatives promised to shut down its government. The Tea … Continue reading

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New Hampshire GOP hate merchant (aka legislator) tags bishop as ‘pedophile pimp’

As a practicing Catholic, I excoriate Mr. Bettencourt for his disgraceful attempt to change focus by intentionally exploiting and churning up convenient negative public sentiment regarding a tragic scandal to assassinate the character of an opponent–hardly behavior one can accurately describe as Christ-like Continue reading

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Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

Think a million dollars is a lot of money? Well, according to a recent Fidelity Investments survey, forty percent of American millionaires don’t. In fact, prevailing opinion among those surveyed is that one needs $7.5 Million to feel wealthy. Continue reading

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Two Little Pigs:Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh-Hatred and Haiti

I’ve been trying to abstain from writing about things apt to appear ad nauseum elsewhere but try as I might, can’t leave this alone.  Even the right wing, not known for its exemplary compassion, should be running with the bulls … Continue reading

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Baucus Predictably Disappoints

In an effort to appease the right, Mr. Baucus, if successful, will apparently demonstrate once again the democratic party’s uncanny ability to roll over. assume to once again prepare for their proctologist’s expected invasion, only to find an insurances pinch-hitting. And woe to the uninsured.

If this impotent bill becomes law, the only celebrants will be big insurance, big pharma and their benefactors, including shameless profiteers like Max Baucus. Continue reading

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1 in 9 Americans Need Food Stamps

WASHINGTON-  Since its genesis in the 1960’s, America’s food stamp program has helped millions.  Once a recipient, I can attest both to the benefits of Food Stamps as well as the stigma attached to using them, the rolled eyes, impatient … Continue reading

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Economy: Worse Before Better in 2010

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), epic measures by the American Government to salvage its gasping economy and related industries should indeed bear fruit, but things will get worse before they get better. Continue reading

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Wells Fargo: SubPrime “Ghetto Loans” to “Mud People”

NY Times reporter Matt Roth writes that Wells Fargo intentionally steered minority applicants toward Sub Prime loans as a matter of policy.  Other than the NYT article and Raw Story’s link to it, I’ve seen little of this in trad/cable … Continue reading

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Homelessness: The Widening Chasm

As charitable organizations and homeless shelters struggle to accommodate skyrocketing need with resources dramatically cut and donations down, more families find they must fare for themselves. Continue reading

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Autoworkers May Lose Pensions

As GM considers bankruptcy, it also eyes skating on its obligation to retirees whose pensions are in the balance. Continue reading

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