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The Superbowl Pandering Act of 2013

Yesterday, instead of dealing with the serious challenges confronting our nation, several U.S. senators introduced legislation that would compel the U.S. government to make NFL nickels. [...]

BREAKING: Patriot Act Reports on You Stay Sky High… And They’re Not About Terrorism

With the passage of the Patriot Act in 2001, the use of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the government regarding your behavior expanded greatly. The claim: snooping into your business would ferret out the terrorists in our midst. But new numbers released by the U.S. Government show that while the number of SARs sent to [...]

BREAKING: Patriot Act Reports on You Stay Sky High… And They're Not About Terrorism

With the passage of the Patriot Act in 2001, the use of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the government regarding your behavior expanded greatly. The claim: snooping into your business would ferret out the terrorists in our midst. But new numbers released by the U.S. Government show that while the number of SARs sent to [...]

Fire A Man Who Will Be Gone in 3 Months Anyway?

I don’t understand the goal of trying to get the Secretary of the Treasury fired, just two weeks before the election of a new President of the United States. Henry Paulson will be gone from the Department of the Treasury in 3 months anyway, replaced by a new Treasury Secretary. [...]

Absolutely No Reform or Accountability in Bush Bailout

Section 3 is where these regulatory reforms and enforcement of accountability ought to be included. Yet, there’s not really anything there. Section 3 merely states that the Secretary of the Treasury will “consider” protecting taxpayers from the consequences of Wall Street’s gross ineptitude. [...]

Text of Proposal for $700,000,000,000.00 Payout to Big Finance. Read It.

The following is the text of the proposal sent by the Bush administration to Congress proposing a $700 Billion payout to Big Money corporations managing the little bit of wealth held by middle-class Americans and the huge gobs of wealth maintained by the American upper-crust.

The Bush administration is trying to shove this proposal through [...]

Beware The Rush To Put America 700 Billion More In Debt

If there really is such a rush, and if the consequences of Wall Street failure are truly so monumental, why don’t those individuals who will benefit from the government bailout pay for the scheme? Why not pass the legislation – along with a special investment income tax that will provide the money to make the deal work? [...]