Monthly Archives: June 2012

“God Bless the Insurance Industry Plan” found Constitutional

June 29.  I had hoped the Supreme Court would have knocked down Obama’s crappy expensive health care plan so a real fight could have been made for Single-Payer, but didn’t really expect it.   It’s too risky for the 1% to … Continue reading

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A Day Before the Momentous Greek Election

gutas_6_16_12_finished  Interview with Ioanna Gutas in Athens.  All the big European corporate bigwigs are predicting Armageddon in Greece votes in a party with the “gall” to demand a new deal on the debt.

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Maybe the Recall Effort was a Mistake

Channeling of the incredible energy and anger of Wisconsin into election activity was a mistake. It’s not just that Obama betrayed his own candidate, not showing up once in Wisconsin. It’s not just that the Right will always have more … Continue reading

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“Glory to the Martyrs of Tiananmen Square”

June 4. On the day we remember the hundreds or thousands of students and workers who were massacred on June 4, 1989 view Ernest Mandel’s speech given a few months after the killings.

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AIG CEO Says Retirement Age Might Rise to 80

June 4. “Retirement ages will have to move to 70, 80 years old,” Benmosche, who turned 68 last week, said during a weekend interview at his seaside villa in Dubrovnik, Croatia. “That would make pensions, medical services more affordable. They … Continue reading

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Promises of the Greek Syriza Party

This is the party that’s giving the big shots fits. Very radical, the “Coalition of the Radical Left” came in 2nd in the first round of Greek voting on a promise to tear up the deal that is turning Greece … Continue reading

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Sputter

June 1. Job increases last month were below every prediction of the Bloomberg business news experts. And it was worse, because the figures for the two months earlier were revised and pulled down by tens of thousands of jobs. The … Continue reading

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