Monthly Archives: January 2013

The “Times” Found a Goody I Missed…and It’s a Whopper

Jan. 22.  On January 6th I mentioned “goodies” for special interests in the deal that ended the “fiscal cliff” charade.  There’s a fine article in the New York Times about a neat benefit I missed.  It’s for the Amgen Corporation.  “Buried” … Continue reading

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New Mini-Booklet: The Fuse on the Carbon Bomb – Stop Keystone XL

Click on the “Booklets” tab and download the page.  Fold, copy and distribute.

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Taibbi – It’s “a kind of vast confidence game”

Matt Taibbi has written a very readable and devastating look at the Bush/Obama bank rescues for Rolling Stone (January 4, 2013).    His basic point is that by 2008 the biggest banks had collapsed and the government restored them to … Continue reading

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The Goodies

People like Paul Krugman think the12/31/12 deal was a “tactical victory” because the very richest will have to pay more taxes. He didn’t talk about all the billions in benefits to companies that help grease the deal for the “American … Continue reading

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What Job Progress?

The mainstream media is once again noticing that the jobs situation is not very good, “Jobs Report Finds Little Overall Progress“.   The so-called unemployment rate stayed at 7.8%.  It’s down from 8.5% from last year so that’s called “slow progress”. … Continue reading

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