Tagged: sequestration

Corporate Aristocrats, Today’s Privileged Elite

Corporate Aristocrats, Today’s Privileged Elite

Would it surprise you to learn that Bank of America paid no income taxes on profits of more than four billion dollars in 2010? It doesn’t surprise me. I’ve been reading for years about...

What’s Really Happening with the Dreaded Sequester?

What’s Really Happening with the Dreaded Sequester?

Scanning the news of the day, you’re likely to read about the latest (unconstitutional) Republican bill banning abortion (again) or repealing Obamacare (already established by the Supreme Court as the law of the land) and...

America Suffers While Billions Vanish Abroad

America Suffers While Billions Vanish Abroad

You might not be feeling the effects of the infamous “sequester” that Congress has inflicted on us, but you will. The ham-handed budget cuts are already drawing blood and the worst is yet to...

Kids Going Hungry in America? Shame on me!

Kids Going Hungry in America? Shame on me!

I am ashamed of myself. Here I am, indolently sitting at my computer typing ineffectual blogs when I should be out in the streets throwing rocks at somebody. But I tell myself, I’m 79...

Why Talk about Drones when the Sequester Looms?

Why Talk about Drones when the Sequester Looms?

Why are the TV pundits – and some members of Congress – so obsessed with drones when there’s a real and present danger lurking in the silent shadows?  I can’t deny that the drone...

The “Fiscal Cliff” is the Media’s Latest Bogeyman

The “Fiscal Cliff” is the Media’s Latest Bogeyman

Fear sells, I guess. The American media certainly rely on it to build audiences. They’re always frightening the public with some terrible bogeyman. Sex still sells better of course, as you can tell from...