Steve Mikulan: The new law sounds like a textbook example of how government can and should help its citizens, especially during a time of economic upheaval.
Sikivu Hutchinson: While homebuyers of color were essentially taxed for being black or brown; white homebuyers “bootstrapped” their way to the American dream with lower interest rates and better terms handed to them by the big banks.
Anthony Samad: Damn near every street in the southland is torn up from construction, as is damn near every freeway. I purposely look for BMWs (Black Men Working). I rarely see any and I’m not the only one who notices this. It’s often a point of conversation in the circles I run in.
Shamus Cooke: Both parties are not talking about the fiscal cliff because they share the exact same solution: austerity -cuts to social programs, government layoffs, and other measures to make working people pay for the nation’s debt instead of the rich and corporations.
Inge: The corporations own us. This seems to me the kind of news the press would want to inform the public about, but then I remembered, the media are owned by the same corporations who are pushing to have more rights than the countries involved. Silly me!
Brent Budowsky: In the near term, my hope is that Hollande achieves compromise that restores balance by promoting short-term programs for growth while advancing medium programs for lowering debt.
Ellen Brown: Europe has a strong tradition of publicly-owned banks. If the people must bear the costs, the people should own the banks and reap the benefits.
Bobbi Murray: This weekend at least 10,000 are expected to gather in the heart of L.A. in opposition to the planned Chinatown store on Saturday, June 30 –the march is set for 10 a.m., with the rally to follow at noon.
Sharon Kyle: Technological advances in communications, transportation, automation and the like have changed the mutual dependencies that once existed between the American middle class and the super rich.
Kathleen Peine: As those like my grandfather passed away, an opening was found since all Americans love the shortcut — suddenly a new spritz of respectability was placed on debt.
Ellen Brown: Interest rate swaps are now over 80 percent of the massive derivatives market, and JPMorgan holds about $57.5 trillion of them.
Mark Ruffalo: A Robin Hood Tax would raise revenue from Wall Street while reigning in their worst excesses — helping to rebalance the American economy.
Walter Brasch: Trailer park residents – most elderly, disabled, or living slightly above the poverty line – are evicted. Bloggers mock them siding with the corporate landowner.