Robert Reich: When Republicans can’t directly repeal laws they don’t like, they repeal them indirectly by hollowing them out — denying funds to fully implement them, and reducing funds to enforce them.
Andy Love: While Democrats are merely trying to maintain the status quo, they should be building the groundwork for more progressive reforms to help students, such as 0% loans and/or free tuition as public colleges.
Friday Feedback: This week, go99ers comments on Ellen Brown’s analysis of another shady Wall Street practice: interest rate swaps: “This past week, ex- employee of the month Greg Smith said that Goldman-Sachs referred to our local bureaucrats and the gullible suckers at the raw end of a swindle as “muppets.” So according to them, WE are all muppets, suckers to be swindled. WOW!!!!”
What: Power to the People Screening Series – All LA Occupy-ers and activists welcome (FREE) When: November 11, 15, 16, & 22 Where: The Last Bookstore (453 So. Spring St, Downtown L.A.) Why: To show support for the 99% protesting in Los Angeles (and across the world) against the inequities in our economic system caused […]
Robert Reich: Forty years ago, wealthy Americans financed the U.S. government mainly through their tax payments. Today wealthy Americans finance the government mainly by lending it money.
Steve Hochstadt: When conservative Republicans controlled Washington under George Bush, they spent government money on their pet projects with little regard for the long-term budgetary consequences. Now Republicans at the national level have made the deficit one of their major points of attack against the Democrats in preparation for the November elections.