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  • Climate change summit takes political twist

    12/10/2014 6:24:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | December 10, 2014 | By Fermín Koop
    The real part of the climate change negotiations started yesterday in Lima. Bolivian President Evo Morales took the spotlight at the United Nations summit as he pointed the finger at developed countries for their responsibility for climate change and suggested creating a world court to judge climate crimes. “Developing countries are the ones that struggle the most because of climate change even though they are the least responsible for it,” Evo Morales said, speaking alongside UN heads and several ministers. “After 30 years of negotiations, we haven’t reached any important climate change agreement. We have failed and now we are...
  • VIDEO: Judge Judy has zero tolerance for moocher used to Obama era mentality

    10/19/2014 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/19/14 | Rachel Alexander
    This video is worth watching to see how Judge Judy quickly decimates a woman who thinks she’s entitled to other people’s money. She thinks she can borrow $2,000 from a friend and never pay it back. She uses every excuse in the book, claiming because her friend and her husband “have money” (in her opinion), she shouldn’t have to pay it back. Unlike her friend – who also has children – she doesn’t work. She then uses her kids – she has five, her choice – to then justify not repaying her friend, calling her kids her job! This is...
  • Bill Gates vacations better than most aboard 450-foot luxury yacht near Italy

    08/09/2014 11:16:17 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 82 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/08/2014 | LEE MORAN
    Bill Gates doesn’t slum it when it comes to his vacations. The world's richest man has been photographed enjoying quality family time aboard an extravagant $330 million yacht. The Microsoft founder has been pictured on “The Serene,” a stunning 450-foot boat he’s renting from Stolichnaya vodka magnate Yuri Scheffler for a cool $5 million per week. Moored off the coast of Sardinia, it reportedly has 12 state rooms, a seawater swimming pool, a cinema, a nightclub, a climbing wall, a gym and two hot tubs.
  • The backtracking begins: Hillary hustles to halt fallout from ‘dead broke’ controversy

    06/10/2014 11:33:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 Jun 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was forced to explain — and recast — what she meant when she complained of her family’s financial struggles after leaving the White House. The subject was broached on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when host Robin Roberts asked Mrs. Clinton if she could understand America’s head-scratching reaction to her claim that the Clintons were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House and needed to hit the lucative speaking circuit to build their bank accounts. “Yes I can, but everything in life has to be put into context,” she said, The Hill reported. “As I...
  • Illinois Democrats go all-in on class warfare theme

    03/23/2014 3:28:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 21, 2014 | Ray Long, Monique Garcia and Maura Zurick
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Democrats went all-in Thursday with their election-year class warfare theme as Speaker Michael Madigan pitched the idea of asking voters to raise taxes on millionaires, Senate President John Cullerton advanced a minimum-wage increase and Gov. Pat Quinn compared wealthy opponent Bruce Rauner to TV villain Mr. Burns. The moves continued a Democratic push to highlight income inequity that started Tuesday night before Rauner had even claimed his narrow victory in the Republican primary for governor. Rauner and Republican legislative leaders have countered by accusing Democrats of being tax happy and trying to drive a wedge between the...
  • ‘Based on what?’ Actress Kristen Bell thinks rich people like her ‘SHOULD pay higher taxes’

    03/20/2014 2:36:02 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 19, 2014
    Bell linked to a Salon article about the RNC’s new ad campaign featuring a Republican millennial. Naturally, she managed to tie that into an argument for higher tax rates for the wealthy:
  • Patients’ Costs Skyrocket; Specialists’ Incomes Soar (New York Times)

    01/19/2014 2:11:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 18, 2014 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    Kim Little had not thought much about the tiny white spot on the side of her cheek until a physician’s assistant at her dermatologist’s office warned that it might be cancerous. He took a biopsy, returning 15 minutes later to confirm the diagnosis and schedule her for an outpatient procedure at the Arkansas Skin Cancer Center in Little Rock, 30 miles away. That was the prelude to a daylong medical odyssey several weeks later, through different private offices on the manicured campus at the Baptist Health Medical Center that involved a dermatologist, an anesthesiologist and an ophthalmologist who practices plastic...
  • Three Ways the Super-Rich Suck Wealth out of the Rest of Us

    12/10/2013 2:23:07 PM PST · by Chuckster · 23 replies
    Nation of Change ^ | 9 December 2013 | Paul Buchheit
    The facts are indisputable, the conclusion painful. The wealthiest people in the U.S. and around the world have used the stock market and the deregulated financial system to lay claim to the resources that should belong to all of us. This is not a matter of productive people benefiting from their contributions to society. This is a relatively small number of people extracting massive amounts of money through the financial system for accomplishing almost nothing. 1. They've Taken $1.6 Million Per Family in New Wealth Since the Recession The richest 5 percent of American families each gained at least that...
  • Large employers cite Obamacare ‘Cadillac’ tax in reducing benefits

    11/25/2013 5:27:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 76 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/25/2013 | Talesha Reynolds and Lisa Myers
    For 75 million Americans who get their insurance through large companies, the Affordable Care Act is a mixed bag.  Experts tell NBC News the new healthcare law is only slightly increasing premiums next year, but causing some companies with the most generous plans to reduce their employees’ benefits. Aaron Baker, 36, his wife Billie and their two young children are covered under a generous health insurance plan offered by the private Midwestern university where he’s worked for 10 years. When they opened their benefits notice this year, they were pleased to see their $385 premium is only up by four...
  • Pension criticism=racism. Aaauugghh! Aaauugghh! Aaauugghh!

    08/19/2013 9:06:29 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | 08/14/2013 | Chris Reed
    when it comes to public employee benefits and the damage they wreak on local governments, scoundrels have another refuge: blaming racism for concerns about lavish, unaffordable benefits and broken governments. ”Public-sector workers are disproportionately black. In 2011, about 19 percent of black workers were employed by the government, compared with 14 percent of whites and 10 percent of Hispanics. The upshot is pretty clear: Reducing the value of public pensions and other benefits wouldn’t just hurt blacks disproportionately; it would do so at a time when other economic trends have already hurt them more than most. So the question isn’t...
  • What the Despised Rich, Smart Kids, and Fallen Heroes Have in Common

    02/05/2013 9:39:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2013 | By Chris W. Bell
    What do the despised rich, smart kids, and fallen heroes have in common? They are all victims of the progressive movement. When being rich is finally made synonymous with undeserved privilege, individual achievement in other areas will be targeted. When success is considered unfair, then being unsuccessful will be called unfair and undeserved. And those of means and ability who reject this burden will be demonized. Progressives have turned society against conservatives who are successful through business; they claim that the rich have hoarded the profits that they made on the backs of the public. "Spread the wealth around" and...
  • Hostess bankruptcy: Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands to go into liquidation, files for bankruptcy

    11/16/2012 9:33:44 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 32 replies
    wptv.com ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | James O'Toole
    UPDATE: Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands says it has asked court to allow it to close its business and sell its iconic brands. PREVIOUS STORY: NEW YORK -- Is this the end for Twinkies? Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The...
  • Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday (18,000 jobs)

    11/14/2012 4:45:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 218 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/14/2012 | By James O'Toole
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The bakers' union represents around 5,000. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but has called the concessions demanded in the new contract "outrageous." "Our members are on...
  • Reporters applaud Obama's slam on Romney's wealth

    10/16/2012 10:33:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 17, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The room set aside for reporters to watch Tuesday night's debate erupted into applause after President Obama ridiculed the size of Mitt Romney's personal wealth. Mr. Romney was trying to make the point that both his and Mr. Obama's investment funds probably include investments in China — something the president has attacked Mr. Romney for. "Mr. President, have you looked at your pension?" Mr. Romney said. "You know, I don't look at my pension. It's not as big as yours, so it — it doesn't take as long," Mr. Obama retorted. His reply prompted laughter in the...
  • Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'

    10/05/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT · by tapatio · 142 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 5,2012 | Daniel Halper
    Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'
  • Obama: "We Don't Believe Anybody is Entitled to Success in This Country"

    10/05/2012 1:41:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama is in Fairfax, Virginia, and I told you a couple things that he said during his speech, or his campaign appearance out there. He continued to tell the lie that Romney wants to cut taxes $5 trillion for the wealthy. Five trillion tax cut. That has never been said by anybody at any time, ever. It's not possible. Five trillion is the amount of debt that he has run up in terms of spending. So he's continuing that lie. Romney refuted it three times during the debate. In addition, he is continuing this notion that the...
  • Cory Booker: Raising taxes on the rich is about ‘patriotism,’ not ‘class warfare’.

    09/05/2012 11:53:59 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/4/2012 | Holly Bailey
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker delivered a passionate defense of Democratic efforts to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, insisting it's about love of country. "Being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare. It's patriotism," Booker said, disputing an attack line often mentioned by Mitt Romney and his GOP allies. Everyone, Booker argued, must pay their "fair share" at a time when the country is facing the enormous burden of paying down debts incurred by two wars.
  • The Obama (leftist/progressive/liberal) Trainwreck of Class Envy

    08/17/2012 10:04:42 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 33 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | August 16, 2012 | Jeff Head
    The Train Wreck of Progressive/Liberal/Leftist Class Envy It's time to once and for all debunk the progressive liberal destructive arguements about class envy and put them in their place and hold them accountable for the fallacies they foist on the public in a singular effort to divide this nation. It is creating a train wreck in America, and they know it, and are willfully making it happen. They do so soley to win elections and continue to promote and push their socialist/marxist agenda. Because that is exactly what it is. They try and indicate that the so-called "wealthy," do not...
  • Michelle Obama slaps ‘corporate’ work, ‘fat paychecks’

    06/18/2012 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama took her inspirational family story on the road over the weekend, telling the graduating class of Oregon State University that having a corner corporate office and a big paycheck isn’t the prize it looks like when entering the job market. “Success isn’t about how your life looks to others, it’s about how it feels to you,” Obama said Sunday, retelling how she and her brother, Oregon men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson, grew up in a small Chicago home pushed by parents who said “be true to ourselves.” For both, she said, that meant throwing away their...
  • Eastwood Family’s Vulgar Display of Wealth

    06/04/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 62 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 4, 2012 | JP
    “Let me tell you about the very rich,” F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote. “They are different from you and me.” He was absolutely right. And we need look no further than Dina Eastwood for confirmation. On a recent episode of her new E! reality show, “Mrs. Eastwood & Company,” the wife of famed actor Clint Eastwood stood idly by as her stepdaughter Francesca and her photographer beau destroyed a $100,000 Hermes Birkin handbag to make an artistic statement. To flaunt wealth in such a manner is nothing short of obscene. Especially, when there are so many needful people throughout the...
  • Facebook Falls Facedown, Regime Targets Morgan Stanley

    05/23/2012 12:31:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Facebook IPO. Ho-ho-ho-ho! Oh-ho-ho-ho-ho! Somebody's gonna have to pay for this. These are Obama's buddies at Facebook. (interruption) Well, because the bottom's falling out. They can't maintain the initial price, the 38 bucks. (interruption) Right. Well, okay. So somebody's gonna have to pay the price for this. Somebody's gonna get the blame for this. You can't have these people losing Obama money like this. That can't happen. You can't blame Goldman Sachs. They're underwriters. They were in for $500 million at the outset, before the IPO. You can't blame Goldman Sachs because they're Obama buddies. And...
  • Five Titanic myths spread by films

    04/04/2012 9:29:37 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5th April 2012 | Rosie Styles
    'It is the tragic story that everybody knows the end to - the doomed Titanic sinks. Its final hours have become the stuff of myth - but how much have the various film versions of the story helped to create and reinforce these legends?'
  • Obama Appeals for Public Outcry on Payroll Taxes (ACTION: Twitter #40dollars)

    02/14/2012 8:17:33 AM PST · by newgeezer · 44 replies
    ABC News Political Punch ^ | Feb 14, 2012 10:41am | Devin Dwyer
    Two months after successfully marshaling public support to extend a payroll tax cut for all Americans, President Obama today is attempting to do it again. At the White House this morning, Obama will showcase supporters who were among the thousands that spoke out online and over social media in December to pressure Congress to compromise. But the deal was only temporary. Taxes will rise on 160 million Americans at the end of the month unless lawmakers act again, and congressional negotiators remain at impasse. “Your voices changed the debate and reminded Washington what was at stake,” Obama says in a...
  • An America Built to Be Last

    01/30/2012 4:08:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2012 | Star Parker
    The theme President Obama gave to his State of the Union address was “An America Built to Last.” But his vision would be better described as an “An America Built to Be Last.” As the president asked us to be patient and keep drinking the same kool-aid he’s been serving up for three years, the New York Times reported that the Federal Reserve’s latest assessment of our economy is that “…a full recovery is years away.” Even his most loyal constituency, black Americans, is losing patience. In Gallup’s latest tracking poll, black approval rate for Obama was 79 percent. This...
  • What They Don’t Want to Talk About [NY Times Sunday Editorial]

    01/14/2012 9:36:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 14, 2012
    EDITORIAL What They Don’t Want to Talk About January 14, 2012 Ever since Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry started criticizing Mitt Romney’s actions at Bain Capital — and talking about the thousands of people laid off as a result of Bain’s investments — party leaders have essentially told them to shut up. That response is a pretty good indication of how deeply party elders fear the issue of economic inequality in the campaign to come. “What the hell are you doing, Newt?” Rudolph Giuliani asked Thursday on Fox News. “This is what Saul Alinsky taught Barack Obama, and what you’re...
  • Newt Gingrich: I Crossed The Line (Bain Criticism)

    01/11/2012 12:10:06 PM PST · by truthkeeper · 173 replies · 9+ views
    politico.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2012 | Jonathan Allen
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Newt Gingrich signaled Wednesday that he believes his criticism of Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital is a mistake — and that he’s created an impression that he was echoing Democratic rhetoric. Gingrich conceded the problem when pressed by a Rick Santorum supporter at a book-signing here Wednesday. “I’m here to implore one thing of you. I think you’ve missed the target on the way you’re addressing Romney’s weaknesses. I want to beg you to redirect and go after his obvious disingenuous about his conservatism and lay off the corporatist versus the free market. I think it’s...
  • Obama Is No Teddy Roosevelt

    12/09/2011 2:22:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Linda Chavez
    Barack Obama channeled Teddy Roosevelt this week in a speech in Osawatomie, Kan. Supporters are calling it the most significant economic speech of his administration. But critics rightly point out that the Teddy Roosevelt whom Obama invoked was not the beloved 26th president and standard-bearer of the GOP. Instead, it was the radicalized third-party candidate seeking a third term and the man whose progressivism was a precursor to the rise of big government in the later 20th century. What's more, President Obama's speech was so full of reckless accusations and misinformation that The Washington Post's Fact Checker blog gave it...
  • Obama Offers A New Version Of The Square Deal (Mega Barf Alert

    12/07/2011 4:41:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | December 7, 2011 | Left-wing lunatic E.J. DIONNE JR
    President Obama has decided that he is more likely to win if the election is about big things rather than small ones. He hopes to turn the 2012 campaign from a plebiscite about the current state of the economy into a referendum about the broader progressive tradition that made us a middle-class nation. For the second time, he intends to stake his fate on a battle for the future. This choice has obvious political benefits to an incumbent presiding over a still-ailing economy, and it confirms Obama's shift from a defensive approach earlier this year to an aggressive philosophical attack...
  • Gov. Brown “going directly to voters” for tax raise on “high-income earners”

    12/05/2011 3:59:27 PM PST · by SmithL · 67 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/5/11 | Andrew S. Ross
    From “An Open Letter to the People of California”: I am filing today an initiative with the Attorney General’s office that would generate nearly $7 billion in dedicated funding to protect education and public safety. I am going directly to the voters because I don’t want to get bogged down in partisan gridlock as happened this year. The stakes are too high.
  • Rep. Ryan to Obama the Divider-in-Chief: Class Warfare Rhetoric Makes Nation Weaker

    10/27/2011 8:59:50 AM PDT · by chickadee · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/26/2011
    RYAN: Then he spent months going around the country impugning people's motives, setting up strawman arguments, basically saying Republicans are for dirty air and dirty water and against people with health insurance, basically, picking a partisan conflict versus going for compromise. But more to the point, Greta, I think it's the rhetoric of class division that is especially destabilizing. This is not the American idea. We believe in a system of upward mobility. We believe in a system to get the hurdles out of people's way so they can rise in society. We don't believe in talking to people like...
  • Warren Buffett is wrong

    08/27/2011 5:25:35 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 24, 2011 | Brian H. Murphy
    The United States tax code is so backward that billionaire investor Warren Buffett pays only 17 percent in income taxes, a rate even lower than that of his secretary. Or so he claims. While I have great respect for Mr. Buffett, and while I agree that our tax code could benefit from major adjustments, Mr. Buffett's statement is misleading. And he knows it. Even worse, when Mr. Buffett implies that wealthier Americans are under-taxed, it gives public officials cover to pursue disastrous policies such as Maryland's failed millionaire's tax, and the pending sales tax on interstate Internet purchases known as...
  • Live Thread: Obama Makes Yet Another Speech 10:30 A.M. EDT 9/19/11 (He's late...)

    09/19/2011 7:39:10 AM PDT · by kristinn · 183 replies
    Monday, September 19, 2011 | Kristinn
    On all the cables whenever His Majesty deigns to bless us with his presence.The topic is his latest plan to bash Republicans over the economy while actually doing nothing to help the economy.
  • How the wealthy keep rolling in it

    09/06/2011 3:20:56 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 11 replies
    BusinessLive ^ | 9/3/11 | TINA WEAVIND
    Ultra-rich people come in a variety of shapes, sizes and ages. But they can generally be divided into two distinct groups when it comes to what they do with their money - there are those who made it and those who inherited it. " Inheritors are far less hungry than the ones who worked for it - Raymond Goss Raymond Goss, investment specialist at Investec, says the first generation with serious money is usually inherently entrepreneurial and entirely focused on wealth creation - they are always on the alert for a great deal and are shrewd and incisive about the...
  • LDS Church ranch making big impact in Florida

    06/15/2011 9:09:38 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 138 replies · 1+ views
    KSL.com ^ | May 18, 2011 | John Hollenhorst
    ST. CLOUD, Fla. — Most Utahns are unaware that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns one of the biggest ranches in the country — and it's nowhere near the Beehive State. Because of its prominent location, millions have seen the ranch without realizing what it was. But managers are opening the curtain; they have a message they want the public to hear. ______________________________ Deseret Ranch From St. Cloud to: Orlando Airport: 10 miles Kennedy Space Center: 15 miles Magic Kingdom: 22 miles ______________________________ The cowboys are up before dawn, but this is not the Old West. They...
  • Adele Tax Rant Sparks Online Backlash

    06/08/2011 2:02:15 AM PDT · by denydenydeny · 21 replies
    Spinner ^ | Andrew Kerr
    Adele has sparked an online backlash over her recent comments surrounding the amount of tax she has to pay. In a recent interview with Q, the 23-year-old ranted about having to hand over 50 percent of her earnings to the tax man. She said (via Metro), "I'm mortified to have to pay 50 percent! [While] I use the NHS, I can't use public transport any more. Trains are always late, most state schools are s**t and I've gotta give you, like, four million quid -- are you having a laugh?"She added, 'When I got my tax bill in from '19'...
  • Poll Reveals Poorer And Less Educated Voters Support Sarah Palin, Wealthier Voters Prefer Romney

    05/09/2011 3:42:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 9, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    A new Gallup poll reveals that voters who identify as more conservative, do not have college degrees and who make less than $24,000 annually are more likely to support former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney for president in 2012. Romney, on the other hand, has evidently fared better with voters who describe themselves as “liberals to moderate”, have received degrees of higher learning and who make at least $90,000 a year. The split drives home the challenges facing any would-be GOP candidate: Catering to the party’s base without completely alienating those on the fence, and appealing to voters...
  • VIDEO: Five Reasons to Reject Obama's Divisive Class Warfare Tax Policies

    04/13/2011 8:50:02 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | April 13, 2011 | Matthew Burke
    Dan Mitchell of CATO clearly demonstrates why "soaking the rich" doesn't bring in more revenue and doesn't help the poor...
  • CA: Teachers union calling for tax hike on top 1 percent of earners

    03/31/2011 7:59:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    Sac Bee Capitol Alert ^ | 3/31/11 | Kevin Yamamura
    As Democrats scramble to find a new budget course after talks collapsed this week, the California Federation of Teachers is calling for a 1 percent tax hike on the top 1 percent of earners as part of a state budget solution. The union estimates the tax hike would raise an estimated $2.5 billion as the state faces a remaining $15.4 billion deficit, said spokesman Steve Hopcraft. The proposal would hike taxes by 1 percent on personal income above $500,000. CFT represents 120,000 teachers and school employees at all levels, including the University of California. To back its efforts, CFT commissioned...
  • AUDIO: MoveOn Coordinator Caught On Tape At Union Rally: Tea Party Driven By Racism

    03/01/2011 12:17:26 PM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 9 replies
    This past Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. a MoveOn union rally was thrown together to protest Gov. Scott Walkers union legislation in Wisconsin. After the rally was held, a MoveOn coordinator was caught on tape saying the Tea Party is fueled by “class envy” and “racism.” The following is a partial transcript. We’ll call the person who wished to remain anonymous ‘Condor‘ for transcript reasons: MoveOn: My opinion is that, first of all, Tea Partiers tend to be in a wealthier category so even if you don’t currently benefit from it, people don’t want to tax millionaires because everyone believes,...
  • Critical Thinking Without Knowledge

    06/25/2010 8:05:48 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 3+ views
    AIA Guest Column ^ | June 25, 2010 | Maureen Tabor
    Critical Thinking Without Knowledge Maureen Tabor, June 25, 2010 I had a student last year who wrote me his life story. When he was a little boy, he knew he could do anything. His parents loved him, he loved life, and when he grew up he knew he wanted to “be a CEO.” Then he got to the University. There he learned that he could not be a CEO because he was “a minority.” He learned that the whole world would be against him, that he was a victim, and that he had to devote his life to “helping others.”...
  • Video: Ivanka Trump takes on Obama- Class envy & debt make bad economics!

    05/02/2010 10:56:21 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 34 replies · 1,196+ views
    Economic Vindicator! ^ | 5-2-10 | James
    The gorgeous and lovley Ivanka Trump is interviewed on Fox News: She's asked: How do think this President is doing? "I'm fearful for my grandchildren.....America wants to hear about jobs, not anti-business rhetoric"
  • Scott Brown did not win, Obama lost because Democrats betrayed their own base (Classic lefty rant)

    01/20/2010 10:13:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 804+ views
    India Daily ^ | January 20, 2010
    Bush did everything bad for America but one thing he did good, never betrayed his neo con extremists who got him the Whitehouse by hook or crook. Republicans are rejoicing and Democrats reeling in the wake of Scott Brown's stunning triumph in a special Massachusetts Senate election, a devastating Democratic defeat that triggered soul-searching within President Barack Obama's party. You do not have to find the reasons. It is obvious even to a tenth grader. Those who voted for the Democrats and President Obama have understood that after all said and done, neo cons control America through their financial powers...
  • Fat cat pay - Then and now ( Another FDR failure )

    11/23/2009 6:56:44 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 337+ views
    CNN ^ | November 18th | Carol J Loomis
    It's unprecedented for the nation to be outraged about corporate pay, right? Not exactly: In the 1930s, as the Depression gripped the nation, furor about compensation rose to fever pitch, and Washington applied shears to salaries. In an article soon to be published in the University of Richmond Law Review, Harwell Wells, an assistant professor of law at Temple University, says the decade exposed "deep tensions" about the issue. A big difference between then and now is that the 1930s fury was directed not at financial institutions but rather at "excessive" payers among industrial and consumer companies -- like Bethlehem...
  • Want to kill some bankers? There's an app for that

    11/14/2009 10:41:12 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 225+ views
    American Banker ^ | November 5th | Rob Blackwell
    I’ve been playing “Bailout Wars,” a new iPhone game from French publisher Gameloft that is themed around the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The game features cash-hungry bankers attempting to raid the White House for bailout cash and it’s up to the player to stop them. That involves tapping the bankers, allowing you to fling them around, hold them and shake them, and even double tapping to blow them up. Given the pace of the onslaught, however, that is not enough. Players earn gold for each banker they successfully kill, which eventually can be used to purchase and upgrade a sniper,...
  • the green millionaire - donald barrett ( propaganda )

    10/18/2009 3:02:17 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies · 793+ views
    Fibomercials and Scams ^ | June 26th | Robert Crane
    for example, from his rant against big bottled water: "... the huge soda companies decided to sell you bottled water which is from the same source as tap water, but guess what? when you sell it as natural and in a bottle, it's unregulated. at least tap water is regulated." this from a guy who is currently fined up to his eye balls as a result of pimping unregulated natural supplements for every disease imagineable, while blasting regulated big pharma. shameless.

    09/05/2009 4:15:04 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 3 replies · 711+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | September 6, 2009 | The Capitalist
    Not since the 1930's and FDR have the politics of class envy, class warfare, resentment, and covetousness been used with such effectiveness than during the current health care debate. Barack Obama, the czar of many czars, is the self-appointed Class Envy Czar. It's the same Democrat party which preaches that, "you can't legislate morality," that is now describing passing health care reform as even being a "moral obligation." The same party that sermonizes the principle of "separation of church and state," now desperately invokes the Bible to try to hustle their socialized medicine message.
  • Gasp! Morgan Stanley Compensation Soars To 72% Of Revenues

    07/22/2009 5:03:00 PM PDT · by FromLori · 13 replies · 738+ views
    Wow. Morgan Stanley revealed today that it had set aside 72 percent of its second-quarter revenue for compensation and benefits. This might just be a new record. The average compensation for Wall Street firms hovered around 48 percent his decade, according to Bloomberg. Many thought that compensation on Wall Street might actually diminish thanks to government bailouts. But instead firms have been increasing the share of revenues that they pay themselves. So what's behind it. Bloomberg quotes Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer pointing to "the war for talent." The only problem is that the casualties in this war seem to...
  • Why The Rich Will Get Richer Under Obama

    06/15/2009 7:02:32 AM PDT · by mgc1122 · 20 replies · 1,011+ views
    GOP Briefing Room ^ | June 13, 2009 | Victor J. Massad
    GOP Briefing Room Exclusive Content Why the Rich Will Get Richer Under Obama By Victor J. Massad Victor J, Massad, Ph.D. is a semi-retired professor of marketing & business at a Pennsylvania college. The Google search “spread the wealth around” yields 221 thousand results, nearly all of which discuss then-candidate Barack Obama’s most candid moment in the 2009 presidential election campaign. What Obama said was this: "It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance for success, too. When you spread the wealth...
  • Limbaugh makes millions for being wrong (While I toil away at 7-11 and opine from Mom's basement!)

    05/09/2009 1:46:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies · 5,230+ views
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | May 9, 2009 | Nathan Kirby
    Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh signed an eight-year, $400 million contract in 2008 with Clear Channel Communications! In terms even I can understand, that's $50 million a year -- not to mention tens of millions more in endless endorsements. I've just got to ask: Why on God's green Earth does he make so much money? Yes, I realize Limbaugh is the de facto Führer of the Republican Party. Yet, as far as I can tell, he's making well over half-a-billion dollars the next eight years for doing nothing more than always being wrong. Didn't Limbaugh predict the invasion of Iraq...

    03/27/2009 4:20:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 26 replies · 1,110+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2009 | Adam Brodsky
    BARACK Obama wrote a book about hope and be came president promising it. So why's he doing everything in his power to snuff it out? Think about it: In Obama World, what are we supposed to "hope" for? Certainly not vast riches. What would be the point? His budget swipes massive amounts of wealth from top earners. Consider, too, his resentful rhetoric toward them. Recall his despicable failure to block the House from moving to rip up private contracts and confiscate past earnings via a 90 percent, retroactive tax. Really, in this climate, who can muster enthusiasm for personal fortune-building?...