Unfettered Corporate Greed

5 Ways America Is Being Hollowed Out by Unfettered Corporate Greed Paul Buchheit There's no free market -- just businesses doing whatever they please with virtually zero accountability. Conservatives believe that enriching individuals will eventually enrich society, and that government should not get in the way of the process. This is what happens as a result: (1) The tax loss from one scheming businessman could have paid the salaries of 30,000 nurses The lack of regulation in the financial industry allowed hedge fund manager John Paulson to [...]

The New Political Money Game

The New Political Money Game By Sue Sturgis Date on which a Supreme Court ruling for the first time allowed corporations, unions and other organizations to spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of political candidates: 1/2010 Amount that interest groups and political parties have reported spending on advertising ahead of the November elections: $13.9 million Percent of that amount spent on behalf of Democrats: 15 Percent spent on behalf of Republicans: 85 Number of conservative groups that have reported spending more than $1 million in the [...]

By |2010-10-02T03:30:18-05:00October 2nd, 2010|Sue Sturgis|0 Comments

The Shell Game

The Shell Game By John Johnson Are you as depressed as I am watching the news from Washington lately? It seems we all are basically watching a shell game going on in regards to the upcoming election and other Washington shenanigans Under one shell are the profits and payouts to the corporations, under another are the profits and payouts to the politicians and under the third are the payouts to the working and middle class. Guess which pea falls through the hole on the table. Yes it’s [...]

By |2010-10-02T13:14:55-05:00October 1st, 2010|Featured, Independent Media, John Johnson|0 Comments
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