This will be short, because so much has already been written about Gov. Scott Walker and his distortion of economic conditions in his state. This is about fraudulent misrepresentation and chicanery at the highest level of WI government.
David Cay Johnston has also issued a warning to reporters and news commentators: They are perpetrating a fraud on the people of the United States!
Their lack of skepticism and their blithe distortion of the facts as reflected by Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) - without challenge or clarification - is only exceeded by my outrageous accusations.
In fact, Johnston asserts, "Out of every dollar that funds Wisconsin's pension and health insurance plans for state workers, 100 cents comes from the state workers."
There is an extraordinary upset coming in the midterms. But the traditional media is dead wrong in all their assertions about Republican success.
Democrats are actually winning in all the key demographics: 18 to 29 year olds in 2008 - who are now 18 to 30 year olds in 2010 - overwhelmingly voted for Democrats in 2008.
African-Americans, empowered in 2008 by an African-American President, are not "exhausted" at all. They are energized by their influence in exposing insidious racism via the same old Southern strategy of the Republican Party for two straight years.
But there are far more reasons why every Democratic vote counts, and why Democrats are ridiculously underreported in all the published polls.
I think that the wealthy, electeds and elites truly believe that we citizens are stupid and uninformed about their specific means, motives and opportunities.
Three Times Is Enemy Action is a Daily Kos front page story that Mark Sumner posted on September 21, 2008, to little fanfare. Please read it.
In an astounding review of the causes of our current economic decline, Mark (formerly known by the kos uid 'devilstower') enumerated the specific Congressional legislation that has now put over thirty million people in the U.S. out of work and catalyzed the transfer of trillions of dollars of U.S. sovereign debt (our taxes and our future taxes to-be-paid) into the hands of the already egregiously wealthy few here and abroad.
We must let them know we are well-informed about their fraud!
EPA Issues Comprehensive Guidance to Protect Appalachian Communities From Harmful Environmental Impacts of Mountaintop Mining Release date: 04/01/2010
Contact Information: EPA Press Office, email@example.com
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a set of actions to further clarify and strengthen environmental permitting requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects, in coordination with federal and state regulatory agencies. Using the best available science and following the law, the comprehensive guidance sets clear benchmarks for preventing significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity.
It has taken me a lifetime to learn the simple lesson that "the system" is relentlessly gamed by powerful D.C. elitists on both sides of the aisle comprised of lawyers and corporate lobbyists, opinion leaders/pundits - established forces that gain everything from control of the message, the status quo and all the initiatives in foreign and domestic affairs that flow from such control.
ELECTIONS count, however, and elections will ultimately control everything if the Democratic party succeeds. I did my part in 2007-2008. I carry voter registration forms with me wherever I go. And during the last election cycle, I registered nearly 1,000 new Democratic voters.
For America, Inc., health insurance no longer makes any sense at all!
For-profit health insurance companies - like all publicly-traded common stock ownership corporations and private companies - have only one strategic goal:
enhanced shareholder value.
...i.e., profit and higher prices for common stock.
That goal informs all company decisions which are most commonly achieved through raw cost-benefit analysis. Of course, strict adherence to local, state and federal laws - and potential high dollar fines - are considered, too. But, mainly, when legal representation and settlement costs are exceeded by major profits, ethical considerations always go right out the window. Even the costs of continuing salaries for lower echelon managers and support for their families during incarceration come into the equation - just like the mob, they protect big earners.
To be entirely realistic, this is where corporate 'philosophy' is today. See the startling numbers for proof of health care value - and in this case, cost-benfit analysis reveals that no laws will be broken either above ..or below the fold.
President-Elect Barack Obama said that immediately upon becoming president - if he were elected - he would have his attorney general investigate whether alleged war crimes were "just stupid policies or very serious and egregious crimes."
Glenn Greenwald (with Bill Moyers last night) has urged the establishment of a commission with unlimited (or absolute?) subpoena power, along the lines of a 9/11 truth commission but capable of enforcement with the conclusions of its findings.
I have tried to raise this question with Mr.Greenwald, but to no avail: Is the Hague International Criminal Court not the proper venue for the discovery of international terrorism or international war crimes perpetrated by States?
Let's get real here. Social Security contributes nothing to the deficit. It should not be offered on the table in exchange for paltry tax revenues that the GOP will eventually agree to when they ask ...