Missing the Mark on Deficits by Ralph Nader (via Dandelion Salad)

Who are on these deficit commissions? Nader says: “There are self-styled centrists, moderates, conservatives and liberals. There are no paradigm-busters, few challengers of assumptions, no backgrounds from unorganized labor, elderly or youth activists. Even Trade Unions advocates are rare…” …It is true that both panels do include very modest cuts in the vast bloated military […]

Joe Bruno’s trial shows overall corruption in Albany

Linked at Elizabeth Benjamin’s “Daily Politics” blog at the same newspaper… (excerpt from) The Daily News Joe Bruno, Albany sleaze: His trial has already convicted Capitol’s squalid doings/ Editorials / 11-14-2009 Whatever its outcome, the trial of former Senate boss Joe Bruno has torn the lid off the cesspool that is Albany. Testimony elicited by […]

People convicted in the Abramoff/lobbying investigation

This article from the AP is worth going to and studying. It has interesting insights into how money works inside our government. The most interesting one to me is the woman who was convicted for tax evasion and obstruction of a Senate investigation, who was a Co-Founder of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy. […]

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