Economics

Bernie Sanders’ Epic Smackdown Of GE CEO – VIDEO

Bernie Sanders’ Epic Smackdown Of GE CEO – VIDEO

Presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders issued an epic smackdown to General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt on the Senate floor regarding the outsourcing of American jobs to China. He quotes a statement Mr. Immelt made on December 6, 2002 on the subject: When I talk to GE managers, I talk China, China, China, China, China. (Sanders holds […]

We Need Bernie Sanders To Back Billionaire Taxation That Is Tangible: ‘1000 Families Top Tax Tier’ Plan

We Need Bernie Sanders To Back Billionaire Taxation That Is Tangible: ‘1000 Families Top Tax Tier’ Plan

While Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (Ind.) has spoken at great length about income inequality and how to address it, the right-wing media always spins any tax increase proposals as if they’d effect whom they call “small business owners.” I feel the best defense against right-wing backlash on tax increases is to […]

Scott Walker Ignores Federal Court – Attacks Food Stamps

Scott Walker Ignores Federal Court – Attacks Food Stamps

Though a federal court already struck down such a measure, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a state budget into law that directly targets food stamp recipients in the process. Originally, the budget contained a provision that drug testing could be performed on food stamp recipients under “reasonable suspicion.” Walker rejected the limitation on the tests, claiming that the […]

Does Social Security Affect The Deficit? Here’s The Answer, From Ronald Reagan – VIDEO

Does Social Security Affect The Deficit? Here’s The Answer, From Ronald Reagan – VIDEO

The question has lingered for decades: Does Social Security affect the deficit? Well here’s the answer and from none other that the Republican icon and Tea Party favorite – Ronald Reagan. Jim Leher, the executive editor and a former news anchor for the PBS NewsHour, reported in Sept. 2000 that “Ronald Reagan’s comfort before the […]

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