Friday, May 21, 2010

Stunning Statistic of the Week:
  • Number of lobbyists representing opponents of strong derivatives reform in the congressional debate over financial reform: 903.
  • Number of lobbyists representing pro-consumer reforms during the same time period, since the beginning of 2009: 79. 
America, the greatest country in the world?  Certainly one of the crookedest...

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.