Saturday, January 8, 2011

Corporate Junk Economics Comes to Capitol Hill
Now we know who will have influence in the 112th Congress. Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House oversight committee, reportedly asked more than 150 trade associations, corporations and think tanks to provide a wish list of health, environmental and other public protections that they would like to see eliminated. But if Issa truly wants to focus on job preservation and growth, we’ve got other ideas for him.
READ more on our blog, CitizenVox.
Like dangerous
circus clowns;
Bought and paid for...
now they have to perform.

 Drug Industry Is Biggest Defrauder of Federal Government
Step aside, defense industry; there’s a new defrauder in town. Pharmaceutical companies have accounted for more payouts under the False Claims Act than any other industry. Drug companies have deliberately overcharged for medications and sold drugs for unapproved uses. In the past 20 years, Big Pharma has paid $19.8 billion in financial penalties. Spoiler alert: 75 percent has been paid out in the past five years alone.
READ our report. 

Speaking of drug companies....
You mean it is NOT 
the public employees 
union members?  
Hooda thunk??

News in Brief: US Spending on Afghan War Highest to Date, and More...
The annual price tag for the war in Afghanistan continues to grow after nine years of war; unemployment claims in the US rose slightly more than expected in the last week of 2010; Treasury Secretary warns Congress about debt limit; more marines are sent to Afghanistan; top Democrats plan to spend the next week defending the Obama administration's health care reform law.
Read the Article 
I imagine someone is 
making a ton of money 
off this war - 
that is always the case...


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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.