Monthly Archives: July 2011

I FEAR IT’S COMING: THE GREAT CAPITULATION OF 2011

In a recent speech, President Obama telegraphed his next move. He told a town hall gathering Friday, “Whether I like it or not, I’ve got to get the debt ceiling limit raised.”  (Obama Town Hall Video)  And that’s when the Republicans knew … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini I’m glad we don’t have any countries now that fit that description,  Right?

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Speaking of Bernie (Video)

How ironic that the one U.S. Senator who sounds like a Real Democrat (we used to have those years ago) is not even a Democrat! (Bernie Sanders is, of course, an Independent from Vermont.) A Fair Deal by Bernie Sanders

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Off to BernieSandersLand

To my vast and growing BPR readership (both of you): I am headed off to Vermont for two weeks. So if my posts are less frequent during that period, it is for that reason.

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BPR Quote of the Day: Enslave Workers

“Never in the history of the world has any measure been brought in here so insidiously designed so as to prevent business recovery, to enslave workers, and to prevent any possibility of the employers providing work for the people.” Representative … Continue reading

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We No Longer Care For Each Other (Video)

Keith Olbermann with a  Special Comment reminding President Obama and the American people–as we shred our social safety net trying to fix the budget deficit–what really matters: taking care of each other. He quotes Jackie Robinson: “A life is not important … Continue reading

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Who Does Our Senator Work For?

Of the ten richest members of Congress, 100% of them voted to extend the Bush tax cuts. Seven were Democrats, among them California’s Senator Dianne Feinstein, with an estimated net worth of over $100 million. Mother Jones: Income Inequality

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Ms. Warren, Please Stand Under the Bus

Elizabeth Warren testified before Congress Thursday that the government isn’t doing their job investigating the nation’s big mortgage companies on their potentially illegal conduct in mortgage cases and illegal foreclosures. Warren appears to be throwing caution to the wind by … Continue reading

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Easy Way to Fix the Deficit

If only there were a simple way to fix this nation’s monumental, complicated debt problem. Actually, there is. We just need to apply basic common-sense economics. Under President Bill Clinton our national debt rose from $4.2 trillion to $5.7 trillion, … Continue reading

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Collateral Murder (Video)

Collateral Murder shows one soldier’s account of his involvement in a 2007 “Collateral Murder” of civilians and journalists in Iraq, exposed by WikiLeaks (with the alleged help of Bradley Manning). I had to avert my eyes several times because parts of … Continue reading

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