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The Billionaires Won. The Rest of Us Lost.

By Arlen Grossman It’s not your grandfather’s America anymore. Democracy in the United States has failed. So we shouldn’t be surprised when tax cuts favor the wealthy, and we see the rich growing richer and the poor losing ground. In addition, … Continue reading

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Random Musings

When we don’t get health care, tax reform, gun control or any of the myriad things that the majority of American citizens want, many people are puzzled and ask, “Why is that?” The answer should be obvious. Billionaires and Big Corporations … Continue reading

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Billionaires Buying the Election

BERNIE SANDERS VERSUS THE BILLIONAIRES By John Nichols/ Common Dreams/ July 24, 2012   If two dozen billionaire families were combining their wealth to effectively buy the 2012 election, it would be time for patriots to mount a bold response … Continue reading

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Numbers That Count: More Billionaires Than Ever

FACTS ABOUT BILLIONAIRES Billionaires in the world: 1,226 (combined wealth: $4.6 Trillion). Billionaires in the United States: 425 (most in the world).                                   The … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Democracy

Citizens United, the horrendous 2010 Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections crushed what was left of democracy in America. The amount of money that poured in to the 2010 midterm elections, as … Continue reading

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Democracy R.I.P.

Thom Hartmann echoes what I’ve been writing, the 2010 Citizens United decision of the conservative Supreme Court has destroyed what was left of our democracy. Hartmann is more generous in saying we are a just a few years from being … Continue reading

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