fix articles 8717, bonuses
Long Live Tobin. Commentary on Financial Regulation (tags)
"Turner's demand for introduction of a global Tobin tax on all financial transactions is a very old demand. The tendency of banks to take flight in casino capitalism and neglect their role as servants of the real economy has made the crisis into a real fix for us.."
BTL:Corporate Media "Embedded" with Wall Street as Economic Crisis Hit (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
The Obama Government: Take from the Poor and Give to the Rich (tags)
These past several weeks have witnessed a stunning attack on working people, with the Obama administration leading the charge. It started with Larry Summers, Obama’s chief economic adviser, responding to the A.I.G. bonuses by pontificating about the sanctity of contracts: “We are a country of law. There are contracts. The government cannot just abrogate contracts.” Like a mad dog pursuing its prey, he pounced on the conclusion that absolutely nothing could be done about the bonuses. Unfortunately, Summers voiced no similar outcry when the Obama administration, only weeks earlier, insisted that the U.A.W. contracts be renegotiated as a condition for the auto industry receiving a bailout, suggesting that a different set of rules applies to the rich than to the rest of us who constitute the majority and work for a living.
Dodd and Geithner should resign (tags)
Lehman sought millions for execs while seeking bailout (tags)
Pentagon Demands Wounded Soldier Return Re-enlistment Bonus (tags)
Just in time for the holidays, there's a special place in Hell just waiting to be filled by some as-yet-unknown Pentagon bureaucrat. Apparently, thousands of wounded soldiers who served in Iraq are being asked to return part of their enlistment bonuses -- because their injuries prevented them from completing their tours. From Pittsburgh's KDKA:
Fil-Am Vets Ask VA Sec Nicholson to Resign: Group rallies in front of VA Clinic in LA (tags)
About 20 Filipino World War II veterans and their supporters rallied in front of the Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinic in Los Angeles on May 8 to ask for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs R. James Nicholson. The protest occurred after last week’s Associated Press report that said Nicholson paid bonuses of up to $33,000 to senior federal workers amidst a $1 billion shortfall in the VA budget.
Get your New Cameros Now! (tags)
Forget Uncle Sam sweetening the pot! For $40.000 an enlister is willing to trade his place onb the front for yours even if you are 42 Years Old! and if it becomes a hardship you get a WHOLE $750.00 a month can you say sustainability?
American Greed (tags)
American Pigs , Wealth disparity
Dept. of Defense Town Hall Meeting, 6/29/05: Recruitment ? (tags)
Recruitment question/answers and more......
Is Bush Turning Communist? (tags)
Confusion among capitalists and Union leaders mounts as Bush calls for ownership of health plans and appears to support big government involving itself in matters of the market.