Category Archives: Class Warfare

Heroic Governor Battles Greedy Special Interests

Governor Conan swings his mighty veto sword, and down goes special interest pork: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday vetoed nearly $1 billion in spending on welfare, child care, special education and other programs before signing the budget bill that lawmakers … Continue reading

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Least Sympathetic People in the World Bitching Loudest

Courtesy of Balloon Juice I stumbled on this post this morning, which is very interesting and you should read the whole thing, and by the end of it your jaw will be dangling open.  The guy being taken to task … Continue reading

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The Bell Scandal

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the city manager and other officials in Bell, California who are pulling in monster salaries (almost 800k for the manager). It’s ridiculous, to be sure–that’s twice what the president makes and practically four … Continue reading

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And then, the barbarians invade

This is what meteor summoning is all about: Does anyone doubt that once a society ceases to be able to afford schools, public transit, paved roads, libraries and street lights — or once it chooses not to be able to … Continue reading

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Invest in cat food futures

The Financial Times on the death of the American middle class: The slow economic strangulation of the Freemans and millions of other middle-class Americans started long before the Great Recession, which merely exacerbated the “personal recession” that ordinary Americans had been … Continue reading

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I, for one, am shocked

Remember the countless times we’ve seen Republicans on TV opposing any kind of taxes or regulation on big banks, corporations and the mega-rich, claiming that what they’re really concerned about is how it will hurt community banks or small business … Continue reading

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I believe this graph is known as the FML Curve

Via Balloon Juice, witness this infuriating graph: Over the last 30 years, the incomes of the middle 60% and bottom 20% have remained completely flat, while the incomes of the top 1% have skyrocketed. And as you can see on … Continue reading

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