The EU versus Osborne: A One-sided Battle?

By |March 5th, 2013|

Bankers' bonuses were back on the agenda in Brussels today, as the UK's chancellor George Osborne told his European "colleagues" he would not support the EU's plans for a cap on payments. To his detractors, of which he has many, Osborne's stance will be seen as yet another attempt by the Conservative-led government to protect [...]

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Downgrade Bad for Everyone?

By |February 25th, 2013|

So the UK's credit rating has changed from one capital letter and two small letters to one capital letter, one small letter and a number. I was under the impression having numbers in a credit rating was good. I was wrong. Apparently this could spell more bad times for the UK economy. At this moment [...]

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Working to Gain Work

By |February 19th, 2013|

Work. It's a subject people always want to talk about, even though most would probably prefer to forget about it as soon as they down tools for the day. It may be bad for the employed among us to talk about, but I guarantee it's even worse for those who have no work. Never is it more [...]

Bachmann Takes Ames

By |August 13th, 2011|

Bachmann gets her night in Iowa. It doesn't matter that some testosterone dripping, wind weary macho maned man thinks he's more important than anyone else. Yeah, lovely message. Can't wait to have that guy in the White House and on the TV every day. Didn't we just do that? So, this is Bachmann's night. ...and [...]

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What Happens if Ron Paul Wins the Ames Straw Poll?

By |August 12th, 2011|

Mitt Romney will breathe a sigh of relief, though Politico thinks he's got to reach the McCain bar. Michele Bachmann better come in second. Tim Pawlenty is toast unless he comes in second, and Newt keeps trying to pay off his debt. As for Rick Perry, he continues to act like Iowa doesn't matter, while [...]

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11th Circuit Appeals Court: Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

By |August 12th, 2011|

The 2-1 ruling marks the first time a judge appointed by a Democrat has voted to strike down the mandate. Judge Frank Hull, who was nominated by former President Bill Clinton, joined Chief Judge Joel Dubina, who was appointed by George H.W. Bush, to strike down the mandate. - Politico More from Reuters: An appeals [...]

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Romney Gets Into it in Iowa

By |August 11th, 2011|

"If you don't like my answer, you can go vote for someone else," he said. "If you want someone who will raise taxes, you can vote for Barack Obama." - Romney gets in heated exchange with hecklers at Iowa State Fair The exchange came on the same day as what's being billed as a big [...]

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Romney Raised Taxes to Get S&P to React (…and other disingenuous moves by Republicans meant to fake out the people)

By |August 11th, 2011|

As Republican presidential hopefuls descended on Iowa for their second major debate on Thursday in Ames, the return of Mr. Romney came at a turning point in his candidacy. His wait-and-see approach toward campaigning in Iowa has been complicated by the expected candidacy of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, whose strategy includes waging a full [...]

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It’s Official, We’re Screwed

By |August 10th, 2011|

As McConnell and Boehner make their picks for the Super Congress, Pres. Obama must survey the land he helped create, while Democrats swallow hard that they've lost any chance to change the economic narrative and aid the working class. The President is not a progressive "” he is not what Americans still call a "liberal." [...]

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Republicans Plummet in Popularity After Debt Ceiling Debacle

By |August 10th, 2011|

This isn't easy to do: have a lower approval than Republicans during Pres. Bill Clinton's impeachment. So, the Tea Party, who gained in 2010, through Obama and Democrats caving on the Bush tax cut extensions last December, but also through the White House's cut-cut-cut 2011 austerity budget, then the debt ceiling negotiations, have finally brought [...]

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