The proposed tax repatriation holiday wants us to let multinational corporations who've been "deferring" taxes they owe to the Treasury get a time-limited break to bring them back at a much reduced rate. How could this ever be a good idea?
It's somewhat surprising that we really haven't had a lot of protest music over the past few decades. So when I was told, "If you write the lyrics, we'll record the songs," I went for it, and here's the result.
If there are any powerful people cackling with glee at the misery they're cynically inflicting on the rest of us through free trade, they're probably few and far between. Never attribute to evil what can be adequately explained by ordinary greed.
One of the most influential organization which connects state legislators with corporate money and corporate think tanks to influence pro-corporate, anti-union state legislation is the secretive American Legislative Exchange Council.
Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot.
Just as I was anticipating a 2012 repeat of the thrilling 2008 Super Bowl win, I instead face a season bereft of Eli Manning, and a situation that looks eerily similar to the chronicles of corporate greed.
The surprising gem in an Inquirer piece was that APCO VP Bill Pierce agreed with me. He acknowledged that interest-funded pressure groups "are all over the place" in Washington. "That's how everybody exists here," Pierce said.