The top 25 hedge fund managers in the U.S. earned $22 billion last year. If they operated under the same rules that apply to other people, we could cut our national deficit by as much as $44 billion. That's just from 25 people. Here's how.
The attack on public employee unions has just begun and won't go away. With the disempowerment of labor in our society, any sociologist will tell you, the living standards of all working people will be lowered.
As we remember the courage and hope of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must not forget that he spoke out and worked against the injustices of our nation, particularly those of racism, materialism and militarism.
You can't buy the kind of free publicity extended by today's New York Times, which quotes extensively from Daniel Loeb's political rant in, "Why Wall St. Is Deserting Obama," a 1,200-word piece devoid of critical analysis.
The world is full of clubs. Two countries have about 95% of the estimated nuclear weapons in the small club of nuclear countries. The world's four wealthiest countries have about half the global economy.
President Obama and Congress need to get some serious "top kill" going on the corporate tax loopholes which allow greedy corporations to shirk their responsibilities and billions of dollars to tax bills of those who play fair.
Every year, American taxpayers who play by the rules - individuals, small businesses and even a lot of bigger businesses - have to pay a lot of extra "something" because of all the tax dodgers who pay nothing.