Darrell Issa wants to hand the government over to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a who's who of corporate America. Here comes the latest installment in a long history of corporate lackeys in government practicing crony capitalism.
It was a tough year, but events from 2010 contain the seeds of transformation. None of the following stories is enough on its own to change the momentum, but each story points to a piece of the solution.
You know the Obama administration is desperate when it creates a web page citing economists who support its capitulation on taxes. And what do you know, these economists are all "wealth managers" or from major banks.
The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.
Politico has a cover story today filled with lament over that time the Obama administration was mean to the business community. Doesn't Obama want to extend his political career? Isn't that the whole point of being president?
Whose side is our Senate on? Hedge fund billionaires, oil executives and health insurance honchos looking to secretly buy our elections; or the American people who have a right to know who's behind the spending?