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The morality disconnect

Allison Kilkenny 9 Replies

Bob Herbert wrote a very good column today about what he calls the “campaign disconnect” between Democrats, Republicans, and average Americans. I highly recommend reading the whole thing, but essentially Herbert makes the argument that neither party has adequately addressed the economic desperation of citizens. Democrats have decided to humor the disastrous idea of austerity measures, while [...]

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America’s loud desperation

Allison Kilkenny 3 Replies

I’ve been wondering lately if anyone in Congress has an idea of what “the breaking point” looks like – the time when the oligarchy will acknowledge the loud desperation of Americans, say “enough is enough,” and vote to ease their suffering. Thus far, the elite clearly think citizens can agonize a little longer before society’s [...]

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Sorry, you’re too stupid for employment

The persecution of the poor continues with employers now accusing the unemployed of being too stupid (or let’s be generous and say “inexperienced”) to be find jobs with decent salaries. (h/t) Here in this suburb of Cleveland, supervisors at Ben Venue Laboratories, a contract drug maker for pharmaceutical companies, have reviewed 3,600 job applications this [...]

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The end is nigh…unless it's not

Allison Kilkenny 3 Replies

The hysterical debt Armageddonists have been screaming about the need to adopt all sorts of insane austerity policies because if we don’t, China is going to invade and enslave our children…or something. This irrational frenzy is, of course, bipartisan. Both sides of the aisle, for example, recently voted against extending unemployment benefits. Tea Party sweetheart, Sharron [...]

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