Tag Archive: lobbyists

Jun 07 2014

Putting main street in the driver’s seat

As we know, the barons of Wall Street haven’t hesitated to raid our public treasury and haul off trillions of dollars worth of government bailouts and special tax breaks to subsidize their “free market” ventures. So guess who’s the major force pushing policymakers to slash federal spending and kill programs that improve opportunities for regular …

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Apr 09 2014

Say NO to Comcast merger

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to scrutinize the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger began on Wednesday — and 400,000 Americans have already signed petitions urging Washington to reject the deal. The petitions, organized by public interest groups Common Cause, Consumers Union, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Free Press and Working Families, will be delivered to …

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Aug 31 2013

The Medical-Industrial Complex: Our health industry’s big players focus on making as much money as possible.

Getting well Takes lots of pluck, With health guys out To make a buck. As the Obama administration struggles to keep rolling out its landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amid partisan squabbling, the shortcomings of American health care are more evident than ever. Our system is very different from other countries: It’s worse. …

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Mar 21 2013

The $6 billion scam

While all the figures aren’t in and almost certainly never will be, the Center for Responsive Politics has estimated that roughly $6 billion was spent on the 2012 election, including $2 billion on the presidential contest and something on the order of $4 billion on congressional and state races. This gives us, I suppose, the …

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Sep 05 2011

Big Tobacco Targets the Young and the Poor

By William A. Collins Hapless smokers, Still remain; For villains they Are just fair game. Toward the end of the Richard Nixon era, there was a popular four-panel political cartoon. It showed the three familiar monkeys with their hands placed to depict “See no evil,” “Hear no evil,” and “Speak no evil.” The fourth panel …

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