Tag Archive: Wall Street

Jun 21 2014

What democrats can learn from Cantor’s loss

David Brat, the man who unexpectedly defeated Eric Cantor in a recent Republican primary, is an ideologue. That should be a source of encouragement for candidates on the populist left — but not for the reasons you might think. Brat is a professor whose college chair is endowed with libertarian money and ran a campaign …

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Oct 20 2013

Health care hypocrisy:Sen. Ted Cruz declined taxpayer-funded coverage because of his wife’s Cadillac policy

And now, Dr. Hightower offers this advice for improving your mental health: Don’t fume about the GOP’s lunatic effort to kill health care reform — just laugh at their farcical show. Take Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21-hour blabathon, in which he said he would stop the Affordable Care Act in its tracks. Not only did the …

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Jul 24 2013

July 4th: Celebration of Agitation

Are you an agitator? You know, one of those people who won’t leave well enough alone, who’s always questioning authority and trying to stir things up. If so, the Powers That Be detest you — you … you … “agitator!” They spit the term out as a pejorative to brand anyone who dares to challenge …

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Jul 30 2012

How Mitt got his

Romney keeps playing hide-and-seek with his booty. By Jim Hightower What a blessing it is for Mitt Romney to serve as the Republican nominee for president. He’s a living portrait of Mr. Wall Street Man. As his candidacy unfolds, it’s allowing us commoners to get a peek into how the privileged few rig the rules …

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Jun 28 2012

The Robin Hood Tax

Finance should once again support the real economy of goods and services. By William Barclay I spent 22 years in the financial services business. Beginning in the 1980s, I worked at exchanges where we traded everything from futures on soybeans to shares of stock to options on interest rates. During these boom years for the …

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Jun 18 2012

Making the world safer for the next Bernie Madoff

Lawmakers are pushing a bill that would hand the oversight of investment advisers to an organization with an inherent conflict of interest. By Joe Newman Sometimes, members of Congress follow harebrained logic. If the consequences weren’t so serious, it would be hilarious. Consider a House bill co-sponsored by Reps. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) and Carolyn McCarthy …

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Jan 30 2012

The 1 Percent Candidate

The 1 Percent Candidate There’s a secretive effort by mega-rich Wall Street titans to place a presidential candidate on the ballot in November. By Peter Hart Think big money and Wall Street have too much influence over national politics? Not to worry: A third-party presidential candidate bankrolled by hedge funds will fix all of that. …

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Nov 01 2011

Tax Wall Street to heal America

The nation’s nurses are calling for a tax on financial transactions to begin raising the revenue needed to fix the nation’s growing social crisis. By Deborah Burger National Nurses United, America’s largest union of RNs, is sounding an alarm. We’ve organized rallies in New York, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, …

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