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Tax Freedom Day three days later

While the little people see their tax burden increase, big business hides in offshore accounts.
‘Tax Freedom Day’ falls three days later this year
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/07/tax-freedom-day-falls-three-days-later...

Today in corporate tax avoidance: Caterpillar's 'pink elephant'
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-caterpillars-pink-eleph...
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Birtherism/Racism on SwampBubbles

Yet another Birtherism post on the front page by yet another right-wing nutjob. Who else is sick of this racism and irrational, idiotic, right wing crap?

Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits on Campaign Contributions 4/2/2014

Glenn Beck's Getting Sued.

This was bound to happen.

Piers Morgan Finally GONE!

http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/piers-morgan-gun-control-signoff-cnn/

Another liberal dolt finally gotten rid of! I love it.

54 SEPARATE VOTES to repeal Obamacare, here's the list

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/03/21/the-house-has-...

What's the definition of insanity again?

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Dear "Fiscally Conservative" "Republicans" on SB: Please tell me how the taxpayer dollars spent by the House GOP in pursuit of their futile goal have NOT been wasted and are in fact completely justified.

Republicans against States' Rights and for More Laws and Spending!

Yup, here it is, a Republican bill that makes the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BIGGER in order to piss all over STATES' RIGHTS and spend more money on another losing war.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/13/house-gop-passes-bill-to-force-oba...

Republican hypocrisy at its finest. Disregard states' rights, disregard the will of the people, forget libertarianism, regulate the market. Welcome to the GOP, Hypocrisy Central.

Third World Health Care - Knoxville, Tennessee


Third World Health Care - Knoxville, Tennessee Edition
Aasif Mandvi highlights the quality of the best health care system in the world by visiting a clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee. (06:10)

The World Health Organization's ranking
of the world's health systems.

The Rich v. the rest of us!

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Trans-Pacific Partnership = Government Corruption At It's Finest

Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State

Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State
Feb 21, 2014
http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/21/anatomy-of-the-deep-state/
Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face. Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. By day the Ostia road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks and spices of the East, the marble of Asia Minor, the timber of the Atlas, the grain of Africa and Egypt; and the carts brought out nothing but loads of dung. That was their return cargo.

~ The Martyrdom of Man by Winwood Reade (1871)~

Black History is American History!

I cannot help but believe that the vast majority of white people just don't get it regardless of how culturally sensitive, how much exposure they have had to black people or how much education they have. They just don't get it. To me that is sad. CASE IN POINT:

Black History Month - A Celebration of America's Greatness

During Black History Month we should all celebrate the five Presidents of the United States whose ancestry shows that they had Black Ancestors. Barack Obama is the only Black President who physically looks Black, but there are four others who were of mixed ancestry. Let's celebrate the diversity in our culture.

Hate Obama, Love Obamacare

Hate Obama, Love Obamacare

Hate Obama, Love Obamacare
How a skeptical Ohio family found plenty to like in health care reform
By Steven Brill Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Read more: Hate Obama, Love Obamacare - TIME http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2162940,00.html#ixz...

When Sean Recchi was diagnosed with cancer, he and his wife Stephanie were billed $83,900 by the hospital, in advance. Now he has insurance.

Watch Steven Brill Talk About His Latest Obamacare Column on the Daily Show

Twenty Years of NAFTA

NAFTA at 20: Lori Wallach on U.S. Job Losses, Record Income Inequality, Mass Displacement in Mexico

Look Ahead

The time to start connecting the dots is now. It doesn't take a military conflict to defeat another country.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/asia/china-one-child-policy-official...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonchang/2013/12/08/chinas-newest-city-we...

If you want to give up your country then go back to sleep or continue your pollyanna outlook.

Vets get 1% cost-of-living pension cut in the new budget deal

Budget deal cuts benefits to some vets: Heartless or painless?

Some Republicans criticized the budget deal passed by the Senate Wednesday because it cuts retirement benefits to some veterans. Military cuts are often tough for Congress to stomach. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2013/1218/Budget-deal-cuts-benef...

Bipartisan Budget Deal a Disaster

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/08/tpp-trade-agreement_n_4409211.html
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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation, according to two internal memos obtained by The Huffington Post.

Our Decadent Class

Henry Giroux on 'Zombie' Politics

Henry was a recent guest on Moyers & Company. His ideas are what many of us have been thinking for a long time.

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