Archive for October 21st, 2009
At Alternet, you can read Art Levine’s detailed account of legal corruption of the economic “reform.” It’s not pretty, and the good guys are losing many of the important battles. Here’s a passage, but go read the whole thing–it’s well written and critically important:
So, the sleek, blond J.P Morgan lobbyist in a smart gray suit set off by a brightly colored scarf was able to saunter in shortly before the doors opened for the hearing to see just how many more loopholes could be added. (She declined to identify herself.)
Like the evicted family in Michael Moore’s new film being hired by the bank to clean out their own home, the banking-industry lobbyists in Washington have at long last created the ultimate trickle-down effect from the bailouts: hiring the jobless ( for $11 to $35 an hour) to hold their places in line to make sure there’s no effective federal crackdown preventing more job-destroying speculation in credit default swaps and other derivatives.
Pundits from Onion Network News got fed up with a recent string of miscues by Vice-President Joe Biden.
As you can see, the “pundits” from The Onion were actually hammering real life pundits, and had to work extra hard to parody the absurd.