Archive for October, 2011

“Recall Walker Gains Momentum”

This article was posted at The Huffington Post on 11/4. To read it at HuffPost click on the link here.

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Angry Wisconsinites file to recall ideological Governor!

In October paperwork was filed with the Government Accountability Board to gather signatures to recall Governor Scott Walker after just one year in office.

The honeymoon ended abruptly when the newly elected Governor began pushing controversial policies that attacked hard-working Wisconsin citizens.

Push-back, began when Senate Democrats left the state in February to prevent a budget vote that also stripped public union rights. It was swift and has been growing ever since. Wisconsin became the battleground for the middle-class.

As momentum builds, the chance of recall becomes more imminent.

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“More Georgia Banks Succumb”

Two more Georgia banks failed on Friday!

With the failure of the 72nd and 73rd banks since the banking crisis began Georgia’s banking system remains extremely vulnerable.

Florida lost another bank, the 12th this year and number 52 since the crisis began. Florida remains 2nd to Georgia in bank foreclosures.

A total of 406 U.S. banks have been taken over by the FDIC, and the four lost last week cost the DIF nearly $360 million.

But, the problem brewing in Europe may far exceed our crisis here in the United States.

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“An UnTea Party Revolution”

New article has been posted on The Huffington Post. Read it on HuffPost by clicking on the link.

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Stop the revolution, I want to get off!

Revolution is nigh and this time it’s not the product of the misguided anger of the Tea Party!

This one is ‘real.’ Not manufactured. A protest the right loves to hate.

Armed with legitimate complaints, too many to count, people — ignored by an uncaring Congress — have taken their concerns to the street.

It started with the occupation of Wall Street, spread to more than 100 cities throughout the United States, then to cities all over the world.

Is this a populist movement?

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“Job Killers”

Job Killers was posted on The Huffington Post on 10/21. To view it at HuffPost click on the link.

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Unemployment is still high — five people compete for every job!

This country needs jobs — badly — if we are to come out of this devastating recessionary event.

The ‘Great Recession’ has been unprecedented, destroying lives and families. It has been especially destructive on hard-working people; the middle class.

Restoring jobs is the most important issue to reinforce an economic recovery. Housing is also a drag on the recovery, but jobs will help housing begin to rebound.

When the Tea Party swept the Republicans into the majority in the House of Representatives and handed the gavel to Congressman John Boehner, he promised job creation would be one of the new House Majority’s priorities.

Has it been?

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“Over 400 Banks Have Fallen”

Since 2008 over 400 banks have been closed by the FDIC!

On Friday, another Georgia Bank was shuttered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation along with three others, including another in Illinois.

What began with the closure of Douglass National Bank in Kansas City, Missouri on January 25th of 2008 has now spread to over 40 states and 402 banks.

The 400th bank to be seized was Blue Ridge Savings Bank in Asheville, North Carolina. It was also the 78th of the 80 closed this year. Country Bank in Aledo, Illinois was the 80th and the 41st in Illinois since the crisis began.

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Quick Hit: “Move Your Money”

Are small banks and credit unions safer than big banks?

Big banks and Wall Street caused the financial meltdown, were bailed out by the taxpayers, and are operating under the same destructive model that caused our financial problems. By remaining with any one of the top 20 banks you are helping create another financial crash that will be even worse for the global economy.

Occupy Wall Street has brought the collusion of  big banks and Wall Street into focus as the main cause of our declining economy. It has served, in growing numbers, to expose their collusion and calls for Congressional action.

But, the next move can be yours!

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“It’s All Greek To Me”

This article was posted on The Huffington Post on Monday, 10/17/11. To view it on HuffPost click on the link.

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The Greek Parliament agreed on new austerity measures to avoid sovereign default.

As the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, and European Banks grapple with a plan to avoid the collapse of Greece, and the potential domino affect on Portugal, Ireland, Spain, and Italy, the social unrest in Greece grows.

Austerity measures imposed by the ECB are deep and damaging to the Greek people, striking at the most vulnerable citizens; sparking huge protests in the cradle of democracy.

The problems in Greece and Southern European countries are microcosms of a problem throughout the world; financial destruction caused by a greedy, protected, unregulated banking system.

But, the anger and unrest are not confined to the socialistic states of Europe.

It is happening globally and the thirty year move to a Plutocratic Oligarchy is propagating class warfare.

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“Defining Occupy Wall Street”

The right-wing attempts to define the Occupy Wall Street movement!

Maybe the Occupy movement — rapidly spreading to a city near you — defies explanation. But the one thing that can be said, unequivocally, is that it grows daily fueled by the growing frustration at the decline of this great nation and the number of egregious issues that must be addressed.

It is an unrest and dissatisfaction of a Congress that is not listening to the many while supporting the few; a Congress that has been deaf to the voice of justice and fairness.

They are the cadre of hard-working Americans disenfranchised by the system and declaring the causes, individually and collectively, which impel them to express their grievances. And, like the Opressions listed by our 56 signators of the Declaration of Independence, those grievances and usurpations are listed below for all to see and understand, conceding that these will not be the sum of their grievances.

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“Congressman Issa Goes Postal!”

This article has been posted on The Huffington Post. To read it on Huff Post click the link here.

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The California Congressman tries to stop your mail!

We’re again being deceived by evil right-wing zealots — this time they’re lying about your postal service.

The insufferable Congressman from California’s 49th District is at it again trying to destroy one of our most efficient government agencies, a Constitutionally established entity (Article. I., Section, 8.) — The United States Postal Service.

The Founding Fathers understood the necessity of the fluid national distribution of mail, and it’s importance to democracy, over 235 years ago. Republican’s, polished at the art of deceiving the American People, are telling everyone that will listen that the Post Office is going bankrupt.

The Post Office bankrupt? How does that happen?

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