Credit – the highway to a lifetime of slavery

counterinsurgency expert tells US to call off drone war in Pakistan – You know, I still have tendencies to almost call Pakistan Cambodia and/or Laos sometimes, at least when I’m referring to the fact that we’re still STILL conducting illegal warfare there. How long til they find and airstrike Col. Kurtz, eh?

Continuing from my last post – apparently I’m not the only one who’s finding the “change you can believe” in hype to be wearing AWFULLY thin. The Times compares Obama and Bush’s first prime time press conferences and finds them….really similar. (The last time someone rode in on a wave of ‘change’ was Nancy Pelosi. Yeah, that fizzled too, didn’t it?)

And clearly, I still don’t have “the Geithner” out of my system yet.

Business Week asks What’s missing in Geithner’s Bank Plan? …. and Geithner insists this isn’t Paulson’s Plan…to which I say, duh, no one’s saying they’re identical, just that they suck.

Obviously, I’m guessing you know by now that that ornerous stimulus package has passed. But the citizens for tax justice have just released a report of the Six Worst Tax Cuts within. (There’s also a Two page summary if you don’t feel like slogging through the whole thing (though it’s only 8 pages). My personal summary: lots of tax breaks for the well off, for businesses, and those who got us here in the first place. The rest of us get increased opportunity for debt, which is supposed to be a good thing I guess, given that The Geithner is busy fixing the credit markets.

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~ by Auntie Ranty on February 10, 2009.

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