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Friday, October 30, 2020

Our Wealth-Driven Economy

“America, The Beautiful” Ain’t So Pretty Any More

Once upon a time in America, there was a large working middle class and competition was good — but that was then, and this is now.

I’ve been writing about the brutal American economy for the past seven years, since the Bush administration’s special interest budget and political power-plays began forcing more Americans to and below the poverty level.

Finally, as America’s rulers are gaining vast wealth, they also are eliminating the remainder of America’s middle class.

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McCain flip-flops, will attend debate

Republican John McCain says he’s going to be at the first presidential debate, even though Congress doesn’t have a bailout deal.

With less than 10 hours until the debate was scheduled to start, the McCain campaign announced that the Arizona senator would travel to the University of Mississippi. The campaign said after the forum he will fly back to Washington to continue working on the financial crisis.

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America needs a doctor version 2.0

Not long ago I had a conversation with an economics professor at Colgate University, someone that is tasked with molding the minds of her young students. I asked her what her thoughts were on the Austrian School of Economics. She had no idea what that was. An economics professor at a prestigious institution such as Colgate, and she has never heard of the Austrian School?

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Another monumental failure by Bush

Even before his bungling response to a financial crisis that threatens to plunge this country into a full-blown depression, President George Bush had already assured himself the title of the biggest failure in Presidential history.

The Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina and many other failures sealed his membership in the Political Hall of Shame. The collapse of America’s economy just adds more evidence that Bush is, without a doubt, the worst in a long line of failed leaders of what once was a great country.

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Toll Roads: Do we really need them?

Texas and Other States on the Road for Tolls

Here in Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Tom Craddick Texas will get more toll roads even if they have to kill Texas taxpayers / drivers financially to do it.

They are trying to finance toll roads from a new, ‘creative’ approach in taking tax dollars and retirement funds to ensure that their special interests make a fortune from toll roads.

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/region/legis…

This sort of “creative thinking” is a force throughout the U.S.

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Palin accepted tainted donations

Gov. Sarah Palin swept into office as an avowed outsider, a claim that helped her land the GOP vice presidential nomination.

The woman touted by Republican nominee John McCain as a reformer said late Thursday that she will donate to charity more than $1,000 in campaign contributions from two Alaska politicians implicated in a sprawling federal corruption probe. Palin is also giving back $1,000 from the wife of one of the men.

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First debate? Don’t count on it

The first presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama remained in doubt Friday, the very day it was to be held, embroiled in the same partisan divisions that were holding up a Wall Street bailout plan.

Obama said he intended to travel to the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where the debate had long been scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. EDT. McCain, who had proposed delaying the contest so the two presidential hopefuls could help negotiate an economic rescue plan, wouldn’t commit.

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