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December 28, 2010

Europe To Cut Military Spending

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:35 am

The Military-Industrial Complex has pushed us past sanity, and the Europeans have finally decided enough is enough.  When do we start cutting?

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/world_us/20101226_European_allies_to_slash_military_spending.html

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August 29, 2010

Made In China!

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 2:15 pm

Richard Clark asks why Germany has avoided the Great Recession.  It goes back, like so much else, to the administration of Ronald Reagan.  During his first term, as a gift to his corporate pals, he pushed through legislation that made it possible for US corporations to do their manufacturing overseas in low-wage countries (like China) but avoid taxation on the imported products.  Germany never did such a thing.  So over the last 25 years, we’ve lost factories, middle class jobs, and tax income while the corporations have grown richer and richer.  This is a terrific article, well worth your time.  The car on the left is China’s newest offering to the US market.  Not built with UAW wages you can bet.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Why-is-America-suffering-s-by-Richard-Clark-100828-74.html

July 1, 2010

“We Can’t Afford War”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:05 am

McChrystal was in Paris when interviewed by Rolling Stone to prevent the French from “going all wobbly on him.”  Our NATO “allies” are pulling out of Afghanistan under heavy public pressure.  Obama’s Vietnam?  Comments from our favorite newscaster.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/30