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November 8, 2010

The Problems Was The Banksters

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:14 pm

Galbraith says Obama’s failure was in turning over economic policy to bank-friendly people – Geithner, Summers, Bernanke – who had no interest in Main Street.  So the big banks called all the shots and took home some very nice bonuses.  Sounds about right to us. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-k-galbraith/obamas-probelm-simply-def_b_779711.html

November 5, 2010

Obama: Get Tough!

Filed under: economics, elections — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:22 am

There are plenty of things Obama can do in the next two years to advance the progressive agenda and get this country going again, and they don’t need congressional help or votes or blessings.  The first thing to do is clean house.  Get rid of people like Tim Geithner who are more concerned with Wall Street than Main Street.  Then use the regulatory powers you already have.  Enforce the new rules for banks.  Make sure the new health law gets going to help sick people. Crack down on oil and coal companies that are wrecking our environment.  Get all the old government agencies ticking again – FEC, FTC, FCC, ICC, EPA .  Be the Commander-in-chief who gets our troops and our treasure out of Iraq and Afghanistan and a thousand bases around the world.  In other words, act more  like the head of the executive branch and less like a prime minister.  Yes you can.

November 4, 2010

The Election Around The World

Filed under: elections — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:19 am

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/03/AR2010110303324.html

October 29, 2010

We’re Supporting Child Soldiers!

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:48 am

Amy Goodman last night on “Democracy Now” reported that Obama has waived the restriction on giving military aid to countries who have child soldiers.  That means that arms money will soon be flowing into Chad and Sudan,  among others.  We will continue to research this subject.  Your comments and links to news sources are urgently invited.  It is hard to imagine why this waiver was granted and why we’re supporting regimes that put guns in children’s hands.

October 28, 2010

Stop The Torturers

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:14 am

A UN Investigator says Obama may have stopped torture but he has not lived up to his promises and global expectations.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/10/27-2

October 1, 2010

So Who’s In Charge Here?

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:50 am

Michael Moore says Eisenhower was right to be concerned about the military-industrial complex.  Bob Woodward’s new book tells us how the brass presented exactly one option on Afghanistan to Obama: escalate.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/dwight-was-right

September 14, 2010

Yes, Smedley, War Is Still A Racket

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 9:59 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marjorie-cohn/business-as-usual-in-iraq_b_714134.html

August 1, 2010

“Prosperity Is Right Around The Corner”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:20 am

That’s what Herbert Hoover told the nation eighty years ago, and the Depression got deeper and deeper.  The government worried about deficits and cut spending until deflation set in and the rest, as they say is history.  Now Obama tells us that things are looking up and we should start trimming spending and worrying about deficits.  But several Federal Reserve worthies are talking deflation.  Now that would be a disaster.

http://www.thenation.com/article/38063/deflation-not-deficit-real-threat

July 7, 2010

Obsession And The Body Politic

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:24 am

The President calls our interest in withdrawing from Afghanistan an “obsession.”  We call it sanity.  And more and more members of Congress are joining the demand for a time table.

http://www.truth-out.org/35-house-dems-obsessed-with-afghan-withdrawal-timetable61031

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