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  • Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar, economist says (not satire)

    02/08/2016 9:03:04 AM PST · by Signalman · 21 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 2/8/2106 | Tami Luhby
    Median income would soar by more than $22,000. Nearly 26 million jobs would be created. The unemployment rate would fall to 3.8%. Those are just a few of the things that would happen if Bernie Sanders became president and his ambitious economic program were put into effect, according to an analysis given exclusively to CNNMoney. The first comprehensive look at the impact of all of Sanders' spending and tax proposals on the economy was done by Gerald Friedman, a University of Massachusetts Amherst economics professor. Friedman found that if Sanders became president -- and was able to push his plan...
  • Venezuela shopping centres halve opening times as crisis bites

    02/08/2016 6:41:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | February 8, 2016
    Shopping centres in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, say they will be halving their opening times to four hours a day. The move will allow them to comply with government energy rationing. Ministers says a severe drought caused by El Nino has brought 18 of the country's hydro-electric dams to critically low water levels. "To turn the lights off at one in the afternoon and not to be able to work would have a huge impact on our business," said Mleidys Galves who works in a pizzeria in the Lider Shopping Centre in Caracas. "That is our peak selling time when...
  • Millennials heed the siren call of socialism

    02/07/2016 5:03:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | February 7, 2016 | By JOEL KOTKIN
    The biggest story this election season is not Donald Trump or the fortunes of the two winners in Iowa, the unattractive tag team of Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. For all their attempts to seem current and contemporary, these candidates - and Trump as well - represent older, more established elements in American life, such as evangelicals, nativists and, in Hillary's case, the ranks of middle-age women, seniors and public-sector unions. The biggest and most important development has been the massive support among the new generation of voters for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his open embrace of socialism. The...
  • Sanders overshadows GOP debate with scintillating cameo performance as a Jewish socialist immigrant

    02/07/2016 4:54:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    "Bernie Sanders overshadows GOP debate with scintillating cameo performance as a Jewish socialist immigrant in Titanic-themed skit on SNL alongside Larry David" ...After the ship begins to sink, the crew shout for everyone to get into the lifeboats starting with the women and children first - a statement which riles David's rich-guy character. Berating the ship's captain, he says: 'Really? Shouldn't it be just whoever's closest?' David then objects to a woman being brought on to the life raft, asking whether or not she has been through the menopause, which offends her. David's character then adds: 'That answers my question....
  • Ted Cruz is feeling the Bern! On the NH trail with the GOP's cute but sinister rebel firebrand

    02/07/2016 1:06:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Salon ^ | February 6, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    SALEM, N.H. - Ted Cruz in person, on the campaign trail, is a study in contrasts. What I principally mean by that cliche is that Cruz makes a more plausible human being when seen up close than in his animatronic television appearances, but he does not resemble a human being who came into the world by the usual method. He's both cute and sinister, a highly discordant combination. He's like a marzipan man brought to life by the kiss of a magic fairy, stuffed into overly tight blue jeans and sent toddling into middle-school cafeterias in the middle of nowhere...
  • Venezuela Is Socialist, Senator Sanders. Any Questions?

    02/06/2016 6:47:36 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6 February, 2016
    Socialism: Like a skyscraper crane about to topple in high winds, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of a horrific economic collapse. It was brought on by one thing: socialism, taken to the hilt. Yet incredibly, neither Bernie Sanders nor his voters make this connection. It's worrisome that so many Americans see socialism in a favorable light these days. A May 2015 YouGov poll showed that socialism was viewed favored favorably by 43% of Democrats, while a June 2015 Gallup poll showed that 47% of Americans would vote for a socialist. It points to a collective loss of memory. After...
  • Bernie Sanders’s 1963 stay at a Stalinist kibbutz

    02/05/2016 9:59:00 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Thomas Lifson
    It is sometimes maintained that Bernie Sanders can’t be as anti-Israel as some of his positions would indicate, because he spent time on a kibbutz there. After all, this is a guy who in the January 17 Democrats’ presidential debate said, ““I think what we’ve got to do is move as aggressively as we can to normalize relations with Iran,” and who wanted to deny weapons to Israel prior to the Yom Kippur War in the 1970s. These positions are actually quite consistent with the politics of the kibbutz Sanders chose for his time in Israel. Daniel Greenfield of Front...
  • You Want Socialism? Look at the 10 Percent Jobless Rate in Europe

    02/05/2016 9:46:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    The legions of young voters who are flocking to Bernie Sanders' socialist banner is depressing. It is the latest manifestation of the dumbing down of the next generation of voters who really believe in the Vermont senator's dopey remedies for a persistently weak economy that barely grew in the last three months of 2015 by a 0.7 percent. "The U.S. economy slowed to a crawl," The Washington Post declared at the end of last month, "exposing new weaknesses in the nation's long and sluggish recovery." Sanders' ideological solution: get rid of the billionaires, all 536 of them, by taxing their...
  • A Note to Bernie’s Millenials: Be Sure To Read the Fine Print

    02/05/2016 7:43:54 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-5-2016 | MOTUS
    Note: you may have to embiggen the text to read the tiny print. Apologies, butt then again, it’s not supposed to be easy to read the fine print. Poor old over-the-Hilz, not only did she get schlonged again by Bernie last night, butt she continues to bleed millennial voters: According to entrance polls, Sanders received 84 percent of the vote from those 17 to 29 years old, as against 14 percent for Clinton. – New Republic It’s easy to see why Hillary – old, white, shrill harpy – is not attractive to Millennials. The more interesting question is why Bernie...
  • Licking Wounds, Insurers Accelerate Moves To Limit Health-Law Enrollment

    02/04/2016 2:30:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | February 4, 2016 | By Jay Hancock
    Stung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sharply limit how policies are sold to individuals in ways that consumer advocates say seem to discriminate against the sickest and could hold down future enrollment. In recent days Anthem, Aetna and Cigna, all among the top five health insurers, told brokers they will stop paying them sales commissions to sign up most customers who qualify for new coverage outside the normal enrollment period, according to the companies and broker documents. Last year, these "special enrollment" clients were much more expensive than expected because lax enforcement allowed...
  • Cruz uses Jimmy Carter's words in anti-Trump ad

    02/04/2016 12:24:08 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is using video of former President Jimmy Carter against rival Donald Trump. A new ad released Thursday quotes Carter, who said Wednesday that if he had to pick between the two, he "would choose Trump" over Cruz. "Trump has proven already that he's completely malleable," Carter, a Democrat, continues in the clip. "I don't think he has any fixed opinions that he would really go to the White House and fight for. Ted Cruz is not malleable."
  • Venezuela Orders Bank Notes by the Planeload

    02/04/2016 10:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    Msn Money ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Kejal Vyas
    Millions of pounds of provisions, stuffed into three-dozen 747 cargo planes, arrived here from countries around the world in recent months to service Venezuela's crippled economy. But instead of food and medicine, the planes carried another resource that often runs scarce here: bills of Venezuela's currency, the bolivar.
  • We Can Expect More Outbreaks Like Zika As The Climate Changes

    02/04/2016 8:19:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 3, 2016 | by Lydia O'Connor
    The factors leading to the current Zika outbreak won't be clear for some time, but environmental health experts say there's a good chance such infectious diseases will become more common as the global climate warms.
  • Donald Trump: 'Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare'

    02/04/2016 7:35:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 146 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2016 | By Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump on Wednesday leveled a bold accusation at one of his chief rivals for the Republican nomination: "Ted Cruz gave us Obamacare." "He's the one that got Justice Roberts onto the United States Supreme Court," Trump added. While Cruz vocally supported Roberts' nomination at the time, he was not yet a U.S. senator and therefore could not vote to confirm Roberts to the Supreme Court.
  • Bernie Sanders Asked on Live TV to Persuade Millennial Voter to Pay Higher Taxes

    02/03/2016 8:30:39 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/3/2016 | Mallory Shelburne
    Bernie Sanders explained to one New Hampshire voter Wednesday why he should be willing to pay higher taxes in order to fund Sanders’ healthcare reforms.
  • So What's New?

    02/03/2016 3:33:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    Once upon an all too familiar time, it was the Jews who were desperate to flee Europe a step ahead of Hitler, but first the authorities took the precaution of relieving them of all their property, some of it still the subject of court cases all over the world. Today it is the flood of migrants seeking to escape to that tired old continent who are told by the Danes that they must hand over anything they own above a minimal amount in order to pay for the expense of shipping and handling them. What may now be forgotten is...
  • Hillary and Bernie are working on the wrong problems

    02/03/2016 11:44:33 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/16 | Herman Cain
    And if one of them wins, you're going to pay for it. Do you know that the average monthly income in China is $952 in U.S. dollars? Not too good. But wait, in Cuba it’s only $25, which is a pretty big problem when a gallon of gas is almost $5. These are socialist/communist countries. They promise people all kinds of free stuff, and they impose massive taxes to pay for it. It seems like it should be fairly basic to understand that this is not the sort of system that can lead to any kind of prosperity, but judging...
  • Democrat Party: The Party of Islam, Socialism and Transvestites

    02/03/2016 7:57:56 AM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 14 replies
    I used to be a Democrat. But since Barry Hussein Obama moved the party far to the left, a left filled with people who think Islam is somehow worth defending unlike Christianity and Judaism, I cannot vote for useful idiots for tyranny. Or socialism; while Barry himself may be for TPP, he never criticized Occupy Wall Street, and Bernie Bolshevik Sanders is more popular among millennial Dems than even the Clintons by a landslide. And I cannot stand that the Democrat Party thinks that someone with a Y chromosome can be a woman! Hussein gave Bruce Jenner an award! You're...
  • California Exchange Chief Rips UnitedHealth For Obamacare Excuses

    02/03/2016 2:23:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | February 3, 2016 | by Chad Terhune
    Amid growing questions over the future of Obamacare exchanges, the head of California's marketplace said the nation's largest private health insurer should take responsibility for nearly $1 billion in losses and stop blaming the federal health law. In a blistering critique, Covered California's executive director, Peter Lee, said UnitedHealth Group Inc. made a series of blunders on rates and networks that led to a $475 million loss in 2015 on individual policies across the country. The company estimates a similar exchange-related loss of $500 million in 2016. "Instead of saying, 'We screwed up,' they said, 'Obamacare is the problem and...
  • America’s Economic Freedom Has Rapidly Declined Under Obama (from 6th most free to 11th)

    02/01/2016 9:30:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | January 31, 2016 | Anthony B. Kim
    Millions of people around the world are emerging from poverty thanks to rising economic freedom. But by sharp contrast, America's economic freedom has been on a declining path over the past decade. According to the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, an annual publication by The Heritage Foundation, America's economic freedom has tumbled. With losses of economic freedom in eight of the past nine years, the U.S. has tied its worst score ever, wiping out a decade of progress. The U.S. has fallen from the 6th freest economy in the world, when President Barack Obama took office, to 11th place in...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Head of Progress Iowa: Bernie Sanders Has ‘Caught Fire,’ Race Too Close To Call

    02/01/2016 6:53:09 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/1/2016 | Patrick Howley
    "It's been an incredible appeal what he has had," Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic said of Sanders, appearing on "Breitbart News Sunday" on Sirus/XM 125 with host Steve K. Bannon and Washington political editor Matt Boyle, which was broadcasting from Des Moines. Progress Iowa is a nonprofit organization that describes itself as "powered by a community of more than 30,000 progressives, focused on research, education, and advocacy." Sinovic described Sanders as "a movement candidate that has caught fire" competing against Clinton, who has a "broad, broad base of support" culled from a prior campaign.
  • I Like Bernie, But... (BARF!)

    01/31/2016 8:59:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    ... isn't he a Socialist? Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist. He believes that our current economic system isn't doing enough for poor and middle-class Americans and that democratic change is needed to create a more fair and just America. But this isn't radical or scary! Many of the programs instituted by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson that we take for granted today — such as Medicare, the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, and Social Security — can be considered socialist programs.
  • Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse

    01/29/2016 5:48:57 PM PST · by NRx · 61 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-29-2016 | Matt O'Brien
    The only question now is whether Venezuela's government or economy will completely collapse first. The key word there is "completely." Both are well into their death throes. Indeed, Venezuela's ruling party just lost congressional elections that gave the opposition a veto-proof majority, and it's hard to see that getting any better for them any time soon — or ever. Incumbents, after all, don't tend to do too well when, according to the International Monetary Fund, their economy shrinks 10 percent one year, an additional 6 percent the next, and inflation explodes to 720 percent. It's no wonder, then, that markets...
  • Bernie Sanders before political office

    01/31/2016 1:53:12 PM PST · by Twotone · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 31, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Before he achieved political office, Bernie Sanders never had a steady paycheck in the first four decades of his life. Now, he aspires to the highest office in the land where he could play a decisive role in shaping the circumstances under which the rest of us work and receive (when we can) our paychecks. It is a sobering record, as Investor's Business Daily explains it:
  • Trump: Unlike Cruz, ‘I Have a Heart,’ I’ll Enact Universal Health Coverage

    01/31/2016 10:18:08 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 503 replies
    National Review ^ | January 31, 2016 12:20 PM | Tom S. Elliott
    In an interview this morning on This Week, Donald Trump cited his desire to "help people" as the reason he favors government-funded universal health coverage. Unlike Ted Cruz, Trump said, "I have a heart." "If somebody has no money and they're lying in the middle of the street and they're dying, I'm going to take care of that person," Trump said.
  • A Whiff of Fascism from Obama's White House

    03/29/2009 9:48:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 78 replies · 3,552+ views
    American Spectator ^ | MARCH 29, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    There is a whiff of Fascism emanating from the Obama White House. Reports say that the head of GM is quitting under duress from the Obama administration:
  • What Next for the Left?

    01/30/2016 5:15:35 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | JAMES W. CEASER
    A strange period has now passed into history. Captivated by a presidential campaign in 2008, Americans by the millions came to believe that a new leader would be able to produce more than a transformed society and an era of world peace. Politics could be extended beyond its ordinary boundaries and bring about a spiritual renewal. This exhilarating prospect fed on its own spiraling expectations, surprising even its original purveyors. Faith in this political religion eventually dissipated. Four years into the experience, many ceased to believe. Today most have forgotten. Politics has retreated to its more usual limits, focusing on...
  • Sanders' Tax Hike to Cost 6 Million Jobs [semi-satire]

    01/30/2016 9:13:32 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    An analysis undertaken by the Tax Foundation estimates that the tax increases promised by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) will cut economic growth by more than 9% and result in 6 million fewer full-time jobs. "Sanders' plan would significantly increase marginal tax rates on capital and labor income, which would result in a substantial reduction of the size of the U.S. economy in the long run," authors Alan Cole and Scott Greenberg asserted. Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver pooh-poohed the report quoting economist John Maynard Keynes' observation that "in the long run we are all dead. At 74...
  • We print money to bail out banks. Why can't we do it to solve climate change?

    01/30/2016 4:16:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 30, 2016 | by Matthias Kroll
    We need an estimated $1tn per year to stay below a global temperature rise of 2C. Creating new money might be the only way to meet this financial challenge. The international community has agreed on an ambitious agenda to curb climate change. Some 195 countries have decided to try and cut greenhouse gas emissions to a level that will limit the rise in average global temperatures to well below 2C. The question we now face is: how are we going to finance the changes needed to reach this goal? Quantitative easing - creating new money - might just be the...
  • Karl Marx's 'Communist Manifesto' Ranked Among Top Three Assigned College Texts

    01/29/2016 10:48:13 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto is ranked among the top three most frequently assigned texts at universities and colleges, and Marx is the most assigned economist in college courses. At present, we have around 1.1 million syllabi, drawing predominantly from the past decade of teaching in the US. We think the total number of US, UK, Canadian, and Australian syllabi for the past 15 years is in the range of 80-100 million.
  • There's some "March for Bernie" event in NYC on Saturday

    01/29/2016 12:36:13 PM PST · by wastedyears · 18 replies
    Socialism-supporting friend of mine | 1/29/2016 | Me
    So yeah, for any FReepers that aren't too far from NYC, if you want to go to protest socialism, it's at Union Square Park from 3pm - 6pm. I'm surprised they didn't hold this today during business hours, since it's the gimme crowd.
  • Bernie Sanders’ Tax Plan Would Kill 6 Million Jobs — Analysis

    01/29/2016 3:50:22 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/28/2016 | John Merline
    Bernie Sanders plan to raise taxes by $13.6 trillion over the next decade would have a devastating effect on the economy, according to a detailed analysis released on Thursday by the Tax Foundation.
  • Sanders workers are masquerading as Culinary members to campaign inside hotels

    01/28/2016 8:17:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Ralston Reports ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jon Ralston
    We can confirm multiple reports of Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers attempting and gaining access to Employee Dining Rooms at Las Vegas Strip properties where over 57,000 members that we represent work. We are disappointed and offended. It's completely inappropriate for any campaign to attempt to mislead Culinary Union members, especially at their place of work. The Culinary Union button that hundreds of thousands of union members have proudly worn to work every day represents 80 years of struggle and fighting for justice. We strongly condemn anyone falsifying their affiliation with the Culinary Union in order to gain access to properties...
  • US to collect equal pay data from all big employers

    01/28/2016 9:18:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2016 12:02 AM EST | Josh Lederman
    The Obama administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws. President Barack Obama in 2014 directed the Labor Department to collect data from federal contractors about what they pay employees, sorted by gender, race and ethnicity. Obama's new proposal will cover all businesses with 100 or more employees, regardless of whether they contract with the government. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will collect the data. ...
  • Socialism Gets a Second Life

    01/28/2016 5:38:22 PM PST · by KingofZion · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 28, 2016 | Peggy Noonan
    I was watching Bernie Sanders speak last week at a town hall in Bedford when an early intuition became a conviction: Take Mr. Sanders seriously. He is not just another antic presence in Crazy Year 2016. His rise signifies a major shift within the Democratic Party. *** “Let me disabuse you,” Mr. Sanders says to those who think he cannot win. He quotes New Hampshire polls, where he’s way ahead. He can defeat Donald Trump, he says. Then the meat. He described America as a place of broad suffering—“student debt,” “two-job families” with strained marriages and insufficient child care, “the...
  • Rahn: Socialism Means Coercion

    01/28/2016 6:57:27 AM PST · by JayGalt · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016 | Richard W.Rahn
    Do you know what socialism is? Hillary Clinton struggled to find an answer when recently asked. Socialism is a system in which the government owns or controls the means of production, and allocates resources and rewards. Sen. Bernie Sanders proudly proclaims himself a "democratic socialist," and many in the Democratic Party seem to have no problem with it and, in fact, are embracing him and his ideas. Why does socialism always fail, and why will Bernie Sanders' schemes and, to a lesser extent, Hillary's Obamacare version, also fail? Under a capitalist free-market system, the business person seeks to produce goods...
  • Health Care Fines Press Millennials as Deadline Nears

    01/27/2016 3:35:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 27, 2016
    Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama's health care law. Fines for being uninsured rise sharply in 2016 - averaging nearly $1,000 per household, according to an independent estimate. It's forcing those in their 20s and 30s to take a hard look and see if they can squeeze in coverage to avoid penalties. Many are trying to establish careers or just make progress in a still-bumpy economy. The minimum penalty rises to $695 in 2016 for someone uninsured a full 12...
  • Billions spent, but fewer people are using public transportation in Southern California

    01/27/2016 2:05:09 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 27, 2016 | By Laura J. Nelson and Dan Weikel
    For almost a decade, transit ridership has declined across Southern California despite enormous and costly efforts by top transportation officials to entice people out of their cars and onto buses and trains. The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the region's largest carrier, lost more than 10% of its boardings from 2006 to 2015, a decline that appears to be accelerating. Despite a $9-billion investment in new light rail and subway lines, Metro now has fewer boardings than it did three decades ago, when buses were the county's only transit option. The decline suggests that Southern California policymakers are falling short...
  • Putin still has his Communist Party card, likes socialist ideals

    01/27/2016 12:39:27 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | January 25, 2016
    Putin still has his Communist Party card, likes socialist ideals Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday revealed he has kept his USSR Communist Party membership card, and still has a soft spot for socialist ideals. "I didn't throw out my party card, I didn't burn it," said Putin, a former KGB agent in East Germany, at a meeting with supporters, quoted by Interfax news agency. "My card is lying round somewhere." To older Russians, holding onto a Soviet Communist party card -- once compulsory for top officials -- shows a degree of nostalgia for the previous regime. "I wasn't a...
  • Sanders Calls for Nationalized Health Care [semi-satire]

    01/26/2016 10:14:56 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    Riding on the crest of poll numbers showing a surge for his presidential bid, Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) upped the ante vs. rival former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by calling for a nationalization of health care. "Obamacare is a confusing mess of broken promises," Sanders asserted. "We need to replace it with a fully socialized system where all medical payments and decisions are made by the federal government." Under Sanders' proposal everyone would be covered with a zero deductible and zero co-pay plan. "No one should have to skimp on medical treatment merely because they'd have to pay out...
  • CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba (Traitor Dies-Goes Straight to Hell)

    01/09/2008 11:05:35 AM PST · by ricks_place · 43 replies · 218+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/9/07 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA(Reuters)-Philip Agee, a former CIA spy who exposed its undercover operations in Latin America in a 1975 book, died in Havana, the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Wednesday.Agee, 72, died on Monday night, the newspaper said, calling him a "loyal friend of Cuba and staunch defender of the people's struggle for a better world.".His widow, German ballet dancer Giselle Roberge, told friends he had been in hospital since December 15 and did not survive surgery for perforated ulcers.Agee worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 12 years in Washington, Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. He resigned in 1968 in...
  • Will America survive?

    01/25/2016 8:22:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016 10:29 PM | Joe David
    For nearly eight years, the Obama Administration shamelessly exploited popular issues, turning them into major news stories whenever they suited a political purpose. It didn't really matter what the issue was (race, religion, or border), or where it occurred (Benghazi, Libya, or Ferguson, Missouri). The intention was always the same: to weaken America by damaging its image and resolve. [...] ... During a private conversation with former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Obama carelessly exposed his administration's intent by making a historic blunder on tape before his second election. Simply put, he said, "I'll have more flexibility after election." What exactly...
  • Evangelize the poor: that is your mission, Pope says

    01/24/2016 4:36:40 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 98 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Jan 24, 2016 | Ann Schneible
    Pope Francis centered his Angelus address this Sunday on what it means to evangelize the poor, and how this is the mission of the Church. "Evangelize the poor: this is the mission of Jesus; this is also the mission of the Church, and of all the baptized in the Church," the Pope said Jan. 24 to the crowds in Saint Peter's Square. "To be a Christian and to be a missionary is the same thing." "What does it mean to evangelize the poor? It means to be close to them, to serve them, to free them from oppression, and all...
  • American oil companies are starting to scream "mayday."

    01/24/2016 9:05:27 AM PST · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 January 2016 | Heather Long
    Last year, 42 North American drillers filed for bankruptcy, according to law firm Haynes and Boone. It's only likely to get worse this year. Experts say there are a lot of parallels between today's crisis and the last oil crash in 1986. Back then, 27% of exploration and production companies went bust. Defaults are skyrocketing again. In December, exploration and production company defaults topped 11%, up from just 0.5% the previous year, according to Fitch Ratings. That's a 2,000%-plus jump. It's just the beginning, says John La Forge, head of real assets strategy at Wells Fargo. If history repeats, people...
  • The Democrats Stumble Toward 50 Shades of Socialism

    01/22/2016 9:18:25 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Time ^ | 21 Jan, 2016 | Joe Klein
    How much should the government redistribute? A specter is haunting the Democratic Party-the specter of socialism. A question is being asked, mostly by Republicans, but also by MSNBC's Chris Matthews: What is the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist? Debbie Wasserman Schultz got it last July and, ever the robotic partisan, answered by saying the more important difference was between Democrats and Republicans. Senator Chuck Schumer said it depended on how you define the two, and then refused to define the two. And, most significantly, Hillary Clinton said, "Well, I can tell you what I am … I’m a...
  • Red Storm Rising – The Bernie Sanders Phenomenon

    01/21/2016 9:01:30 PM PST · by pboyington · 16 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Senator Bernie Sanders is on the move. The socialist US Senator from Vermont is taking the Democrat Party and the left in this country like a Red Storm. Sanders, has a huge lead in New Hampshire, where he is up by 27 points. He’s going to win Iowa as well. He has energized a grass roots movement that the country hasn’t seen since the Ron Paul Revolution on the libertarian right. Sanders’ only true competition is self-destructing like a reel to reel tape deck with billowing smoke in a Mission Impossible episode. The Democrats are beginning to realize that Hillary...
  • What is a good website to explain Detroit's decline?

    01/20/2016 7:15:07 PM PST · by eccentric · 39 replies
    vanity ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Linda Martinez
    There is a video going around about Detroit's school. What would be a good website to direct my grandson to to explain the total decline of Detroit?
  • Biden: We don't need 'socialism'

    01/20/2016 4:09:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Vice President Biden on Wednesday offered criticism of "socialism" during a speech abroad, seemingly a shot at Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist and Democratic candidate for president. Biden made the remark in a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, where he called for "a more progressive tax code" and a strengthening of the middle class. "Keeping billions of dollars in offshore tax havens might be good for your shareholders, but it robs your own country," Biden told those in attendance at the international event. Biden called on corporate executives to shift their tactics and put a...
  • A President Sanders would quickly run out of other people's money

    01/19/2016 3:13:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Say, do you remember that time when Vermont was going to use Obamacare as a jumping off point and build their own single payer health care system? Yeah, Bernie Sanders was all over that one at the time, promoting a socialist vision of the future which would finally see everyone taken care of equally. How did that work out again? (Washington Post, from 2014) Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) has abandoned a years-long push for a universal health-care system in the state after budget analysts said the program would require what he called "enormous" new taxes…But Michael Costa, Shumlin's...
  • Farewell to the man who invented 'climate change’

    01/17/2016 7:20:30 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 45 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 6:55PM GMT 05 Dec 2015 | Christopher Booker
    Farewell to the man who invented 'climate change’ To this day, global climate policy is still shaped by the agenda of Maurice Strong, a Canadian multimillionaire During the Second World War, having emerged from humble origins in the Great Depression, Strong became convinced that the new United Nations should become a world government, dedicated to ensuring that the wealth enjoyed by the richer countries of the West should be spread out around the world’s underprivileged majority. In 2005, Strong was caught having been illicitly paid $1 million from the UN’s Oil for Food programme, supposedly set up to allow Saddam...