“A no-fly and no-drive endeavor.”
The Struggle is A Joy: The more European bankers and the IMF continue their attempts to impose austerity measures and senseless privatizations on Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and others, the more European citizens tell them “Go Fish.” No matter how little the bankers like it, governance requires the cooperation of the governed, and these citizens are loath togive up the wages, improved working conditions and subsistence pensions that they and their unions successfully fought for over the past half century – just to make up for the damage the banks have done to their economies.
Next: Yemeni doctors say at least 31 people have been killed when 'security forces' – including snipers on rooftops - fired on protesters. One gun, one vote.
Details, Please: Did you have an abortion this year? Was it the result of rape or incest (or most likely both)? How did you pay for the abortion? Do you have a receipt? Identify the date of this abomination, the name of the baby killer and the identity of the facility. Was any tax benefit, directly or indirectly, involved in paying for this abortion, or for the facility that provided the procedure, or the education of the doctor who performed this act of first degree murder? Or so the questions on Schedule A of your 1040 will read next year if the Republicans prevail.
Q&A: Do we need big banks? No. Are big banks more efficient? No. Are big banks systemically dangerous? Yes. Are big banks able to corrupt politicians and manipulate the government? Yes!
Finally, The Question: So why not John Yoo, Alberto Gonzales, and George W. Bush?
The Untouchables: We have created an underclass of 15 million untouchables – people who cannot find a job, or cannot find full time employment. Plus millions more who have been forced to take large cuts in pay in order to find any sort of job. One out of six American workers. And the Republicans think now is the time to cut social welfare safety nets.
Can You Hear Me Now? Citigroup says Europe’s debt crisis won’t be resolved “until a number of country’s restructure their debt and clean up their banks’ balance sheets.” Which is another way of saying that someone holding sovereign euro-bonds is going to lose money.
Cake, Having & Eating: US multinationals (actually, by definition there cannot be “US multinationals”) have more than $1 trillion in profits stashed in overseas tax-havens. They want the Republicans to create a “tax holiday” loophole so they can repatriate the money without ever paying any tax on it. It is, they stress, for the good of the country.