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Journal smitty_one_each's Journal: pOMG! Republicans put corporate welfare in the fiscal cliff bill! 8

Carney at the Examiner:

The "fiscal cliff" legislation passed this week included $76 billion in special-interest tax credits for the likes of General Electric, Hollywood and even Captain Morgan. But these subsidies weren't the fruit of eleventh-hour lobbying conducted on the cliff's edge -- they were crafted back in August in a Senate committee, and they sat dormant until the White House reportedly insisted on them this week.

Did I say Republicans? Well, they voted on it, to be sure, but read the whole soiled diaper and re-examine 'put' in the title.
Standing by for pro-forma denunciations about how
- all the evil is on the Right,
- the Examiner is a partisan source,
- Bush did it too, and there was insufficient resistance, so the Democrats get a pass,
- it's racism to question our Ruling Class overlords,
- this is just karma running over centuries of white male Christianist dogma, and
- Shut up!
from The Usual Suspects in 3...2...

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pOMG! Republicans put corporate welfare in the fiscal cliff bill!

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  • From Catholic Social Teaching, the entire Libertine Mess of Americanism is on the Right. There ain't no true lefties here. If they aren't charging the poor for more usury than they can afford, they're outright trying to reduce poverty by imposition of abortion and euthanasia for the crime of being poor.

    • Less insidious than abortion is the "inverse usury" of setting the prime lending rate near zero and letting inflation trash traditional savings accounts.
      It makes no sense to keep money in a savings account or money market; it only evaporates.
      • By CST- while Thrift is certainly a good thing when a poor man uses savings to set himself up in business, it is less a good thing when it is gained by "letting money work for you" as you live a life of luxury (*note, I don't know anybody who does this personally; but I hear there are a few living in gated enclaves here and there). I personally keep very minimal savings and money market accounts, choosing instead to invest those funds in charity work.

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it. -- C. Schulz