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Senate Passes Fiscal Cliff Deal

Senate Passes Fiscal Cliff Deal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation to block the impact of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff. The vote was an overwhelming 89-8 and came well after midnight on New Year's Day.
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Understand the Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order | Global Research

Understand the Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order | Global Research | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

“This concise, provocative book reveals the negative effects of imposed economic structural reform, privatization, deregulation and competition. It deserves to be read carefully and widely.”
- Choice, American Library Association (ALA)

“The current system, Chossudovsky argues, is one of capital creation through destruction. The author confronts head on the links between civil violence, social and environmental stress, with the modalities of market expansion.”
- Michele Stoddard, Covert Action Quarterly


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This is a book review of a book that looks like everyone should read and see what the points are it presents. The topics, if they are a true evaluation and are ignored would have a major impact on the lives of all working middle and lower income folks and most likely others as well.

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China sacks officials involved in GM rice test | Environment

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Full Show: How Big Banks are Rewriting the Rules of our Economy | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Full Show: How Big Banks are Rewriting the Rules of our Economy | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Bill Moyers talks with former Citigroup chairman John Reed and former Senator Byron Dorgan to explore how our political and financial class shift economic benefits to the very top.
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I cannot recommend this Bill Moyer episode enough. It will enlighten so many people to what changes took place as a key to cause the economy to be bailed out or most have likely failed a little over four years ago. It is would worth the watch  and a share for even more people to start the new year with their eyes wide open and more fully informed about something as important as our past which if we are not careful also becomes our future again, and again.

 

Please take time to watch thisI cannot recommend this Bill Moyer episode enough.Key players that altered the economic security of all of us, this nation and the world speak out here. The changes discussed here and the Libor scandal have played a huge role in changing the lives of the once strong middle class and harvesting the wealth of nations to the hands of a few.

 

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Noam Chomsky on How He Found His Calling

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Renowned linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky outlines a perspective on work and education, arguing that freedom is the root of fulfilment.
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A Checkerboard Strategy for Regaining the Progressive Initiative

A Checkerboard Strategy for Regaining the Progressive Initiative | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A strategy for change at a time when 400 Americans own more wealth than the bottom 185 million combined.
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Six Weeks After Reelection, Obama Sells Out Liberal Democrats

Six Weeks After Reelection, Obama Sells Out Liberal Democrats | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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December 17th, however, without the defeated Republicans even having to propose a counteroffer, Obama pulled a classic Democratic negotiating-against-himself maneuver. Not only did he offer House Speaker John Boehner to protect the spectacularly wealthy taxpayers who earn up to $400,000 from a tax hike, he quietly sold out senior citizens by gutting the current system that calculates cost-of-living increases for Social Security and other federal entitlement programs.

 

At first, few people would notice Obama’s switch to a so-called “chained consumer price index.” (Under the new system, if the price of steak goes up, the government assumes you’ll switch to hamburger—so it doesn’t count as inflation.) This year, for example, the inflation rate under the chained CPI is 0.3% less. But inflation is exponential and the effect is cumulative. By the time you hit age 92, you’d lose an entire month of Social Security benefits each year.

 ( above is from the article) Just as interest or the taxes the rich don't want to pay compound to make them richer ... the loss of income, social security or frozen salaries cause a reverse compounding, a regressive, increasingly higher loss of income over time.Also a wise sister pointed out that raising the retirement age to 70 when many cannot last to 65 means that far more people will draw social security at far less amounts to begin with. Everyone thinks at 20, 30 and 40 you will feel great forever and it will be that other poor guy that doesn't....Then some years down the road you know you lied to yourself.




 

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The Bright Side of Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff - National Journal

The Bright Side of Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff - National Journal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Bright Side of Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff National Journal Tens of millions of workers, mainly men, have lost competitive advantage to less-well-paid workers around the globe and also to robotics and information technology that has made many...
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13 stories for 2013: From Syria to the climate to the 'post-Gangnam' era - CNN International

13 stories for 2013: From Syria to the climate to the 'post-Gangnam' era - CNN International | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
13 stories for 2013: From Syria to the climate to the 'post-Gangnam' era
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The U.S. intelligence community believes China or Chinese interests are employing all three methods in an effort to close the technology gap.
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China's Great Dream - Newsweek

China's Great Dream - Newsweek | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Nor is Xi embracing change to the point of introducing Western-style democracy. Party leaders seem united in eschewing “Western paths” for their political and ...
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Rep. Schakowsky: GOP Voted To 'Take Food Out Of The Mouths' Of Babies

Rep. Schakowsky: GOP Voted To 'Take Food Out Of The Mouths' Of Babies | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
REP. JAN SCHAKOWSKY (D-IL): "The Republicans, the disdain that I have seen for poor people, for people who are struggling, like senior citizens on Medicare and Social Security, for low income people and the Women Infant Children (WIC) program.
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U.S. Birth Rate Falls to a Record Low; Decline Is Greatest Among Immigrants

U.S. Birth Rate Falls to a Record Low; Decline Is Greatest Among Immigrants | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Overview The U.S. birth rate dipped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, led by a plunge in births to immigrant women since the onset of the Great
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Signs of Changes Taking Hold in Electronics Factories in China

Signs of Changes Taking Hold in Electronics Factories in China | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
After the hardships of workers in China’s electronics factories were exposed to a global audience, working conditions have changed.
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Huntsman: GOP 'Devoid Of A Soul'

Huntsman: GOP 'Devoid Of A Soul' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R), who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, had harsh words for his party in an interview published Sunday in Britain's Daily Telegraph.
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The GOP has been hanging it's hat on the morality and economic design of  Ayn Rand who did not believe people had souls. Alan Greenspan had for decades help make way for her morality in our economics, policy,and government with the help of both parties in most cases. How could we except a soul from the GOP who went nearly completely into her morality where the power, craftiness, self and greed of man trump all. Rand's morality, as she and Paul Ryan referred to it, insist you put yourself before everything and everyone. Her morality says there is no God, we die when we die period and there is no soul in the way Americans and other cultures have been raised to think of responsible souls. In Rands world and the one we have been creating for ourselves it is a "ME" world and nothing gets ahead of that.

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France May Water Down 75% Tax Rate After Setback

France May Water Down 75% Tax Rate After Setback | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
An derailment of France's 75 percent millionaires' tax may open an opportunity to water down a scheme that had damaged the country's image.
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Full Show: How Big Banks are Rewriting the Rules of our Economy | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Full Show: How Big Banks are Rewriting the Rules of our Economy | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Bill Moyers talks with former Citigroup chairman John Reed and former Senator Byron Dorgan to explore how our political and financial class shift economic benefits to the very top.
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I cannot recommend this Bill Moyer episode enough. It will enlighten so many people to what changes took place as a key to cause the economy to be bailed out or most have likely failed a little over four years ago. It is would worth the watch  and a share for even more people to start the new year with their eyes wide open and more fully informed about something as important as our past which if we are not careful also becomes our future again, and again.

 

Please take time to watch thisI cannot recommend this Bill Moyer episode enough.Key players that altered the economic security of all of us, this nation and the world speak out here. The changes discussed here and the Libor scandal have played a huge role in changing the lives of the once strong middle class and harvesting the wealth of nations to the hands of a few.

 

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How does the idea of p2p and the commons differ from the socialist tradition?

How does the idea of p2p and the commons differ from the socialist tradition? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

To me it is basically the idea, probably born at the same time as post-tribal class-based society, that an alternative human arrangement based on equal relationships and without the inheritance of wealth and privilege is possible. It is something that appears again and again in human history as an expression of those that are not privileged in the existing social arrangements.

 


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In a Year of Politicians and Bad News, Surprising Stories of Resistance

In a Year of Politicians and Bad News, Surprising Stories of Resistance | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The battle in Chicago was won, but the war in education is still raging.
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I think what is more exciting are these stories of resistance and people standing up in the biggest way since the 60s.  I think if DC doesn't get wise it is just the beginning and it is global. 

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Whats the green party's beliefs?

Whats the green party's beliefs? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Here are the 10 Key values of the Green Party of the USA.
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Senate Votes to Extend Sweeping Bush Era Surveillance Powers

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US Whistleblowers on Being Targeted by the Secret Security State - Firedoglake

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The Chaos Communication Congress (29C3), which organizers describe as “an annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia,” began on December 27.
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Education in 2013: Merit pay outlook unknown - Tallahassee.com

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The 'Greenest' county in the USA - Times-Standard Online

We support independently owned and operated companies that are socially responsible, as well as co-operatives and public enterprises that distribute resources and control to more people through democratic participation.
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Presenting America's Top Ten Greediest of 2012

Presenting America's Top Ten Greediest of 2012 | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Some of today's most greedy are running giant multinational corporations. Some are just running their mouths.
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Senate Democrats and Republicans Discuss Changing Filibuster Rules

Senate Democrats and Republicans Discuss Changing Filibuster Rules | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

by HUMBERTO SANCHEZ, Roll Call

 

Senate Democrats and Republicans will discuss overhauling the filibuster during their caucus lunches Friday, as Democratic leaders weigh changing the rules to a simple majority vote at the beginning of the next Congress.

 

Republicans, and some Democrats, oppose the idea, and a group is putting forward alternatives that will be discussed Friday.

 

“It’s going to be discussed in each of the caucuses today,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., declining to elaborate. “We are going to have more to say about it, probably, after lunch.”

 

Alexander said a number of senators “had conversations” and are making recommendations to Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

 

“We are not going to negotiate, we are not asking for the conference to approve anything,” Alexander said. “We are just making recommendations . . . in the hopes that we can get the Senate functioning again."

 

After suffering what they argue is an abuse of the parliamentary maneuver, there is a general consensus on the Democratic side that Reid should act to reduce perceived abuse of rules requiring 60 votes on procedural motions and on motions to go to conference. But the Nevada Democrat could face resistance to a plan that would have him make those changes using a simple majority vote. That trepidation could increase the likelihood Senate leaders cut a deal and avoid a toxic standoff in January. [MORE]


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