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If we are to cope with climate change we need a new moral order

If we are to cope with climate change we need a new moral order | The real problem is stupidity | Scoop.it
Andrew Brown: It will take the kind of conformism and sense of moral obligation offered by religious thought and ritual if we are to save the planet (RT @DanHannanMEP: In Watermelons, @JamesDelingpole argued that Warmism was more of a religion than...
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RNC-hired firm commits voter fraud | Liberals Unite

RNC-hired firm commits voter fraud | Liberals Unite | The real problem is stupidity | Scoop.it
Republican-hired firm commits voter fraud...
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Misinformation, Lies & Fear about Obama (VIDEO) | Liberals Unite

Misinformation, Lies & Fear about Obama (VIDEO) | Liberals Unite | The real problem is stupidity | Scoop.it
A video collage about the misinformation, likes and fears spread all over America about President Obama.
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If we are to cope with climate change we need a new moral order

If we are to cope with climate change we need a new moral order | The real problem is stupidity | Scoop.it
Andrew Brown: It will take the kind of conformism and sense of moral obligation offered by religious thought and ritual if we are to save the planet (RT @DanHannanMEP: In Watermelons, @JamesDelingpole argued that Warmism was more of a religion than...
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Mitt Romney jokes about being unemployed

Mitt Romney jokes about being unemployed | The real problem is stupidity | Scoop.it

At a campaign stop in Florida, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney joked to a group of unemployed citizens that he is also unemployed. (Remember when Mitt Romney told a group of unemployed Americans that he too was “unemployed”? " I guess unemployement is different for the rich. He sure doesn't look like he is worried about the bills coming due."

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Executive Excess 2012: The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam's Pocket

Executive Excess 2012: The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam's Pocket | The real problem is stupidity | Scoop.it

How our tax dollars subsidize exorbitant executive pay...


by Sarah Anderson, Chuck Collins, Scott Klinger, Sam Pizzigati, of Institute for Policy Studies


Nationwide, budget cuts have axed 627,000 public service jobs just since June 2009. Schools, health clinics, fire stations, parks, and recreation facilities—virtually no public service has gone unsqueezed. Tax dollars haven’t seemed this scarce in generations.


Yet tens of billions of these scarce tax dollars are getting diverted. These tax dollars are flowing from average Americans who depend on public services to the kingpins of America’s private sector. They’re subsidizing, directly and indirectly, the mega-million paychecks that go to the top executives at our nation’s biggest banks and corporations.


Exorbitant CEO pay packages have, of course, been outraging Americans for quite some time now. Every new annual CEO pay report seems to bring a rash of predictably angry editorials and calls for reform. But little overall has changed. Wages for average Americans continue to stagnate. Pay for top executives continues to soar.


One key reason why: Our nation’s tax code has become a powerful enabler of bloated CEO pay. Some tax rules on the books today essentially encourage corporations to compensate their executives at unconscionably higher multiples of what their average workers are paid.


Other rules let executives who run major corporations routinely reduce their corporate tax bills. The fewer dollars these corporations pay in taxes, the more robust their eventual earnings and the higher the “performance-based” pay for the CEOs who produce them.


In effect, we’re rewarding corporate executives for gaming the tax system. Our tax code is helping the CEOs of our nation’s most prosperous corporations pick Uncle Sam’s pocket.


In this latest Institute for Policy Studies Executive Excess annual report, our 19th consecutive, we take a close look at the most lucrative tax incentives and subsidies behind bloated CEO pay and highlight those executives who have reaped the highest rewards from tax code provisions that actively encourage outrageously disproportionate executive pay. [MORE]

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Welfare Ads proven "False" - Romney Team: won't let "campaign be dictated by fact-checkers" | Liberals Unite

Welfare Ads proven "False" - Romney Team: won't let "campaign be dictated by fact-checkers" | Liberals Unite | The real problem is stupidity | Scoop.it
With all the major media portals saying Romney's welfare ads are false the Romney campaign says it won't let campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.
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EXCLUSIVE: Romney Invested Millions in Chinese Firm That Profited on US Outsourcing

EXCLUSIVE: Romney Invested Millions in Chinese Firm That Profited on US Outsourcing | The real problem is stupidity | Scoop.it
The GOP candidate decries China poaching US jobs. But at Bain he held a large stake in a Chinese company that did just that. (Romney at Bain invested MILLIONS in a Chinese company that profited on US Outsourcing!
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Obama Bans Gimmicks, and Deficit Will Rise - NYTimes.com

Obama Bans Gimmicks, and Deficit Will Rise - NYTimes.com | The real problem is stupidity | Scoop.it
By stopping accounting gimmicks that make deficit projections look smaller, the budget will appear $2.7 trillion deeper in debt over the next decade, according to administration officials.
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It Is Infuriating That I Can't Vote For A Fiscal Conservative Without Also Supporting Religious Aggressives

It Is Infuriating That I Can't Vote For A Fiscal Conservative Without Also Supporting Religious Aggressives | The real problem is stupidity | Scoop.it

What the hell happened to the Republican Party? We need people in this county who can think, is seem like we have fewer and fewr of them lately.

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