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Republicans Block Tax Break for Small Businesses

Republicans Block Tax Break for Small Businesses | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

Republicans led a filibuster to block a 10% tax break for small businesses that make new hires.

One of the top items on President Barack Obama's to do list - a 10 percent tax break for small businesses that make new hires - got tangled in an election-year tax debate as Republicans lead a filibuster to block the measure.
 

The legislation would have provided the tax credit to companies that hire new employees or otherwise expand their payrolls this year, a typically popular approach among the GOP. Republicans in the Senate did not necessarily object to the measure, but they protested Thursday after Democrats refused to allow votes on other amendments.
 

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, sought votes on other tax proposals, specifically one that would extend for another year the tax breaks from the George W. Bush administration that expire in December.
 

Those Bush-era tax rates have taken center stage in the race for the White House as Obama pushed this week to keep low rates only on family incomes up to $250,000. For earnings beyond that, Obama wants to allow the rates to rise to their levels during the Clinton administration, which would boost the top tax bracket from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. 

 The measure would have provided a 10 percent tax credit, up to $500,000 on payrolls of $5 million, for businesses that make new hires or otherwise expand their payrolls.
 

The legislation also included a popular provision to allow companies to deduct 100 percent of certain investments in new equipment, rather than the standard 50 percent, for 2012.

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Alabama Judge Rebukes Private Correctional Company For Running ‘Debtors Prison’

Alabama Judge Rebukes Private Correctional Company For Running ‘Debtors Prison’ | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

In 2010, four residents of Harpersville, Alabama filed suit against several local officials and private prison company Judicial Corrections Services, alleging that they were illegally imprisoned in the Shelby County jail.

The charges were alarming: the four inmates claim low income defendants are routinely denied adequate counsel, are not advised on their constitutional rights and — most egregiously — are saddled with outrageously high fines and bond rates that the indigent have no way of paying.

On Wednesday, Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Hub Harrington handed down his decision, and tore into the defendants:

When viewed in a light most favorable to Defendants, their testimony concerning the City’s court system could reasonably be characterized as the operation of a debtors prison. The court notes that these generally fell into disfavor by the early 1800′s, though the practice appears to have remained common place in Harpersville. From a fair reading of the defendants’ testimony one night ascertain that a more apt description of the Harpersville Municipal Court practices is that of a judicially sanctioned extortion racket. Most distressing is that these abuses have been perpetrated by what is supposed to be a court of law. Disgraceful.

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Texas Seeks To Stop Doctors From Talking About Abortion

Texas Seeks To Stop Doctors From Talking About Abortion | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) effectively defunded his state’s Planned Parenthood earlier this year by barring it and any other “abortion affiliates” from receiving funds under the Texas Women’s Health Program (TWHP). The government eventually cut off the program for not complying with the law, but Perry insisted he’d continue it — but on his own terms.

It turns out those terms mean blocking funding for anyone who even talks about abortion.

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Huntsman won’t attend GOP convention until party can “put our country before politics”

Huntsman won’t attend GOP convention until party can “put our country before politics” | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

by THOMAS BURR, The Salt Lake Tribune

 

Still smarting from his unsuccessful presidential campaign, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman won’t attend next month’s Republican National Convention or future GOP gatherings until the party starts to tackle the "bigger" issues.

 

Huntsman, who says he has been at every convention since 1984 when he was a delegate for Ronald Reagan, told The Salt Lake Tribune in a statement that he’s been asked repeatedly whether he would attend the August convention in Tampa, Fla., but noted that he is skipping it.

 

"I will not be attending this year’s convention, nor any Republican convention in the future," Huntsman said, "until the party focuses on a bigger, bolder, more confident future for the United States — a future based on problem solving, inclusiveness, and a willingness to address the trust deficit, which is every bit as corrosive as our fiscal and economic deficits."

 

Huntsman had racked up two national delegates with his third-place finish in New Hampshire and another from the Texas primary, a point that could have guaranteed him a speaking role. But Huntsman has released those delegates to Mitt Romney and endorsed the now-presumptive nominee.

 

The former Utah governor was uninvited to a Republican National Committee event in Florida in March after he suggested that the nation needed a third-party candidate who offered an alternative to the Republican and Democratic options.

 

In a statement this week, Huntsman said he wanted his party to return to its moorings that mirrored his last-minute campaign theme of "Country First."

 

"I encourage a return to the party we have been in the past," he said, "from Lincoln right on through to Reagan, that was always willing to put our country before politics." [MORE]

Ed. Note:  You want to see a Republican I can respect - may I present Jon Huntsman. 


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India to give free generic drugs to hundreds of millions

India to give free generic drugs to hundreds of millions | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

India has put in place a $5.4 billion policy to provide free medicine to its people, a decision that could change the lives of hundreds of millions, but a ban on branded drugs stands to cut Big Pharma out of the windfall. From city hospitals to tiny rural clinics, India's public doctors will soon be able to prescribe free generic drugs to all comers, vastly expanding access to medicine in a country where public spending on health was just $4.50 per person last year.


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Document Deep Dive: A Holocaust Survivor Finds Hope in America

Document Deep Dive: A Holocaust Survivor Finds Hope in America | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it
Michael Pupa's story, from orphan of Nazi Europe to American citizen, is a testament to the freedoms America offers...
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Republicans offer no alternative on health care - The News Herald

Examiner.comRepublicans offer no alternative on health careThe News HeraldOn “Fox News Sunday,” when asked by Chris Wallace how Republicans would provide health care coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans, Sen.
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Republican Lawmaker: Kindergarten Could Lead To 400 Percent Crime Jump

Republican Lawmaker: Kindergarten Could Lead To 400 Percent Crime Jump | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire explained his controversial statement last week that kindergarten leads to higher crime was based on statistics: He found a 400 percent jump in crime in towns with this early childhood education program, he claimed.

Last week Rep. Bob Kingsbury (R-Laconia) told fellow Belknap County lawmakers that research he has conducted since 1996 shows a connection between the state's kindergarten program and higher crime rates, attributing it to children being taken "away from their mothers too soon."
 

Kingsbury discussed with The Huffington Post on Tuesday his research showing a dramatic jump in crime. "The sources I have is I went to the Department of Education and got a list of kindergartens and I went to the safety department and got the crime report," he said. "In general, the towns with a kindergarten have 400 percent more crime than other towns in the same county. In every county the towns and cities with kindergarten had more crime." 

 Kingsbury does not believe that day care or preschool programs are to blame since they are voluntary in nature, he said.
 

"Children go to kindergarten at the point of a gun," Kingsbury said. "Children go to day care and it's not the same; there is no point of a gun." Kingsbury said he believes that teachers are partially to blame but the rise in crime is not the fault of teachers. Instead he blamed attorneys and the courts for what he called a lack of discipline and rules in schools and for prohibiting teachers from disciplining students as in previous decades.

Ed. Note:  Claiming that the problem is that the children are taken away from their mother's too early, doesn't he understand that children in day care are younger than children in kindergarten? If age at which children cared for by a surrogate were the issue, wouldn't children with nannies and children in day care from infancy have the highest criminality? 

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Why The Individual Mandate Is Not A ‘Massive Tax Hike’ On The Middle Class

Why The Individual Mandate Is Not A ‘Massive Tax Hike’ On The Middle Class | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

The mandate can indeed be characterized as a tax, as the Court found. But it is not a massive tax hike on the middle class, much less the biggest tax hike in American history. The tax imposed by the individual mandate amounts to either $695 or 2.5 percent of household income for those who don’t have insurance and are not exempt based on income levels. By comparison, the payroll tax cut extension Republicans repeatedly blocked earlier this year would have added 3.1 percentage points to the tax and cost the average family $1,500 a year.

The mandate, meanwhile, would hit a small amount of Americans — somewhere between 2 and 5 percent — according to a study from the Urban Institute. The number could be even lower depending on the law’s success: in Massachusetts, the only state with an insurance mandate, less than 1 percent of the state’s residents paid the penalty in 2009.

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The Blanks Slate: Passive Aggressive Activism

Many of Roberts' critics will no doubt be tempted to denounce this ruling as an example of judicial activism. But in fact the opposite is true. By employing a method of statutory interpretation designed to give Congress and the ...
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Guess Who Bankrolled the 3-year Campaign to Prevent Affordable Care

Guess Who Bankrolled the 3-year Campaign to Prevent Affordable Care | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

by BRENDAN FISCHER, PR Watch

 

The lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the National Federation for Independent Business (NFIB), is a highly partisan front group masquerading as the "nation's leading small business association," critics say.

 

Bankrolled By Big Donors, Not Small Business

 

A recent analysis by Public Campaign and Alliance for a Just Society shows that the NFIB and its Legal Center received an influx of big dollar donations in 2010 and 2011 as their challenge to the federal health care law moved forward -- suggesting the challenge is bankrolled by deep-pocketed special interests. The NFIB pocketed more than $10 million in six figure contributions in 2010 and 2011, with $8.5 million coming from just four contributors. As a non-profit, NFIB is not required to disclose its donors, but it is known that the organization received $3.7 million in 2010 from Karl Rove's 501(c)(4) political group Crossroads GPS. In contrast, in 2009, the year before the healthcare lawsuit, the largest donation NFIB received was $21,000.

 

"Small businesses don't give multi-million dollar contributions, like the ones NFIB has recently received without disclosing their sources," says Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Grijalva and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) have asked the organization to disclose who is bankrolling their health care lawsuit. "If NFIB is determined not to say where its money comes from or who its members are, we must ask what the group is hiding," Grijalva said.

The NFIB joined with 26 states in a lawsuit against the 2010 Affordable Care Act (better known as "Obamacare"), but is funding the challenge entirely on its own. "I'm not sure most voters understand that a lawsuit by their states is being funded by an ideological organization with an issue ax to grind," said Ethan Rome, executive director of Health Care for America Now.

 

"This type of thing raises all kind of red flags," Florida state Rep. Mark Pafford (D) told the Palm Beach Post last year. "My concern is, if it's a lawsuit on behalf of the people of Florida, then I would believe it should be the people of Florida footing the bill. When you have an outside party paying, then every aspect of the [state Attorney General's] office might be up for sale."

 

NFIB Ties to Right-Wing, ALEC

 

While NFIB's funding has recently swelled with its crusade against Obamacare, its partisan affiliations run deep. Ninety percent of its campaign contributions over the past fifteen years have gone to support GOP candidates -- and it is safe to say that ninety percent of small business owners are not Republican. The NFIB's president, Dan Danner, is a longtime lobbyist who has never been a small businessman. The rest of the NFIB's leadership consists of right-wing veterans.

For example, NFIB Senior Vice President for Federal Policy, Susan Eckerly, was previously the director of regulatory policy for the David Koch-founded Citizens for a Sound Economy, which split into Freedomworks and Americans for Prosperity. She also previously served on the board of the right-wing Heritage Foundation, where she voiced support for the Cato Institute's push to repeal the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Community Reinvestment Act.

 

NFIB is also closely tied to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Jean Card, NFIB's Vice President of Media and Communications, was an ALEC Task Force advisor from 1994 to 1996, before becoming a speechwriter in the Bush administration and eventually moving to the NFIB. [MORE]


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Texas Rep Seeks Radicalization Hearings To Include Christianity

Texas Rep Seeks Radicalization Hearings To Include Christianity | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it
Congressman Al Green (D-TX9) has said that Rep. Peter King (R-NY3)'s hearings on the radicalization of Islam in America were justified only if such hearings were to take place on the radicalization within every religion.
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Powerful congressman accused of campaign finance violations - CNN.com

Powerful congressman accused of campaign finance violations - CNN.com | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

By Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin, CNN 

 

Washington (CNN) -- Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan, a self-made Florida millionaire, is only in his third term in Congress, but he already is in charge of fundraising for the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, and he sits on the powerful House Ways and Means committee.

 

But all that could be jeopardized. Federal investigations underway could result in Buchanan serving his next term behind bars.

 

CNN has confirmed there are no fewer than four congressional and federal investigations into Buchanan's business practices, his campaign finances and his alleged attempt to try to stop a witness from talking.

 

Now that witness is stepping forward in an exclusive interview with CNN. Buchanan's former business partner says the congressman schemed to launder money from his car dealerships into his campaign coffers, and then tried to get others to cover it up. [MORE]


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Meet The Florida Man Who Was Threatened With Prosecution For Registering Voters

Meet The Florida Man Who Was Threatened With Prosecution For Registering Voters | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

All Sabu Williams wanted to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend was register voters.

One can imagine his surprise, then, when soon thereafter he received a letter from the state supervisor of elections threatening him with prosecution.

The letter claimed Williams, president of the Okaloosa County NAACP, had run afoul of Florida’s new voter suppression law, which was passed by the Republican-controlled legislature last year. The law cut the state’s early voting period in half and enacted a host of new requirements on voter registration groups, including that they must turn in completed forms within 48 hours exactly or face a fine. (The 48-hour rule has since been blocked by a federal judge.)
After the rule was first put in place, the NAACP was the only group in Okaloosa County that braved the new pitfalls and continued to register voters. However, when they registered voters over MLK weekend, they were charged with submitting the forms an hour late on Tuesday, despite the fact that they were unable to submit forms on Monday because it was a holiday.

“We’re here the very first day that you’re open at 2 o’clock in the afternoon and you’re saying that we’re an hour late?” Williams asked. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

He soon received a letter from the state supervisor of elections. “We appreciate you going out and registering voters,” the letter read. “However, you were late for two of those and if you’re late anymore we’re going to turn this over to the Florida Department of Justice for prosecution.”

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Mitt Romney, Stericycle and the Issue of Blind Trust - Naithom - Open Salon

Mitt Romney, Stericycle and the Issue of Blind Trust - Naithom - Open Salon | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

As Mitt Romney fights to continue to hide his financial records, his supporters defend him not realizing that they don't know what he's hiding, whose is helping him hide it and who he is really hiding it from.

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Federal taxes fell to lowest tax rates in 30 years to '09 —wasn't that the year the Tea Party Show debuted on FOX?

Federal taxes fell to lowest tax rates in 30 years to '09 —wasn't that the year the Tea Party Show debuted on FOX? | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it
by LORI MONTGOMERY, Washington Post Americans paid the lowest tax rates in 30 years to the federal government in 2009, in part because of tax cuts President Obama sought to combat the Great Recession, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday.

A sharp decline in income — especially among the wealthiest Americans, who pay the highest tax rates — also played a role, according to the report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Household income fell 12 percent on average from 2007 to 2009, with income among the top 1 percent of earners decreasing by more than a third.

 

Still, at the very moment anti-tax protesters were emerging as the most powerful force in American politics, handing Republicans landslide control of the U.S. House, the data show that people were sending the smallest portion of their income to the federal government since 1979.

 

During Obama’s first year in office, the average tax rate paid by all households fell to 17.4 percent, down from 19.9 percent in 2007, according to the CBO. The 2009 rate was significantly lower than the previous low of 19.4 percent in 2003 and well below the 30-year average of 21 percent.

 

The tax burden — which includes all forms of federal levies, including income, payroll and corporate taxes — lightened for households across the board, the result in part of Obama’s signature “Making Work Pay” tax credit and other tax cuts passed as part of the 2009 economic stimulus package, the CBO said. [MORE]

 


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Catherine Crier » Republican attempt to prevent an imaginary government takeover.

Catherine Crier » Republican attempt to prevent an imaginary government takeover. | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it
RT @CatherineCrier: #VoterID is nothing more than #GOP suppression of likely democratic voters. UFO sightings 3615x more common than fraud.
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Border patrol mistakenly detains 96-year-old former AZ governor | The Raw Story

Border patrol mistakenly detains 96-year-old former AZ governor | The Raw Story | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

Border Patrol agents successfully detained 96 year-old former Arizona Governor Raul H. Castro for over a half an hour last month after his pacemaker triggered a radiation sensor, according to azcentral.com.
 

Castro said he was travelling to Tucson, Arizona on June 12 to celebrate his birthday when a sensor at a checkpoint 25 miles from the Mexican border picked something up from his pacemaker. Border Patrol agents sent Castro to another inspection area where, according to Castro, they questioned him in the scorching summer heat for around 45 minutes before determining he wasn’t a serious threat.

Castro had undergone a procedure on his heart and pacemaker the previous day and, he told MSNBC, he believes that’s why he set off the sensor.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials confirmed the incident, but said in a statement that Castro was only detained for precisely 10 minutes.

“As required by policy, agents must identify and resolve all sources of radiation, regardless of the circumstances,” the agency said.
 

Anne Doan, a friend of Castro’s who was with him that day, was so upset with the treatment of the former governor that she criticized the agents involved in a letter to Nogales International, Castro’s hometown newspaper.

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Only Orwell -- and Texas Republicans -- Think Less Money Improves Schools - Huffington Post (blog)

Only Orwell -- and Texas Republicans -- Think Less Money Improves Schools - Huffington Post (blog) | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it
Only Orwell -- and Texas Republicans -- Think Less Money Improves SchoolsHuffington Post (blog)Education, Republicans believe, is not an unalienable right that makes the pursuit of happiness possible.
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Bob Diamond grilled by MPs on Barclays Libor scandal: Politics live blog - The Guardian (blog)

Bob Diamond grilled by MPs on Barclays Libor scandal: Politics live blog - The Guardian (blog) | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukBob Diamond grilled by MPs on Barclays Libor scandal: Politics live blogThe Guardian (blog)Join Andrew Sparrow for rolling coverage of today's political developments as they happen, focusing on Bob Diamond being grilled by MPs from ...
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There is a disturbing new trend in political rhetoric

The Democratic Strategist

Posted by JAMES VEGA on February 27, 2012 

 

When a political party that was previously committed to the norms and rules of a democratic society begins to descend into dangerous political extremism, there are a number of key warning signs.

 

[MORE] [please read the article, conclusion below - jkl]

 

Not so long ago Republicans would have felt obligated to add ritual expressions of support for basic democratic rights (e.g. "of course Americans do have the right to organize and participate in recall campaigns" or "of course individuals do have the right to criticize or withhold support from private organizations with which they disagree") but in all these recent cases, such qualifications are notably absent. The rhetoric directly and vividly identifies and equates democratically expressed forms of disagreement with conservatives as representing the goon-squad tactics of fascism and totalitarianism.

 

Psychiatrists as well as political commentators have frequently noted the degree to which psychological projection is at work in conservative accusations of liberal "fascism" and attacks on democracy, but, for Democratic and progressive strategy, it is a more prosaic motive that must be recognized as critical. By identifying all criticism with "thuggery" and "intimidation," Republicans and conservatives are inherently laying the ideological groundwork for dismissing and even taking action against legitimate democratic protest and opposition.

 

Once one enters the Orwellian mind-set where voting against a Republican in a recall election can seriously be described as an "attack on democracy" or where protesting the actions or withdrawing support from an organization with which one disagrees with can be described as representing an act of "gangsterism," or "totalitarianism," it becomes dangerously easy to suggest that such votes or actions should simply not be allowed to occur. Once the rhetorical groundwork is laid for equating democratically expressed opposition with crypto-fascism, it becomes much easier to justify actions that - seen objectively - are themselves attacks on basic democratic rights.

 

After all, for most people it is "decent citizens" who deserve to have rights; "goons" and "thugs" do not. Americans agree that the rights of citizens must be respected; they do not feel that the rights of "goons" and "thugs" deserve such consideration.

Once a political party begins to repeatedly define legal and legitimate protests and objections of citizens as the work of "goons" and "thugs," it becomes vastly easier to suggest that such opposition should simply not be permitted. This is a deeply dangerous political perspective that not only progressives and Democrats but all Americans should clearly and forcefully reject.


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Texas Republicans attack critical thinking, gays … and lizard ...

Texas Republicans attack critical thinking, gays … and lizard ... | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it
HERE'S a good definition of critical thinking: Information exists everywhere. Usually a substantial percentage of that information is incomplete and quite possibly inaccurate …. There are also individuals and organizations...
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Fantasy spurs teens into social activism - The Age

Fantasy spurs teens into social activism - The Age | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it
Fantasy spurs teens into social activismThe AgeFounded in 2005 by former comedian Andrew Slack, self-described ''Harry Potter rabbi'', the Harry Potter Alliance this year created the Imagine Better Project, spinning off further activism with other...
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Mike Turzai says Voter ID law will enable Mitt Romney to win in November.

Mike Turzai says Voter ID law will enable Mitt Romney to win in November. | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it

A top House Republican found himself under fire Tuesday after Democrats pounced on his comments that Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law will help Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney win the state in November's general election.
 

During a speech to the Republican State Committee's summer meeting in Hershey on Saturday, Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, ticked off what he said were the GOP's achievements during its nearly two years in control of the General Assembly and the governor's office.

"Voter ID, which is going to allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania.  Done."
 

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34 Lawmakers Changed Their Investments After Receiving Private Briefings About 2008 Economic Crisis

34 Lawmakers Changed Their Investments After Receiving Private Briefings About 2008 Economic Crisis | Wings and Weights | Scoop.it
Last November, 60 Minutes aired a report showing that House Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-AL) made tens of thousands of dollars trading stock as he was receiving private economic briefings during the height of the 2008 financial...
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