| Political Talk|| Looting the Pension Funds - UncleFestersLegs on 9/27/13 at 9:27 am|
All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers
[quote]In the final months of 2011, almost two years before the city of Detroit would shock America by declaring bankruptcy in the face of what it claimed were insurmountable pension costs, the state of Rhode Island took bol...
| Political Talk|| Who runs the Fed? - UncleFestersLegs on 9/5/13 at 1:01 pm|
[quote] Russia's finance minister says President Barack Obama assured G-20 leaders that the United States will be scaling back its stimulus policy gradually so as not to impair global economic recovery. The prospect of the U.S. Federal Reserve scaling back its policy of quantitative easing has damp...
| Political Talk|| Senate Dems Have as Much to Explain as the IRS - UncleFestersLegs on 5/15/13 at 12:48 pm|
Democrats didn't waste any time springing into action. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana, for example, vowed congressional hearings and called the IRS actions "an outrageous abuse of power and a breach of the public's trust."
Over the last three years, Democratic...
| Political Talk|| Horse-Slaughter Plant’s Lawyer Says Opening Three Weeks Away - UncleFestersLegs on 3/19/13 at 1:40 pm|
[quote]The company is one of several that have applied to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to slaughter horses, a practice that ended in 2007 after Congress defunded government inspections at the facilities. That measure lapsed in 2011. [/quote]
[quote]Four lawmakers this week introduced legislat...
| Political Talk|| Pelosi Backed Boehner's Tax Cut Proposal - UncleFestersLegs on 12/18/12 at 11:41 am|
[quote]WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House John Boehner's "Plan B" to avert the fiscal cliff would cut taxes for incomes under $1 million — a higher threshold than the White House demands, but one that had a powerful backer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
In May, Pelosi sent Boehner a letter...