Daily Archives: April 15, 2012

Why the Rich are Different from You and Me…

From The Smirking Chimp:

Benjamin Franklin, who used his many talents to become a wealthy man, famously said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. But if you’re a corporate CEO in America today, even they can be put on the back burner – death held at bay by the best medical care money can buy and the latest in surgical and life extension techniques, taxes conveniently shunted aside courtesy of loopholes, overseas investment and governments that conveniently look the other way.

– Bill Moyers

Read the whole article HERE

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Watching 60 Minutes—It’s their Mike Wallace Night

It doesn’t matter that just about anything could have gone wrong with the world this week… 60 Minutes is spending their hour in a tribute to Mike Wallace.

While I’m not sure if I’ll learn anything I don’t know, at least I can remember a person I thought a great deal of.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The politics of money…

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

America seems to be based on the importance of money…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

…and it is easy to sell the rich folks’ budget to the candidate…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

… and money leads principle in getting the nomination…

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Steve sack in the Star Tribune:

…and let’s make sure the government doesn’t get what’s due…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

… as long as the Middle Class gives its all.

It Takes One To Know One…

“He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country.”

— Former Vice President Dick Cheney, quoted by the Washington Post, about President Obama.

How in hell does someone who is a proven “unmitigated disaster,” after thousands of Iraq deaths and tens of thousands of military injuries and more in his quiver of anti-American arrows, get away with public denunciation of a positive President.

Give me a break.