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Cartoon(s) of the Week – So Where Are Republicans And Their Financers Taking Us?

We are only now realizing what makes the next couple of weeks so important…

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Let’s look at how a political party thinks about the great mass of Americans…

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Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

…and where it gets the money to keep that mass under its sway…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American Statesman:

… or how they just remove those middle class Americans from any kind of participation in their country…

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Don Wright in the Palm Beach Post:

… after all, corporate interests and their representatives are now taking over… EVERYTHING!

 

A Statement on Goldman Sachs

Here’s a brief clip from a Matt Taibbi article in the Guardian:

Last summer I wrote a brutally negative article about Goldman Sachs for Rolling Stone magazine (I called the bank a “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity”) that unexpectedly sparked a heated national debate. On one side of the debate were people like me, who believed that Goldman is little better than a criminal enterprise that earns its billions by bilking the market, the government, and even its own clients in a bewildering variety of complex financial scams.

On the other side of the debate were the people who argued Goldman wasn’t guilty of anything except being “too smart” and really, really good at making money. This side of the argument was based almost entirely on the Randian belief system, under which the leaders of Goldman Sachs appear not as the cheap swindlers they look like to me, but idealised heroes, the saviours of society.

I think I have a stronger agreement with the criminal enterprise… for what you may think, go in and read the whole article HERE.

Sam Stein, in HuffPo, raises this point: Obama is pointing out Insurance company greed…

I followed this HuffPo story all the way through Dan Pfeiffer’s Sunday blog post and, of course, it made me wonder which America the Insurance Companies came from… or do they not know that they are calling for us all to go after them?

Or do they care?

clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com

The Obama administration is making a late push for health reform by seizing on a report showing that market concentration for health insurance is so monopolized that insurance companies are willing to raise prices and lose customers in an effort to help their bottom line.

In a blog post on Sunday, Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said that the findings, which were put together by Goldman Sachs and first reported by the Huffington Post, presented clear evidence that health insurer “profits will continue to soar under the status quo.”

The last few days have brought even more evidence that the health care status quo is working out great for the insurance companies – at the same time as it continues to fail American families and businesses. No wonder the insurance companies are spending millions and millions of dollars to block reform.”
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