Robbing the tax payers to pay the corpoRATe criminals, I got your teabag right here fox snooze!
*** DOW DEATH SPIRAL™ ***
|Trade Time:|| 4:02pm Apr. 14, 2009
|Day’s Range:||7,902.26 – 8,057.41|
|52wk Range:||6,440.08 – 13,191.50|
DIVE, DIVE, DIVE!
Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well Cricketeers, today is the day ya have to file your taxes ain’t it? Here’s a couple of graphs you might like to see. All numbers are from CBO:
DAGNABIT! I’m not even gonna bother to write anything more about the above chart. I’ll leave it to YOU to decide if YOU are happy with these numbers!
SONOFABUSH! What have the corpoRATe executhieves been up to as far as pay? They are laying YOU off or cutting YOUR pay or hours, then giving themselves raises! This from reuters:
More CEOs got pay hikes than cuts in ’08
By Kim Dixon – April 14, 2009
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More U.S. chief executives got pay raises than had their pay cut in 2008, a year when billions in taxpayer dollars went to prop up struggling companies and millions of workers lost jobs, according to an AFL-CIO survey released on Tuesday.
Wall Street pay has been heavily scrutinized in the past year, especially for executives at major financial firms getting funds under the government’s Troubled Asset Recovery Program, aimed to keeping troubled banks afloat and keeping the banking system sound.
The executive pay study of major companies by the AFL-CIO, the country’s largest labor federation, calculated compensation that included stock options granted to CEOs but not yet vested.
Some governance experts favor this method, which is intended to take into account the intent of corporate boards.
Using that methodology, Citigroup Inc CEO Vikram Pandit made $38 million in 2008, compared with the roughly $11 million reported in the company’s compensation section in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Citigroup collected $45 billion in government bailout funds in 2008.
These corpoRATe bastards have no shame! That idiot pandit at shittygroup claimed he was gonna work for “a dollar a year” then took $38 million in 2008!
If that ain’t enough to make you puke, how about a little ghost of xmas past? This from ap:
Gingrich eyes possible White House run in 2012
By SHANNON McCAFFREY, Associated Press Writer
Apr 14, 2009
ATHENS, Ga. – More than a decade after he stepped down as speaker of the House into what seemed like almost certain political oblivion, Newt Gingrich is back and seemingly more relevant than ever.
Gingrich seems to be everywhere these days, headlining an endless circuit of GOP dinners, popping up on TV news shows, authoring yet another best-selling book and acting as a policy guru to out-of-power congressional Republicans on how to do battle with the Democratic White House.
As beleaguered Republicans look for a standard bearer after last year’s disastrous election, they’ve been tossing around the names of flashy new stars like Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 vice presidential candidate, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, young and in a party that’s increasingly identified with older white men.
But could the GOP’s savior instead be a wonkish, twice-divorced throwback to the fiercely partisan Republican revolution?
Gingrich has managed to keep himself in the public eye since leaving the House, but the blitz of public appearances in recent months is reminiscent of the run-up to 2007, when he toyed with a presidential run only to abandon it before the primaries began. Now, some are speculating that the former congressman from Georgia is laying the groundwork for a White House bid in 2012.
SONOFABUSH! ethically challenged gingrinch for prez? JEEZ!!!!
fox snooze is also pushing these teabag parties today. What a snooze fest hehehe. There should be at least 5 idiots there. gingrinch and dick army are gonna rock the house like its 1773. The failed right wing bullshit they spew is at least two centuries too old to bother with! The right wing corpRATeers will be shelling out big bucks to try to turn this into another sham like those “support the troops” rallies clear channel corp and others made happen with funding a few years back. These “support the troops” rallies were used to sell the disaster of a war. What the right wing is trying to sell with these teabag parties, is the idea that the right wing has ideas, even though they don’t!
Then there’s the expected (by me) waffling starting with the so called “withdrawal” from iraq. This from reuters:
U.S. troops could stay in Mosul past June deadline
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. troops could remain in the Iraqi city of Mosul after a June deadline for withdrawal following a spate of high-profile attacks carried out by al Qaeda in Iraq, a U.S. commander said on Tuesday.
Army Colonel Gary Volesky, commander of U.S. forces in the Mosul area, said U.S. and Iraqi officials are now assessing security in the northern Iraqi city to determine whether his troops should leave by June 30, when U.S. combat forces are due to pull back from towns and cities across Iraq.
The deadline is part of a U.S.-Iraqi pact reached last year that also calls for all U.S. troops to depart Iraq by 2012.
I keep saying the “withdrawal” is a bunch of bullshit. This is just the beginning. You wait and see, the neolib klinton klan hillbillies intend to keep occupying iraq well past any “deadline.” statusQUObama is the worst prez ever!
As all of this keeps the rich getting richer, and makes we poor ever poorer. I hope you’ll consider where YOUR TAX DOLLARS are being spent. Hell, the least the feckless appaRATchiks in washingtOOn can do is give us a single payer national health care plan!
Here’s my FAVE endorsement for single payer universal national health care, from the neolib who now refuses to give it to us:
Let’s see, in the video statusQUObama had a step by step process to get a single payer health care plan:
- dems take back white house CHECK √
- dems take back senate CHECK √
- dems take back house o’reps CHECK √
- PAY UP BITCH! Mauhahahahahahahah
The ongoing ClapSotronics serving suggestion:
EAT THE FUCKING pig corpoRATe rich!
laBAMAnostra and laBUSHanostra agree:
- That the disaster of a war should continue indefinitely. laBAMAnostra has the same exit strategy as laBUSHanostra did, no exit strategy what so ever! The corpoRATe pigs agree the current war should be escalated and additional wars should be started whenever possible!
- That the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel spending on ever larger pentagon budgets should continue and money “should be no object” when it comes to the funding of military death and destruction! paygo my ass!
- That the thieving corpoRATe insurance companies (the rotten aig being only the tip of the corpoRATe iceberg in the insurance larceny business) should be able to continue to pocket almost half of our health care dollars via the waste fraud and abuse filled current “free market health care system.” This ripoff comes in the form of over the top corpoRATe insurer “administrative costs” and corpoRATe drug pusher profiteering even as the rest of us are badly served by their wealth care, NOT REALLY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM!
- That the wal-fare system (click this link to see how I defined the wal-fare system in an earlier post) started by the klinton klan co-presidents slick willy and hillary dillary doo (she a former walmart board member and both former co-presidents are now made members of laBAMAnostra) and made ever worse by the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel funding of so called “faith based” organizations should be able to continue to poverty pimp we poor folks into ever deeper poverty! Punitive policies that force us into slave labor, low wage “jobs” and sermons are no replacement for the basic human needs based system we should have!
- That the inherently dishonorable corpoRATe criminals should be allowed to continue to “self police” as the idiots in washingtOOn chant the tired deregulation mantra!
It’s time to put an end to deregulation and the kid glove wrist slap treatment they get by regulating the corpoRATeers and RICO statute CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS OF THE corpoRATe THIEVES!
The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I are sick of the two parties of the apocalypse and their bullshit!
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer