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Spain says it supports Palestinian bid for statehood

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=234737
Aug 21, 2011 at 8:34 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Rep. Chris Van Hollen, one of 12 members of the new congressional “super committee” charged with cutting the budget deficit by $1.5 trillion, believes the panel must do two things at once: stem the government’s red ink and help the economy get back into “high gear.”

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/super-committee-democrat-jobs-key-to-debt-cuts-2011-08-17
Aug 21, 2011 at 10:55 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The 12-member “super committee” tasked with cutting the U.S. budget deficit has a “great opportunity” to simplify the tax code, Sen. Pat Toomey says. What it won’t do, if the Pennsylvania Republican gets his way, is spend any government money in an attempt to boost economic growth.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/super-committee-republican-simplify-taxes-2011-08-20
Aug 21, 2011 at 10:55 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Aug 21, 2011 at 10:56 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Michele Bachmann Says She Worked at IRS to Infiltrate the Agency

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann defended her past employment as a tax lawyer at the Internal Revenue Service during a campaign speech in South Carolina. Bachmann claimed she worked at the IRS in an effort to infiltrate the agency. She told the crowd, "The first rule of war is 'know your enemy.'" Her comments were recorded by an audience member who posted them online.

Rep. Michele Bachmann: "How many of you love the IRS? No, it’s time to change it. I once worked in that system, because the first rule of war is 'know your enemy.' So I went to the inside and learned how they work, because I wanted to beat them."

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/19/headlines/michele_bachmann_worked_at_irs_to_infiltrate_the_agency
Aug 21, 2011 at 11:15 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
I wonder who she sold all that information to?
Aug 21, 2011 at 11:25 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Guest Post: Need for Economic Crimes’ Nuremberg-Type Trials

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-need-economic-crimes%E2%80%99-nuremberg-type-trials
Aug 21, 2011 at 11:55 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
I wonder who she sold all that information to?

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It's all make believe. Michele just said it to pander to her base. She loved her job with the IRS.
Aug 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Why does the U.S. Government legislate laws, rules and regulations time after time, that primarily benefit the rich one tenth of one percent of the population at the expense and sacrifice of the remaining ninety eight and nine tenths of the population????

DUH! Lets see. 28 percent of the House are rich, 50 percent of the Senate are rich, and these people are the power in the U.S. Congress. a majority of The Pres. Administration people are rich. This plus the not so rich members are owned by the rich through campaign financing. Thus they keep their job and get rich by legislating for the rich.

No wonder the middle class is being repeatedly raped out of what little wealth they have spent their life working for! There's nobody with real power in the government representing them.

Kinda reminds me of shooting fish in a barrel.
Aug 21, 2011 at 12:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterSagebrush
Well said Sage. Ratigan's constitutional amendment would help to fix that problem.
Aug 21, 2011 at 12:58 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
I'm looking forward to seeing the amendment. I've emailed the links for his rant and the amendment to everyone that I know who gives a damn about the future of the country.
Aug 21, 2011 at 3:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterSagebrush
Well said Sage. Ratigan's constitutional amendment would help to fix that problem.

Again well re-said DB. This will be interesting the next few weeks......if anyone can put wheels under this thing, its Ratigan.......!
Aug 21, 2011 at 10:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
It is the only job there is where insider trading is legal...
Aug 22, 2011 at 12:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
It is the only job there is where insider trading is legal...

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Yep, and no outrage discernible from the sheeple or the media. And no movement to change the rules.
Aug 22, 2011 at 2:39 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

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