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America's Dark Economic Secret: How a Giant Gimmick Has Wages and Jobs Hanging By a Thread
Business  (tags: inversion, economy, Business, Google, General Electric, Barack Obama, Treasury Department, Taxes, Real estate, stocks, profits, CEOs, Congress, Business News, Politics News )

Judy
- 58 days ago - salon.com
Welcome to the "gimmick economy" -- where it's not about good products or labor, but something far more scary
President Obama: Meet With Walmart Workers
Business  (tags: Walmart, Barack Obama, wages, petitions )

Freya
- 193 days ago - youpower.democracyforamerica.com
President Obama declared income inequality the defining and most urgent issue of our time. Yet on Friday, May 9th he held a photo op at Walmart -- one of the worst employers and biggest contributors to income inequality in the country.
Warren Buffett Buys Over $500 Million of Suncor Tar Sands Stock, Latest in "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
Business  (tags: Barack Obama, AC/DC, Fracked Oil, fracked gas, Gas Powered Freight Trains, MidAmerican Energy, PacifiCorp, Koch Bros, Bakken Shale, Sierra Club, coal exports, ND, BNSF RR, Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, Suncor tar sands stock, Keystone XL )

Judy
- 461 days ago - desmogblog.com
Warren Buffett - the fourth richest man on the planet and major campaign contributor to President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 - may soon get a whole lot richer.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Targets Internet And Labor Rights
Business  (tags: Barack Obama, Trans-Pacific Partner, corporate power, TPP )

Judy
- 598 days ago - news.firedoglake.com
TPP is the next step in expanding Corporate Power at the expense of democracy and free expression.
The Auto Industry Bailout -- A Classic Case of Crony Capitalism
Business  (tags: Auto Bailout, Crony Capitalism, Obama Administration, Bankruptcy, Barack Obama, Misuse of Public Funds, Obama, Ineffective, Misuse of Public Funds, Obama, Chicago-Style Politics, Boondoggle, Ineptitude )

Paula
- 746 days ago - powerlineblog.com
Peter Schweizer, in the Washington Times, helps expose the auto industry bailout for what it was -- "a classic tale of cronyism, in which the well-connected sped away with big bucks."
So Where Will Jeeps Be Built? China? U.S.? Italy?
Business  (tags: Outsourcing, Obama Administration, Jeep, Manufactured in Italy, Export to United States, Barack Obama, Disengenuous Statements )

Paula
- 752 days ago - examiner.com
There is yet another wrinkle to the Jeep story because, according to Autoblog, Fiat plans to begin building Jeeps in Italy on the same assembly line on which it builds Alfa Romeos. The Italian-built Jeeps will mostly be exported to the US for sale here.
Doing the Math: Obama Recovery Still the Worst in Decades
Business  (tags: Slowest Economic Recovery, Unemployment, Persistent Unemployment, Slow Job Growth, Rebutting President Obama's Attempt to A, Abnormally Poor Recovery, Barack Obama, Unusually Slow Recovery, Failure of Growth )

Paula
- 756 days ago - hotair.com
Lately, Barack Obama has taken to claiming that he's leading a slow but steady economic recovery, hampered by the nature of the 2007-8 Great Recession and other external factors. Two different analyses today rebut that assertion.
Obama's Manufacturing Plan
Business  (tags: Manufacturing Jobs Promise, Dishonest Presentation, Vacuous Policies, Barack Obama, Misleading Charts, Obama Campaign, Selectively taking credit, Lying with statistics, President Obama )

Paula
- 757 days ago - nationalreview.com
Obama's stupendous promise of "1,000,000+ New Jobs" will get us back to January 2009 levels of manufacturing employment. But their line is actually not really a fair prediction given current trends.
Obama Stimulus Flop Paid Workers for Playing Cards
Business  (tags: stimulus, waste, Barack Obama, Subsidizing Waste, Obama, Picking Losers, Obama Administration, Misuse of Taxpayer Money, Deficit Spending on Waste, Increasing the Debt without Useful Resul, Spendulus, Green Energy Boondoggle, Refusal to Report )

Paula
- 762 days ago - hotair.com
So far, taxpayers have put $150 million into the Holland, Michigan operation via Barack Obama's green-tech subsidy program without seeing any return at all on the investment; the only batteries that have been produced were built in South Korea.
Just a Reminder: Obamanomics Has Flopped
Business  (tags: Obamanomics, Failure, Barack Obama, Ineffective, Obama, Failure to Live up to promises, Short Term Gimmicks, Porkulus, Deficit Spending without result, government gaming of markets, Obama Administration failure, waste, corruption )

Paula
- 772 days ago - hotair.com
The Center for Freedom and Prosperity puts together a video that presents a fairly comprehensive argument that Obamanomics has utterly failed.
The Shattered Foreclosure Fraud Settlement - An Unlikely Victory Against a Cartel of Oligarchs
Business  (tags: Barack Obama, banking industry, foreclosures, foreclosure fraud, protests, activism, progressive movement, Eric Schneiderman )

Judy
- 1145 days ago - news.firedoglake.com
The big breakthrough was when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman decided he would not be a party to facilitating crimes, and initiated his own investigation. At first, he only found one ally, Delaware's Beau Biden. The momentum grows...
Our Banana Republic
Business  (tags: Banana Republic, Barack Obama, Bush Tax Cuts, CEO Pay, Congress, Democrats, Income Gap, Income Inequality, Nicholas Kristof, Poor, Republicans, Rich, Stimulus, Unemployment, Wages )

Judy
- 1475 days ago - nytimes.com
I regularly travel to banana republics notorious for their inequality. In some of these plutocracies, the richest 1% of the population gobbles up 20% of the national pie. But we now have it right here at home.The richest 1% now grab almost 24% of the pie
CEOs Gone Wild: Bailed-Out Wells Fargo Plans Lavish Corporate Getaway to Vegas
Business  (tags: barack obama, ceos, bailout, wells fargo )

Barry
- 2114 days ago - alternet.org
What are the President and Congress doing to curb Wall Street greed?
OBAMA: THE MARKETS PLUNGE AND ALL MCCAIN CAN DO IS STOKE "Anger And Division"
Business  (tags: Barack Obama, John McCain, John Mccain Race Baiting, George Bush. Republicans, Neocons, PNAC, illegal wars, bank failures, mortgage crisis, credit crunch, lies, liars, corruption, coverup, Race Baiting, Wall Street Crisis, Politics News )

Blue
- 2232 days ago - uk.youtube.com
"Even as we face the most serious economic crisis of our time, even as you are worried about keeping your jobs or paying your bills or staying in your homes, my opponent's campaign announced last week that they plan to 'turn the page' on the discussion
 

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