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It Ain't Over Till It's Over: Wall Street Gears Up for Austerity Battles of 2013


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JL
- 717 days ago - prwatch.org
But the vote is not so much an ending as a beginning to the austerity battles of 2013.



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Jason S. (57)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:48 pm
How about debt forgiveness that the only thing that will work. Good posting, thanks
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:14 pm
Good point and worth pushing for (e.g., student loans and the OWS purchase model on a grander scale). You are welcome Jason.
 

Roseann d. (178)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:57 pm
Wall St made the mess, now they want US citizens to clean it up and continue to fund their Corporate Welfare...the GOP is only too happy to comply.
 

Roseann d. (178)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:01 pm
I saw Alan Simpson and Erskin Bowles on Meet the Press and of course they are doubling down on their battle cry and usual propaganda to cut the Saftey Net. The news should have disclosed that their Fix the Debt Commission is a Wall St front group. Of course, they did not disclose that.
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:14 pm
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Gloria picchetti (300)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:52 am
They can't kill seniors. There are too many baby boomers and we vote.
 

Azle B. (17)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:22 am
If the raise the cost of living too high for you to live then you will starve to death. The increase in crop insurance payments should be opposed as soon as you can contact your Senator. Crop insurance is a hoax that keeps the farmers paid off for not growing crops well enough and with intent to harvest a crop.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:53 am
Excellent suggestions.
 

JL A. (276)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:57 am
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Lois Jordan (58)
Monday January 7, 2013, 1:51 pm
Fix the Debt is hawking austerity, which is just killing Europe. Why do they want to kill our economy? Do they have some Master Plan to scoop up most of the wealth of the world and leave all us peons in the dust? Then, who will "serve" them? The debt sure didn't bother them at all during the Bush Regime....didn't even put the wars on the books. It seems the US was just rolling in dough back then....lest we forget those $250 checks each and every taxpayer received in the mail....was it 2ce?!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:18 pm
1. Lock up the Wall Street banksters for destroying the economy.
2. Forgive the debt from the bottom up, (since we gave the banksters a $13 trillion bailout, we'll call it even).
3. Each State should have its own state bank.
4. Get rid of the Federal Reserve and print our own interest-free currency, (40 cents of every dollar goes to interest).
5. End All subsidies to corporations doing over $5 million a year business.
6. Restrict corporate charters to to the same requirements our Founding Fathers did.
7. Place a $1. surcharge on both ends of Every stock market trade, (NYSE, alone, does over 200 million transactions daily)..
 

JL A. (276)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:37 pm
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Excellent ideas Robert! Thanks ever so much--and #1 requires the nomination of an FEC enforcer that will do so--perhaps Former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky ? A petition for that is at:
http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/barofsky-sec
 
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