Wall Street

Republicans aid fat cat cronies

After Republican policies turned a $500 billion surplus into a multi-trillion dollar deficit earlier this decade, crashed our economy, and recently forced almost $1 trillion more ( ...

Vote liberal for a life worth living

In answer to Grant Shaw, (Reader Input, Sept. 26): What? The banks were drug, kicking and screaming, forced by government regulations (and liberals) to give mortgages to people who ...

GOP Congress ran amok

I appreciate that Arne Celick (“Blown away by the power of Bush,” Reader Input, Sept. 2) is 87 years old, so I’ll be a bit gentle with him. Perhaps Mr. Celick needs to go to ...

Politicians in bed with biz

I see lots of people complaining about BP (and they deserve it) and the financial giants (and they deserve it). But how about the politicians who take tens of millions of dollars f ...

Greed grown all too pervasive

It’s all about greed. Greed is one of the seven deadly sins. Wall Street caused the recession because of profits without concern for consequences. The Massey coal mine disaste ...

Fat cats aren’t suffering

Is the United States “too big to fail?” With the deficit and debt both rising at an astronomical rate, who will be there to bail us out? I’m not sure who we can count on in ...

Palin is good at attacking

I see that Sarah Palin has been making the rounds, pulling in huge fees and rallying the faithful – and scaring the hell out of the rest of us. At her recent speech to the Tea P ...

Progressives need logic

All you liberal progressives: Please try to use some logic re: 1. anti corporation and business, 2. anti banks, 3. anti Wall Street. It is corporations and business that provide ...

Go back home, California girls

Let’s hear it big for change! We’ve changed our national debt into something appalling, much to the delight of the Chinese who own us and collect the enormous interest on our ...

GOP should exhibit courage

Nancy Gibbs in her Nov. 9 Time Magazine essay writes, “Humility leaves room for complexity, honors honest dissent, welcomes the outlandish idea that sweeps past ideology and feed ...

Let Afghans do it themselves

The public seems to be turning against Obama’s war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. The military appears to be wanting more troops hoping for a surge type of success as in Ira ...

Corporate greed diminishes our nation’s greatness

It is not just Wall Street that is ripping off the taxpayers with big bonuses after taking bailout money. Big banks and retailers bombarded their customers week after week with lo ...

Budget solutions staring state in face

The panic in Sacramento this fall has been every bit as severe as that on Wall Street. But in a way it’s all unnecessary, because the solution to much of the state’s financial ...
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