Why, seriously why, did the president veto this? Is he thinking past his presidency and to any corporate boards or positions at the UN he might like to be a part of? It’s got to be part of it because he knows he’s likely to be overridden.
Yes, yes, everything is fine economically. So what if the largest FOREX trader in the world and the globe’s 11th largest bank is teetering because after all this time the DOJ in America finally decided to levy a fine of consequence against a major bank.
My question is why is the US trying to break Deutsche Bank? If it wrote fraudulent mortgages and packaged fraudulent mortgage backed securities it deserves to feel pain. But other banks got off with wrist slaps.
Obamacare is a dysfunction generating machine. On nearly every level the thing is screwed up. But that is the inherent nature of large government programs.
This is Obama’s legacy? Way to go Mr. President. Be sure to thank the Pharma and health insurance company lobbyists on your way out of the White House. I’m sure they’ll be thanking you.
An excellent video. How much better would the debates have been had Gary Johnson and Jill Stein been on the stage too?
There is no “business versus government” dynamic. The 2 are sadly too often 1. Some insight from Professor Klein from the most recent Mises University.
This money (US taxpayer money) often just goes to the crony classes within these countries. Those positioned to take advantage of the USA’s largess do well. The “people” often do less well. Especially when considering that much of this money goes to arms. (American arms.)
When it comes to military aid both the Military Industrial Complex lobbyists and the lobbyists of favored countries team up to make sure American taxpayers continue to pay the bills for their clients.
The snowflake orchids are very sensitive. They need to be protected.
The debates are one of the croniest parts of our electoral system. The whole show really is deplorable.
The VA seems increasingly so broken it can’t be fixed.
This comes from Democracy Now! the hyper “liberal” news broadcast. Thing is, though I disagree fundamentally with DN on nearly everything they do real news unlike CNN and MSNBC. It’s nice to hear a legit anti-crony (for the most part) voice from what is called the “Left” in this country.
Get through the obligatory “Trump is a nut” (What else is the guy going to say?) bit at the beginning of Greenwald’s interview. The rest is pretty darn good.
Good on Democratic Senator Wyden too. (Who is part of the coalition opposing this new rule.) The guy is wrong on many things but on tech and privacy stuff he has often been very good.