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Big Body Suits Savage Climate Bill Print E-mail

Lobbyist Ranks Swell With Advent of Climate Bill

by Marina Litvinsky
Inter Press Service

WASHINGTON - Nearly 140 new businesses and interest groups have joined in the intense lobbying in Washington on climate change, according to the Centre for Public Integrity (CPI).

A new analysis of lobbying disclosure forms filed with the U.S. Senate, ‘The Climate Lobby's Nonstop Growth,' shows that a total of 880 companies and interest groups reported that they lobbied on climate change in the first quarter of 2009, a 14 percent increase from the same period last year...

"Despite the best efforts of Chairman Waxman, this bill has been seriously undermined by the lobbying of industries more concerned with profits than the plight of our planet," said Phil Radford, executive director of Greenpeace USA, in a statement.

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Brand Obama - a kinder, gentler face for Big Body rule Print E-mail

Buying Brand Obama

By Chris Hedges
truthdig.com
May 3, 2009
The crispest, clearest synopsis yet of current Big Body strategies to retain control. - Ed.
Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, our elected officials continue to have their palms greased by armies of corporate lobbyists, our corporate media diverts us with gossip and trivia and our imperial wars expand in the Middle East. Brand Obama is about being happy consumers. We are entertained. We feel hopeful. We like our president. We believe he is like us. But like all branded products spun out from the manipulative world of corporate advertising, we are being duped into doing and supporting a lot of things that are not in our interest.
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Big Body Pillage Prompts a Call to the Streets Print E-mail

Resist or Become Serfs

AP photo / Susan Walsh
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is overseeing the use of billions of taxpayer dollars to protect Wall Street financiers from their bad investments.
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Bail Out Blues vs. Insurrection Print E-mail

Bail Out Your Own Damn Self!

Time for a Tax and Mortgage Strike

by Ted Rall
TedRall.com

The calamari salad was world-class. Still, my friend the CPA's face screwed up. "You know what still has me pissed off? The bailouts. All wasted on CEO bonuses. But nobody cares!"

I told him I thought people cared, but they didn't know what they could do about it.

"I'll tell you what we should do," he fumed. "Stop paying our taxes. And our mortgages. They can't throw us all in jail! They can't evict us all!"

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