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Senate Ignores Bush: will draft its own economic stimulus

Bush warns Congress not to load the (Economic Stimulus) deal with spending projects or delay sending it to his desk for a signature. Although it may not be everything Republicans want, he said, the package of payments to workers and incentives for business investment puts money in the hands of everyday Americans […]

Quick, Gimme $800 Now – They’re Repossessing My …

 

The devil is in the details

Once a rebate is decided on, the IRS could start mailing out checks by the end of June since the agency is now in the middle of the 2007 tax-filing season, said Jason Furman, a senior fellow at the Brookings […]

$750 Million A Day Spent On Bush Armageddon Envy

The Quakers have a wonderful website, AFSC.ORG , that keeps tally of the dollars being flushed down the war toilet. They have posted alternative directions this enormous amount of money could be better spent. This country contains well over 300 Million souls. The quality of life is rapidly being thrown in two directions; […]

Hammered Taxpayers Still Paying For No-Bid Contracts

Federal No-Bid Contracts On Rise

Use of Favored Firms A Common ShortcutUnder pressure from the White House and Congress to deliver a long-delayed plan last year, officials at the Department of Homeland Security‘s counter-narcotics office took a shortcut that has become common at federal agencies: They hired help through a no-bid contract. […]

Don’t Piss Off China – Listen To Ron Paul

China’s US$1.3 trillion in foreign exchange reserves are the largest in the world and are believed to be comprised largely of dollar assets, potentially giving Beijing enormous sway over the dollar’s value and currency markets worldwide.

…. Chinese government economists as saying China would dump its dollar holdings in the event of a […]

Musharraf Or The Alternative – We Should Care

Sunday, June 17, 2007 posted by Munaeem, in Pakistan

 

Pakistan : Shameful Behavior of the Opposition

 

It pained and embarrassed me when I saw our opposition leaders flocking around US emissaries visiting Islamabad. The purpose of their meeting is to solicit US help to topple […]

Co$tly War Outsourcing – Bush & His Private Armie$

Iraq Contractors Face Growing Parallel War As Security Work Increases, So Do Casualties

By Steve Fainaru Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, June 16, 2007; Page A01

BAGHDAD — Private security companies, funded by billions of dollars in U.S. military and State Department contracts, are fighting insurgents on a widening scale […]