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Tea Party Republicans Are Nothing But Big Government Whores, Just Like Their Billionaire Masters

  This article was first published on TruthDig.com If tea party candidates were serious about stopping runaway spending and bringing fiscal responsibility to Washington, they would have to address one of the most egregious wastes of taxpayer dollars: federal farm…

Posted on: October 5th, 2010 | Comments (30)

7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit from Corporate Welfare

An abridged version of this article was first published in the New York Observer Mainstream America is finally getting to know the billionaire brothers backing the libertarian movement, thanks to a pair of dueling profiles in New York and The…

Posted on: September 4th, 2010 | Comments (14)

Manhattan's Welfare  Kings: How Billionaires Turned Farms Into Personal Tax Havens and Petty Cash Machines, Allowing Them to Give Less, While Taking More

This article was first published in the New York Press. Wall Street bankers and retired hedge fund billionaires have been talking about fiscal responsibility and deficit reduction, preparing the masses for austerity measures and cuts in social services—which we are…

Posted on: June 15th, 2010 | Comments (34)

Escape From America: The Strange & Scary Billionaires Behind The Libertarian-Inspired Sea Castles

This article was first published in Alternet What happens when Americans plunder America and leave it broken, destitute and seething mad? Where do these fabulously wealthy Americans go with their loot, if America isn’t a safe, secure, or even desirable…

Posted on: June 2nd, 2010 | Comments (108)

Top Billionaire Hedge Funder Sees Himself As a Hyena Devouring Wildebeests

This article first appeared in Alternet. Ray Dalio is a billionaire hedge fund manager who makes more money in a single day than most Americans will earn in their entire lifetimes. That’s because hedge funds are the top of the…

Posted on: May 22nd, 2010 | Comments (62)

How PG&E Plans To Screw The Golden State By Enshrining Its Corporate Energy Monopoly In the California Constitution

First published on Alternet Welcome to Gilded Age 2.0, a time when government has become an appendage to the super-rich, used by industrialists, financiers and corporate robber barons to monopolize the economy and strip regular citizens of power and money….

Posted on: May 18th, 2010 | Comments (24)

Confessions Of A Wall St. Nihilist: Forget About Goldman Sachs, Our Entire Economy Is Built On Fraud

This article first appeared in The New York Press. There was a strange moment last week during President Obama’s speech at Cooper Union. There he was, groveling before a cast of Wall Street villains including Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein,…

Posted on: April 28th, 2010 | Comments (112)

A People's History of Koch Industries: How Stalin Funded the Tea Party Movement

This article was first published on Alternet.org “I would rather live under a bridge than live under socialism” —tea bagger slogan   Everyone knows that Tea Party revolutionaries fear and hate socialism about as much as the Antichrist. Which is…

Posted on: April 17th, 2010 | Comments (113)

Rightwing Shill David Brooks Thinks Tea Baggers are "Wal-Mart Hippies," Counterculture Revolutionaries of the New Millennium

This story was first published on Alternet. There is a fresh interpretive fad in the young field of Tea Party Studies: The New Right of 2010 as the New Left of the 1960s. According to this nascent meme, today’s conservative…

Posted on: March 22nd, 2010 | Comments (40)

In case you mighta mistaken South Carolina Republican Joe “You Lie!” Wilson for a principled populist who stuck his neck out on behalf of regular folks, this makes it clear that Wilson is nothing but a healthcare industry buttboy, and…

Posted on: February 23rd, 2010 | Comments (2)

Royal Tea Party Rebels: The Heroic Billionaires' Struggle To Overthrow The Tyranny Of Democracy

This article first was first published in Alternet. While Tea Party movement followers ran around Nashville last week dressed up in their Paul Revere period costumes, blathering about their heroic struggle against Obama’s Islamosocialist tyranny, the right-wing elite that nurtures…

Posted on: February 12th, 2010 | Comments (76)

Obama Administration's Crisis Catchphrase: "It's OutrAAAAgeous!"

It’s that time of the year again when AIG’s executive bonuses are announced…and as every American raised on sitcoms knows, this means it’s that time in the show when the plot-twist causes the audience to gasp, and the camera cuts…

Posted on: February 3rd, 2010 | Comments (24)

Fire The Failures & Save The Presidency

If President Obama wants to really understand why he got his ass handed to him in the Massachusetts Senate race—a defeat as shocking and strange as if Joe Lieberman was elected president of Iran—he might want to read one of…

Posted on: January 21st, 2010 | Comments (42)

Are Obama And Geithner The Twins From Hell?

This article was first published in Alternet. A lot of us have been wondering, despondently, why the Hell Barack Obama is keeping Timothy Geithner on the job as Treasury Secretary, given his central role in the plunder of trillions of…

Posted on: January 15th, 2010 | Comments (24)

Blood Sucking Freaks: The Rightwing Billionaires At Cerberus Capital Literally Suck Blood From The Poor

This article first appeared in Alternet. Wall Street Vampires: Lately, a lot of Americans, myself included, have used the blood-sucking freaks as a metaphor to describe the Wall Street billionaires who rule us, and who are ruining us.  Like so…

Posted on: January 9th, 2010 | Comments (35)

Billionaire Thugs Plot To Steal California's Water And Everything They Tell You Is A Lie

We’ve been lied to for years now about the severity of California’s water shortage. The media and state officials have been ringing the alarm,  warning that the state was in the grips of the quite possibly the “worst California drought…

Posted on: January 8th, 2010 | Comments (29)

Teabagger Queen Michele Bachmann Cashed In On $250,000 In Welfare

This article was first published by TruthDig (truthdig.com) Michele Bachmann has become known as the Queen of the anti-government Tea Baggers, protesting health care reform and slamming every other government handout as “socialism.” But what her followers don’t know is…

Posted on: December 22nd, 2009 | Comments (128)

NASA Satellites Can See California's Wealth Transfer All The Way From Space

The problem with the water debate, to the extent there is one, is the way it’s spun. Long dominated by eco-warrior do-gooders, the fight for water has been framed as boringly and abstractly as possible. How is the “environment” supposed…

Posted on: December 16th, 2009 | Comments (14)

Will Be Jailed For Food: To Poorest Americans Incarceration Is An All-Inclusive Welfare Getaway Opportunity

Article originally published by Vice magazine Prospects have never been good for ex-cons. Even during good economic times they hover between 50 and 75 percent unemployment, and generally take home about nine grand a year. No wonder 70 percent of…

Posted on: December 3rd, 2009 | Comments (41)

Elite Versus Elitny

This article was first published in The eXile on June 23, 2003. As Russians openly strive to become elitny, America’s dominant oligarchs and feeble intellectuals live in a state of grotesque denial about their elitism. Billionaires act like hicks and…

Posted on: November 29th, 2009 | Comments (39)