Tag Archive for debt

Jordan Brandman Debt-Retirement Fundraiser set for 12/11

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Anaheim council member Jordan Brandman is hosting a fundraiser to retire debt left over from his successful 2012 election campaign.  The event is being held on Wednesday, December 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the El Torito Restaurant at 2020 Ball Road in Anaheim. Brandman, the only Democrat on the all-Republican city council, garnered…

Political Terrorism from Alledged Fiscal Conservatives

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The Republicans in Congress have succeeded in shutting down the Federal Government, having learned nothing from the shutdown of the Federal Government under Bill Clinton or the jitters of Wall Street from the summer of 2011. The shutdown is not about Obamacare so much as it is about the debt ceiling; the ability of our government…

Actual Cost of Iraq War Could Approach $4 Trillion

  The meme from my Republican friends who hate President Obama and Democrats in general is Obama has “bankrupted our country and eroded our civil liberties.”  What short memories they have.  Next week marks the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq seeking WMDs that were never found.  Brown University has released a study on the…

Jail Time for Unpaid Debt?

CalWatchDog’s John Seiler has this story of a Stockton man who was arrested, dragged from his home by a SWAT team, because of a missed court appointment over unpaid student loans from his estranged wife.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that arrests and jail time over unpaid debt is on the rise.  It begs the…

What Reagan said to schoolkids in 1988

HT to our friends at MediaMatters.org, an organization that does an outstanding job of fact-checking the right wing.  With the president’s to school kids on the importance of staying in school (stuff you heard from yours parents when you were in school and what you tell your kids today) being politicized by the right wing…