Category Archives: Corporate Greed

Health Care About To Take A Beating

Wednesday United Health Care, the big behemoth in the health insurance industry, announce that it is cracking down on emergency room visits beginning on July 1st in 34 states. This includes Iowa.  From an article in USA Today:    UnitedHealthcare … Continue reading

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Media News: More Mergers, Less Players And Net Neutrality Still On The Ropes

  Gannett and GateHouse: USA Today, The Des Moines Register and The Iowa City Press-Citizen are newspapers that most iowans are familiar with. These papers are also some of the big names for newspaper industry Gannett. USA Today is fairly … Continue reading

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Corporate America Invented Christian America

Historian Kevin Kruse explains how Corporate America created what we call “Christian America.” (26 minutes): So many of us want to know how our current alignments got to be the way they are. Some are somewhat easily explainable even if … Continue reading

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From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Is Everybody Here?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @Ocasio2018 Right now Freshman members of Congress are at a “Bipartisan” orientation w/ briefings on issues. Invited panelists offer insights to inform new Congressmembers‘ views as they prepare to legislate.  # of Corporate CEOs we’ve listened to here: … Continue reading

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Herbicide Linked To Damage Of More Than 150,000 Acres Of Iowa’s Soybean Crop

Austin Frerick calls on EPA to ban the use of Monsanto’s Dicamba until further testing. WINTERSET – Today, Third Congressional District candidate Austin Frerick called on the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture to halt the … Continue reading

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Corporate Tax Cuts And Jobs

It’s a Myth That Corporate Tax Cuts Mean More Jobs By SARAH ANDERSON AUG. 30, 2017   “The arithmetic for us is simple,” AT&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, said on CNBC in May. If Congress were to cut the 35 percent tax on … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa: Apple Deal Ripped In Iowa And Around The Country

RE: RELEASE: Business leader: Apple deal gets an ‘A’ for return on investment Matt Sinovic <matt@progressiowa.org> Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:14 PM How do you know the Apple deal isn’t being received well? Less than an hour ago, the Governor’s … Continue reading

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Employers Used to Believe in the Power of Aggregate Demand, What Happened?

From the Thom Hartmann Show Thursday: Thom discusses the change in America’s business community from being good corporate citizens who saw their employees as assets to today’s atmosphere where corporations exploit whatever they can.  Thom speaks with guest Rick Wartzman … Continue reading

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How People Power Defeats Corporate Power

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How Did Donald Trump Become President? The Truth The Media Dare Not Utter

You must forgive your fellow lefties. In the heat of the campaign and aftermath of the election, hard feelings prevail within our party and it is easy to blame fellow Democrats, progressives, lefties, Greens, for everything that went wrong.  I’ve … Continue reading

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